Johannesburg, South Africa: Still racing in the wake of it’s glorious The Future in Whose Eyes? album released in 2017, SikTh is conquering new territories this year. Local promoter Turning Tricks Entertainment just announced that South Africa is on that list for the UK progressive metal band, now scheduled to co-headline the annual Krank’d Up Festival in September 2018.
Sikth: a new global conquest
Celebrated for frenzied riffing, vocal ingenuity and kaleidoscopic lunacy, SikTh broke hiatus in 2014 and delivered its third full length album, The Future In Whose Eyes?, only last year; thus returning to the global progressive metal stage.
Presently on tour in Australia – also for the first time – SikTh will return to Europe for a slew of shows before arriving in South Africa for a once-off appearance at the Krank’d Up 2018 Festival. Krank’d Up has developed into the country’s leading Metal and Hard Rock day-outing since first appearing on the annual calendar in 2013.
Krank’d Up: 29 September at Sundowners, Alberton
Now an established annual staple at Sundowners, South of Johannesburg city, Krank’d Up attracts thousands of visitors each year. Previous headliners include the likes of Norma Jean, Intervals, Memphis May Fire, Periphery, Monuments and others. Turning Tricks Entertainment will have another international headliner to announce for the 2018 festival in due course, along with SikTh and numerous top local acts.
Early bird tickets are now available from Computicket at R400 each until May 31st. Full price tickets will be available from June 1st at R600 each. Limited VIP tickets are available through www.krankdupfestival.co.za at R700 each.
VIP tickets allow the bearer exclusive access to the following on the VIP night:
– 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.
Tickets can also be arranged for True Believers via membership with split payment options available.