- OppiKoppi has moved their 2020 festival online due to the coronavirus pandemic.
- Organisers have promised that the two-day show, taking place on 9 and 10 August, will be "nothing short of Rock and Roll history".
- The line-up includes acts like Bittereinder, Bubbles, DJ Bob and Femi Koya.
Popular local festival OppiKoppi has a rocking cyber weekend planned for fans.
The music festival, which draws in massive crowds each year, is one of many to be hosted virtually in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The move online marks the second year in a row that fans will not be able to attend OppiKoppi. This after the 2019 event was cancelled due to a crime wave that plagued 2018's festival.
But even though they can't host their usual live event, organisers are optimistic, pledging that the affair will be "nothing short of Rock and Roll history".
"See, OppiKoppi mense are no strangers to unexpected pitfalls, astonishing calamities and mandatory masks. Their eternal optimism is boosted by dust loads of creativity and the collective want for a damn good time. They continue to flourish and remain the thorn in the establishment's side. Mostly, we masquerade as responsible and functioning beings, but deep down, our socks don't match, and we sow pandemonium volubly. This is what OppiKoppi mense do - proudly," a statement reads.
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My good music people, fellow revellers and ancient souls. Please be kind. We are here. Art and revelry will remain; and we will write and play and sing. And dance our arses off. For this is what we do. Here then, is a public service announcement, with guitars. In lieu of the (current) global pandemic and other extenuating circumstances, the #OppiKoppi agenda has been tweaked to bring you an online music safari on Sunday 9th and Mon 10th August. We welcome you to the OppiKoppi Weekender…” Together… Apart” A fine, cybernetic-affair pledging nothing short of Rock 'n Roll history. (Nobody told me there’d be days like these.) #OppiKoppiWeekender #InDustWeTrust
The online event will take place on 9 and 10 August, with acts like Bittereinder, Bubbles, DJ Bob and Femi Koya on the line-up.
Tickets for the OppiKoppi Weekender are available at Computicket at R80 for single-day access and R140 two-day access.
"The ticket proceeds will be going directly to the great acts that are playing and the amazing technical team responsible for the online broadcast," the statement reveals.
Compiled by Nikita Coetzee