Cool kid on campus: Tom Revington


Thomas “Tom” Revington is a long-haired indie kid, who is a student by day and a rock star by night. The fourth year film student is the guitarist and ukulele player in indie-bele band Shortstraw. His other talents include beat boxing and playing on an electric drum kit. He lives in a commune in Emmarentia…

OPPIKOPPI: Made it out alive


By Pheladi Sethusa and Shandukani Mulaudzi While one of us sits with a heaving chest and the cough of death, the other found the cure to her cold at Oppokoppi. The last day of the festival could not have come soon enough, we were exhausted, dirty, dehydrated and hungry – but we had survived. #InDustWeTrust…

Same music, different people


By Pheladi Sethusa and Shandukani Mulaudzi Pulling the short straw is something that happens a few times in your life. Sometimes you may be lucky and you won’t, this is life. ShortStraw For the five man band ShortStraw, it was about the beginning of their career. They started out playing for no one then moved…

Op pad na Oppi (On the road to Oppi)


By Pheladi Sethusa and Shandukani Mulaudzi Three camera bags, two spare batteries for each camera, sleeping bags, tent, camp chairs, bags and booze all squeezed into the back of a Polo hatchback. Even though the day had been coming for a month, two Oppikoppi virgins were scrambling to get their things together at the last…

Team Vuvu Oppi ball


By Pheladi Sethusa and Shandukani Mulaudzi ALL ROADS lead to Limpopo in August, this time not for Moria celebrations or to return to one’s roots, but rather to rock out at Oppikoppi. Bewilderbeast Bewilderbeast is the theme this year and it marks the 19th Oppikoppi festival since its inception in 1994. Performers set to take…