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OppiKoppi announces international acts for 2014

2014-05-09 17:00
Cape Town – OppiKoppi organisers on Friday announced two international acts for its 20th annual rock festival to be held in Northam.

US musician Willy Mason and US rock band Rival Sons will be coming to SA to play this rocking festival.

The first batch of artists were revealed via the OppiKoppi 2014 app.  App users were instructed to point their phones and move their screens around to find points of interest to discover that Newtown Knife Gang, Squeal, Springbok Nude Girls, Shortstraw, Spoek Mathambo, The Schalk Joubert Band, aKing and Van Coke Kartel will be performing at the anniversary show.
Announced via the OppiKoppi app on Friday, the next batch of artists include Reason, Stoker, Michael Lowman, BCUC, Gangs of Ballet, Valiant Swart, Zebra & Giraffe, HHP, Albert Frost & Dan Patlansky, PHFAT, singer songwriter Willy Mason (US) and rock n roll band Rival Sons (US).

Willy Mason, a 29-year-old performer is no stranger to festivals and venues across the globe.  With performances at Glastonbury Festival and with Ben Howard, Mumford and Sons, KT Tunstall, Radiohead, Beth Orton, Death Cab for Cutie, this seasoned musician will make his South African debut at OppiKoppi.
His singles, Oxygen, Save Myself, We Can Be Strong ft KT Tunstall and 2013 single Talk Me Down has established Willy Mason as the future of Blues and Country.

From Long Beach, California, Rival Sons make their South African debut fresh off a run of European festival and sold out shows including Isle of Wight, Rock Am Ring and Download. They will be releasing their 4th album Great Western Valkyrie on 9 June. The band, known for electric live performances with killer soulful vocals and sun-kissed rock ’n roll fuzz, have been hailed as "Saviours of American Rock". Rival Sons fans can expect to hear tracks from Before The Fire (2010), Pressure & Time (2011), Head Down (2012) and their new album Great Western Valkyrie (2014).

Artists announcements are expected to take place weekly until the end of May.  

OppiKoppi The Odyssey details:

7 – 9 August 2014 (the public holiday now falls on a Saturday so you’ll need to take one day leave from work)

General tickets: R700 per person. Includes the event t-shirt and camping for the weekend.  Available on the OppiKoppi Facebook page or here.

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