The Utopia Music Festival will be opening it’s doors this Friday. 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 four amazing new stages and some of the country's top live performers, Dj’s and comedians over three days. 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. TheOasis – Electronic Stage Only meters from the riverside, the Oasis Electronic Stage, with a stomping ground of soft sand and the best
Die veertiende Woordfees van die Universiteit Stellenbosch vind plaas van 1 tot 10 Maart 2013. Oor die feestema “hemels” sê prof. Dorothea van Zyl, feesdirekteur: “Die skrywers en kunstenaars is die sterre aan ons firmament – wat ons saam met ons lojale donateurs en ondersteuners wil ophemel en vir wie ons hemel en aarde sal versit.”Die hoofdonateurs van die US Woordfees is die Universiteit van Stellenbosch, Die Burger, Sanlam (Musiekfees), ATKV en Die Dagbreek Trust. Volgens dr. Johan van Zyl, Sanlam se uitvoerende hoof, sien hy baie uit na dié fees der feeste: “Te oordeel aan die sukses wat die Woordfees die afgelope 13 jaar behaal het, vertrou mens dat die paar dae in Maart elke jaar ŉ stukkie hemel op aarde is.
A new year, A new beginning, A time to reflect. Oh wait, a time to Party. What are you doing for New Years? For most of us, there is this hasty search for that very “special” place to see in the New Year. We all want to know the ‘Where and the When’ of New Year’s parties in Cape Town. There is no doubt about the ‘When’ for this 2012/2013 new year’s, but where are all the parties and how do we find them? We aim to encourage as many party organizers in Cape Town and surrounds to LIST THEIR VENUES AND EVENTS. So, Please email us a flier and/or description of Parties happening in Cape Town on the 31'st December 2012. The info, and fliers submitted will be added to this post to make your choice of where to see in
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
Referred to as "Bob Dylan of the northern suburbs", "pirate of the caravan park" and "an Afrikaans Eminem", Zander Tyler is more popularly known for his on-stage persona as Jack Parow - one of South Africa's most prominent popular culture icons. As "Cooler as Ekke"has monopolized African airwaves, Afrikaans, Mothercity-made Jack Parow, has become one of South Africa's local loves. At the early end of the decade, musical movements that tore Afrikaans music apart from religious zeal, resulted in the Belville Rock city phenomena - and so spawned bands the likes of Fokofpolisiekar,aKing, and Van Coke Kartel. So while Afrikaans music was once ripe with religious evangelism, the noughties saw it slowly became synonymous with
Think summer dresses, green lawns and sunset serenades. Cape Town tradition dictates that we are, once again, in full swing of Kirstenbosch's Sunday Summer concerts. An ideal way to spend a Sunday and ease out the weekend, Summer concerts at Kirstenbosch have all the party aspects of the live gig, and all the pretty aspects of a late afternoon picnic set before Cape Town's mountainous backdrop. After last week's amazing performance by Zebra and Giraffe, this week Sunday presents a band that pioneered the face of 21st century Afrikaans Rock music. Fokofpolisiekar. The band disappeared off the scene a while to release the 2009 documentary Fokofpolisiekar, which follows the band's exploits. Thanks to the dynamic
For festival-goers Christmas came early, and seven years on Synergy Live promises to be even bigger than what it was - one of Cape Town's most memorable events. In Franschhoek Valley - the Western Cape's own land of milk and honey, where vineyards sag with grapes of world-famous wines and there are even more stars in the sky - Boschendal Estate's green lawns, lush with Spring, will be the backdrop. Synergy Live pledges a playground permutation of funfair, live acts, camping, multimedia theatrics and marketplace. Nourishment is provided in usual forms of easy and green-cleansy festival food, or the upmarket option of Boschendal's own picnic basket luncheons, while things to do include the geodesic theatre for