Tonight things are about to get awesome. We all know and love Oppikoppi, the dustiness, the filthiness and of course the great music. Every year I’m most excited to see what the art direction and festival poster is going to look like. Yes, I’m a nerd like that. If you’re an avid Oppikoppi fan then don’t miss out on the Oppikoppi Poster Exhibition. There’ll be work exhibited by some great artists, which of course includes some of my favourites, Nina Torr and Morné Venter.
When Carel Hoffmann organized a stage on a game farm in Northam, Limpopo, 21 years ago for some lesser known bands to perform, he did not imagine that the Oppikoppi music festival will become one of the most visited and trendsetting music festivals in South Africa. Oppikoppi is the most important platform to introduce new bands and to bring the best of alternative national and international bands together. The festival is attended by thousands of music lovers and campers and happens every year during the long weekend in August.
Oppikoppi celebrates its coming of age this year with an exhibition of the posters created for the event over the past 21 years. Students, artists and designers have been invited, sometimes through competitions, to create a themed poster for promotional purposes. This resulted in a series of iconic posters, which have become collectors’ items. It is now available for the public to view in a special exhibition. The exhibition will also be open for viewing on 6 and 7 November from 10:00 to 18:00.
Opening of exhibition: Thursday 5 November at 18:00
Music performances by Georgetown and 3Geesband
Art exhibition: Collen Maswanganyi, Guy du Toit, Nina Torr, Koos Groenewald and Morné Venter amongst others.
Food stalls and cash bar.
Entrance fee: R50 per person. Tickets available at the door
Venue: 1 Celtis Close, Irene Security Village, Irene