Tidal Waves is simply the best band in South Africa. Their new guitarist, Jaco Mans has added another dimension to the already incredible sound. Even if that was the only band you managed to catch at Oppikoppi it would have been worth paying. Other bands that impressed were Harris Tweed, One Sock Thief and the guitarist Selaelo Selota. Old favourites that delivered the goods yet again: Chris Letcher, Clark & van der Hoven, Parlotones and Fuzigish. The international band were the not-so-Hothouse Flowers for me but that is a matter of taste and a lot of people were a lot impressed by them. I also heard very good things about Kidofdoom (I unfortunately missed them) so try check them out, I know I am.