The mighty Cattle Decapitation are set to play one show in Johannesburg on the 24th February 2018. Their latest release “The Anthropocene Extinction” and subsequent tour are finally making its way to African shores. They will play at the Newtown Music Factory and support bands Insidious Reign and Bleeding Spawn will be there to represent our local scene. Early bird tickets are available via our website HERE
Arguably one of the biggest Deathcore band in the world, Australia’s Thy Art Is Murder are set to crush South Africa on the 4th November 2017 at “The Groove Live” in Newtown Johannesburg. Early Bird tickets are now available via Witchdoctor Productions and will include and invite to the PRE Party. Regular tickets go on sale in June via Computicket.
That’s right, Deathcore heavyweights Chelsea Grin will be hitting African shores in August 2017 for one show in Gauteng. “Chelsea Grin, the band from Utah use a foundation of hardcore grit combined with death metal technicality and grind speed to produce as much aural harm as the back alley jaw split.” FB Page
End of the line . . .
What a weekend, holy shit. Not sure where to start, so i may as well start somewhere. It makes us proud to end the #WITCHFEST story with the amazing 2017 Festival edition in Johannesburg & Cape Town, the bands, the fans and atmosphere were electric. Thank you to every single person who came out to Witchfest 2017 and every other Witchfest over the last 14 years for that matter.
Please note the Johannesburg festival has moved to the old BASSLINE venue, now called “The Groove Live” located at the Old Bassline building
– ALL tickets are still valid and you do not need to exchange them.
We tried to use a new venue when the original Bassline closed, however the moving process has not been easy or smooth for us. There were too many additional and hidden cost associated with moving forward as an outdoor event. While we may be a big festival by metal standards, we are nothing compared to rock and mainstream events. Our crowd is limited and being a 100% self funded event, it got to the point where we would have to sacrifice show quality in order to just to keep it an outdoor event.
One FM 94.0 chat to Mike Spreitzer from DevilDriver ahead of Witchfest 2017. Take listen below.
This week we received a video greeting from Dez Fafara of Devildriver as they prepare for Witchfest 2017. Hit the read more to see the video.
After months of hard work and searching for the right roasts, we are proud to let you know that Witchdoctor Coffee is on sale now. Four Roasts – Select / Medium / Dark & Espresso are going for R99 for 250g and R195 for 500g Bean or Ground.
The pre orders for the 2017 Witchfest T shirts are live. You can now purchase your T shirt and collect it at the merch tables. This is the only way to guarantee a shirt as a very limited amount will be made available on the day. Go now tot he STORE link and check it out. Please note, we are NOT shipping these shirts. They can ONLY be collected from the relevant festival merch table.
2017 is the start of a new campaign for Witchdoctor Productions and Witchfest.
Our goal is to drive ticket prices down as far as possible for the fans by opening up the events to potential sponsors and brands. In order to make this happen we need to work with brands and sponsors who see value in our sector of the music industry.
If you, or someone you know is in the fundraising game, and looking for a new “client” to add to their portfolio, please read on.