29 May
 Ghanzi Community Hall, Ghanzi Botswana
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 Overthrust Deathmetal band
BANDS: Overthrust - Ghanzi, Botswana, Skinflint-Gaborone, Botswana. Ras Jesus-Gantsi, Botswana. AMOK-Gaborone, Botswana. Barren Barrel-Maun, Botswana. Kamp 13 - Gaborone, Botswana. Brian and Manaiwa Crew-Letlhakane, Botswana. Synader-Maun, Botswana Kirottuaaani - Finland, Demogoroth Satanum -Soweto, RSA Remuda - Maun, Botswana, Dust N Fire - Letlhakane, Botswana, Bankrupt Souls - Francistown, Botswana HISTORY OF OVERTHRUST WINTER METAL MANIA FEST The event “OVERTHRUST WINTER METAL MANIA FEST” was started by Overthrust Rock Band in May 2010.It was initial started as an ordinary annual rock festival, its main purpose was to bring all followers of rock music in one place to associate, unite and re-unite and have all local rock bands performing. The festival initial was “Kgalagadi Desert Festival” in 2010 but upon realizing that the name sounded similar to other people’s brand it was changed in 2011 to “Overthrust Winter Metal Mania Fest” meaning a huge massive winter rock festival organized by Overthrust Deathmetal Band. This festival is an annual National big charity Rock Music Festival held in winter either in end of May or first week of June every year. It usually attracts various Rock Music Bands from all corners of Botswana and recently bands from outside are taking part in it e.g. Within Madness from Windhoek-Namibia, Bleeding Spawn South Africa. THEME The theme of Overthrust Winter Metal Mania Fest is “Ride and March against Poverty”, “Rocking against Alcohol Abuse” and “Healthy body benefits”. In June, 2012 “Overthrust Winter Metal Mania Fest” was incorporated in to a charity event so as to help people in need in the community BUT specializing in gathering and giving donations to orphan children and disabled children and needy children, we give then clothes, food and other necessary materials. The title: OVERTHRUST WINTER METAL MANIA FESTIVAL, remained in force. We liaise with S & CD Department and the community to help us identify those in need either registered with them or not. Overthrust Winter Metal Mania Fest is developing into a bigger event each and every year; 2010, we had number of people attending of about less than 80 people 2011, about 100 people attended 2012, about 150 people attended 2013, about 200 people attended 2014, about 250 people attended We are expecting an increase in the number of people attending it this year May, 2015. The following bands have been supporting this event: Remuda, Vitrified, Disciplinary, Skeletal Saints, Dust N Fire, High Voltage, Stane, Wrust, Crackdust, Within Madness-Namibia, Bleeding Spawn-South Africa, Amok, PMMA, Ras Jesus, Stepping Razor. This festival has now turned into some sort of Rockers or Rock Music Followers Holiday. So far majority of people start to prepare themselves beginning of every year for this festival, in winter Gantsi is a place to be. This is when Rockers meet their old friends from all corners of Botswana, this is when different nations all over the world meet in one roof interacting, uniting as one, cultural exchange and speaking the same language and that’s Rock “N” Roll. During this festivals we have people coming from Southern Africa, Sweden, Finland, Asia, Americas and Europeans mainly Journalists, video graphers and fans and we highly appreciate their support and love. HANDING OVER OF DONATIONS After this event a nearer date is set for handing over of donations to the beneficiary or the handing over is done during the festival, we invite the custodians, village authorities’ or elders, media and other people to witness the handing over. In June, 2012 we donated clothes, toiletry and blackets all worth P2000 In 2013 we had children clothes worth P1700 to donate. In 2014 we donated clothes including blankets all worth P1500 NB: This event is becoming popular and big each year but we have no sponsors, we dig from our pockets and contribute to finance the activities of this event, we ask for sponsors each year but to know avail, however that will not stop us from reaching our mission to help the needy children and orphan in the community. The following activities usually take place during this event: Official opening of the event METAL DJS CAMPING ACOUSTICS ARM WRESTLING BORNFIRE BANDS MERCHANDISE FOR SALE FOOD AND DRINKS FOR SALE LIVE METAL BANDS CAR/MOTORBIKE WASH MOTORBIKE DISPLAY MARCH AND RIDE AGAINST POVERTY RECEIVING DONATIONS More Details to follow

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