Based: Cape Town
Fokofpolisiekar was formed in 2003 when a group of friends from Bellville (South Africa) decided to start an Afrikaans rock band.
In the 14 years since their inception, they have reached cult status in their home country and Fokofpolisiekar has become a household name.
They have become known for their explosive live performances and through their controversial and ever-questioning lyrics have generated much controversy in the South African media.
In contrast to this Fokofpolisiekar has, however, garnered accolades from the Afrikaans literary community for the powerful conveyance of their intelligent, poetic and honest-to-the-bone lyrics.
Their continued success and ever-growing popularity which transcends class, age and race bears testimony to their artistic substance and social impact and to being far more than just an outrageous name.
In 2014 the band produced a beer named Fokof Lager. Fokof Lager is nationally available on tap and a 340ml bottle within South Africa.
Fokofpolisiekar has released 3 full-length albums, 3 EP’s and 2 singles to date.