There’s no such thing as a free lunch, right? Well, here’s a free show without a catch.

The blokes from Fokofpolisiekar have aced their recent ThundaFund crowdfunding campaign, an effort to raise a target of R500 000 to fund their first full-length studio album in 11 years. Over R700 000 was raised for the band from public generosity, with the target having been reached within nine days of launching.

A free show for Cape Town was promised by the band upon the campaign’s inception, and now the rockers are sticking to their word by offering a free show at Mercury Live on the 25th of May. Doors will open at 19:00 on the night, with the band taking to the stage at 21:00. Due to the club’s capacity of 400 people, entrance will be on a first-come-first-serve basis.


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Justin Williams is a born-and-bred Capetonian with a flair for writing. His icons include the late South African authors Lawrence Green, Eric Rosenthal and T.V. Bulpin, literary figures who continuously inspire him to cover the avenues of lifestyle, travel and nature in a local context. When he's not covering a story, Justin can be found in the mountains - he's a renowned wild food forager and herbalism student.