RAMfest 2013 presented by Red Heart Rum

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RAMfest, South Africa’s biggest annual Alternative Music Festival, is proud to present three outstanding international bands as the headlining acts for the 2013 concert: Rise Against (USA) , British Metalcore band Bring Me The Horizon, as well asPaul Harding en Ben Verse from Pendulum (Australia and England) will be setting our stages alight in four cities. Throw some stellar local acts in the mix and the RAM family can rest assured that the event will be even bigger and better than ever! 

RAMfest 2013 will be touring Cape Town, Johannesburg, PE and Durban. 

Rise Against and Bring Me The Horizon’s performances includeRAMfest Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban and Pendulum DJ Set and Verse will be performing in all 4 cities.  NoteThere are two different concerts in Durban, so make sure that you know the exact line-up before you purchase your ticket. The internationals, except for Pendulum DJ Set and Verse, will not be performing in PE.  

Rise Against 

Rise Against is an American punk rock band from Chicago, Illinois. The band`s first two albums “The Unraveling” (2001) and “Revolutions per Minute” (2003) met with considerable underground success. Their major label debut “Siren Song of the Counter Culture” brought the band mainstream success, producing several successful singles. The two albums after that, “The Sufferer and the Witness” and “Appeal to Reason”, respectively debuted at number ten and number three on the Billboard 200 Chart. 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/riseagainst

Twitter:  @riseagainst

Website: http://www.riseagainst.com 

Bring Me The Horizon

Formed in Sheffield in 2004, Bring Me the Horizon has had many highlights since the launch of their career. They have won 3 Kerrang Awards – one in 2007 for Best British Newcomer, the second in 2011 for Best Album for “There Is A Hell…”, and most recently the 2012 award for Best British Video for “Alligator Blood”. They were officially the biggest band on MySpace UK in 2011, boast over 3.4 million fans on Facebook, as well as over 50 million UK and European views on YouTube for their official videos.

In late 2011 BMTH supported Machine Head in UK and Europe, including a return to UK arenas. For the first 6 months of 2012 the band has been in the studio working on their next album, to be released through Sony in 2013. 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bmthofficial

Twitter:      http://twitter.com/bmthofficial

Website:    https//:www.bringmethehorizon.co.uk 


After the success of their performance at RAMfest 2010, Paul Harding en Ben Verse from Pendulum (Australia and England) will also be returning to perform at RAMfest 2013. 

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pendulum

Twitter:     @PendulumMusic

Website:    http://www.pendulum.com/ 


Good news! Cape Town attendees can look forward to the former weekend-long festival format and Joburg residents can also ready their tents – we’re setting up shop for a full weekend up North as well.   

7 -10 March: RAMfestCape Town, including all international acts (Circle of Dreams, Riviersonderend)

RED HEART RUM MAIN STAGE: Rise Against, Bring Me the Horizon, Jack Parow, Van Coke Kartel, Goodnight Wembley, The Black Cat Bones, Beast, Fuzigish, Woodstock Mafia, Dead Alphabet and many more.

MONSTER ENERGY ALTERNATIVE STAGE by METAL4AFRICA.COM: Facing the Gallows, Haggis and Bong, Juggernaut, All Will Fall, Four A Penny, Marching Dead, Pestroy, Chromium and many more.

OLMECA TEQUILA ELECTRONIC STAGE: Pendulum DJ Set and Verse, Niskerone, Sideshow, Veranda Panda, Hyphen, Das Kapital, Sibot, P.H.FAT, Tommy Gun and many more.

BOOM! STAGE: The Ratrod Cats, The Man Motels, Love Glory Pyrotechnics, Crimson House Blues, Holiday Murray, Andy Lund, Gerald Clark, Sons of Settlers, Tailor, Black Handed Kites and many more.

Full line up and details RAMfest Cape Town: http://www.facebook.com/events/349699058431388

8 March: RAMfest presents Pendulum DJ set & Verse (Durban, Origin Nightclub)

Line-up: Pendulum DJ Set and Verse, Das Kapital, more soon!

Updates for Durban Origin:


15 March: RAMfest presents Pendulum DJ set & Verse, Das Kapital (Old Grey, Port Elizabeth)

Line up: Pendulum DJ Set and Verse, Das Kapital, more acts to be announced soon!

Updates for PE, Old Grey:


15 March: RAMfest presents Rise Against and Bring Me The Horizon (Durban, Wavehouse)

Line up: Rise Against, Bring Me the Horizon, Lowerprofile.

Updates for Durban, Wavehouse:


15 & 16 March: RAMfest JHB, including all international acts (Riversands Farm, Fourways)

RED HEART MAIN STAGE:  Rise Against, Bring Me The Horizon, Jack Parow, Van Coke Kartel, Fuzigish, Black Cat Bones, Pestroy, Beast, Mind Assault, Deity’s Muse and many more.

OLMECA ELECTRONIC STAGE: Pendulum DJ Set and Verse, Double Adapter, Das Kapital, Veranda Panda, Sibot, Benson, Rude One, Reepa and many more.

BOOM STAGE: Rambling Bones, Planet Joy, North of Winter, The Action Thrillers, Short Straw, Tamara Tree, City of Heroes, The Frown and many more.

Johannesburg campers please read carefully: There are only 5 000 camping spots available at RAMfest Johannesburg. Read options when purchasing tickets carefully to select Ticket including camping or Ticket excluding camping. If purchasing tickets excluding camping, you will have to leave premises after each night and return the next day. If keen to camp, purchase tickets soon to avoid disappointment.

Full line-up and details for RAMfest Johannesburg: http://www.facebook.com/events/315336655210418/

 Ticket prices for RAMfest shows:

Cape Town: 7-9 March: R550 pre-sold, R650 at the gate.

  • Johannesburg: 15 & 16 March: R550 pre-sold, R650 at the gate.
  • Durban: 15 March: R350 pre-sold, R450 at the gate.
  • Durban: 8 March: R150 presales and R100 early bird.
  • PE: 15 March: R150 presales and R100 early bird.                                                                                                                                   

Ticket sales:

Tickets at: http://www.ticketbreak.co.za/ramfest

  • CPT: here   
  • JHB: here
  • DBN Wavehouse: here
  • DBN Origin: here
  • PE: here                                       

 We would like to thank our sponsors: Red Heart Rum, Olmeca Tequila, MK,  Monster Energy, Rolling Stone SA, Hunters Dry, Music Connection, Black Label, Lipton Ice Tea, Ticketbreak.

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