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The Kraken is Alive Bringing ALESTORM To Pirate Fest

Hear ye, hear ye ya scurvy landlubbers!

The Sicario Effect’s flagship experience brand, ‘The Kraken is Alive’, is ready to melt faces with the biggest Pirate Party Rock band in the world, ALESTORMSet as the first international act for Pirate Fest 2019 on 7 September at Marks Park, Alestormare coming back to South Africa to kick ass and chew gum… and they’re all out of ass!


From the deepest darkest depths of the Caribbean comes ALESTORM, a drunken band of pirates on an epic quest to drink your beer, steal your rum, and be the greatest damn band that ever sailed The Seven!

From humble beginnings playing shows to farm animals in a field somewhere in Eastern Scotland, ALESTORM have evolved into an international party machine hellbent on conquering album charts and festival stages throughout the world, with their infectious brand of ‘Pirate Metal’ and their dashing good looks. Somehow, they’ve managed to convince hundreds of thousands of people from New Zealand to Argentina to Lithuania and everywhere in between (except Paraguay), that it’s cool to wear a pirate hat and sing stupid songs about getting drunk and stealing ships.


So….prepare your spleens, because ALESTORM even have a giant inflatable duck. Does your band have a giant inflatable duck?🦆 No. We didn’t think so!

Event creators – The Sicario Effect– promise this festival to be, “unlike anything South Africans have experienced before” with the biggest themed music-and-alcohol festival this side of the Caribbean!


Christopher Bowes (Vocals & Keytar) | Máté Bodor (Guitars) | Gareth Murdock (Bass) | Elliot Vernon (Keyboards) | Peter Alcorn (Drums)


This unique event will celebrate all things alcohol, pirates and rock n’ roll. International bands will be duly supported by top local acts and 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 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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Jason Mann and Muhammad Zubi (Mo) are the creators of The Kraken is Alive and organisers of Pirate Fest. Jason’s extensive experience in media production, sponsorship and eventing – and Mo’s creative flare, strategic expertise, and deep understanding of human behaviour, enables SX to bring kickass projects to life!

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Source: David Devo Oosthuzen

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