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Oppikoppi 17 Unknown Brother


The Oppikoppi fear is rising! The beast gets unleashed on Thursday this week and we’ve got ONE golden ticket to give away to the Mahala reader who can prove to us they can slap a leash on this freak. We want to know why you need our ticket and why you want to go to Oppikoppi 17. Post your entry on Mahala’s Facebook page and remember to tag Oppikoppi 17 Unknown Brother so we know what you’re entering.

The line-up from Z-A:

Zebra & Giraffe
Zakes Bantwini
World Wrestling PHederation And East Rand Wrestling club
Who Killed Johannes Kerkorrel? (MK Bushveld Cinema)
Voëlvry (MK Bushveld Cinema)
Vinny Da Vinci
Van der Want/Letcher
Van Coke Kartel
Twelv & Thesis
Tommy Gun
Tidal Waves
Thibo Tazz
The Wedding DJ’s
The Used
The Lise Chris Band
The La Els
The December Streets
The Dead Will Tell
The Black Hotels
Sum 41
Southern Gypsey Queen
Sipho “Hotstix” Mabuse
Shannon Hope
Sedge Warbler
Sean Brand Photography exhibition
Roger Ballen Photographic exhibition
Roger Ballen – Memento Mori (MK Bushveld Cinema)
Riku Latti
Richard The Third
Red Huxley
Purple Sneaker Party
Punk in Africa (MK Bushveld Cinema)
Porselynkas (MK Bushveld Cinema)
Planet Joy
Oros in ‘n Lang Glas
Only When it Rains
Not My Dog
Mr Cat & the Jackal
Monique Pascal
Moe Joe
Michelle Shocked
Max Hoba
Leighton Moody
Laurie Levine
LARK (electro set)
Kid Fonque
Karen Zoid
Jullian Gomes vs Sisco
Joint Nation
Johnny en die Maaiers (MK Bushveld Cinema)
Jax Panik
James Phillips: Famous for not being famous (MK Bushveld Cinema)
Hot Water
Holiday Murray
Harpdog Frost (Albert Frost and Rob Nagel)
Haggis and Bong and Pipe Bong
Gary Herselman (the legendary Kerels frontman)
Frankie Fire
Fokofpolisiekar “Forgive them for they know not what they do” (MK Bushveld Cinema)
Famaz Attak
Double Adapter
DJ Skeelo
DJ Low
DJ ID & Raiko
Die Tuindwergies
Die Heuwels Fantasties
Die Antwoord
Desmond & the Tutus
Deep Sixty
David Kramer (feat Jack Parow, Francois v Coke and more)
Dance, You’re on Fire
Dan Patlansky
Card on Spokes
Bellville Rock City (MK Bushveld Cinema)
B Team
AudioPhile 021
Ashishi & Greg
Alleen na Desember
Afrikaaps (MK Bushveld Cinema)
A fate like yours
2nd Guess’d

Ladies and gentlemen it is time to switch your pows on. In fact very on. Time has come to start the ritual cleansing and de-cleansing of the senses for the emotional and music overload which is colloquially known as the OppiKoppi festival.

Now in its 17th year, the festival (previously voted as one of the top 10 festivals in the world by the British media [Although, to be honest, that was in a non-royal-wedding year]) has become a near religious experience for most of the tune zealots which migrate hundreds of kilometres to the three day celebration. Some of them actually come back from the koppie afterwards as well, which is always nice from an organisers’ perspective (Not like Mortimer who attended the 1999 event and ended hanging around for about a year and half).

Although wildly popular (OppiKoppi was one of the first ever South African festivals to actually sell out in previous years) there are many other adjectives which probably do not sit comfortably with the bushveld music and art celebration, here are few we think stand out:
Reserved (Except in the animal sense),
Leisurely (Even though it is actually a camping style multiple day breakaway for you and your friends.Or for you and your new friends.).

There are others but the English language, although great and good, is oft found clumsy and lacking piercing power when confronted with a disturbing cycle of dust, thorns, cold beers, warm days, loud music. Fear not though: where Will& Kate fears to tread, 15000 fans comfortably camp.

The lineup for the 2011 is being announced in batches and fans are encouraged to visit or “like” the Facebook page “OppiKoppi festival” for all information. As in the past it is a selection of South Africa’s finest and a few nice international faces.

At the time of going to press the following acts were confirmed already (The list should grow to around 80 artists, musicians, poets, artists, dj’s and well-dressed policemen)

Tickets available from:

Hilltop Live would like to give a shout out to:
Jose Cuervo, MK, Huisgenoot Tempo, Standard Bank, Ticketbreak.co.za, FHM.

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