Oppikoppi is South Africa’s biggest music festival. This year there will be 20 000 festival goers ready to party in the veld. The festival always happens over three days, around the Women’s Day public holiday. There is summer heat, winter cold, thorned African plants, drinking with friends, the naked run, getting to know strangers and incredible music acts. We are 4 days away from the opening of the Oppikoppi grounds and it’s time for an update on the wheres, whats, artists and how much of the event.

Oppikoppi Festival has many acts confirmed. Drop Your Drink will be doing one of three activities at the acts in bold: taking photos, dancing in the dust and stumbling around. The acts are:

Zakes Bantwini
Yellowcard
Woodstock Mafia

Volkspeler
Vana and the Oh So Serious
The Unhappy Hour DJs
Tumi
Trev The Japanese
Trancemicsoul
Toya deLazy
Toby2shoes
Tibo Tazz
The Fogshow
The Olympic
The Narrow
The Lise Chris Band
The Jumper
The Faradays
The Diamond Dogs
The Ballistic Blues Band
TehSynes
Tannhäuser Gate
Tamryn Jones Solo
Tamara Day
Tailor
Some Grow Young
Straatligkinders
Stefan Dixon
Sleepers’ Reign
Shotgun Tori
ShortStraw
Shimza
Shadow Club
Savage Lucy
Ryno Velvet
R.Wagner
Robert DeLong
Richard the Third

Red Huxley
Reason
Rambling Bones
Pestroy
Pascal & Pearce
Oros in n lang glas
OKZHARP
No Chocolate before dinner
Niskerone
Nick Turner
Naming James
Nakhane Toure
Naas Veld
Mr. Pantoffels
Michael Lowman
MiCasa
Mccree
Matthew Mole
Maoriginal
Mango Groove
Manchester Orchestra.
Malcolm Skene
Liela Groenewald
LCNVL
Laurie Levine
Koos Kombuis
KidofDoom
Kangaroo
Justin Serrao
Jumping Backslash
Julian Redpath
Jullian Gomes
Jet Black Camaro
Jesse Clegg
Jeremy Loops
Jakkals
Jacob Snake
Jack Parow
ISO

Helmut J & Ryan Sullivan
H-Bomb
Half ‘n Half
Guanaco
Grimmehouse
Goodnight Wembley
Gerhald Clark
Gangs of Ballet
Fuzigish
Fokofpolisiekar
Flint, meets Spark
Finley Quaye
Feed the Wolf
Facing the Gallows
Dooie Diere
DJ Redwood
DJ Naaldekoker
DJ Bob & DJ T
DJ Bongwater
DJ BenSon
Dirty Paraffin
Digital Rockit
Die See
Die Heuwels Fantasties
D-Nox
Deftones
Death by Misadventure
Deadpi9
David van Vuuren
David Garbers

Das Kapital
Dan Patlansky
Cuebur
CrashCarBurn
Cortina Whiplash
Christian Tiger School
Chris Letcher
Chantel van T
Carlo Mombelli
Bye Beneco
Bongeziwe Mabandla
Black Cat Bones Deboned
Black Cat Bones
Bittereinder
Beatenberg
BCUC
Babaganousch
Arno Carstens presents The Blind Tiger Sessions
Anti Retro Vinyls
Andra
Andi Dill
Anchors Up
Albert Frost
Al Bairre
Afterlife
2lani The Warrior

Find Oppikoppi
There is a map, use it. Oppikoppi is 14 km outside a little town called Northam and if you’re early enough you can purchase ice from there instead of having it melt in your car during the drive. Another tip is that D.D., Designated Dave, your Designated Driver, must be stone cold sober during the drive. The police are looking for an excuse to ruin your trip because they can’t go.  

Cost
You have two options:
– The Standard Bank subsidised price: R650. You don’t need to bank with Standard Bank, you just need to register on their site for the tickets and you get it for a magical R650. Click here.

– The Oppikoppi Facebook Page price: R800. This option is for people who complained about how the Standard Bank system crashed two years ago and want to have nothing to do with it this year (even though the bugs are sorted out) and they’re going to pay an extra R150. Click here.


What to Bring

We’ve already written out a festival guide that will help you with what to expect at Oppikoppi and it has a complete and perfect packing list. Click here to find the Ultimate Survival Guide to Oppikoppi, complete with the best festival packing list in the world.

Extras
There is the beer drone app available on the Android Play Store. You will be able to place your order for UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) shipped beer to land in your campsite. Look out for these different events at Oppikoppi to win tickets to Oppikoppi 2015:

– 16h00 Friday Box Car Race
– 12h00 Saturday Boom Street 500 Naked Dash
– 14h00 Saturday Running of the Bewilderbeats (Fancy dress)
– 16h00 Saturday Wil(d)abong Surf Classic

If you want more information these races then check out this page: https://www.facebook.com/notes/oppikoppi-festival/prawns-for-life-life-for-prawns/571158059589297
More Info

– The Oppikoppi Website: http://www.oppikoppi.co.za/
– The Oppikoppi Festival Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/oppikoppifestival
– The Oppikoppi Festival Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/226219480857559/
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