Metallica opening acts announced

2013-04-17 12:58
Cape Town – 5FM and MK on Wednesday announced the opening acts for Metallica's South African tour.

After fans were given the opportunity to nominate and vote for their favourite artists, Afrikaans rockers Van Coke Kartel and local heavyweights Chromium and Pestroy have been chosen as the opening acts for Metallica's SA tour.

SAMA-winning Van Coke Kartel will be opening for Metallica on both their Cape Town dates on 24 and 25 April at the Velodrome in Bellville.

Pestroy and Chromium will be opening for Metallica on 27 April at the Soccer City Complex, FNB Stadium in Johannesburg.


Tickets are still available for the Johannesburg and Cape Town shows. Prices range from R340 – R850.

Tickets are available from Big Concert or Computicket.

*Are you happy with the opening acts? Who would you have chosen? Share your thoughts with us and get published!


  • Sheilan - 2013-04-17 13:06

    I dig VCK but they are not an appropriate selection for a band like Metallica.

      Cuan Lohrentz - 2013-04-17 13:20

      Agreed...BUT if you heard them playing at Coke Fest in 2006 when Metallica was there you'd be saying otherwise :P THey were pretty damn sick!

  • Ben - 2013-04-17 13:11

    Meh. I really hope Cape Town's rock/metal pool grows quick in the near future. Same ol' Same ol'

      Sheilan - 2013-04-17 13:30

      Exactly. They are everywhere.

      Klipkop de Groote - 2013-04-17 14:19

      true Ben and they (VCK) sound like the Drakensberg Boys Choir to me. All good, I paid to see James Hetfield, Kirk Hammett, Lars Ulrich and Robert Trujillo anyway.

  • Terry Domnakis - 2013-04-17 14:08

    Pestroy opening for Metallica. A buddy of mine is the bass guitarist for Pestroy. Great stuff!!!!!

  • Tommy Van Staden - 2013-04-17 14:19

    Such a dissapointment for cape town, there a plenty of brilliant metal bands that could have opened for cape town !

      Cuan Lohrentz - 2013-04-17 14:33


  • Warwick Railton - 2013-04-17 15:51

    Where is Sacrifist??

      Stephen Michael - 2013-04-17 15:52

      Still stuck in the 80s and trying to learn their instruments

  • Geraldine Daphne Lamashtu - 2013-04-17 23:11

    Would like to see you do a quarter of what Sacrifist can do Stephen...

      Nadine de Villiers - 2013-04-18 07:16

      I would like to see you do a millionth of what Stephen can do Geraldine

  • Wayne Schaefer - 2013-04-18 00:40

    JHB, your night will be epic.... Pestroy, Chromium, Metallica Cape Town, Metallica will be so awesome.... VKC? Are you serious......................????? I agree with Tommy, disappointment does not come close to describing this joke!!!

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