30 Nov 2016 Written by Liny Kruger Comments 0


JÄGERMEISTER PRESENTS UP THE CREEK 2017

26 – 29 JANUARY 2017, BREEDE RIVER, SWELLENDAM.

 

Creekers, pack your swimsuits, grab your floaty and get into the summertime spirit -Jägermeister presents Up The Creek 2017 is around the corner and you need to start flexing those festival muscles! For the past 26 years, Jägermeister presents Up The Creek has managed to remain small and intimate while growing in reputation and attracting some of South Africa’s best live acts, which has earned it the rightful moniker as the country’s ‘finest little festival’.

 

Situated on the banks of the breath-taking Breede River just outside of Swellendam, the spectacular grounds offer a singular waterside experience, which truly comes into its own at the unique Sedgwicks Old Brown River Stage. Here, bands play to the crowd from a stage that is built on the banks on the river, while revellers are free to spend their time bobbing up and down in the river on all manner of lilos and weird and wonderful flotation devices. Life does not get much better than this: fun, friends, music, swimming, partying, dancing and all round good vibes only!

 

SO, WHO’S PLAYING?

Twenty one acts have been confirmed so far, including Dan Patlansky, The Black Cat Bones, Albert Frost, Rubber Duc, Slow Jack, Ben Dey and the Concrete Lions, The Kiffness, Gerald Clark and the Deadmen, Medicine Boy, Taxi Violence, Jackal and the Wind, The Liminals, Akkedis, Early Hours, Grassy Spark, Forefront, Guy Collins, MT Seas, Southern Wild, The Oh So Serious and Jak Skandi. Keep an eye on the festival’s Facebook page for more band announcements to come in the next few weeks.

WHAT’S THE DEAL WITH THE TICKETS?

To ensure that the festival stays small and select, only 2700 tickets have been made available like every year. The single tier ticket price is set at R970, which includes full access for the entire weekend (Thursday 26 January - Sunday 29 January). There are unfortunately no day passes and no under-18s will be allowed. Book your tickets early to avoid disappointment and remember to bring your A-game for the ‘Anything That Floats’competition – the most innovative craft takes home a prize!

 

ANY COOL PARTNERSHIPS THIS YEAR?

Why, yes indeed!The Heartbreak Motelwill once again offer a luxury glamping option for festivalgoers who enjoy having access to a fully-pitched tent, linens, warm showers, a daily breakfast and 24-hour security.

 

Additionally, we’ve also joined forces with Generosity Water, a wonderful international initiative that seeks to provide safe drinking water for people in developing countries. For every bottle of Generosity Water purchased at Up The Creek 2017, two people in a developing country will receive water for a month. Each bottle has a QR code that can be scanned to see which community will benefit from your purchase.

 

GET IN TOUCH & STAY INFORMED

Follow Up The CreekonFacebook, Twitter (@Upthe_Creek) and Instagram (@upthecreek_festival) to stay up to date, and keep an eye on  the website for further developments leading up to the festival. www.upthecreek.co.za

 

photos: Juliette Bisset.

15 Jul 2016 Written by Liny Kruger Comments 0

 

 

TWIN ATLANTIC ANNOUNCE ‘GLA’ ALBUM, UNVEIL VIDEO FOR FIRST SINGLE "NO SLEEP

 

The UK’s most invigorating and rising band, Twin Atlantic, are set to release new album, GLA, on September 9th. Today, they unveil the video for new single “No Sleep”, a track already playlisted on the BBC’s national pop music station Radio 1 where it was named “Hottest Record In The World” and “Track Of The Day” by leading British music bible, Q Magazine. Last week, Zane Lowe premiered the album track “Ex El” on his Beats1 Radio show.

 

“No Sleep” is a punk rock song led by the guttural bass and guitar riffs of Barry McKenna and Ross McNae climaxing with vocalist Sam McTrusty’s roar of “I get no sleep” against a driving beat by drummer Craig Kneale and a wall of insomnia-inducing frustration.

 

WATCH the video for “No Sleep” here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wcqeM4KLqok

 

In their native UK, Twin Atlantic are headlining arenas with a plethora of radio hits under their belts. Their live performances are renowned for their infectious energy. GLA was written in the band’s hometown of Glasgow, before repairing to Topanga Canyon in Los Angeles to record the album, working with Jacknife Lee (U2, Snow Patrol, Two Door Cinema Club) who also helmed their 2014 album Great Divide, which reached #6 in the UK album charts, while their dream mixer Alan Moulder (best known for his unforgettable work with Arctic Monkeys, Foals, Foo Fighters and My Bloody Valentine) came aboard to give the album the essential finishing touch. WATCH Twin Atlantic perform “No Sleep” at The Isle of Wight Festival HERE.

Twin Atlantic are: Sam McTrusty, Barry McKenna, Ross McNae and Craig Kneale.

 

The songs on GLA were written in Glasgow, and the band repaired to Topanga Canyon in Los Angeles to record the album, working with Jacknife Lee (U2, SnowPatrol, Two Door Cinema Club), who had previously produced a couple of tracks for 'Great Divide'. Under his direction, they eschewed old school recording techniques, taping their parts separately. “At no point did we play together,” McTrusty says."We changed our approach and turned the idea o fa rock band upside down, conforming only to this one idea - to take back rock and roll. To give people something real again”.This change in their recording process marked the grander ambitions of the new songs, while their dream mixer Alan Moulder (best known for his unforgettable work with Arctic Monkeys, Foals, Foo Fighters and My Bloody Valentine) came aboard to give the album the essential finishing touch.

 

“We were inspired by classic riff-rock, but we want to make our own version of it, and inspire other people,” McTrusty explains, “We’re giving that extra bit of ourselves, and we want to give power back to rock’n’roll, to reveal itself. With ‘GLA', we have everything to lose, and nothing to prove. That’s an exciting creative place to be."

 

“We could never have made this album before,” adds McNae, “because we hadn’t had all our experiences, we hadn’t made all the right mistakes. Wehave finally made the album we wanted to make.”

 

GLA tracklisting:

 

1. Gold Elephant: Cherry Alligator

2. No Sleep

3. You Are The Devil

4. Overthinking

5. Ex El

6. Vahalla

7. I Am Alive

8. Whispers

9. A Scar To Hide

10. Missing Lin

11. The Chaser

12. Mothertongue

 

GLA will be released on September 9th via Red Bull Records.

 

SA Fans can now pre-order GLA

on iTunes with instant grat tracks ‘No Sleep, Gold Elephant and Ex El: https://itunes.apple.com/za/album/gla/id1115814994

 

http://twinatlantic.com/ www.twitter.com/twinatlantic https://www.facebook.com/twinatlantic/

 

Photo: Steve Gullick.

15 Jun 2016 Written by Liny Kruger Comments 0

 

 

CapeTown Folk 'n Acoustic Music Festival

22nd and 23rd July at Baxter Theatre Concert Hall.

 

This is the 10thinstalment of the Cape Town Folk 'n Acoustic Music Festival. 22 South African artists will perform completely acoustically in an unplugged, intimate, concert-style setting, stripped down to the essence of the songs.The evening is set to be an experience of the finest musical storytelling from the personal journeys of some of South Africa's best songwriters and musicians.

 

The event organiser Gavin Minter from Real Wired Music says that he is very excited about this year`s performers. “If you remember bands like Z-Astaire, Ella Mental, The Usual, Delta Blue, Sweatband, HAMMAK, Springbok Nude Girls, Just Jinjer, Zen What, and SA's most renowned guitar duo Steve Newman and Tony Cox, then this year`s festival is going to be a treat for you. We will feature all the singers from the mentioned bands, plus a few more exceptionally talented artists have been added to this year`s Winter instalment of the Cape Town Folk n Acoustic Music Festival.”

 

There is also rare collaboration with two legendary multiple award-winning acoustic guitarists,Steve Newman and Tony Cox, who will be performing on both nights. Cox and Newman have toured the world and played every major festival, and between them have released over 30 albums. Tony Cox says:An acoustic guitar has to be one of the most emotively driven instruments on the planet, a small orchestra in your lap, take it anywhere, it transfixes people...”

 

Wendy Oldfield played at the first Cape Town Folk n Acoustic Festival in 2011. She says that she was absolutely thrilled to be asked to play again. Oldfield adds: “It is such a well run musical event and the quality of co- performers are mind blowing. Playing acoustically is quite a different experience to full band. This is where a good song stands to the test. It is quite exposing and allows for a different vocal expression.”

 

Wendy Oldfield.

Farryl Purkiss says that as an artist one never really truly masters an instrument. “There is always something more to learn. Some people like to think that they are leading the way when composing a song and the guitar is just following its master and filling in the blanks, but it`s the other way round in my opinion. I as a songwriter am merely a passenger, a stowaway on a ship that has a course and destination long decided before I got involved.”

 

Laurie Levine will be performing with Josie Field. The blues infused vocal-rock of Josie Field connects with the intimate folk, country styles of Laurie Levine to create a unique and intimate musical experience. Their new album “TigerLily” was released in 2015. Levine says: “It is rare to be on a line up with such a large array of local artists. There's something beautiful in the coming together of a collective of musicians and hearing the wonderful diversity of style and talent on offer on one stage on one night.”

 

James Stewart (formerly from The Usual) is looking forward to be playing acoustically. He explains: “It brings the song right back into the space it was when it was written. It’s really special to reconnect with the birth of songs in this way.”

 

Robin Auld says playing a stripped down set has certain practical advantages: “It's always nice to play at an event where you know the music would survive without electricity."

 


Sonik Citizen.

 

Friday line up: Ard Matthews, Arno Carstens, Andre de Villiers, Tony Cox, Steve Newman, Laurie Levine, Josie Field, Gerald Clark, Robin Auld, Farryl Purkiss, Digby and the Lullaby, Claire Phillips, Jennifer Eaves.

 

Saturday line up: Ard Matthews, Arno Carstens, Tony Cox, Steve Newman, Laurie Levine, Josie Field, Wendy Oldfield, James Stewart, Heather Mac, Lionel Bastos, Tim Parr, MacStanley, Sonik Citizen, Andrew James and Jasmine Minter.

 

Tickets at Computicket:

 

R235 – Arena.

R195 – Balcony seats.

 

Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/Cape-Town-Folk-n-Acoustic-Music-Festival-113231878787427/

Tweet -@CTFolkFest

 

We would like to thank our sub-sponsors Audio Engineering and Party design.

 

15 Jun 2016 Written by Liny Kruger Comments 0

 

 

 

POETRY IN McGREGOR 26 – 28 AUGUST 2016

“VOICES ON FIRE.”

 

The fourth annual Poetry in McGregor is happening from August 26th to 28th. Feast with us on the heart’s food, the resonant human voice, the felt reality of who we are. Since ancient time our understanding of ourselves, our sense of what lies within, was said to come out of the blue: inspiration, the breath of heaven, the song of the muse, the voice of the poet.

 

There is a great range of poets performing at various interesting venues at this year`s event. English poetry from the young awesome talents of Elisa Galgut and Vangile Gantsho to well-known poets James Matthews, Patricia Schonstein, Kobus Moolman, Khadija Tracey Heeger and Harry Owen.In the Afrikaans section we have the heartwarming and inspiring Margot Luyt (Verse n Klink on RSG), Koos van der Merwe, Daniel Hugo, Diana Ferrus and Lara Kirsten. Last year`s winner of the Poetry Competition, Louise Westerhout will also be taking to the stage. Exciting groups that are coming are UWC poets, Lingua Franca Spoken Word Movement and Mothertongue. There are also immensely entertaining poets including Margaret Clough and Stephanie Saunders who will have you rolling in the aisles as they look at the lighter side of life. For a complete list of all the wonderful participating poets, go to: https://mcgregorpoetryfestival.blogspot.co.za/

 

McGregor is the perfect venue for a celebration of poetry. All the venues are in gentle walking distance from one another and include the soulful gardens of Temenos, the homely backyard D`Amphitheatre, the unique Wahnfried theatre, artist Edna Fourie`s Gallery, Flora’s Eating House and Gallery, The Green Room and The Lion House. The local social spot ‘Carol’s Pub’ will be hosting VOICES ON FIRE. While you relax and savour a local red, poets in attendance will ring a bell and read their poetry. A great way to end a stimulating and inspiring day.

 

As usual, a number of Open Mic sessions will take place during the “Poetry in McGregor” weekend. These sessions are hosted by Hugh Hodge (http://hahodge.blogspot.co.za/p/about-me.html) and no tickets or booking are required. Anyone wishing to read or recite their poetry is welcome – from the well-known to budding, new poets!

 

Open Category“Voices on Fire”Poetry Competition:Have you ever thought of writing poetry? Are you an unpublished poet? Are you over the age of 19? Then you are eligible to enter the Open Category “Voices on Fire” Poetry Competition and stand a chance of winning a trophy and a cash prize of R 7,500.00. The finalists may have the opportunity to have their poetry published in the annual “Poetry in McGregor” Anthology and their winning entries will be read during our “Poetry in McGregor” weekend.

Closing details for entries: 16h00 on Friday the 22nd JULY 2016. For more details, go to:

https://mcgregorpoetryfestival.blogspot.co.za/

 

Whether you write academic poetry, slam, rap or haiku about how much you love coffee you and your words are welcome. Come toPOETRY in McGREGOR and enjoy a wide range of poetry from the renowned voices of some of our top poets to up and coming young ‘Voices on Fire.’ Take time out to attend our OPEN MIC sessions. Laugh and cry and be taken by surprise. Be mesmerized and amazed. Delight in what it is to be human and celebrate your love for the written word.

 

Accommodation:It is advised to book accommodation in advance. See our website for options.

 

Tickets available from Computicket from mid-July.

 

Web and social media:

https://mcgregorpoetryfestival.blogspot.co.za/

https://www.facebook.com/McGregorPoetry/

https://twitter.com/mcgpoetry

https://za.pinterest.com/mcgregorpoetry/

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCI-ksT9BcSe34670JlWXPKw/feed

 


Image credit: Daniele Debellis.

 

04 May 2016 Written by Liny Kruger Comments 0

Zimmermann in Kenia 2015 during his cycle challenge from Cairo to Cape Town.

 

Actor Ivan Zimmermann prepares for cycle challenge from Beijing to Istanbul (May to October 2016)

 

South African actor Ivan Zimmermann will depart on a cycling expedition from Beijing to Istanbul on May 14th 2016. He will be riding with 14 other cyclists that he has never met before and together they have to complete 12280km in 145 days. The travelling schedule stretches through the “Silk Route” that consists of ten countries, including China, Mongolia, Russia, Kazakhstan, Iran and Turkey. This is Zimmermann`s second similar challenge. He successfully finished a cycling trip from Cairo to Cape Town in 2015.

 

Zimmermann says: "I undertook this project because I realized that my goal is to live a purposeful, driven life. I cannot think of a better way to spend my time than to inspire and help others through my expeditions and adventures. Last year's bike ride from Cairo to Cape Town is by far the most challenging project I have ever undertaken.I never thought that I would miss my family, as well as the little things in life so much. For 121 nights I woke up more than 5 times every night. I never thought that I would lose so much weight. I never thought that I would have to ride a bike in 50 degrees. Or be blown off my bike by the wind. I never thought that I would ever go without a bath or shower for 8 days and I never anticipated that I will wake up in the middle of the night with hunger pains. After everyday`s hard riding, I also had to pitch my own tent – for 121 nights. It was extremely tough from beginning to end. But it was worth it. The expedition was a great success! I completed the trip and subsequently collected 4,500 cans of food for The Hanna Charity. Also, through our “Leaders Never Quit” campaign, I motivated many people to never give up. I was happy to be back home and decided to absolutely not do this again. But, three months later I was already planning the Silk Route expedition.”

The Silk Route journey will test Zimmermann and his co riders to the limit. Temperatures will range between minus 10 to 45 degrees and the heights they must drive through can range from 0 to 4500 meters above sea level. Zimmermann says: “I am excited to go further into colder, warmer, higher, lower temperatures and landscapes and meet more interesting people from diverse cultures.”

 

Video of the Cairo to Cape expedition 2015:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SzrNFV16Ck4

 

Videos of Zimmermann`s arrival in Cape Town after the Cairo to Cape trip last year:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=effs9QglQ5Q

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GrA-FIPKI38

 

SAICA (South African Institute for Chartered Accountants) is one of the main sponsor for Zimmermann`s expedition. The “Leaders Never Quit” motivational program that forms an integral part of Zimmermann`s challenge, is a special incentive for SAICA`s students and members. One of the facets of the motivational program is a direct broadcast of the cycling expedition on www.ivanzimmermann.com. Willi Coates, Senior Executive: Brand says: “SAICA decided to sponsor Zimmermann on this journey, because to become a Chartered Accountant [CA(SA)] involves hard work and dedication, similar to the journey Zimmermann will be embarking upon. The parallel with him cycling 9 stage of harsh terrain from Beijing to Istanbul and that of our trainees completing their journey of becoming CAs(SA) is obvious to those who have traveled this road before. Furthermore, Zimmermann is undertaking this epic ride for charity. Following SAICA`s sponsorship in the 2015 Tour d` Afrique (Cape to Cairo), his contribution has been phenomenal in terms of raising funds as well as motivating our trainees. SAICA therefore decided to invest in the campaign again in 2016.”

 

www.feesforall.org.za - Participants can pledge through the snapscan code or the sms line via these websites - Participants can start pledging from 1 May.The winner will be announced on 15 September 2016. Says Fees For All Director, Adv. Kaiél Grobler: “We believe that Zimmermann’s courage and relentless pursuit for success, will inspire and encourage students of underprivileged backgrounds to rise above their circumstances and chase their educational dreams. The campaign aims to raise awareness and help find solutions for the many struggles students in this country face. We call on South Africans to make a donation towards the cause by pledging R30. We call on everyone to help make South Africa a better place for all.”

 

Innermation is the third main sponsor for the expedition. “At Innermation we create and cultivate educational environments that are optimal to influence perceptual sets. We believe that simple but innovative educational solutions, founded on uncomplicated philosophy and universal core values, reveal the “why do we do what we do.” We develop talent. We create excitement. We communicate brands. We reveal rock stars. This is what we do.” Read more about Innermation at: http://innermation.co.za

 

“This is a dream come true” says Zimmermann. “I am fortunate to be able to embark on such wild and wonderful adventures. Follow the journey on www.ivanzimmermann.com as well as on Twitter: @IvanZimmermann1 and on Instagram: IvanZimmermann1. The live broadcast can also be followed on Periscope: @IvanZimmermann

 

“Fate loves the fearless”

- James Russell Lowell

31 Mar 2016 Written by Liny Kruger Comments 0

 

 

TRASH CABARET PRESENTS

CARNIVAL OF DREAMS SATURDAY 14 MAY. HILLCREST QUARRY DURBANVILLE.

 

“A collaboration begun, born from the heart of a playful nun, We created a show, and little did we know, what that show may become!”

 

Trash Cabaret is a multi - cultural circus cabaret extravaganza. Featuring artists and performers from around the world, Trash Cabaret sets out to give you an evening of carnival magic. Nomadic Orchestra, Ann Jangle, Crimson House, Trash Cabaret Band, Mzanzi Marching band, Acrobats, Tumblers , Aerialacrobats , Fire performances , Juggling , Burlesque, Art exhibitions, Afrikaburn donated art, Jumping castles, Theatrical performances.

 

We invite you to join the magic of Trash Cabaret!

Where you’ll be blown away by the amazing stage,

created to entertain you, your heart, your mind,

your body and your soul!

 

It doesn’t matter if you’re young or old,

or you may have had plans for Saturday 14th of May,

even better!

 

Ask those friends if they may also want to play on Saturday,

the 14th of May at the Trash Cabaret!!!

What is Trash Cabaret you may say?

 

Well, let`s take a moment to explain:

 

Trash Cabaret begun when a French Canadian nun, spun out of her robe whileguiding an egg from her head to her toe, once she held it there she kicked the egg into the air, caught in her mouth, and swallowed it down whole! This was her act, and in fact, what an act it was! Everywhere she did the act, it was met with great applause! She had many talented friends, who also loved to play. She invited them all to attend, with shows of their own to portray!

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Photos by Jean-Olivier Curdy.

Trash Cabaret is a circus like no other. An underground gypsy contingent comprised of various performance groups - burlesque dancers, acrobats, jugglers, aerial artists, roaming characters, dancers of body and fire, and a full brass band to accompany the show. Taking the night out into a glorious party of carnival chaos!

 

Video of 2013 – warming up the vibe!

https://youtu.be/KpCxb5wI8RM

 

 

 

 

Key performance groups:Psychadelic Theatre, Sky Dance Studio, Action Arte and Black Orchid Burlesque.

 

Doors open 4pm

Activities start 6pm

8pm main show starts.

General enquiries:trashcabaret@gmail.com

Tickets are on Quicket, it's cheaper if you buy sooner. Early bird tickets are R100. But they run out end of March. In April they are R120. Which isn't plenty. On the day of the dreaming, theywill be slightly more. They will be R150 at the door.

 

Quicket link:https://www.quicket.co.za/events/15802-trash-cabaret/#/

 

Social media:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1668357503417526/

 

 

11 Mar 2016 Written by Liny Kruger Comments 0

 


Crimson House.

 

The Big Blues Meets Rock Festival 2016

Saturday 9 April, Hillcrest Quarry, Durbanville.

 

Dan Patlansky, Blues Broers, Gerald Clark Trio, Mark Haze, Crimson House, Natasha Meister, Pebbleman, The Rockerfellas, Jesse Jordan.

 

If you're a Rocker and/or a Blues lover, get your groove on for electrifying Blues& Rock will join forces again at HILLCREST QUARRY in Durbanville on Saturday the 9th ofApril.

 

Featuring 9 Bands in a huge Marquee on a big stage with30000 watts of sonic power, this year`s event is set tobe a magnificent blast at one of the most incredible live music venues in SA. One of the highlights of the show will be the official (Cape Town) launch of Dan Patlansky's brand new album 'Introvertigo'. Patlansky says of the new album: “Fans can expect a unique brand of Blues Rock born out of guitar playing whilst striving for strong songwriting. I am very excited and proud of this album, and honestly feel this is my best release to date.” Patlansky has just completed a hugely successful2 month European Tour with the incredible Joe Satrianiand hehas gainedhuge recognition overseas including being voted as one of the Top Ten best Rock guitaristsin the world today.

 

Another great addition to this year`s line up is Crimson House. Grassroots, soul lifting, foot-stomping, heartmoving audio candy, built on a brotherhood that will outlive the timelessness of music they create. The music will take you back a century and right into the modern age within the same bar-line. Rooted in blues, coated in gypsy undertones, blended with early Jazz fuelled by roaring guitars, blazing Brass, sensational saxophones, shredding Banjos, & soul sweeping Harmonica's, lead by a gravel paved voice coming out of a hard worked soul.

 

 

Food Stalls, Family Entertainment and Blues Rocking Goodness will be yours for 10 hours straight.Doors open at 12h15. We also have a monstrous Lucky Draw worth nearly R24000: A Fender Stratocaster, a Huge Cash Prize and a Paul Bothner MusicVoucher will be going home to a lucky ticket holder. You'll be able to buy a lucky draw ticket at the Festival for R30 but you'll also get a Free Lucky Draw entry worth R30 with all Computicket bookings. You can collect your lucky draw ticket at the gate on presentation of your Computicket.

 

Tickets: R220 at Computicket 0861 9158000

 

For info Phone Hillcrest Quarry on 021 976 4959 or visitwww.bluesmeetsrock.co.za

 

Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/events/945729742171471/

 

BAND Line-up:

 

13h00 Jesse Jordan

14h00 Natasha Meister

15h00 Gerald Clark Trio

16h00 The Blues Broers

17h00 Crimson House

18h00 Pebblemanwith Special Guests

19h15 Mark Haze

20h15 Huge Fender Lucky Draw

20h30 Dan Patlansky(Official Introvertigo Album Launch)

21h45 The Rockerfellas

 

For more info Phone Hillcrest Quarry on 021 976 4959 or visitwww.bluesmeetsrock.co.za

 

“The blues is not something you choose to play. It’s a bit like falling in love. It just happens, because it feels so right.” Rob Nagel. The Blues Broers.

 

Rock is the rule breaker!” Mark Haze.

 


Gerald Clark.

06 Mar 2016 Written by Liny Kruger Comments 0


Woodstock Live, Sunday 20 March 2016

Trafalgar Park, Woodstock.

 

The Kaggen Music and Film Trust is planning a series of diverse, multi-faceted events in Cape Town in 2016.

Woodstock Live is about establishing an environment of creative expression and engagement through spontaneous and meaningful cultural conversations and innovative ideas to promote artistic integrity and fearlessness.

 

Various socially-focused music events consisting of a series of multi genre park festivals,a tea party for the elderly and a music festival for children will be staged at Trafalgar Park, District 6, Woodstock, throughout the year.The Woodstock Live brand is inviting Cape Town communities to connect with each other through these events.

 

The Launch Event

 

The first Woodstock Live music concert will be held on Sunday 20 March.Trafalgar Park (Corner of Searle Street and Victoria Road.)Gates open at 13h00. Concert from 14h00 to 24h00. The line up includes the following popular South African artists:

 

· Goodluck

· Das Kapital

· Tresor

· Mix n Blend

· Los Tacos

· DJ InviZAble feat. Computer General

· Manny Walters

· Ben Dey & the Concrete Lions

· The Liminals

 


MixnBlend.

 

Tickets are available athttp://www.ticketpro.co.za/

 

Children under 12 (accompanied by adult) FREE

Learners under 18 (accompanied by adult) R80.00

Limited Early Bird Special R100.00

Pre-Sale R120.00

At the Gate R130.00

 

Social media:

 

Facebook – Woodstock Live

https://www.facebook.com/woodstocklive7925/

Twitter - @woodstock_live

https://twitter.com/woodstock_live#WoodstockLive.

Instagram username – woodstocklive7925

https://www.instagram.com/woodstocklive7925/

 

 

DJ InviZAble.

 

The Kaggen Music and Film Trust’s – Woodstock Live project:

 

Christopher de Vries,The Kaggen Music and Film Trustsays: “As a collective we acknowledge the past and celebrate the evolution of Woodstock, striving for an inclusive approach between creative industry, local residents, businesses and communities.Our business model for Woodstock Live is based on the social enterprise model.Our first objective is to develop a sustainable model over a term and then following this phase we will aim to develop a profitable series of events.

 

Some of the proceeds from the series will be then be allocated to social beneficiary projects. The Kaggen Music and Film Trust, together with our social outcomes partner, The Big Issue,http://www.bigissue.co.za,will be the advisory team, responsible for the distribution of the projected revenue.We are also exploring additional areas of collaboration as we develop the partnership, for example skills share, staffing, training and music collaborations.”

 

Jessica Schnehage, project manager for Woodstock Live: “Woodstock Live encourages collaboration and emphasises the importance of bridging divides by bringing different cultures and genres into the same creative space.We are inspired by individuals who embrace their own individuality while contributing to those around them.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

05 Jan 2016 Written by Liny Kruger Comments 0

 

 

Jägermeister presents Up The Creek 2016

28 – 31 January 2016

 

Think cool river...think colour and cocktails…think summer….think fun! Round up your mates and gather round. The trumpeter`s cheeks are bulging – tooteretootoot! Throw in an anticipating drumro... hear hear!…..ladies and gentleman, we are jolly happy to announce the bands signed to play at Jägermeister presents Up The Creek Music Festival 2016:

 

Shortstraw, Sannie Fox, Bye Beneco, Dave Ferguson, Albert Frost & Robin Auld, The Ballistics, The Vanilla, Stoker, Grassy Spark, Nomadic Orchestra, Al Bairre, Georgetown, Southern Wild, Crimson House Blues, Hatchetman, The Black Cat Bones, Bark, December Streets, Jonathan Peyper Trio, Gerald Clark and the Dead Men, Guy Collins, Akkedis, Piet Botha, Kings Down South, The Coast, Rubber Duc, The Streaks, Bandolero, Goodluck Live (DJ Set), Jon Savage, Slow Jack, Basson Laubscher, Wynand Davel, Friso Woudstra, Dylan Pistorius.

 

We had a blast in 2015 and cannot wait to bring you more of the same music-with a-river-runs-through-it magic in 2016. We took all of your feedback into consideration and have decided to go back to our 2014 event size and will therefore only be selling 2700 full weekend tickets. Please note that 50% of the tickets are sold out, so don’t wait and be disappointed.

 

We also asked some of our festival goers why they keep coming back every year. Here is what they had to say:

 

“From the first song Up the Creek gets under your skin and nothing can keep you from coming back for more! ~ Nicola Wooding from Wellington.

 

Jackie Barham from Knysna has been going to Up the Creek since 2008: “By far in my opinion the best festival in the country. I love seeing SA Musicians giving it their all and I love the intimacy of Up the Creek.”

 

Gail Robinson from Cape Town says that she has been to every Up the Creek for the past 25 years: “I keep coming back for the music – am a big SA Music fan – and of course, the beautiful venue.”

 

Some videos from Up the Creek 2015:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zINNcePHLbwhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I6XyEQRmlQY

 


Shortstraw.

 

Full weekend tickets: R900 (excl. booking fees)

Link to buy tickets:http://utc.nutickets.co.za/UTC2016

*Please remember no under 18s allowed into venue.

 

HEARTBREAK MOTEL:

If you want to rock out in a little more comfort, then the Heartbreak Motel tented accommodation is for you. There are two options of pre-pitched tents, hot showers, toilets, buffet breakfast and other luxuries. For more info and bookings gowww.heartbreakmotel.co.za

Festival gates open at 15:00 on Thursday 28 Jan and close again at 17:00 on Sunday 31 Jan.

 

SOCIAL MEDIA:

For updates go check out the website:www.upthecreek.co.za

orFacebook:http://www.facebook.com/UpTheCreek.MusicFestival

Twitter: @Upthe_Creek



 

13 Nov 2015 Written by Liny Kruger Comments 0

 

Albert Frost - photo by:Riehan Bakkes.

 

TABLE MOUNTAIN BLUES SUMMIT 2015

Saturday 5 December, Hillcrest Quarry, Durbanville.

100% Pure Blues.

Its been 10 Years!

 

Albert Frost Trio, The Black Cat Bones, Gerald Clark, Guy Collins Band, The Boulevard Blues Band, Aidan Martin Trio, Jonathan Peyper Band, Frank Freeman, The Studebakers, Wayne Pauli Trio, Basson Laubscher & The Violent Free Peace, Bandeleros.

 

South Africa's Premier Blues Music Festival returns to Hillcrest Quarry in Durbanville to celebrate its 10th Birthday on Saturday 5 December 2015. Hosting 12 of the country's top Blues artists, the 2015 concert is proudly presented and brought to you by our sponsors COMBUSTION TECHNOLOGY, PAUL BOTHNER MUSIC and FENDER SA.

 

TMBS organiser Mike Combrinck says that he thought of the concept of starting a Blues Festival in Cape Town after seeing a Jazz&Blues Session at the late Steak and Ale in Pretoria in 2005. He says: “Good Blues shows were relatively hard to find in South Africa at the time. So in 2006, the first Table Mountain Blues Summit was held at Tafelberg Tavern in Town, showcasing 6 Blues acts to an audience of just under 450 guests. We gave our hearts and souls and boots to get this going. In 2007 Richard Pryor came aboard as a partner and we grew this little fesival into the monster it became (last year had 22 acts). Richard played a big role in the development of the Summit over the past few years, but has now stepped down as one of the organisers, due to other responsibilities. The Summit brought in more Rock and Folk Music over the last few years, but myself and friend Mike Crawford, who has now come on board, (Two Mikes don’t make a wrong) have decided to keep the Summit to its original Blues roots for our 10 Year Birthday Celebration.”

 

 

TMBS 2015 will be bringing you 12 of the blues artists that are making serious waves in the industry right. This will be a nonstop 13+ hour blues party of extreme proportions!

Doors open 10h00. First band up at 11h00.

Tickets: R195.00 – Bookings atComputicketor can purchase it at Hillcrest Quarry.Free entrance for children under 12 (must present some form of ID)

 

http://online.computicket.com/web/event/table_mountain_blues_summit/961040493/0/681754

 

Twitter https://twitter.com/TMBluesSummit

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/BluesSummit

Website: www.bluessummit.co.za

 

Do’s n Don’ts

Do’s

- Bring along your wonderful persona’s

- Bring your costume to paddle in the dam

- Bring your own camping chair

- Bring lots of sunscreen

- Bring all your friends

 

Don’ts

- Don`t Bring guns

- Don`t Bring bad attitude

- Don`t Bring your own drinks or food

- Don`t Forget to bring something warm

- Don`t Forget to tell all your friends about lekka Jol

 

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