Oppikoppi Not Quite Easter Festival



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Country and Region South AfricaGauteng
Type of Festival Music
Location of Festival Northam, Gauteng, South Africa
Festival Contact Information

Oppikoppi Not Quite Easter Festival
P. O. Box 2000
Brooklyn Square
Pretoria 0075
South Africa
Phone: (27) 12-346-2011
Fax: (27) 12-460-7431
Email: info@oppikoppi.co.za

Festival Description

This rousing festival is regarded by many as the crown jewel of the Oppikoppi events, although it is the smallest of the events it is the highlight of the year for many music lovers. The show consists of one stage only and draws a traditional blues, folk crowd of roughly 1500 people between the ages of 18 and 35. The theme of the 2009 festival is "Strictly Come Twakkie"—need more be said? The festival's venue will be Oppikoppi Northam farm.

Festival Dates April 24 - 26, 2009
Festival Links http://www.oppikoppi.co.za/

Festival Story:

The Twakkie (Festival mascot 2009): With eyes of an ostrich, ears of a bat-eared fox, strength of a buffalo, speed of a zebra, the mystic man from afar, Twakkie, our beloved new bureaucrat is running for president this 2009 elections. The campaign party, in association with MK and Jose Cuervo Tequila will be taking place from the 24th to the 26th April at the party’s headquarters: Oppikoppi Farm, Northam in the far-flung province of Limpopo. Action born and bred, Twakkie, who vows to put an end to the war in Pokemon and free the Pikachu refugees once and for all; rename the tenth month of the year ”Twakkie-tober”; and promises to improve foreign relations with Liechtenstein, has the following to say on his personal presidential beliefs:
—“Hello Great and Good people of earth
—Its me your president Twakkie. I just wanted to take a moment out of my busy golfbat in foreign countries schedule to let you know what is some of my personal beliefs.
—I belief in the children are a future if you feed them well you can let them lead away.
—I belief also that to truly rule a country for life you need to spend a moer of a lot of time on holiday away from it. its called prespective. —if you too close to the problem how can you even see it. thats maths.
—i belief Airwolf would moer Kit to death in a street fight. —i belief Macguyver was a cool guy but not actually really that smart. thats holliwood. i know cos i was there and besides i had one of those knives and i couldnt make it a nukelear bomb.
—i belief that no matter how many times you shower it wont wash the stupid away.
—i belief in whinchever Corne tells me to belief.
—i belief the Jurgens s360 ‘family planner’ was the best flippen caravan ever built.
—i belief in you if you couldnt belief in me.
—Yes! You couldnt!”.

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Festival Events:

Line-up 2009:
  • aKING
  • Albert Frost
  • Ashtray Electric
  • Foto Na Dans
  • Van Coke Kartel
  • Myepic
  • The Plastics
  • New Academics
  • Black Hotels
  • One Sock Thief
  • Dead Alphabet
  • DeJavu
  • ETC Crew
  • The Pretty Blue Guns
  • Heaven Underground
  • Jackal & Wolf
  • New Holland
  • Peter Mitchell
  • DJ Sassquatch
  • Bacchus Nel
  • Shadow Club
  • Captain Stu & the Llamas
  • The Beams
  • Rambling Bones
  • Sonsteek
  • The Arrows
  • Andra
  • and many more…

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Practical Info:

Tickets 2009:
For your information:
  • Alcohol will not be served to persons under the age of 18 years.

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