Van Coke Kartel

Van Coke Kartel

Van Coke Kartel in Amsterdam, may 2011.
Background information
Also known as VCK
Origin Bellville, South Africa
Genres Alternative rock
Years active 2007– present
Labels Rhythm Records
Associated acts Fokofpolisiekar
Die Heuwels Fantasties
Jack Parow
Website Official Website
Members Francois Badenhorst
Wynand Myburgh
Jedd Kossew
Dylan Hunt
Past members Justin Kruger
Jason Oosthuizen

Van Coke Kartel is an Afrikaans alternative rock band from Bellville, near Cape Town, South Africa.

Band history

Francois Van Coke and Wynand Myburgh formed Van Coke Kartel with drummer Justin Kruger after Fokofpolisiekar went on hiatus in 2007.[1] Guitarist Jedd Kossew and drummer Jason Oosthuizen joined as full members in 2010. However in 2014, Jason Oosthuizen left the band. Their new drummer Dylan Hunt started in January 2014.

Notable achievements

Van Coke Kartel has been one of the most successful Afrikaans rock bands in South Africa. The second album, Waaksaam en Wakker, won the SAMA award for Best Afrikaans Rock Album, for which their self-titled debut album was nominated the year before. They have played alongside international heavyweights, such as Muse, Thirty Seconds to Mars,[2] Korn, Chris Cornell, Good Charlotte, Billy Talent and Metallica.[3] They have also toured internationally.[4]


Year Nominated work Award Result
2011 Band MK Music Awards: Best Live Act[5] Won
2012 Ondier Kom MK Music Awards: Best Group[6] Won
Vir Almal MK Music Awards: Best Rock[6] Won
Band MK Music Awards: Best Live Act[6] Won
Ondier Kom MK Music Awards: Best SFX/ Animation[7] Nominated
2013 Tot Die Son Uitkom MK Music Awards: Best Video [8] Won
Dis 'n Land MK Music Awards: Best Group [8] Won
Dis 'n Land MK Music Awards: Best Rock [8] Won
2014 Bloed, Sweet & Trane SAMA Awards: Best Rock Album Won
Bloed, Sweet & Trane Ghoema Awards: Best Album [8] Won
Band Ghoema Awards: Best Group [8] Won
Band MK Music Awards:Best Afrikaans Group [8] Won



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