Biz-Community (Cape Town)

21 January 2013

South Africa: Ramfest 2013 Line-Up

Three international bands are to headline at Ramfest, the South African alternative music festival. They are: Rise Against (US , British metalcore band Bring Me The Horizon, as well as Paul Harding and Ben Verse from Pendulum (Australia and England).Ramfest 2013 will be touring Cape Town, Joburg, PE and Durban.

Rise Against and Bring Me The Horizon's performances include Ramfest Cape Town, Joburg and Durban, and Pendulum DJ Set and Verse will be performing in all four cities. There are two different concerts in Durban, so make sure that you know the exact line-up before you purchase your ticket. The internationals, except for Pendulum DJ Set and Verse, will not be performing in PE.

Rise Against

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 10 and number three on the Billboard 200 Chart.

Bring Me The Horizon

Formed in Sheffield in 2004, Bring Me the Horizon have had many highlights since the launch of their career. They have won three 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". They were officially the biggest band on MySpace UK in 2011, boast over 3.4 million fans on Facebook, as well as over 50 million UK and European views on YouTube for their official videos.

In late 2011 BMTH supported Machine Head in the UK and Europe, including a return to UK arenas. For the first six months of 2012 the band has been in the studio working on their next album, to be released through Sony in 2013.

Pendulum

After the success of their performance at Ramfest 2010, Paul Harding and Ben Verse from Pendulum (Australia and England) will also be returning to perform this year.

Dates

7 to 10 March: Cape Town, including all international acts (Circle of Dreams, Riviersonderend).

Red Heart Rum Main Stage

• Rise Against

• Bring Me the Horizon

• Jack Parow

• Van Coke Kartel

• Goodnight Wembley

• The Black Cat Bones

• Beast

• Fuzigish

• Woodstock Mafia

• Dead Alphabet and many more.

Monster Energy Alternative Stage

• Facing the Gallows

• Haggis and Bong

• Juggernaut

• All Will Fall

• Four A Penny

• Marching Dead

• Pestroy

• Chromium, and many more.

Olmeca Tequila Electronic Stage

• Pendulum DJ Set and Verse

• Niskerone

• Sideshow

• Veranda Panda

• Hyphen

• Das Kapital

• Sibot

• PH Fat

• Tommy Gun, and many more.

Boom! Stage

• The Ratrod Cats

• The Man Motels

• Love Glory Pyrotechnics

• Crimson House Blues

• Holiday Murray

• Andy Lund

• Gerald Clark

• Sons of Settlers

• Tailor

• Black Handed Kites, and many more.

8 March: Durban, Origin Nightclub

Line-up

• Pendulum DJ Set and Verse

• Das Kapital, more soon!

15 March: Old Grey, Port Elizabeth

Line-up

• Pendulum DJ Set and Verse

• Das Kapital, more soon!

15 March: Durban, Wavehouse

Line-up

• Rise Against

• Bring Me the Horizon

• Lowerprofile.

15 and 16 March: Riversands Farm, Fourways, Joburg

Red Heart Rum Main Stage

• Rise Against

• Bring Me The Horizon

• Jack Parow

• Van Coke Kartel

• Fuzigish

• Black Cat Bones

• Pestroy

• Beast

• Mind Assault

• Deity's Muse, and many more.

Olmeca Tequila Electronic Stage

• Pendulum DJ Set and Verse

• Double Adapter

• Das Kapital

• Veranda Panda

• Sibot

• Benson

• Rude One

• Reepa, and many more.

Boom! Stage

• Rambling Bones

• Planet Joy

• North of Winter

• The Action Thrillers

• Short Straw

• Tamara Tree

• City of Heroes

• The Frown, and many more.

Joburg campers please read carefully: There are only 5000 camping spots available at Ramfest Joburg. 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.

Ticket prices

• Cape Town: R550 pre-sold, R650 at the gate.

• Joburg: R550 pre-sold, R650 at the gate.

• Durban, 15 March: R350 pre-sold, R450 at the gate.

• Durban, 8 March: R150 presales and R100 early bird.

• PE: R150 presales and R100 early bird.

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