Fans Flocking to Oppikoppi

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Over 15,000 music lovers are expected to head for Limpopo this weekend for the Oppikoppi Festival which has been rated the fourth best foreign music festival in the world by UK tabloid the Daily Mirror.

The dusty Northam farm will host the 15th annual Oppikoppi festival which this year features 85 local bands. Festival head Carel Hoffman said Oppikoppi has been “getting recognition both at home and abroad for over ten years now”.

“We’ve always done what we want, and had as much fun doing it as we possibly could. There’s no other way to go about it — if you’re not enjoying yourself then there’s no point in continuing,” he said.

Bands and stars like The Parlotones, The Dirty Skirts, aKing, Kwani Experience, Karen Zoid, Thandiswa Mazwai, Koos Kombuis, Taxi Violence, Zebra and Giraffe will take to the stage during the festival which has been dubbed a National Monument by international clothing brand Levis.

Renowned guitarist Vusi Mahlasela said he has played at Oppikoppi many times and “it’s always been an incredible experience”.

“Oppikoppi really give you the platform to showcase yourself, and it’s wonderful that it’s not just the noted artists who perform, they’re always breaking new acts,” he said.

“The stages are always full of so many different artists playing so many different styles.”

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Asterixposted on Wednesday 12th of August 2009 at 11:02

Humblest apologies to this man who has now posted a review:

Ciao for now, keep well.

Kind regards...

Asterixposted on Wednesday 12th of August 2009 at 10:54

Fancy this the first bit of review I can find about the event... come on okes it's Wednesday already. I think I'll have to do it myself next time... to make sure I can afford wheels by then....

Amen to that Sir, them foreigners are always welcome to have a jol but then they must go home and tell stories of great times in Africa. Times they barely understood, little doubt.

There was allot of hype going into the thing but now nobody can read about what actually happens/happened there... that sucks... I reckon we need quality journalists who are very active in the scene.

Ciao for now, keep well.

Kind regards...

Guestposted on Wednesday 12th of August 2009 at 10:39

I vote Oppikoppi number 1! These idiots voted it fourth or so but they don't know what the south africans are about, you can't have a great party without a bunch of us hanging around suiping all your booze and passing marijuana 'round as if it's going out of fashion.

Local is lekka!

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