This is the 7th year of celebrating South Africa’s foremost alternative, rock and metal Festival Krank’d Up and in 2018, it is set to take place September 29 at Sundowners in Alberton, Johannesburg.
Headlining this year’s event will be UK tech-metal pioneers Sikth and US metalcore titans Miss May I along with the very best the South African music scene has to offer.
Krank’d Up was voted one of the 10 festivals you need to attend by Metal Hammer magazine recently with past headliners including the likes of 36 Crazyfists, Protest the Hero, Unearth and Norma Jean to name a few.
Wayne Boucher, Talent Buyer for Turning Tricks Entertainment – the masterminds behind Krank’d Up comments, “To say that I’m excited about this year’s Krank’d Up would likely be the understatement of the year. With each instalment of the festival we try up the ante, and this year is no exception.
“We have the extremely powerful live show of Miss May I to look forward to and I know I’ll battle to contain myself when SikTh hit the stage as they’ve influenced so many prog-metal bands we’ve dealt with over the years. I’m especially proud of our local line-up which boasts 13 Krank’d Up debuts for this year’s edition.”
The full line up of the event includes:
Miss May I, Sikth, Deity’s Muse, Facing the Gallows, Southern Wild, Truth and its Burden, Only Forever, Dirty Moonshine, L.A Cobra, Bleeding Spawn, Riddlebreak, Ruff Majik, All We’ve Known, Penny Vagrant, Treehouse Burning, KOI, Slippery When Wet / Zephyr Heirs, Last One Alive, Nerve Zero and Defy Theory.