Popular American folk rock band The Lumineers make their return to South Africa for their Cleopatra World Tour powered by 5FM in April.

In support of the tour, 5FM ran a six-week-long search to find the opening act for the band for their Cape Town concert on 26 April and Johannesburg one on 28 April.

Six popular indie bands were identified and listeners had to vote for their favourites via the 5FM App. The four bands shortlisted were The Shabs, Opposite the Other, Early Hours and Sean Koch Trio.

This morning on Fresh@5, the bands’ Jeremiah Fraites announced their choice with

Cape Town-based band Opposite the Other taking top spot as opening act for both Johannesburg and Cape Town. The Lumineers have also added another Cape Town band, Early Hours, to the Cape Town leg, saying they would open the day.

Tickets for the concerts, brought to you by Big Concerts, are available from Computicket. Johannesburg fans can catch the band at The Ticketpro Dome and Cape Town at Green Point Park.

About 5FM

5FM is not just a radio station.

5FM is a multimedia brand that builds and shares content across digital and on-air media channels informed by a youthful community.

5FM’s purpose is to bring together youthful South Africans through the power of music. As an entertainment powerhouse 5FM features some of the most well-known media personalities and music DJs in South Africa.

The station embraces content that is relevant, youthful and co-created with the 5FM community while proudly supporting the South African music industry.

5FM has won numerous awards, including seven consecutive Generation Next awards for Coolest Radio Station, 2012 Commercial Station of the Year at the MTN Radio Awards and the Most Influential International Station at the Worldwide Radio Summit in Los Angeles. 5FM lives loud!

Visit 5FM online at, or find us on the following social media platforms:





Pintrest: https://ww

SnapChat: Thepowerof5fm



Content published by

DK Expressions®