Krank’d Up – South Africa’s only metal/rock/alternative festival

This is one you probably haven’t heard of. With festival season underway, all the usual names are battered around – Download, Bloodstock, Graspop, Wacken, Hellfest, Metal Days, and countless others. Most countries have at least one major event and a handful of smaller ones.

But South Africa has just one – Krank’d Up. It was voted one of the 10 festivals you need to attend by Metal Hammer magazine recently with past headliners including the likes of 36 Crazyfists, Protest the Hero, Unearth and Norma Jean to name a few. 2018’s line-up is fleshing out very nicely indeed with the recent addition of international headliners Miss May I and Sikth. Taking place on September 29th, the ticket price is 600 Rand (£35).

Wayne Boucher, Talent Buyer for Turning Tricks Entertainment – the masterminds behind Krank’d Up comments:

To say that I’m excited about this year’s Krank’d Up would likely be the understatement of the year. With each instalment of the festival we try up the ante, and this year is no exception. We have the extremely powerful live show of Miss May I to look forward to and I know I’ll battle to contain myself when SikTh hit the stage as they’ve influenced so many prog-metal bands we’ve dealt with over the years. I’m especially proud of our local line-up which boasts 13 Krank’d Up debuts for this year’s edition.

Featuring a load of homegrown talent as well as the international big-hitters, Krank’d Up looks like something very special indeed. So if you were ever considering a holiday which may take you near Alberton then you’d be mad not to get a ticket.

The full line-up to date can be seen in the poster to the side. Tickets are available through Computicket, including very limited VIP tickets at 700R apiece which get you:

  • Experience a sound check with both international bands (from 7pm)
  • Receive a Krank’d Up poster on entry, signed by both international acts
  • Hang out with the band members after sound check (introduce yourself, the bands are keen to meet their fans)
  • Each VIP will receive 1 small pizza (vegetarian options available) and 1 draught beer, or single & mix drink VIP TICKETS SOLD OUT!

Who knows, maybe we’ll be covering the 2019 festival!

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