Pretoria, South Africa: fresh from the headquarters of Oppikoppi annual festival of music and alternative culture, Hilltop Live have announced USA metalcore outfit August Burns Red as included for this year’s installation of their flagship event.
Formed in 2003, August Burns Red have released seven studio albums to date, of which the most recent was last year’s USA chart-topping Found In Far Away Places. The band was also nominated for a 2016 Grammy Award in the category of Best Metal Performance for their single ‘Identity’. The band can be expected to be seen at their peak this year, with the current line-up celebrating a full decade of performing together.
Oppikoppi has evolved over it’s own two decades in the South African scene, grown to include a massively diverse musical and entertainment culture. Although a metal-related international is not included every year, local heavier acts are a regular feature, and a previous international includes Bullet For My Valentine in 2012. For regular updates on the current year’s festival, follow the official facebook event page.
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