Great news! Today Hilltop Live announced the theme for Oppikoppi 2016! SA’s premier music festival will be taking place from the 5th to the 7th of August this year.
Here’s the official announcement:
“There are so many wheels turning and things happening or not happening in our crazy lives in South Africa, almost the only thing the entire OppiKoppi clan waits for each year (as does your humble scribe) is the theme announcement. So all of us can kick in, focus, and get stuck in on our own little piece of crazy hedonism.
Craziness vs. Craziness. Rock ‘n Roll vs. real life. There was a time where rock stars claimed the back pages, and verily we will have them back. There is nothing the Guptas can fly into Waterkloof, which the OppiKoppi family has not ramped over with a Ford F100.
But actually we are here for the tunes. (Politics is too competitive). So ladies and also-rans it gives us really great pleasure to announce the official naming and opening of the 2016 Campaign. All hail and a nice cultivated and semi-reserved clapping of hands please for our lady of the light, Miss Northam 2016:
The lovely young taken to THE UNSEA. Inspired by a Gert Vlok Nel tune, art photography by Daniel Naude and designed by the Breinstorm crew, in walks calendar girl number 22 in an annual series of loosely Rock ‘n Roll inspired bushveld get-togethers designed to get rid of your issues and inhibitions. And your problem boyfriends.
This is just a courtesy missive for the clan to say we are up and running. For all the rest of you: OppiKoppi is where you go to make friends, whilst learning lots of personal lessons about dust, thorns, downhill, tequilas and yourself. With a friendly tune blanket almost everywhere you need.
Come in, let us put some music onto you. (Side note: Chelsea Blakemore you do want to play this game.)
Regarding Northam: Seriously: what can you do when she is calling your name?
Put some sugar in your bowl.
The OppiKoppi Family
0360 / NXNM: North by Northam”
OppiKoppi: The lovely young taken to the unsea is brought to you by Windhoek, Red Bull, Jose Cuervo, Chevrolet and Hilltop Live
Tickets went on sale today and Early Bird Tickets cost R800 (valid until 1 April), General Admission will set you back R850 (from 2 April – 31 July) and late tickets will cost R950 (on sale from 1 August – 7 August). NO TICKETS WILL BE SOLD AT THE FESTIVAL. Tickets on sale HERE or the Oppikoppi Facebook Page.
Watch this space for regular updates in the Music category on Running Wolf’s Rant.