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.
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.
5 cities! 5 days! 7 stages! Local and international artists!
The line-up is final at last. In 2012 we bring you not two, not three, but four international acts! RAMfest has upped the game and we are proud to announce that AWOLNATION(USA) will be joining the international line-up together with In Flames (Sweden), Infected Mushroom (Israel) and drum and bass master NETSKYft. MC Darrison (Belgium and UK).
SA fans were thrilled when RAMfest announced the first headliner In Flames in November last year. In Flames vocalist Anders Friden says that the band is excited about their upcoming performances at RAMfest (JHB and CT):
“We are really looking forward to touring South Africa. There are many countries that we have visited many times over, but this will be a completely new experience for us. Get ready to hear some delicious metal brewed and matured in Sweden; we hope to see many of you!”
Infected Mushroom and NETSKYft. MC Darrison were announced earlier this year and with AWOLNATION alsojoining the line up, South Africa is in for a phenomenal treat. With the help of our sponsors we have managed to put together the ultimate alternative playground. Book your tickets now and join us at one of the selected venues for SA’s best loved annual music festival:
Friday 02 March 2012: Port Elizabeth, Hume Park
Saturday 03 March 2012: Bloemfontein, Mystic Boer
Friday 09 March 2012: Durban, Origin Night Club
Saturday 10 March 2012: Johannesburg, Riversands Farm
Sunday 11 March 2012: Cape Town Ostrich Ranch, N7
*Please note that the international acts will only be performing at RAMfest in Joburg and Cape Town and Netsky will also be in Durban.
Audiomatik Events and Hilltop Live would like to thank Ramfest 2012 Sponsors:
Red Heart Rum; Monster Energy; MK; Olmeca Tequila
Hunters; Black Label; Music Connection; Boom.fm; Rolling Stone SA.
Click here to buy tickets via Facebook or click here to buy tickets via Ticketbreak.
Line up details: (Please note that the line up changes from city to city.)
The RAM is back! Taking place at the Riversands Farm in Johannesburg for the second year running, the festival once again promises to bring Jozi the best time of their life. This time round there is also an option for camping. Camping tickets are R50 pp for 2 nights (Fri and Sat) and R30 pp for 1 night (Sat). No camping tickets available for only Friday. Space is limited so book asap. Buy your camping tickets here.
Please note: Camping ticket does not include festival ticket and does not allow you entry to the festival arena. You will also not be allowed into the campsite without a valid festival ticket.
RAMfest JHB Party Bus from Pretoria:
After the success of Railway to RAMfest in 2010 & 2011, Hotbox Express has decided to organize a party bus from Pretoria to Ramfest JHB.
Tickets will go on sale on Monday 5 February 2012. There are only 60 tickets available.
For more info mail us at hotboxexpress or contact us on 074 143 7471.
That’s right folks; RAMfest is back in Cape Town to unleash its 1 day festival to bring you the best we have to offer. Having travelled to other countries to observe the world’s most acclaimed festivals, the organisers have amped up the volume in line with international standards – so get ready for some explosive performances. The Cape Town Ostrich Ranch is located only 20 minutes’ drive from Cape Town along the N7, towards the West Coast.
For those of you that love camping, we`ve got you sorted. Camping opens on Saturday morning 10h00; camping tickets are R50 pp for 2 nights (Sat & Sun) and R30 pp for 1 night (Sun). Please note: Camping ticket does not include festival ticket and will not allow you entry to the festival arena. You will also not be allowed into the campsite without a valid festival ticket. No camping tickets available for only Saturday. Camping tickets limited so organise asap! Buy your camping tickets here.
RAMfest CT Party Buses brought to you by Easy Company:
Why wait till you get to RAMFest to start the party!? Hop aboard the action-packed RAMfest bus in collaboration with Easy Company and get rock ‘n rolling before you’ve even arrived. Busses will be transporting eager festival-goers to the Ostrich Ranch and back again, saving you the hassle of appointing a designated driver, or the risk of drinking and driving!
There are three possible pick-up points. For more information on the RAMfest party busses, click here.
Red Heart Main Stage:
In Flames (Sweden), Infected Mushroom (Israel), AWOLNATION (USA), The Narrow, Fokofpolisiekar, Taxi Violence, Hog Hoggidy Hog, Newtown Knife Gang, Sabretooth.
Olmeca Electronic Stage:
NETSKY ft. MC Darrison (Belgium & UK), Niskerone, Haezer, P.H.Fat, Dub Vader, B-Team, Das Kapital, Audiophile, Hyphen vs SFR.
CPT Tickets: R350
02 March 2012: Port Elizabeth, Hume Park Click here for the facebook event details.
Don’t say nothing good ever comes your way. For the first time ever, RAMfest will be visiting the windy city to cook up a big storm of rock ‘n roll awesomeness.
PE, we have some more good news! Hume Park is making camping space available for those of you that would like to stay over on the evening after RAMfest.
Here is the campsite booking details:
· Camping R40
· Pre booking’s essential
· Contact number, Hume Park: 0415861518
· Email address: Humepark_caravanpark
Please note: Your festival ticket does NOT include camping. Camping must be booked prior to your arrival directly with Hume Park management on the contact details that’s provided above.
This is what you have been waiting for, your very own huge rock ‘n roll and alternative music concert. Finally, RAMfest has decided to claw its way to Bloemfontein for what will hopefully be the first of many appearances in the City of Roses. Hear the rumble, feel the rumble, its coming.
We were forced to make a couple of last minute changes, but we stuck to our guns and will bring you a night of incredible music nonetheless. LONG LIVE ROCK N ROLL!
Fokofpolisiekar, Niskerone, Shadowclub, No Halo`s, All Will Fall, Koldproduk.
The RAM is back on the sunny shores of the largest city in KwaZulu-Natal; a city where east meets west. This year RAMfest Durban will move to Origin Night Club, come and have a great time with us.
Line Up (local and international):
NETSKY ft. MC Darrison (Belgium & UK), Niskerone, Hyphen vs SFR, DJ Nightvision, Amigo, Veranda Panda, Ditigal Kaos, Icarus, We’ve Been Hacked, Mad Love, Slice Freddy, Leo, Bear Girls, Jay Tweak, Mark E Mark.
Tickets: DBN: R120
Come get buck wild with us!
For a press release containing only details of RAMfest in your particular city please contact
us, we will be releasing these individual press releases soon.