Oppikoppi is going down in August, and it’s going to be another big one! We here at Why Ed are already preparing ourselves by inhaling dust and taking naps at the office in the middle of the day. With that said, we’re asking Oppikoppi artists 7 questions about the festival, and sommer delving into past experiences. Their answers may serve you well in the quest to make your very own Oppikoppi experience one of the most memorable.

We had a chat with Heine from Son of Hawk. Lekker! Check it out…

Where’s the better party; Kreef Hotel, or Mordor?

Mordor, as much as I love the Kreef and usually reside there, Mordor is a beast on its own. I’m fairly certain that 80% of the weirdest shit I have ever seen has gone down there.

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

“Haven’t you had enough?” Fok jou, ek vat wat ek wil.

Do you have any tips for people wanting to get lucky in the bushveld?

Buy a drunk girl some food. Drunk girls love food, and they’ll love you for feeding them.

What are the first three things you’re going to do when you arrive at Oppikoppi?

Crack a beer, roll a joint, kiss a girl.

What have you done so far to prepare for Oppikoppi?

Tapering in, prepping the liver, buying weed, and the odd cardio.

Have you ever picked up any injuries at Oppikoppi? If so, mind telling us what happened?

Nah, I’m hard as nails. I’ve injured Oppikoppi and it’s patrons more than it’s injured me. The place isn’t that hard as everyone goes on about. What the hell? It’s sunshine, dust, tunes, booze. Harden up folks. It’s paradise.

What has been your fondest memory of Oppikoppi?

I don’t recall much, to be honest. But I guess playing incredible music to music hungry prawns stands out above the rest. That, and the look on the cashiers’ faces at Northam’s KFC after-fest is pretty rad too. Oh yes, and a girl named Raven. Raven, if you are reading this, sorry about “that” incident, you told me you have insurance, please pick up the phone, I love you.

We would like to thank Heine for his time. Make sure you don’t miss Son of Hawk when they take the stage at Oppikoppi.