The Kongos are a South African born band consisting of four brothers who moved to America. This alternative rock band’s return to South Africa is sure to bring on a great performance for all Oppi attendees.
Returning favourites of the festival include local artists such as Fokofpolisiekar, Bittereinder, The Kiffness, Jack Parow, and Newtown Knife Gang. Newcomers to the festival include pop punk band Made For Broadway, experimental rock band Follow Me Follow, as well as local gems that festivalgoers should keep their eyes out for like Petite Noir, Riky Rick, and Khuli Chana.
If electronica is more for you, head over to the Red Bull stage to check out a lineup that includes Sketchy Bongo ft Aewon Wolf, Nonku Phiri, Kid Fonque, Slice Freddy, and DJ Danger Ingozi.
For those of you who are looking for a more laid back jam session type of atmosphere, Oppi’s original stage, the Top Bar, is the place for you. You’ll see acts like Bad Peter, Georgetown, Shotgun Tori and the Hounds, Hezron Chetty, and Wolfgang Marrow, with poetry sessions each day for those of you who want a different art form.
One final jewel of the festival is Satanic Dagga Orgy. Don’t let the name fool you, as the members of this folk band are laid back and have a comical tone to their music. Be on the lookout for their red speedos.
The Unsea’s wide variety of musical acts has something for everyone, from the metalheads to the ravers. Don’t miss your chance to sail away to South Africa’s largest music festival.
Kongos are one of Oppi’s 2016 headliners. Image provided.