Gearhouse Group has announced the renaming of their Training facility to the Kentse Mpahlwa Gearhouse Training Academy with the aim of furthering the legacy left by late Gearhouse director and colleague, Kentse Mpahlwa.
Bullet For My Valentine headlining OppiKoppi 18 – Sweet Thing Festival
You asked them and the Hilltop Live crew have heeded your call. Welsh Metal-core band, Bullet For My Valentine is making their South African debut at OppiKoppi 18 Sweet\Thing.
Bullet for My Valentine comprises lead singer & rhythm guitarist Matthew Tuck, drummer Michael 'Moose' Thomas, lead guitarist & backing vocalist Michael 'Padge' Paget and bassist & backing vocalist Jason 'Jay' James. The group, named Best British Band in 2008, 2009 and 2010 by metal magazine Kerrang, formed 10 years ago in their hometown of Bridgend as Jeff Killed John, covering Metallica and Nirvana songs. Citing Metallica, Iron Maiden and Slayer as influence they found their niche in 2002 on signing a five album deal with Sony BMG dropping The Poison in 2005, Scream Aim Fire in 2007 and Fever in 2010.
With over one million albums in the United States and exceeding 2 500 000 worldwide sales, Bullet For My Valentine's debut for their South African fans has been a long time coming. Additional South African tour dates will be announced shortly.
OppiKoppi 18 Sweet\Thing! from 9-11 August 2012 has lots more in store for fanatics, so head on over to the Standard Bank youth portal (http://studentachiever.standardbank.co.za/youth/GetIt/Comps-and-promos/Oppikoppi) for your discounted R600 tickets (they supplement each ticket for the fans (nice hey?) and you DO NOT have to be a Standard Bank client) or use our Facebook page for R700, or R750 from Ticketbreak.co.za.