Want some more RAMfest family? We are going big in 2013! Brittish Metalcore band “Bring Me the Horizon” and “As I Lay Dying” from USA are the latest two international acts that will be joining Rise Against (USA) and Paul Harding en Ben Verse from Pendulum (Australia and England) to perform at RAMfest 2013.

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.” In 2011 they were officially the biggest band on MySpace UKin 2011; they have over 3.4 million fans on Facebook and over 50 million UK & 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.

“As I Lay Dying”, one of USA`s top metal attractions, has celebrated their latest worldwide release only last week (25 September) with ‘Awakened.” This is the band`s sixth studio release to date and is already receiving excellent reviews from metal communities all across the globe. Their appearance at RAMfest will make up a part of a 2013 world tour to promote “Awakened.” The band has been described by many as a rough blend between thrash and melodic death, but more commonly described as a leader of the metalcore sound; which fuses extreme metal with elements of hardcore punk. What we can be certain of is that “As I Lay Dying” are world class metal entertainers. They have featured prominently at major international festivals such as Wacken Open Air, Soundwave Festival, and Bloodstream to name only a few.

DATES:

RAMfest 2013: 5 cities including Cape Town back to a weekend Festival and good news for Johannesburg: officially a weekend festival as well.

7, 8, 9 March: RAMfest CT, Circle of Dreams, Riviersonderend – including all international acts.

8 March: RAMfest presents Pendulum DJ set & Verse, Durban, Venue TBC.

13 March: RAMfest presents Pendulum DJ set & Verse, Bloemfontein, Venue TBC.

15 March: RAMfest present Pendulum DJ set & Verse, Port Elizabeth, Venue TBC.

15 March: RAMfest Durban, Wavehouse – ft. Rise Against, Bring Me The Horizon and As I Lay Dying.

15 & 16 March: RAMfest JHB, Riversands Farm, Fourways – including all international acts.

TICKET SALES:

Ticket Sales open on Monday 3 September 2012 athttp://www.ticketbreak.co.za/ramfest

CPT: http://www.ticketbreak.co.za/event_details/1468

JHB: http://www.ticketbreak.co.za/event_details/1467

DBN Wavehouse: http://www.ticketbreak.co.za/event_details/1506

Ticket prices for RAMfest “main” shows:

Cape Town, 7-9 March: R490 early bird (limited amount available) R550 pre-sold, R650 at the gate.

Johannesburg, 15 & 16 March R490 early bird (SOLD OUT), R550 pre-sold, R650 at the gate.

Durban, 15 March: R300 early (SOLD OUT) R350 pre-sold, R450 at the gate.

Johannesburg camping 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.

Ticket sales for “side shows” in Durban, PE and Bloemfontein will open soon on www.ticketbreak.co.za

Durban, 8 March: R100 early (limited amount available)R150 pre-sold.

Bloemfontein, 13 March: R100 early bird (limited amount available) R150 pre-sold.

Port Elizabeth, 15 March: R100 early bird. (limited amount available) R150 pre-sold.