One Night in Cape Town (for all who are missing Oppikoppi)
Are you from the good old Cape and missing South Africa’s largest music festival, Oppikoppi?
Hilltop Live is being very kind and gives you a little Rock 'n Roll blessing in association with MK. One Night in Cape Town! at the Grand West Casino's Grand Arena on August 9. Rock out with Oppi’s headline acts before they play at the festival, so you can be all hipster and have seen them first.
See epic bands Seether, Enter Shikari, Bullet For My Valentine, Eagles of Death Metal and KONGOS especially for those unable to get to the OppiKoppi Sweet\Thing Festival.
The South African power trio of vocalist and guitarist Shaun Morgan, bassist Dale Stewart and drummer John Humphrey that is collectively known as Seether makes a welcome return to South Africa since their last visit in June 2008. The band’s latest offering is Holding Onto Stings Better Left To Fray. Originally founded in South Africa by Shaun Morgan and Dale Stewart as Saron Gas, Seether made its initial impact on US hearts and eardrums with 2002's Disclaimer.
Kerrang! magazine presented Enter Shikari with the Best Live Band award this year and we get to see just why – live! Enter Shikari (the name comes from a boat belonging to Rou’s uncle), made their debut in 2003 with a unique mesh of hard-core punk and break-beat techno; determined to do things their own way, the DIY way, the right way. A Flash Flood of Colour is their third full-length studio album; the follow-up to 2009’s acclaimed Common Dreads. “We are the generation that are going to change the world,” says vocalist Rou Reynolds. “We have more power than any generation that has come before us. We have the power to choose whether we continue as a species and prosper or just literally ruin everything. We're already seeing the signs of the collapse of our world and it's got to that point now where we absolutely have to start changing. Or it’s game over.”
Bullet for My Valentine comprises lead singer & rhythm guitarist Matthew Tuck, drummer Michael 'Moose' Thomas, lead guitarist & backing vocalist Michael 'Padge' Paget and bassist & backing vocalist Jason 'Jay' James. The group, named Best British Band in 2008, 2009 and 2010 by metal magazine Kerrang!, formed 10 years ago in their hometown of Bridgend as Jeff Killed John, covering Metallica and Nirvana songs. With over one million albums in the United States and exceeding 2 500 000 worldwide sales, Bullet For My Valentine's debut for their South African fans has been a long time coming, especially since they bailed on us at Coke Zero Fest in 2009.
Just when you thought it was safe to take your lady-friends out again, Eagles of Death Metal are perched and ready to swoop in. Unlike their name, the Californian cult heroes Eagles of Death Metal however do not play death metal but rather a combination of "bluegrass slide guitar mixed with stripper drum beats and Canned Heat vocals." Capetonians will get to see why Jesse Hughes is known for his enthusiastic interaction with audiences at live performances
KONGOS is a rock band of four brothers - Johnny, Jesse, Dylan and Danny Kongos. Sons of multi-million-seller British singer-songwriter John Kongos, they grew up in London and South Africa, and are now based in Phoenix, Arizona. They return to South Africa, hot off the heels of their stellar 2011/2012 tour and sold-out performance at Hatfield Carnival.
Gates open at 2PM and tickets will be available from Computicket and are priced as follows: Golden Circle - R450 excluding Computicket service and credit card fees General Standing - R400 excluding Computicket service and credit card fees Seated - R380 excluding Computicket service and credit card fees Disabled - R400 excluding Computicket service and credit card fees