New Years

New Year 2011/2012: Rock The River SA New Year’s Festival #CapeNewYear




Rock the River SA New Year's Festival 2011/12

The year is speeding to an end and the party season is fast approaching – do you know how you will be spending New Year’s Eve 2011? How about heading out to a kick-ass outdoor music festival with your friends, away from the madness of thesurging inner-city crowds?

Now in its third year, Rock the River SA Festival continues to provide an exciting alternative to conventional New Year’s Eve parties – allowing participants to enjoy live South African music in an intimate, safe and natural environment.  The need for non-mainstream, small yet professionally-run events was first acknowledged in 2009 and since then Rock The River SA has grown to an annual New Year’s event.

This year’s Rock the River SA New Year's Festival will take place from December 31st to January 2nd at the Cape Town Ostrich Ranch, located 20 minutes’ drive from Cape Town along the N7, towards the West Coast. The organisers will once again bring along a brand new state-of-the-art sound and lighting rig to provide three epic stages for the more than 100 acts expected to attend. This includes the Main Stage, the D&B and Dubstep stage and a third stage for Metal/Goth/Hard Rock and Punk.

At present, the confirmed acts for this year’s event include (subject to change): Fokofpolisiekar, Hog Hoggidy Hog, Half Price, Boombox Troopers, Reburn, Stone Collar, The Great Apes, Junkyard Lipstick, CY.STR, Thought Police, Witness to Wolves, Dutch Phobia, Cannon, Smugg Juggler, Jackal& Wolf, My Flawless Ending, Gritt (PE), Impalement Theory, a DJ line-up provided by RubaDub and Basscore, as well as the 420 Comedy Troop. More acts to be confirmed.


Participants in this year’s Rock the River SA New Year's Festival can look forward to a well-planned event with all the amenities necessary to make an outdoor festival worth your while. This includes:

  • Secure camping and parking
  • Plenty of on-site security
  • Swimming facilities
  • Medics on site
  • Clean, warm showers
  • A food and craft market with affordable, yet tasty meals**
  • Bars with affordable drink prices
  • On-site ATMs
  • A VIP area
  • Activities including ZORB ball, paintball and a foefie slide!
  • Tattoo artists
  • Prize give-aways, including the ‘Float your Boat’ competition and Best New Year’s Eve costume
  • And much more!

**Vendors who would like to book at stall may contact RTR organiser, Daniel, on  Please note that there is limited space available. 


Tickets are available at the gate, Computicket,, from participating bands, as well as selected outlets that will be identified in time.

Limited Early bird tickets available: R150

Three-day weekend pass: R300 presale/ R350 at the gate

One-day Sunday pass: R150 (at gate only)


Westcoast Ostrich Ranch, Van Schoorsdrift Road Philadelphia (off N7, Cape Town)

From the N1 coming from Cape Town:

  1. Take exit 10 to merge onto N7 towards Malmesbury (17.2km)
  2. Turn RIGHT (2.6km)
  3. Turn LEFT (350m)
  4. Destination (Cape Town Ostrich Ranch will be on the left)

GPS Coordinates:

South – 33°44’41.43”

East – 18°33’20.45”

Things to bring to Rock The River SA:  An entrance ticket, tent, camping chairs, torches, sun block, insect repellent, toilet paper, camera, cap or hat, something warm, towels, headache pills, acoustic instruments, your hot sister/brother, money, sunglasses, condoms, swimming kit and good vibes!

Things not to bring to Rock The River SA: Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult over 21. No glass bottles (please decant your drinks into plastic bottles), littering (leave no trace, remove your camping litter!), fireworks, domestic animals, graffiti/tagging, bad attitudes, weapons, independent sound systems, illegal substances, drinking and driving. We have braai areas available.

RIGHT OF ADMISSION RESERVED. Entry is entirely at your own risk. The promoters accept no responsibility whatsoever for injury, death, loss or damage of any nature to persons, vehicles & belongings. This applies even to negligence of any kind by the promoters, venue and contractors. All rights reserved.


Speak Your Mind