As a South African music festival lover, you really should attend Oppikoppi at least once in your life. I attended with 5 girlfriends about 5 years ago and had an absolute blast. It wasn’t easy! It wasn’t pretty! But it was so well worth it.
The original rock-pop festival had a hiccup in their scheduling last year when they shifted the programming to align with Rocking the Daisies. Initially, I was saddened by this as Capetonians are notoriously bad travellers (they think Canal Walk is out of town), and making both festivals on the same weekend meant fans would have to choose.
From a business point of view, I thought it made sense for the two brands to collaborate as bringing international artists to South Africa cost a fortune! So if they could double the shows for half the cost, it made sense.
However, 2018 sees the iconic festival return to August where it has rightfully lived for 23 years. Now, in it’s 24th year (my lucky number!), the festival is back with a BEAUTIFUL piece of artwork! Created by Resoborg. I LOVE it!
Bands announced to play this year include:
Bam Bam Brown, Bed on Bricks, Bongeziwe Mabandla, Brynn, Cockles, CrashCarBurn, Die Horries, Die See, Fokofpolisiekar, Hellcats, Hello Beautiful, Last Chance Seattle, Luma, Ohgod, Retro Dizzy, Satanic Dagga Orgy, Sea of Green, Sho Madjozi, Southern Wild, Spoegwolf, Stoker, Strait-Jackal, Sun Xa Experiment, The Black Cat Bones, The George, Van Pletzen, Vulvodynia, Wonderboom. Listen to the Oppikoppi playlists and watch this space for more announcements coming soon.
Artists I’d like to see this year:
Oppikoppi Tickets Online
Early bird tickets are sold out already (I think they must have gone live before this press release), but phase 2 general tickets are still available online for R675. Join the Oppikoppi 2018 Facebook event for further updates and don’t forget to click attending!
I had a great time at the last Oppikoppi and I’d love to return to experience it once again. Please let me know if you’ve travelled to the festival from Cape Town before, please let me know if you hired a car at Lanseria or if friends gave you a lift? And how did you get your camping stuff there!?