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2015-03-10 11:55

Cape Town - Oppikoppi announced the theme for its 21st annual rock festival to be held in Northam in the North West on Tuesday.

Every year the Oppikoppi team delivers an original theme to underpin the festival, and this year is no different.

The theme for Oppikoppi 21 is The Fantastic Mr. VOS VOS.

And who better to explain the theme than the Oppikoppi peeps themselves?

So here it goes:

"Out brothers, out. And sisters, from each of your fox holes. To the hills (or hill). To the dust. To the trees.


For a spectre of hohumnity and unfun is hanging over South Africa. And no self-respecting fox will have anything to do with that/it/them. Time to move out. And on. Life begins at the end of your comfort zone, which is just about 13kms outside of Northam.

Time to chase your own tail. Or that of others. Or just chase. Or just tail.


More importantly: dust off your sassy bestbest’s and point your dreams to Limpopo. To join the equally suave but not-super-sophisticated little Bushveld dustbowl rocknroll-ish get to-gether just outside Northam.

(Aaaah Northam – Brigadoon of the north, but that is very fluffy tailed story for another time of which Mr Dahl himself would have been proud).

So tag the date (knot in the tail) and prepare yourself for the weekend of 7-9 August (Mon-day is a holiday for even the most committed.). In other words lots of time to learn to cook ham or fly. And with luck/uncluck land.

It is just Mr. Vos Vos for me: The Artwork for Mr. Vos Vos was super capably put together by Renee Rossouw (concept/art) and by designers Jana+Koos (logo).

Graphic design concept work by Jean Lombard Creative. Prints of the poster will be on sale at the festival.

Goodwill, intention, gusto and everything else in English: DJ Bob and netWillie.

The theme for this year’s festival is of course linked one part to the book by Roald Dahl and also the hooligan friend of the family whom we’ve run into several cash bars in a row. When you find him, hug him.

Turn me free or turn me loose.

Looooots of info on the website and social media pages. From now until August. Drop in, or feel out.

The OppiKoppi Family, Sunny side of Northam, Limpopo province, People’s free and relative-ly fair republic on South Africa."

Oppikoppi details:


7 – 9 August 2014


Tickets go on sale on Wednesday 11 March 2015 and cost R750 per person. Tickets are available from the Oppikoppi Festival Facebook page and

(Photos: Oppikoppi)

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