RAMfest, South Africa`s biggest annual Alternative Music Festival is proud to announce that Rise Against will be headlining RAMfest 2013 in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban.
After the success of their phenomenal set at RAMfest 2010, Paul Harding en Ben Verse from Pendulum (Australia and England) will also be returning to perform at RAMfest 2013.
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. All three albums reached platinum status in Canada and Gold status in the USA.
Rise Against`s sixth studio album “Endgame” was released in 2011. “The songs to me are a selection of who we are as people,” says vocalist McIlrath. “We’re not 100 percent political or 100 percent personal. We’re people with many different cares and passions. Many different things make up our daily lives. I don’t consider myself any more political than those out there who care about the world they live in.”
And as for the pressure in following up its string of successes—which now includes three gold-awarded albums and gold singles—McIlrath says it’s all internally generated.
“The pressure that we feel is the pressure that we put on ourselves,” he says. “We try to step up our game on each record and create something that’s relevant, new and fresh, and is still Rise Against. I want to give my perspective, and from the punk community, take in what’s happening, interpret that and put it into a song, letting the world know how we feel about it. That’s the goal behind a lot of the music.”
Rise Against will be performing at Ramfest Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban on the following dates:
9 March: RAMfest CT, Circle of Dreams, Riviersonderend.
15 March: RAMfest Durban, Wavehouse.
16 March: RAMfest Riversands Farm, Fourways, Johannesburg.
Pendulum DJ Set & Verse will be performing in all 5 cities between 8 – 16 March.
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.
8 March: RAMfest presents …Durban, Venue TBC.
13 March: RAMfest presents…Bloemfontein, Venue TBC.
15 March: RAMfest presents…Port Elizabeth, Venue TBC.
15 March: RAMfest Durban, Wavehouse.
15 & 16 March: RAMfest JHB, Riversands Farm, Fourways.
Ticket Sales open on Monday 3 September 2012 athttp://www.ticketbreak.co.za/ramfest
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 (limited amount available), R550 pre-sold, R650 at the gate.
Durban 15 March: R300 early (limited amount available) R350 pre-sold, R450 at the gate.
Ticket sales for “side shows” will open soon!
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.
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