RAMFEST – announces headliners
South Africa’s RAMFEST Announce 2023 Headliners Enter:Shikari and The Ocean
South Africa’s most eagerly awaited alternative, rock, and metal festival RAMFEST is gearing up for an explosive return, and fans are in for a treat with the announcement of not one but two exceptional international headline acts. This year’s festival promises an unforgettable experience as it welcomes ENTER:SHIKARI and The Ocean to grace its prestigious stage.
In addition to the international headliners, the festival proudly presents an incredible lineup of South Africa’s finest alternative, rock, and metal bands. Representing the local talent and reflecting the rich musical landscape of the country, these bands are poised to deliver unforgettable performances that will leave audiences craving for more. Among the local acts gracing the festival stage are Facing The Gallows, Jack Parow, Peasant, We Kill Cowboys, Sunken State, Fallen Prophets, Acid Magus, Straatligkinders and many more. From emerging artists to established favourites, these bands represent the diverse range of styles and influences within the South African music community.
Since forming in 2003 at school in their hometown of St Albans, UK, Enter Shikari have, thus far, released seven full-length studio albums; TAKE TO THE SKIES (2007), COMMON DREADS (2009), A FLASH FLOOD OF COLOUR (2012), THE MINDSWEEP (2015), THE SPARK (2017). NOTHING IS TRUE & EVERYTHING IS POSSIBLE (2020), and the latest,
A KISS FOR THE WHOLE WORLD which was released Friday 21st April 2023.
Coalescing around a shared vision of limitless sonic exploration and heaviness, The Ocean is a group of artists that has released 10 studio albums in different constellations since 2001.
Right off the back of North American & European tours with Karnivool and Katatonia, the band released a brand-new studio album in May 2023: ‘Holocene’ sees The Ocean add a closing chapter to their palaeontology-inspired album series, presenting a gear shift towards the electronic world while redefining heaviness at the same time. The album entered the official German album charts at #15 and was the 2ndbest selling album of all genres on Bandcamp in the week of release.
The Berlin-based post metal juggernaut toured the world extensively over the course of the past 20years, from Europe to North & South America to Australia, Russia & Asia, and performed at open airfestivals like Wacken, Roskilde, Oya, Hellfest, Summer Breeze, Resurrection, Pukkelpop, Dour as well as at boutique festivals like Roadburn or Arctangen.
ENTER SHIKARI (UK) | FACING THE GALLOWS | SET FOR THE SKY
ILL SYSTEM | WE KILL COWBOYS
THE OCEAN COLLECTIVE (GER) | THE FALLEN PROPHETS | BULLETSCRIPT
OHGOD | DOOM TRIGGER | PEASANT | DA BEACH BOYZ
ART BY elio_illustration
This event is proudly sponsored by FLYING FISH | BLACK LABEL | LIFT
VENUE: LOFTUS D-FIELD, PRETORIA
ENTER SHIKARI (UK) | JACK PAROW | SHADOWCLUB
THE TAZERS | STRAATLIGKINDERS | ACID MAGUS | MAN AS MACHINE
THE OCEAN COLLECTIVE (GER) | THE FALLEN PROPHETS | SUNKEN STATE
FACING THE GALLOWS | MIDDLE GROUNDS | HUMAN NEBULA | WORSIE VAN WYK