The line-up for OppiKoppi 24: Nomakanjani has been finalised and is looking sick. Those who have already purchased their festival tickets, whatever your reason for attendance – be it a phat party, the music, or mere socialising – watching the live bands is a must this year.
To save you time, we’ve highlighted a few of the top acts for this year (and we’re not afraid to admit that this article is entirely biased).
For those who have not purchased their tickets yet, here is all more reason to dig deep into your pocket and spend the necessary monies…
This singer/songwriter duo from Pretoria will have you tapping your foot along to their folk acoustic beats.
Bad Peter released their first independent EP ‘Need to Hear’ in September last year.
Catch PG Badenhorst and Alwyn Bekker on the James Phillips Stage on Saturday 11 August.
These guys need little introduction. CrashCarBurn was founded in 2006 by former Tweak members Garth and Brendan Barnes.
The band recently made a major comeback with the release of their new album ‘Headlights’.
CrashCarBurn always bring the party and are a pleasure to watch. Their performance at OppiKoppi this year promises to be everything and more.
There’s a simple reason these guys are being booked on every prime festival in the country… cause they are just plain awesome.
You don’t simply dance or move to Grassy Spark, you feel their groove at your core.
A unique fusion of Ska and pure elation, you won’t regret getting out of your warm tent and bracing the cold for these cool cats.
Son of Hawk
Still relatively new to the scene, Son of Hawk is a hard rock band from Jeffrey’s Bay. If their music is anything as hardcore as they look, then it’s sure to be a kickass show.
The band are currently in studio working on a new album. Catch them live on stage on Thursday 9 August.
These guys have been touring the country non-stop, but we’re not sick of them just yet. The Cape Town based trio have just released a new album ‘Memory’ and their imprint is long lasting.
Catch their blend of Afro Pop Rock at the Top Bar Stage on Friday 10 August at 3PM.
Them Dirty Shrikes
Another Pretoria based rock band to make the line-up, Them Dirty Shrikes made their festival debut at Misty Waters this year. For those who weren’t there to experience the alternative rock band in action, now is your chance.
One of the few female fronted bands in the country, Them Dirty Shrikes are probably more excited to be playing OppiKoppi then audiences are to see them, but rest assured, you’ll be well impressed.
Folk acoustic guitarist Werner Bekker is probably one of the country’s top songwriters. Still relatively unknown, the singer’s been building his profile slowly but surely over the last five years and will be making his OppiKoppi debut this year – a dream come true.
Best known for his percussive guitar, Werner Bekker draws inspiration from artists such as Ben Howard and Damien Rice.
Catch him at the Top Bar Stage on Friday at 11AM.
Check out the full list of artists here