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Jägermeister presents Up the Creek 2015 – it`s a festival

29 January – 1 February 2015

25th Birthday – Party like you own it!

Creekers, we know that you are rambunctiously excited to know which bands will be playing at Jagermeister presents Up the Creek 2015. Bring out the whifflers to clear the path; come closer; hear hear! Round up your friends who suffer from Deipnophobia because their mother-in-laws wear Winklepickers; wake the fudgelling folk and phone your nearest and dearest friends; your annual weekend of sheer joyful abandon at the Breede River awaits! Continue reading Jägermeister presents Up the Creek 2015 – it`s a festival

Rocking the Daisies – International Acts confirmed

RIGHT… so as the title says, R0cking the Daisies have confirmed their list of international acts, set to play at this years festival.

Who are they you ask?

Here goes:

Boyznoize
Alt – J
Skunk Anansie
The Hives

Yes you got it, don’t look so shocked, local festivals have been upping their game over the last few years, its great to see more international artists gracing our epic shores to play for a relatively small South African fan base. All the same lets get behind the organisers and support their efforts.

Go buy your tickets today at  www.rockingthedaisies.com don’t delay!

Utopia Festival – Comedy Line-up

A little more information for the Rustum August “Eat Life” Comedy Stage. The stage is named after the late Rustum August, a Cape Town based comedian best known for his witty one-liners, who passed away recently. R.I.P.

If you want to find out more about Rustum and what he did for the South African comedy scene please click here: http://tiltrepublic.com/commentary/tell-a-joke-today-save-a-life-tomorrow/

Well that aside, here’ the awesome comedy line-up:

Sivuyile “Siv” Ngesi
Christopher Steenkamp
Pete Sserwanga Comic
Schalk Bezuidenhout
Brendan Murray
The Gino Fernandez WHAT a F in Funny Comedy SHOW
Oliver Booth
Martin Evans
Kagiso Magodi

For more info on Utopia Festival click below:

http://www.utopiafest.co.za
https://www.facebook.com/UtopiaMusicFestivalSA
http://www.twitter.com/utopiafestsa

Utopia Festival shows us their Line-up

Well here it is the complete line up for Utopia Festival. From what we have heard the early bird tickets are SOLD OUT, but you can still get your weekend passes which you can buy from webtickets, here’s the link: http://www.webtickets.co.za/event.aspx?itemid=401629375

Taking place over Freedom Day weekend, Utopia Music Festival promises to put a new twist on one of South Africa’s favourite venues – Nekkies – bringing you amazing new stages and some of the country’s top live performers over three days.

Utopia

The Phoenix – Main stage

This stage is an astonishing one-of-a-kind structure, situated at the heart of the festival grounds and will be running throughout the weekend. It promises to be like nothing you’ve ever seen before – a sight to boggle the minds.

The Oasis – Electronic Stage

Only meters from the riverside, the Oasis Electronic Stage, with a stomping ground of soft sand and the best Deep House and Techno, is geared to have you dancing from morning till, well, the next morning.

The Rustum August ‘Eat Life’ Comedy Stage

Once upon a time there was a cool guy with really short jokes and a great attitude. “Eat Life,” he said – and so we shall. The Rustum August ‘Eat Life’ tribute stage will featuring Cape Town’s top cutting-edge comedians, all the Starving Comics, a large dose of Cape Town’s 5-minute comedic wonders, and you…you lucky fish! This stage will run throughout the day with regular shows, a tweet-activated billboard (#eatlife) and an opportunity for everyone to join in the fun.

Go ‘Bos’ Stage

Nestled in our camping area and playing host to some awesome up-and-coming musicians, The Go ‘Bos’ stage will also give festivalgoers the chance to show people what they are made of.

Bring an instrument, your band, or even create a band right there and then. All you have to do is book a slot and the stage is yours!

 

Ticket Prices as follows:

Early Bird: Sold Out

Full Weekend: R380

Saturday & Sunday: R320

Sunday: R70

There will be limited amounts of tickets available for purchase at the door: R400

 

If you want more info follow the links below:

http://www.utopiafest.co.za
https://www.facebook.com/UtopiaMusicFestivalSA
http://www.twitter.com/utopiafestsa

Utopia Festival – Phoenix Stage Line-up

Taking place over Freedom Day weekend, Utopia Music Festival promises to put a new twist on one of South Africa’s favourite venues – Nekkies – bringing you amazing new stages and some of the country’s top live performers over three days.

Check it out, those awesome folk at Utopia Festival have released the line-up for the Phoenix stage today… here it is. Some big names, such as Fokofpolisiekar, Aking, Desmon & the Tutus just to name a few, its set to be an awesome event!!!!

The Phoenix – Main stage

This stage is an astonishing one-of-a-kind structure, situated at the heart of the festival grounds and will be running throughout the weekend. It promises to be like nothing you’ve ever seen before – a sight to boggle the minds.

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For more info click over to their website or catch them on Facebook and Twitter:

http://www.utopiafest.co.za
https://www.facebook.com/UtopiaMusicFestivalSA
http://www.twitter.com/utopiafestsa

Otterlake Festival – This weekend

Check out Otterlake Festival if you aren’t heading to underberg for Splashy Fen.
Awesome lineup planned and the venue looks sweet too. For more infor goto http://www.otterlakefestival.co.za

Otterlake Easter Festival will be supporting the Unite Against Poaching program by donating 20% of the profits made from the event’s ticket and merchandise sales in aid of supporting anti-poaching units in their endeavours to protect our country’s Rhino populations.

Moonshine Productions & Otterlake Restaurant launch our ‘Rock for Conservation’ initiative at the Otterlake Easter Festival from 28th to 31st March 2013. Nestled on 42 hectares in the Seringveld Conservancy (a Bird Sanctuary), next to the Roodeplaat River in the Kameelfontein district, north east of Roodeplaat Dam about 50kms from Pretoria central. The venue boasts 2 main bars, fully serviced veranda, dining room and cocktail lounge, 600m length of aircraft landing strip and swimming pool.

Festival Tickets

Online Tickets Sales for the Otterlake Easter Festival available through TIXSA (Tickets tab)

Day Tickets (Including Camping)

Thursday – 28/03/2013 Friday – 29/03/2013
R80-00 R120-00
Live music from 19h00 Live music from 14h00

Saturday – 30/03/2013 Sunday – 31/03/2013
R120-00 R120-00
Live music from 14h00 Live music from 13h00

Weekend Ticket R300 online, R350 at the gate

http://www.otterlakefestival.co.za/index.php/tickets/

Rocking the Daisies 2013 – Dates Released

Rocking the Daisies will be held on the 3 – 6 October 2013
Early Bird tickets on sale from 7 March 2013

“We aim to host a premier music and lifestyle festival in an environmentally and social responsible manner under the motto of ‘Play Hard, Tread Lightly’.”
The Green Goals of Rocking the Daisies are an integral part of implementing festival in an eco-friendly and sustainable way and have been developed over the last few years. Every year we take the following steps to achieve these goals in order to ensure that we continue to “Tread Lightly”:

Music Festival in Mozambique – STRAB

We heard about a little festival called STRAB at another festival, Mieliepop Festival. So after doing some research, and a brief email to the organizers we thought we’d let you in on this little getaway option.

Please note, all content from http://www.strab.co.za/ so should you want some more information please click that mouse and go have a look at their website.

STRAB – a unique success story about SA music lovers and the Mozambicans of Ponta Malongane

The Subterranean Rhythm & Blues (“STRAB”) experience started in 2003 when a group of 60 scuba divers from the dive school Ocean Ecstasy in Pretoria decided to add some live music to one of their weekends in Ponta Malongane, in the south of Mozambique. It was initially held in August and was known as “The Birthday Bash”.

After much deliberation it was decided to invite the legendary local band Jack Hammer to perform life at the event. The band plays a large variety of music, from love ballads to hard rock in both Afrikaans and English. The fact that all their songs have powerful lyrics and speak to all music lovers made them a perfect choice and added to the success of the weekend.

Only about 120 South Africans participated in the second event and all enjoyed a weekend of fun, scuba and rock & roll. Piet Botha, lead singer and guitarist from Jack Hammer, was so moved by the experience that he wrote a song about Mozambique and insisted that another weekend be arranged. Annerie, owner of Ocean Ecstasy, gladly obliged, and The Subterranean Rhythm & Blues Experience was born. Piet Botha suggested the name which comes for the Bob Dylan song “Subterranean and Home sick Blues”. The combination of sea, scuba diving and music reminded him of something “subterranean”. A professional sound engineer (Conrad Jamneck) and lighting was added to the equation and more than a hundred scuba divers and other music fans joined the third party the next year.

In 2005, the festival stepped up a notch or two, with bands like Southern Gypsy Queen, Scicoustic and Albert Frost being added to the line-up.

In 2006, the STRAB team went all out while still aiming to provide a balance between the number of bands and the number of people that Ponta Malongane can accommodate, while still retaining the relaxed spirit of the beautiful venue. Akkedis, Clark & Van der Hoven, Gian Groen, Janice & the Half Jacks, Die KaalkopWaarheid, Orkez, Riku Latti, Steelkant, STRAB All Stars and The Lost joined the four bands from the previous year, turning STRAB into an exclusive but established event on the musical calendar.

In 2007 Malongane was filled to capacity for the first time. Some people even booked accommodation in resorts nearby just to be able to share the experience and to see the bands perform. Dan Patlansky, Brixton Moord en Roof, No Quarter, Ménage à Trois, Fake Leather Blues Band, Tidal Waves, Gerald Clark + Henry Steele, D-DAY 4-EVER , Natalie Chapman, Couch Potatoes, Kenny & POROROCA played at STRAB for the first time.

Since 2008 STRAB has continued to provide exposure to bands from rock to blues to jazz to fusions of these. We continue to aspire to provide “Original music for original people” (favourite line from our good friends Tidal Waves).

Due to its location, STRAB will always be an exclusive event. The venue does not allow for thousands of people to flock to Malongane and this is how it will remain. Those who attend the festival are committed music lovers and have always supported the festival’s philosophy of respect, love and harmony.

In 2013, the STRAB experience will commence on Wednesday 22 May with a beach party against the backdrop of the turquoise sea. Building on this the official festival starts on 23 May, with a line-up of about 20 bands that will perform on the Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

We look forward to getting to this festival should time and finances allow us to, we suggest you get up there if you have the means…

Should you need to get hold of these guys have a look below:

Contact the Organisers

Andries Burger
Organiser (Logistics)Cell: +27 (0) 82 903 4541
Email: andries@strab.co.za
Website: www.strab.co.za

Conrad Jamneck
Organiser (Music)
Cell: +27 (0) 82 806 3418
Email: jamnamix@hotmail.com
Website: www.strab.co.za

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Kazantip you say….

Kazantip (stylised as kaZantip, also known simply as “Z”) is an electronic dance festival held every year on the Crimean peninsula in Ukraine. It takes place for 5–6 weeks in the summer and more than 150,000 people visit every year, with over 300 DJs on more than 14 dance floors which play 21 hours a day.

DJs performing during KaZantip 2010 were (among others) Carl Cox, Hybrid, Marco Carola, Oliver Huntemann, DJ URI, Armin Van Buuren, Josh Wink and Seba. Season 2011 (also called “Z19”) brought Pendulum as an opening headliner, Leeroy Thornhill (ex-keyboardist from The Prodigy) as one of the guest DJs, as well as John B, Marc Romboy, Richie Hawtin, Ricardo Villalobos and many more. 2012 line up included Armin Van Buuren, Tiesto, Carl Cox, Josh Wink, Skrillex, Rusko, DJ URI, Benny Benassi, Vika Jugulina, and many many more… Sounding good so far? Then you’ll love the video.

Slight NFSW warning, plenty T and A floating around in this Video… enjoy

Check out http://www.kazantipfestival.com for more information…