RAMfest music festival kicks off

2012-03-02 15:20
Siyavuya Madikane
Cape Town - Four international acts are expected to perform at the annual RAMfest rock music festival, which kicks off on Friday.

Swedish band In Flames are expected to lead a line-up of international acts that include AWOLNATION (USA), Infected Mushroom (Israel) and NETSKY (Belgium).

On March 10 Johannesburg will get to experience all the international bands live, while Cape Town will get their turn the following day.

In Flames vocalist Anders Friden says that the band is excited about their upcoming performances in the two cities. "We are really looking forward to touring South Africa. There are many countries that we have visited many times over, but this will be a completely new experience for us. Get ready to hear some delicious metal brewed and matured in Sweden."

Local bands

The first leg of the festival takes place on Friday March 2 in the windy city of Port Elizabeth without the international acts. Bloemfontein is also excluded from the list of venues the bands are expected to visit.

However, local bands such as Fokofpolisiekar, Volume Conflict, Huis Najaar and Hog Hoggidy are expected to grace the smaller cities.

On March 9 Durban will only get one international act when NETSKY joins other local acts that are expected to play at the coastal city stage.

Dates, Venues & Bands

Port Elizabeth: Hume Park, - Friday 2 March 2012
Herotide
Huis Najaar
Volume Conflict
Fokofpolisiekar
GUNSnLAZERS
Niskerone

Bloemfontein: Mystic Boer, Saturday 3 March 2012
Koldproduk
Shadowclub
No Halo's
All Will Fall
Fokofpolisiekar
Niskerone

Durban: Origin Nightclub, Friday 9 March 2012
SFR vs. HYPHEN
NETSKY DJ Set Ft. MC Darrison (Belgium & UK)
Niskerone
DJ Nightvision
Amigo
Veranda Panda (Live)
Digital Kaos
Carus

Johannesburg: :  Riversands Farm, Sat 10 March 2012
Infected Mushroom (Israel)
In Flames (Sweden): The Narrow
Pestroy
AWOLNATION (USA)
Fokofpolisiekar
Chromium
Shadowclub
Newtown Knife Gang

N7 CAPE TOWN: Cape Town Ostrich Ranch, Sun 11 March 2012
Infected Mushroom (ISRAEL)
In Flames (SWEDEN)
AWOLNATION (USA)
Fokofpolisiekar
Taxi Violence
Hog Hoggidy Hog
Newtown Knife Gang
Sabretoot
NETSKY DJ ft. MC Darrison (Belgium & UK)

Ticket prices for the different cities differ according to the acts expected to perform. Visit www.RAMfest.co.za for more information.