For those for whom the dusty bushveldt surrounds of OppiKoppi have become the source of one too many hangovers to bear, hold tight – it’s coming to a YouTube channel near you. The festival has always prided itself on being at the forefront of technology, bringing music lovers the best local and international acts, and this year OppiKoppi love is spreading even further, thanks to Google+ and YouTube.
Since the 25th July, fans have tuned in for Hangouts on Air
with some of their favourite artists, including Jack Parow
and Enter Shikari
, and now fans all over the world can tune in to daily Hangout shows and watch live streams of OppiKoppi’s two main stages via the OppiKoppi Google+ Page
. The lineup for live streamed shows promises about 20 hours of OppiKoppi goodness, including the complete performances of HHP, aKING, Vusi Mahlasela and many more.
The Hangouts will be hosted by Rolling Stone magazine's
Miles Keylock, Diane Coetzer and Anton Marshall, joined by radio stalwart Michelle Constant. It will feature artists such as AKA, Shadowclub, BLK JKS, The KONGOS, Seether and Vusi Mahlasela.
In preparation for what can only be described as a Rock-n-Roll rite of passage, check out the daily uploads on OppiKoppi's brand new YouTube channel
. Oppikoppi Sweet Thing
kicks off on the 9th August through to the 11th
Here are the steps you need to follow to join the Hangouts:
? Sign up on Google+. If you have a Google or Gmail account, just use that to sign up, or create a new account in a few minutes.
? Make sure you have a solid internet connection and a working webcam.