RAMfest 2013 presented by Red Heart Rum.
RAMfest, South Africa`s biggest annual Alternative Music Festival is proud to announce that Rise Against (USA) will be headlining RAMfest 2013 in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban. Brittish Metalcore band Bring Me the Horizon, as well as Paul Harding en Ben Verse from Pendulum (Australia and England) will also be joining the international line up. Yes RAM family, we are going big in 2013!
Rise Against is an American punk rock band from Chicago, Illinois. The band`s first two albums “The Unraveling” (2001) and “Revolutions per Minute” (2003) met with considerable underground success. Their major label debut “Siren Song of the Counter Culture” brought the band mainstream success, producing several successful singles. The two albums after that “The Sufferer and the Witness” and “Appeal to Reason” respectively debuted at number ten and number three on the Billboard 200 Chart. All three albums reached platinum status in Canada and Gold status in the USA.
Formed in Sheffield in 2004, “Bring Me the Horizon” has had many highlights since the launch of their career. They have won 3 Kerrang Awards – One in 2007 for Best British Newcomer, the second in 2011 for Best Album for “There Is A Hell…”, and most recently the 2012 award for Best British Video for “Alligator Blood.” In 2011 they were officially the biggest band on MySpace UKin 2011; they have over 3.4 million fans on facebook and over 50 million UK & European views on youtube for their official videos.
In late 2011 BMTH supported Machine Head in UK and Europe, including a return to UK arenas. For the first 6 months of 2012 the band has been in the studio working on their next album, to be released through Sony in 2013.
After the success of their performance at RAMfest 2010, Paul Harding en Ben Verse from Pendulum (Australia and England) will also be returning to perform at RAMfest 2013.
The SA band line up will be announced during December/January. Stay in touch on the regional Facebook pages to follow the announcements:
DBN Origin: http://www.facebook.com/events/269481586497072/
DBN: WaveHouse: http://www.facebook.com/events/226051487497509/
RAMfest 2013: 4 cities including Cape Town back to a weekend Festival and good news for Johannesburg: officially a weekend festival as well.
7 -10 March: RAMfest CT, Circle of Dreams, Riviersonderend – including all international acts.
8 March: RAMfest presents Pendulum DJ set & Verse, Durban, Origin Nightclub.
15 March: RAMfest present Pendulum DJ set & Verse and Das Kapital, Old Grey. Port Eizabeth.
15 March: RAMfest Durban, Wavehouse – ft. Rise Against and Bring Me The Horizon.
15 & 16 March: RAMfest JHB, Riversands Farm, Fourways – including all international acts.
Tickets at http://www.ticketbreak.co.za/ramfest
DBN Wavehouse: http://www.ticketbreak.co.za/event_details/1506
Ticket prices for RAMfest “main” shows:
Cape Town, 7-9 March: R550 pre-sold, R650 at the gate.
Johannesburg 15 & 16 March: R550 pre-sold, R650 at the gate.
Durban 15 March: R350 pre-sold, R450 at the gate.
Johannesburg camping please read carefully: There are only 5 000 camping spots available at RAMfest Johannesburg. Read options when purchasing tickets carefully to select Ticket including camping or Ticket excluding camping. If purchasing Tickets excluding camping, you will have to leave premises after each night and return the next day. If keen to camp, purchase tickets soon to avoid disappointment.
Liny Kruger at LK Mediabook: 082 464 1926 / [email protected]