Oppikoppi announces first international act

Cape Town – Festival organisers announced on Tuesday the first international act heading to Oppikoppi 22: The Unsea later this year.

August Burns Red is an American metalcore band from Pennsylvania. Since their formation in 2003, August Burns Red has evolved into one of the biggest names worldwide in the modern metal scene, continually growing and connecting fiercely with a colossal legion of fans. August Burns Red has spent years skillfully crafting a balance between a ferociously heavy sound with empowering lyrical content, while showcasing a rich surplus of inventive guitar riffs, blistering solos, and dynamic drumming.

With a solid collection of five previous albums, Thrill Seeker (2005), Messengers (2007), Constellations (2009), Leveler (2011), Rescue & Restore (2013) - which rocketed to the top of the Billboard charts - debuting at #9 on the Billboard Top 200, and Found in Far Away Places (2015) - saw August Burns Red nominated for the Best Metal Performance at the 2016 Grammy Awards for the first time.

Oppikoppi will be the band’s debut performance in Africa.

Festival details:

OppiKoppi: For the lovely young taken to THE UNSEA
Dates: 5, 6, 7 August
Venue: OppiKoppi Farm, Northam, Limpopo

Tickets on sale from 23 March
- Kreesmas Tickets: R650 (30 Nov - 24 Dec) - SOLD OUT
- Early Bird Tickets: R800 (valid until 1 April) - SOLD OUT
- General Admission: R850 (2 April - 31 July)
- Late Tickets: R950 (1 August - 7 August)

Remember that no tickets will be sold at the festival. Click here to buy your ticket.

Stay tuned to the Oppikoppi official Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages where they will announce more bands who will be performing in Northam.