Oppikoppi is going down tomorrow, and it’s going to be another big one! We here at Why Ed have already 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 Alex Smillie, Dylan Hunt and Dave van Vuuren from Southern Wild:

What can people expect from Southern Wild at Oppikoppi?

Dylan: We are bringing all the rock n’ roll, feels and energy we can to the stage. Expect an array of emotions and movement. Dave: Yeah, Dyl pretty much sums it up! Alex: Some new tracks!

What has been your fondest memory of Oppikoppi?

Dylan: Having been to many Oppikoppi’s, the best part is not actually remembering which Oppikoppi is which. Dave: Watching Rival Sons perform “Jordan” on the James Phillips Stage – It was the most emotional, wholehearted performance I’ve ever seen! Also, watching Bra Hugh live for the first and only time in my life as the sun was setting. At least it felt like the sun was setting. Alex: For me, it was seeing all the familiar faces supporting us during our first year on the Bruilof stage. We felt such love!

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

Dylan: Normal Life vs pooping in a bush. Dave: I’ve never stayed in Kreef.

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

Dave: Koppi is always such a blur, very difficult to recall. Alex: Hrhrhrruuugghuuhgghuu? *Drunk guy passes out*

Which of the acts on the line-up are you keen on checking out at Oppikoppi?

Dylan: Such a diverse line up this year. Bongeziwe Mabandla. Fokof. Brynn. Dave: Grassy, Stoker, Bam Bam Brown and a bunch of others. Alex: Just to name a few… Stoker, Grassy Spark, The Black Cat Bones, Vulvodynia, Bam Bam Brown, Retro Dizzy, Stone Jets, OhGod, Hellcats, Kwesta!

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

Dylan: Drink a beer, roll a dinky. Smoke said dinky. In that order. Dave: Yeah, probably drink a beer and then check the lineup. Alex: Check into the Kreef Hotel. Dump my gear. Find a beer.

What makes Oppikoppi different from other festivals before you hit the stage?

Dylan: Firstly having an hour change over as a band really helps getting comfy on stage. Nothing worse than playing on a massive stage in front of a kak load of people, and only have a 15-minute changeover. Also, perhaps huffing on an asthma pump before the show to try to clear some of the dust. May revert to smoking the dinky as per my last answer. Dave: Well, it’s the most legendary festival in our country, so I guess at Koppi you feel a sense of unrivaled pressure and a desire to have your best show. Alex: It’s the build-up. The excitement. And the utter FOMO you see in all your friends feel when you tell them you’re going to Oppikoppi!

We would like to thank the guys for their time. Be sure to check out Southern Wild when they klap Oppikoppi this year.