Woodstock Festival adds new genre to programme

Edward Tsumele

Edward Tsumele

Music lovers will converge on Riversands for the popular annual Woodstock Festival from next Thursday to Sunday.

This year the festival organisers have added a hip-hop stage in recognition of the growing influence and popularity of this genre over the past few years.

Though there will be several stages, mainly catering to rock music, it will be the hip-hop stage that will attract special attention because it is new to the festival.

Among the hip-hop artists who will step on to the stage will be Jozi, Peer Pressure, Reason, Head Honchos, Thesis, Cold Product, Nthabi, RJ Benjamin and T Money.

Woodstock is the largest annual music festival in the country and is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year.

Woodstock 10 will be hosted at Riversands Farm, about 6km from the Witkoppen Road and William Nicol Drive interchange, past Fourways and the Indaba Hotel.

It will, as in the past, have an assortment of skateboarders, BMX riders, FMX riders, off-road Sandmaster-type cars and paintball events.

Other rock bands at this year's event include 16 Stitch, All Will Fall, Allegra Street Theme, Autopilot, Betray the Emissary, Bloodline LTD, Chris Chameleon and Fokofpolisiekar.