South Africa's premier music festival, Oppikoppi, kicks off this weekend for the 17th edition of the annual gathering, which takes place on a game farm outside the town of Northam in Limpopo.
The festival has now expanded from four stages to six and will accommodate a whopping 20 000 paying festival-goers. It has also expanded its music offering, bringing in big international stars like Diplo and Eagles of Death Metal. But it is on the local front that the festival has really upped its game. Its highlights include Make Overs, Tidal Waves, the Buckfever Underground, Fruits & Veggies, BLK JKS, the Brother Moves On, Gert Vlok Nel, Vusi Mahlasela, Seether and Sibot.