In dust we trust: Oppikoppi

Rock

  • by onRoute
  • Mar 13, 2013
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About a two-hour drive north of Joburg is Northam. The town boasts a veldskoen of farmers. A few kroegs. Some bored housewives. And that’s it. But come August, and this little town is all kinds of awesome as it plays host to one of the country’s most hedonistic music festivals attended by 20 000 revellers. Rock ‘n roll in the bosveld was never designed to be pretty: expect dust, chilly nights and make-up melting days. Artists are the cream of the crop with at least one international act.  What are you waiting for? Tickets from R600. www.oppikoppi.co.za

Bring: Essentiale, fire wood, water.

Leave: Fido. Drunk, hungry festinos will braai almost anything marginally smaller than a Hobbit.

About a two-hour drive north of Joburg is Northam. The town boasts a veldskoen of farmers. A few kroegs. Some bored housewives. And that’s it. But come August, and this

WIN BOX: WIN one of three tickets to Oppikoppi 2013. Go to www.onroutemag.co.za to enter.

Box: Other ROCK fests not to be missed

Rocking the Daisies in picturesque Darling (3-6 October), completely sold out last year. So snap up an early bird ticket for around R550.

www.rockingthedaisies.com