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Billy Talent returns to South Africa


Having headlined OppiKoppi in 2010, Hilltop Live are proud to announce that Billy Talent will be returning to South Africa for two shows only.

After the success of their previous tour to South Africa, Canadian melodic punk rockers, Billy Talent, wanted to play at the OppiKoppi Bewilderbeast Festival but due to their touring schedule, the dates did not work out. The band jumped at the opportunity to be part of another event just shortly after.

On Friday 23 August 2013 Cape Town’s City Hall Auditorium, will be rocked like never before as the first concert of the band’s 2 leg tour. Fans of the band can purchase tickets to meet the band as well as limited edition tour merchandise at the concert.

The Pretoria Botanical Gardens will host a picnic like no other.  The Post aKOPPPIlyptic Punk Picnic takes place on Saturday afternoon, where Billy Talent fans can expect the band to get on stage as the sun sets over the Capital City. Just to add to that, OppiKoppi Bewilderbeast attendees can look forward to a number of new benefits including a R100 discount when purchasing their Post aKOPPIlyptic Punk Picnic ticket, being able to purchase the official OppiKoppi Bewilderbeast merchandise (if they didn’t get round to doing so at the festival), as well as being reunited with lost phones, keys, personalities and even names that were left behind in the OppiKoppi dust at the OppiKoppi Lost and Found desk.

Billy Talent are currently touring as part of the Van’s Warped Tour USA, before traveling to Europe to headline three festivals as part of their promotion of the new album,  “Dead Silence” (2012), the bands fourth studio album, which features the single, “Viking Death March”. The video for the single, shows 100,00 fans singing along to the song, and is testament to the loyalty of the band’s fans around the world.

Tour dates

 Date: 24 August 2013

Venue: Pretoria Botanic Gardens

Tickets: R450 without an OppiKoppi 2013 wrist band or R350 with a valid 2013 OppiKoppi Bewilderbeast wristband.  Show goers will be checked for the band at the gate. www.plankton.mobi

Date: 23 August 2013

Venue: City Hall Auditorium, Cape Town

Tickets: R350 Tickets available from www.plankton.mobi


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Viking Death March Official Youtube Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VRFCMM3bra8

Deftones in South Africa – It’s Official

So we heard this rumour floating around earlier this week. and Fuck me we are stoked it wasnt just a rumour. announced by the Oppi crew a few minutes ago:

Something solid for a Friday: May we have a full national salute please for Deftones. First time ever in South Africa and proud new addition to our dust bowl rock celebration (PS: you can now take the rest of the day off. Go listen to their tunes. LOUD).

Damn straight, Deftones loaded, volume up.

For those of you slow kids out there, Yellowcard is the other international band that was announced earlier on in the planning stages…. find their shit, listen to it, buy your oppi ticket. rad!

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August Long Weekend Music Madness

Yes so it’s been a while since  we posted, there is a lot going on, clearly. We have been a bit slow on reporting everything but hell, heres a round up for the upcoming weekend in August that will make music lovers stoked. 3 International rock bands coming to our shores on one weekend!! Continue reading August Long Weekend Music Madness

Bullet for my Valentine coming to SA

Oppikoppi announced yesterday that Bullet For My Valentine will be heading to South African for the 18th Oppikoppi festival.
Im sure a lot of you are wondering if they will pull through this time, for those less informed, in 2009 Bullet were set to play at Coca Cola Zero Fest, but at the last hour cited studio commitments and didnt make it over here. Lets hope the hold true to the plans this time around.

The Welsh Metal-core band is expected to headline this year’s festival which is taking place from 9-11 August in the Limpopo province this year.

Bullet for My Valentine comprises lead singer and rhythm guitarist Matthew Tuck, drummer Michael ‘Moose’ Thomas, lead guitarist and backing vocalist Michael ‘Padge’ Paget and bassist and backing vocalist Jason ‘Jay’ James and was named Best British Band in 2008, 2009 and 2010 by Kerrang! Continue reading Bullet for my Valentine coming to SA

Chevelle to play at Oppikoppi

Oppikoppi released the following message earlier today:

The American alternative metal trio Chevelle joining the Oppikoppi line-up! They have released 5 studio albums, selling over 3 million albums in USA alone. Chevelle will also be in CT at Grand West Casino, 8 Aug with LARK, Fokofpolisiekar & P.H Fat. Ticket info for CT to be released soon.

They will also be joined by another famous international act, namely, Sum 41 Continue reading Chevelle to play at Oppikoppi