Ramfest 2012 – success

In Flames after their set in Johannesburg. Photo: RAMfest2012
In Flames after their set in Johannesburg. Photo: RAMfest2012

RAMFest 2012 Johannesburg and Cape Town a thunderous success:

RAMfest weekend with 4 international acts from 4 different countries and the best in SA support kicked off at Fourways in Johannesburg on Saturday 10 March. Traffic jams from early in the day made it evident that this was going to be a big day. Approximately 12 000 fans rocked up and withstood early evening rain to see the biggest RAMfest production yet culminate with a stellar set by headliner In Flames from Sweden.

SA greats Fokofpolisiekar, The Narrow, Shadowclub, Newtown Knife Gang, Chromium and Pestroy all delivered great music. AWOLNATION (USA) took to the stage at 17h00. Their single “SAIL” is currently charting on 5fm and Tuks fm and according to social media comments, SA fans loved every minute of it. NETSKY (Belgium) featuring MC Darrison and Infected Mushroom from Israel also added many new fans to their worldwide list. Ultimately it was the Swedish metal phenomenon In Flames that took the crowd by storm – this is what RAMfest has been building on for the past six years: To give thousands of fans a memorable experience of the best there is in global alternative music.

In Flames on the Red Heart Rum main stage in Cape Town. Photo: Michael Ellis.
In Flames on the Red Heart Rum main stage in Cape Town. Photo: Michael Ellis.

The Ramfest crew flew down to Cape Town early on Sunday morning 11 March to bring the same raucous metal playground to the south. With scorching weather and 5 000 happy fans, the 5 city trek ended on a high note.

The Olmeca electronic stage headliner Drum and bass master NETSKY (Belgium) tweeted “I am so happy right now, Cape Town is incredible. One of the best crowd`s I`ve ever experienced.” Other acts that had the crowds going on the electronic stage were Niskerone (JHB and CT); Double Adapter (JHB); HAEZER (CT); Das Kapital (CT) and many more.

Main organiser Dawid Fourie says: “The 2012 event was a great success with almost 20 000 people reached across 5 cities. We are very excited for the future of the event.”

RAMfest would like to thank the media and sponsors for their great support.

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