Press Release: Up the Creek Music Festival 2013


One river, three stages, four days, loads of music and comedy and festival goers with a passion for some of South Africa`s best music in common – get ready for Up the Creek 2013 brought to you by 4th Street.

At Up the Creek everyone comes together. From 31st January to 3rd February, the usually quiet campsite close to Swellendam will once again be transformed into a slightly surreal spot of revelry, raging rock and soulful tunes, performances from another planet and shenanigans of the type you can only pull off when you`re safely tucked in next to the mighty Breede River for four days. No VIP nonsense. No pretence. No cliques. Just a beautiful river; three epic stage; thirty awesome live bands and some of our country’s coolest comedy acts.

Pull in on Thursday 31st January for a chilled out preview gig at the Rolling Stone SA stage. You can choose the best spot for your tent and kick start the weekend`s carousing so that the place is cooking by the time your friends arrive.

The line up for Up the Creek 2013 is going to be nothing short of fantastic and will be announced in November 2012.

In typical Up the Creek tradition we will be running live music on 3 stages throughout the weekend: The 4th Street Main Stage, the MK River Stage and the all night long Rolling Stone SA stage. But remember, we will be running only one stage at at time, so that you don’t miss out on your favourite acts.

Think about it, where else can you float on a river, headbang to sick, soulful rocking tunes and sip on a Titanic. (Up the Creek`s special signature cocktail.

Tickets at or on our FB page:

Thursday – Sunday: Presales: R600.00 – Gate: R650.00

Friday – Sunday: Presales: R550.00 – Gate: R600.00

Saturday – Sunday: Presales: R450.00 – Gate: R500.00

Kids 13 years and younger: free entry.

Heartbreak Motel:

If you want to rock out in a little more comfort, then the Heartbreak Motel is for you. There are various options of pre-pitched tents, hot showers, clean toilets, buffet breakfast and other luxuries. For more info and bookings go to:


We are running various exciting competitions for Up the Creek 2013. Check out our Competitions page on website for all the details:

Up the Creek Competitions

Good luck with your entries!

Social Media:


Twitter: @Upthe_Creek.


The line up for the weekend will be released in November 2012.

So remember it doesn’t matter if you have big biceps or skinny jeans, or an ironic moustache, or a non-ironic one, at Up the Creek you can be yourself. And get together.

General queries: annie and Media queries: liny

Up the Creek Music Festival is organized by Red Hot Events and Blue Moon.


Red Hot Events offers a range of services dedicated to creating unique and memorable experiences. Due to the fact that we are perfectionists obsessed with every detail of event management, we start at spectacular and take it up a few notches. This is why we have a reputation for thinking outside the box, making creative use of space and going the extra mile. Whatever you have in mind, we`re ready to rise to the challenge. Visit our website for more information:”


Blue Moon, based in Nelspruit, is a fully equipped functions and music venue with a dynamic sound system and all the accessories, 2 bars, kitchen, stage lighting etc. Known to the music industry countrywide as the best venue of its kind in South Africa, Blue Moon is a totally unique indoor/outdoor venue. Visit our website at

Up the Creek 2013 would like to thank our sponsors: 4th Street, MK & Rolling Stone SA.


Liny Kruger


082 464 1926

021 556 1726

Twitter: @Liny_Kruger


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