Great news music fans! Early this morning, the organisers of Oppikoppi 2017 announced the line-up for their festival which will be happening from the 5th to the 8th of October. The line-up for the festival they are partnering with this year, Rocking The Daisies (which is happening on the same weekend) was also announced this morning.
Here’s the list of artists that have been announced on the Oppikoppi website:
Flume (Australia), Black Coffee, Two Door Cinema Club (Northern Ireland), Francois Van Coke, The Naked and Famous (New Zealand), Mafikizolo, Beatenberg, Snakehips, Desmond And The Tutus, Patrick Topping, Die Heuwels Fantasties, Reason Ft Jagermeister Brass Cartel, Micro Pluto, The Black Cat Bones, The Brother Moves On, Timo Odv, Chunda Munki, Fuzigish, Bongeziwe Mabandla, The Muffinz, Academie, Carlo Mombelli, Van Der Want And Letcher, Hello Beautiful, Nomadic Orchestra, Thor Rixon, Tha Cutt, Rubber Duc, Easy Freak, Hellcats, Jazzuelle, Beat Sampras, Rebirth Of Cool, Albert Frost, Sleepers Reign, Van Pletzen, Saverne, Medicine Boy, Josh Kempen, Miagii, Intergalactic Lovers, The Kiffness, Bouwer Bosch, Go Barefoot, Martin Rocka And The Sick Shop, The Sextons, We Are Charlie, The Tazers, Shutup! It’S Sunday, I Am, Jerry And The Bandits, Deon Bakkes And The Stolen Horses, Cadillac Sun, Cold Water Morning, Grassy Spark, Maddy Behrens, Skinnee Sunrise, Riaan Nieuwenhuis, Apple Gule, Doc Maclean, Pollinator, Half-Sister, Dj Sandiso, Dirty Moonshine, Focalistic, Jr, Snow Deep, Dj Teedo Love, Bye Beneco, Oh! Calamity, After Robot, Boxer, Stephane Marais, Zephyr Heirs, Ruff Majik, Johnny Cradle, Samurai Yasusa & Swizz, Dwson, Yo Grapes, Moonchild, Jackie Queens, Slashdogs, Kajama, Andrew The Dj, Sonik Citizen, Banques, Sistamatik, Tony Bala, Stab Virus, DJ Bob, Gunshot Blue, Lost & Found, 2Lee Stark, Beatbox Campus, The Ceramics, Punk ‘N Roll, Cornelius SA, Paul Waxon, DJ Bubbles, Jack Mantis Band, Sutherland, Young Hands, Ndukuman, Chee, DJ PH, Twins On Decks, Oh Mercy, Maria Mombelli & The Bellibuttons, Phatstoki, The Motherland, Weston & Engine, Sol Gems, DJ Kenzhero, Moejoe & Dr. Khumalo, Just Robyn, DJ T!, Adelle Nqeto, Joy Mode, J Molley, Uncle Party Time, Chuck Vs. Bhibo, Ttgo / Moonga K, Missu, Making The Muso: The Bad Guys, Luma, Vox Portent, Audioboyz, Mr. Green, Trancemicsoul, Kyle Russouw, Leeu, Youngstacpt, Micr. Pluto and more.
The line-up includes 3 international acts: Flume (an Australian record producer, musician and DJ), Two Door Cinema Club (an Irish Indie Rock band from Bangor / Donaghadee in County Down, Northern Ireland) & The Naked and Famous (an Indie / Electronic band from Auckland, New Zealand). It’s the second time that Two Door Cinema Club and the first time that The Naked and Famous will be making their way to South Africa.
The reaction to the Oppikoppi 2017 line-up has been mixed, but generally positive on social media. The ones that are the most unhappy are the metal fans (who feel that their genre is not being covered like it has been in previous editions of the festival). Some rock fans are also not happy, but they don’t really have a reason to complain because there are PLENTY of top SA rock acts on the line-up like The Tazers, Hellcats, Boxer, Fuzigish, We Are Charlie, The Black Cat Bones and others.
I have to admit that the line-up was what I expected, so I’m bummed that we don’t have an international headliner like Cage The Elephant, Royal Blood or Queens of the Stone Age but I’m happy that the local line-up makes up for it. It has always been about local music for me when it comes to Oppikoppi.
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