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28 Jul 2000 00:00
Riaan Wolmarans The massive Oppikoppi August music festival is this year expanding more than just the size of the stages - a separate festival is taking place near Worcester and an exchange programme is bringing Belgian musicians to this country. The arrangement between Oppikoppi and the organisers of the Pukkelpop festival in Belgium, which attracts roughly 60 000 people, has our funky Boo! and happening hip-hopsters Brasse vannie Kaap travelling abroad, while Zita Swoon and Soulwax, two popular Belgian bands, will be performing in South Africa.
They will be joining the large number of local bands and performers booked for the two festivals, taking place from August 3 to 6 at Oppikoppi near Northam in the Northern Province and from August 11 to 13 at Kleinplasie near Worcester in the Western Cape.
The bushveld bash at Northam will feature five stages: the massive Mainstay Main stage, the Gauloises Expressions stage, the Tassenberg Acoustic and Dance stages and the Savanna Jazz and Blues stage.
Tickets for both Oppikoppi festivals are available at Ticketweb(www.ticketweb.co.za or Tel:0861 400500)
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