ramfest-2014GeekShizzle started a small riot after the big announcement that some of our favorite bands will be coming to South Africa next year. The calendars have been marked, our stash of “mad money” has been placed at arm’s length just in case and we are gearing for what should be one of the most memorable RAMfests ever!





The biggest names confirmed so far:

  • Killswitch Engage (USA)
  • Trivium (USA)
  • Biffy Clyro (Scotland)
  • Camo & Krooked (Austria) featuring Dynamite MC (UK)
  • Foals (UK)

I think GS Co-owner “TheFran” is still hyperventilating and slowly recuperating since the fantastic news has hit the interwebs. It is no secret that he carries the torch as one of the biggest Killswitch Engage fans ever! Short on his heels you will find me dragging along as one of the “super fans”.


Killswitch Engage



Some history about RAMfest:

RAMfest is a South African held music festival which occurs annually in March and was formed in 2007. Through the years we have seen many top shelve International bands and artists flock to South Africa. RAMFest has grown to be one of the most popular and widely attended festivals in South African history. Local acts join in the mix with big names such as Pestroy, Van Coke Kartel, Deity’s Muse, Chromium, and many more. In addition to the usual live acts performing, the festival also makes provision for concert goers to enjoy a variety of electronic and alternative stages. The festival is held in up to five South African cities with each location as unique as their culture.

RAMfest 2013, what did you miss?

Three international bands headlined at Ramfest in March this year, US based “Rise Against”, British metalcore band “Bring Me The Horizon”, as well as Paul Harding and Ben Verse from “Pendulum” (Australia and England) came out to entertain the hordes of fans. RAMfest 2013 was held in Cape Town, Johannesburg, Port Elizabeth and Durban.

I attended the Jo’burg festival and still remember the clear windless evening, with the air filled with eardrum bursting guitar riffs and double base drums pulsating through my veins. I had way too much to drink (which goes without saying) and spent all my money in a matter of hours; however the memories from the experience are some of the best I have shared with my best friends.

Check out the clip to catch-up on what you may have missed at this year’s RAMfest

RAMfest 2014 tickets:

Ticket sales are available from:

www.ramfest.co.za/tickets or plankton.mobi

The ticket prices will vary during the next few months, the earlier you buy your ticket, the better the price. Only valid ticket holders can take part in merchandise competitions on RAMfest social media pages. All tickets for Cape Town and Johannesburg include full weekend camping.

Cape Town 6 -9 March 2014

Elandskloof, Villiersdorp

  • Full weekend camping pass (No under 18’s) 1 Sept – 1 Dec, R600
  • Full weekend camping pass (No under 18’s) 2 Dec – 1 Feb, R650
  • Full weekend camping pass (No under 18’s) 2 Feb – 7 Mar, R700
  • Kreef Hotel & Chalets for hire: Details soon.

Johannesburg 6-9 March 2014

Witfontein, JR 512, Bronkhorstspruit

  • Full weekend camping pass (No under 18’s) 1 Sept – 1 Dec, R600
  • Full weekend camping pass (No under 18’s) 2 Dec – 1 Feb, R650
  • Full weekend camping pass (No under 18’s) 2 Feb – 7 Mar, R700

More announcements in October 2013!


Check out some of South Africa’s bands



Deity’s Muse

Climate Control

Ashtray Electric

Zebra & Giraffe


Van Coke Kartel