Oppikoppi is right here! and it’s going to be a moerse #jol!. Are you prepared? Are you ready for beautiful music in the dust? And do you have your tickets yet? If not, click here. With that said, we’re asking Oppikoppi artists 7 kief questions about the festival. We had a chat with Riaan Nieuwenhuis.

Riaan Nieuwenhuis is a composer and multi-instrumentalist, based in South Africa. His music spans the genres of Indie Rock to New Age, Classical and Blues. Compositions range from spacious, ethereal and melodic piano, to adrenalin-pumping, power-driven rock instrumentals.

How would you explain to someone the difference between Kreef and Mordor?

Mordor is something that lives in the sea, and Kreef is a Hotel at Oppikoppi.

Which of the artists performing this year are you looking forward seeing? And why

The Black Cat Bones, because they are authentic, have earned their stripes, display variety, and I will be joining them on stage.

Who’s going to be your Oppikoppi wingman/woman?

Jean Marais, Heinrich Wesson, Marc Ellis, Sarah Wolff.

Any pre-show rituals you have before a show?

Making jokes.

What’s the one thing you will never forget to bring to Oppikoppi, other than instruments?

My hat.

What can people expect from Riaan Nieuwenhuis at Oppikoppi?

Hard, uncompromising, original Desert Rock.

What’s the most random question you’ve ever been asked at Oppikoppi?

Can’t recall.

We would like to thank Riaan for his time. Be sure to check them him out at Oppikoppi this year. Lekker tekkies!