HELLCATS Added To The Pirate Fest 2019 Lineup

Hellcats are Warwick Rautenbach (Guitar) | Alessandro Benigno (Drums & Vocals) Hellcats are Warwick Rautenbach (Guitar) | Alessandro Benigno (Drums & Vocals) Photo By Andre Badenhorst

HELLCATS Added To The Pirate Fest 2019 Lineup

By / News / Wednesday, 15 May 2019 14:30

The Sicario Effect’s flagship experience brand, ‘The Kraken is Alive’, is excited to announce the addition of devilish-duo HELLCATS to the lineup for the biggest Pirate Party in the world Pirate Fest 2019

In short, HELLCATS is a magic combination of two massively talented musicians (and super nice guys), making one hell of a racket … and we love it!

PFest Ticket Prices Post Howler HellcatsThey describe themselves as a stripped down, bare-knuckle Rock ‘N’ Roll band from Johannesburg started in 2014. They only had one song when they were asked to play their first gig, so they wrote 8 tracks in two weeks leading up to it and came out the gates swinging. That is also how things have rolled ever since … hard and fast. Their sound is exactly the same, driving riffs and wailing vocals, with a clear ‘70s rock influence. Filthy! Uninhibited!
To date, HELLCATS had the privilege of opening for SEETHER on their SA tours as well as international giants like INCUBUS, DZ DEATHRAYS and THE CURE. Their 'Coffin Full of Hellcats' EP Series made an immediate impact and their full-length debut album 'The Hex and The Healer' has been nominated for 2 SAMAS already - go, lads!


who is the helmsman

Photo: David Devo Oosthuizen

There is a new face on The Kraken Hunter ... the plot duly thickens, as this mystery man (known in Pirate Circles as the Helmsman) will be announced as the Pirate Fest MC at Soiree on 31 May at the fourth leg of the Quest to Pirate Fest Tour.

Not only will HELLCATS be playing Pirate Fest 2019, but they will also be tearing up the stage (as the mystery band) for the revelation of the Helmsman. They will be expertly accompanied by blistering performances from plank-walkers GO THE RODEO and shark-baiters SLIPPERY WHEN WET.

 Watch the video clip below!

And attention all you lavish ladies, there will even be some eye candy specially for you with a full BOOTY INVASION from the PULSE DANCERS.

By the dizzying depths of Davy Jones' Locker, how can you miss this scuttlebutt shindig ... and who can this mystery Helmsman be ...


This unique event will celebrate all things alcohol, pirates and rock n’ roll. International bands like ALESTORM will be duly supported by top local acts TWEAK, FUZIGISH and HELLCATS as well as celebrities and a wide selection of alcohol and entertainment throughout the day.

The event is rated ARRR 18+ and tickets are available now. To purchase, log onto www.thekrakenisalive.com and become an Acolyte of the Kult of the Kraken and part of the fabric of this story and the exciting adventures to follow.

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David Devo Oosthuizen

David Devo Oosthuizen


David Devo Oosthuizen is a professional music photographer (Canon CPS) and journalist with Devographic. David has over 16 years’ experience in the media scene, having worked with numerous top publications, bands, promoters, channels and labels locally and abroad. You can find David at Devographic FacebookInstagram and LinkedIn

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