Oppikoppi "Sexy Crooked Teeth"



2010 festival logo; and photo of Billy Talent (Canada)
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Country and Region South AfricaGauteng
Type of Festival Music
Location of Festival Northam, Gauteng, South Africa
Festival Contact Information

Mailing address:
Oppikoppi “Sexy Crooked Teeth”
Oppikoppi Productions
P. O. Box 2000
Brooklyn Square
Pretoria, 0075
South Africa
Phone: +27 (0)12 327 6601
Fax: +27 (0)12 327 6162
Email: info@oppikoppi.co.za

Physical address:
Block K
Soutter Street
Gate 2 Pertoria Show Grounds
Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa

Festival Description

The 16th annual OppiKoppi Festival is only one sexy, crooked month away. That's right folks, faux pas and oupas, it actually has nothing to do with teeth. So you with the straight teeth, you’re more than welcome. Pearly whites, you too. Braces? We’ll welcome you with a drink in hand. Soon all will go crooked anyway, with the bushveld, the music and the beautiful madness conspiring to make you just like Jack Parow requires you: “Sexy korrek.”

Festival Dates August 8, 2010
Festival Links

http://www.oppikoppi.co.za/

Festival Events:

Line-up 2010:
  • The Narrow
  • Billy Talent
  • Jack P arow
  • Die Heuwels Fantasties
  • Gang of Instruments
  • Zebra Giraffe
  • Rambling Bones
  • Gemma Ray
  • Lucky Fonz III
  • Rbutz
Artist feature 2010:
  • Billy Talent
    Performances — Friday, August 8, 2010
    • Hilltop Live is happy to announce that Canada’s hottest rock outfit Billy Talent will be performing at Oppikoppi Sexy. Crooked. Teeth Festival. Winners of the Juno Award 2010 for “Best Rock Album of the Year”, Billy Talent will be in South Africa for 3 shows in Northam, Cape Town and Durban. “Try Honesty” is the monster single that broke Billy Talent and its eponymous debut album wide open to the tune of triple-platinum sales back in Canada in 2003. It was only after Billy Talent demonstrated its lasting mettle in the wake of 2006’s Billy Talent II with three more platinum sales awards, a sold-out show at Toronto’s 20,000-seat Air Canada Centre and, most unexpectedly, a No. 1 debut in Germany to match the one already notched at home that they were finally acknowledged as one of the most popular and successful bands in Canada. Billy Talent have played sold-out shows in Canada and the United States and had success in Europe as well. They have shared the stage with Green Day, The Black Eyed Peas, Iron Maiden, Santana and many more. Billy Talent bandmembers are vocalist Ben Kowalewicz, guitarist Ian D’Sa, bassist Jon Gallant and drummer Aaron Solowoniuk. They have been playing together for 15 years. “We grew up in the early ‘90s, when all these amazing bands came out – Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Mudhoney and Jane’s Addiction. All these amazing things, we grew up with, and as time progressed we explored punk – the Clash, the Pistols and things like that. We explored that avenue and, I guess, over time, as a progression, you kinda revert to a time when things made the most sense. And, I think, the early ‘90s kinda shaped us and our psyches and who we are and why we even play music.” — Ben Kowalewicz.
      For more information visit http://www.billytalent.com/

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Practical Info:

Tickets 2010:
  • Tickets are available at http://www.ticketbreak.co.za for R450 (plus booking fees). We don’t really need to tell you that R450 is a good deal. If you have been to Oppikoppi before, you know it. If you haven’t been, just ask around. The truth is a funny thing. You can put it under a No Hot Ash/ Geen Warm As dustbin and it will still sprout prickly pears and braai grids when you least expect it. You can make the truth wear a T-shirt, but you can’t stop the truth from taking off that T-shirt and walking the dust roads in underpants alone while mumbling about being “Jeremy de Tolly” or having “a six-gun by my side” or something about “kraaibraai”.

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