While Oppikoppi has decided to focus on local musicians for its 2018 #OK24Nomakanjani lineup, it will be participating in the European Talent Exchange Programme (ETEP) and has added Blind Butcher from Switzerland and Dawn Brothers from the Netherlands to the lineup. Oppikoppi is the first African festival to participate in the exchange programme, which facilitates the booking of European artists at festivals outside of their home countries.
Blind Butcher is an abstract musical duo formed in Lucerne, Switzerland in 2010. Decked-out with glitter tights and a crazy-irritating post-punk rock attitudes, they have devoted themselves to an expanse of genres and created their very own very unique disco trash sound. Blind Butcher is unfettered by convention and conformity. Coming from a generation that prefers liberation to security, they create without borders and styles. If you are the type of person looking for possible influences, you may hear a dash of Devo or the German krautrock legends Can.
Who said roots can only ever be retro? Although it may seem as if The Dawn Brothers arrived from the past through a time machine, these players are focused firmly on the present – and the future. It couldn’t be more clear, the dusk has made way for the dawn of an entirely new era, in which the 60s and 70s are still the starting point but no longer the destination. Driven by guitar riffs and organ solos, these childhood friends form a machine that can’t be stopped, in which every cog feels vital. It’s as if the Dawn Brothers are writing the soundtrack to the Quentin Tarantino film they’ve just escaped from. These Dutchmen will surely make an impact, leaving Oppikoppi in a scurry of sex, dust, and soulful rock.
Oppikoppi will be held in Northam, Limpopo from 9-11 August 2018. Tickets are available via Tickets: http://bit.ly/Nomakanjani.
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