Pretoria, South Africa: the Ramfest brand returns with a vengeance in 2020. It announced today that it is re-establishing itself as a national multi-city presence, and we’re delighted to see an international headliner catering to the more extreme metallers. USA’s death metal band The Black Dahlia Murder will co-headline both Cape Town and Pretoria in March, alongside SA’s own Van Coke Kartel reforming to represent the Rock end of the musical spectrum presented by the festival.
“Van Coke Kartel hasn’t played a full set since 2017 on our final tour. Ramfest is resurrecting the Kartel for their Cape Town and Pretoria events. It is also a massive privilege to co-headline with death metal kings Black Dahlia Murder. Very amped to play at Ram! Can’t wait!” ~ Francois Van Coke
Ramfest 2020: Cape Town & Pretoria
Spanning the weekend of 13 and 14 March, Ramfest 2020 will take the format of an open air one-day event in each city; Friday in Cape Town and Saturday in Pretoria. And the buck doesn’t stop there! For Cape Town, a more minor announcement (although big for us) is that metal4africa will resume our former role (2010 to 2014) with this leg of the festival by hosting a second stage. Read more about this here.
Cape Town, Friday 13 March @ Hillcrest Quarry
RAM Stage line-up: The Black Dahlia Murder, Van Coke Kartel, Facing The Gallows, Peasant, Stoker, The Valley, Marene and Metallica Tribute Band. Times TBC
M4A Stage line-up: TBC
Pretoria, Saturday 14 March @ Voortrekker Monument
Main Stage line-up: The Black Dahlia Murder, Van Coke Kartel, The Black Cat Bones, Newtown Knife Gang, Truth and its Burden, Man As Machine, L.A. Cobra, Sunken State and Caution Boy. Times TBC
Toy Boy Stage line-up: Trancemicsoul, Kyle Russouw, Lady M and Black Lake