We are planning a tiny festival in may, we are here in the Netherlands. A post covid return to each other. Intimate and connected. There is no one we would rather book than you. We are a literary platform and believe you are the most brilliant songwriter ever, the festival will be in buses. Would you please come. We have a budget and think a moment like this would be essential to healing.
CAMPHILL VILLAGE MUSIC FESTIVAL – WEDNESDAY 24 SEPTEMBER
Featuring Freshlyground, Valiant Swart, No Pressure, SillyBoi, Tasha, Che-V and CeeJ
Music, Picnic, Camphill Market, Fun!
To celebrate their 50th Birthday, Camphill Village, Westcoast will be hosting a music festival on Heritage Day, the 24thof September. The event will start at 13H00 and run until 18H30. The line-up includes popular SA artists: Freshlyground, Valiant Swart, No Pressure, Bootleggers, Ras Kerry`s Cheety and Greg Kentgens, as well as some talented artists that are part of an empowerment program facilitated by Vision Records in Atlantis: SillyBoi, Tasha, Che-V and CeeJ. Come and join uson the beautiful countryside festival grounds for a day of good vibes and fabulous music to enjoy that lovely midweek –public- holiday- feeling of no work – all play!
The Festival will be an outdoor picnic-type concert, with food and drink stalls. Gates open at 10h00 and the Camphill Country market will happen from 11h00 onwards. Festival goers can get some delicious foods and wine for their picnic at the market.
Presales tickets are R100 from Quicket http://www.quicket.co.za/events/5607-camphill-music-festival/ or R130.00 at the gate. (Free entrance for children 3 years and under.)
Directions to the venue are on the Contact page of Camphill website: http://www.camphill.org.za/contact-us
Camphill Village West-Coast is a dynamic community working with intellectually challenged adults. It was established in 1964 to provide a unique inclusive approach to life for intellectually challenged adults, offering them purpose and dignity.
Fifty years ago Camphill Village (West Coast) was established by Julian and Renate Sleigh on farmland some distance outside of Cape Town. It consisted of a modest house set on sandy soil. This became the home for the first group of young adults with intellectual disabilities. Over time the facility has evolved into a working farm of some 220 hectares with various sub enterprises, with 15 homes and 90 adult residents.
Residents live and work at Camphill. They live in group homes, run by a group home leader, and work in one of the various enterprises on the premises. The enterprises consist of a dairy, a bakery, a cosmetics workshop and a working farm. Produce from the enterprises are consumed by those who make it, and are also sold to many shops and outlets in Cape Town. The revenue generated from these sales, sustains the organisation.
Camphill Village is now celebrating its 50th birthday. In honour of Julian and Renate’s vision and lifelong commitment, our fifty year celebrations aim to raise funds to set up a trust fund named after them that will enable Camphill to support more people with intellectual disabilities who desperately need a place in a safe and caring community, who are living in vulnerable and abusive situations.
For more information, people can contact Janine on 021 571 8600 or visit www.camphill.org.za
Presented by Sedgwick’s, the original Old Brown:
The Cape Town Folk ‘n Acoustic Music Festival
30 August – 20h00 at Baxter Theatre, Concert Hall.
What happens when you mix Folk, Country, African Folk, Flamenco, World Music, Acoustic Rock, Singer-songwriters, Classical Music, Ragas, Cape Jazz, Bluegrass, Celtic Music – a little Neo-Soul and a Swamp of Blues …… then throw in a few guitars, a piano, violins, ukuleles, cellos, tablas, piano accordions, washboards, blues harps and voices from the heavens – all played by some of South Africa’s finest in these genres?
You get the Cape Town Folk ‘n Acoustic Music Festival! Real Wired Music and Sedgwick’s Old Brown in association with Music Experience are proud to announce the 6th instalment of the Cape Town Folk ‘n Acoustic Music Festival.
24 South African artists will perform completely acoustically in an intimate, concert-style setting. These performances will be delivered in the form of 12 collaborations and 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 line up includes some of SA’s finest musicians and the following collaborations have been confirmed:
Vusi Mahlasela / Ard Matthews
Deep South / Errol Dyers
Reza Khota / Derek Gripper
Jesse Jordan / Mark Haze
Louise Day / Tatum
Farryl Purkiss / Digby and the Lullaby
Wayne Pauli / Nuka
Blacksmith / Dave Ferguson
James Grace / Saudiq Khan
Evelyn Hart / Carla Conradie
Jack Mantis / Touchwood
Miles Sievwright / Jeremy Douglas
More to be announced soon!
Tickets R165 – R185 at Computicket: http://online.computicket.com/web/event/cape_town_folk_n_acoustic_music_festival/815575439
Music Experience will be running a competition at their great live interactive store. The winner of the competition will receive an Alvarez guitar from Music Experience and will get to open the Cape Town Folk ‘n Acoustic Music Festival at the Baxter. For more information go to: https://www.facebook.com/events/304880536346217/
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As with last Winter’s concert, we will be doing a blanket drop for the homeless – if you have spare blankets bring them along and we will have a designated collection spot at the venue. All blankets will be donated to Bread for Life and distributed to the homeless – https://www.facebook.com/pages/BREAD-for-LIFE/518572728199561
Cape Town Folk ‘n Acoustic Music Festival would like to thank our main sponsors – Sedgwick’s Old Brown and Music Experience. We would also like to thank Audio Engineering, Alvarez Guitars and Party Design.
TABLE MOUNTAIN BLUES SUMMIT 2014
6 & 7 December, Hillcrest Quarry, Durbanville.
“Blues is a natural fact, it is something that a fellow lives.” Big Bill Broonzy.
South Africa’s Premier Blues Music Festival returns to Hillcrest Quarry in Durbanville, Cape Town on the 6th and 7th of December 2014. Hosting 20 of the country’s top Blues Rock Artists over 2 days, the 2014 concert is proudly presented and brought to you by local main sponsor COMBUSTION TECHNOLOGY and also with great sponsor support by PAUL BOTHNER MUSIC and FENDER SA.
So friends and fans, all you need is a ticket and them’ blue suede shoes (whether real or imaginary) to come and enjoy the finest music making by the following phenomenal local artists:
Dan Patlansky, Albert Frost Trio, Boulevard Blues, The Blues Broers, Gerald Clark and the Deadmen, Pebbleman, Ann Jangle, Dave Ferguson, Mean Black Mamba, Natasha Meister, Crimson House, Basson Loubscher & Violent Free Piece, The Wayne Pauli Trio, Patrick Canovi’s ‘Kiss the Sky’, Piet Botha and Akkedis, The Parlor Vinyls, Charlie King Band, Nhoza Sitsholwana, Riaan & Nick, Fake Leather Blues Band and Sven Blumer.
This year the Blues Summit rocks on a Saturday and a Sunday. Organizer Richard Pryor says: “Ain’t the Blues just too good on a Sunday? We moved the Friday night to a Sunday so that it is easier to bring your whole family for an awesome day out.”
What you can look forward to on the Blues Menu for the Summit:
- 20 top Bands over 2 days.
- Top class quality 30000 watt outdoor sound rig! The best rig ever !!!
- Huge Lighting and a huge LED screen.
- Hillcrest Quarry is one of the finest outdoor venues in SA
- Vibrant food and refreshment stalls and plenty of outside bars
- Plenty of free and secure off street parking
- Fender Guitar Giveaway and the Combustion Technology Cash Prizes R1500
- Free entrance for children under 10 (must present some form of ID)
- Limited camping tickets for sale on Computicket (Camping costs R150 -separate to festival ticket)
Phone and book at Computicket on 0861 9158000 or visit
www.computicket.com for your piece of the Blues Rock action: Tickets R200 – R340.
Make sure you land at Hillcrest Quarry on the 6th and 7th of December and we’ll give you a musical thrill that’s going to groove your Soul and move your Body!
Glastonbury 2014: 19 Amazing New Acts You Can’t MissJohn Wizards The Cape Town-based act mixed traditional African influences, funk and gentle electronica on last year’s well-recieved self-titled debut LP. Reminding critics of everyone from Vampire Weekend to Parliament, we’ll just say they’re experts when it comes to magical, wide-eyed pop.
Here is the line-up for the weekend.
Ticket prices will be as follows:
Online tickets: R300 (includes camping and 4 days access)
Weekend tickets @ the gate: R350
Day tickets (no camping):
Fri, Sat, Sun: R120
South African Rebels Meet East German Underground
A Cultural Exchange Initiative
by Piet Botha & Akkedis & Kilian Nestler
The Black Sheep Rockonspiracy is the brainchild of East German-born Kilian Nestler, who made South Africa his home in 1994. He was previously involved in the semi-legal blues-rock East German underground as a fan, photographer, manager and creator of illegal anti-establishment merchandising. This lifestyle choice led to a 14 month prison term.
The band known currently as Freygang Band was formed in East Berlin in 1977 under the then oppressive socialist regime, as Freygang. The Blues euphoria in East Germany was reaching its peak at that time and the fans loved Freygang for their courage to freely express themselves. Progressive musicians and their fans had to survive troublesome times, including arrests and performance bans. Freygang have kept their appeal to younger audiences, by becoming harder, even with a touch of punk, through the inclusion of musicians who used to be fans and by always being authentic.
Nestler found out that in apartheid South Africa, under somehow similar, but political opposite circumstances, musicians like Piet Botha, had to endure the same troubles as Freygang. Piet Botha, who celebrated a 30 year recording career in 2009, is regarded by many as a true soldier of the Rock ‘n’ Roll lifestyle and an inspiration to fans and fellow musicians alike. These two forces, against all odds, still live the true spirit of rock ‘n’ roll, and Nestler had the vision to make them known to each other.
A desire for freedom and a dislike of politics, is the common background from where Freygang and Piet Botha emerged, as Piet Botha once said ”…that’s why we got into rock ‘n’ roll … we wanted to change the system”.
Kilian Nestler met Piet Botha at a few gigs and the idea of the Black Sheep Rockonspiracy was born.
The STRAB Festival, which was started in 2003 and is held every year in previously war-torn Mozambique, became the anchor point for creating a cultural exchange. After STRAB Mozambique 2013, Freygang will tour South Africa, collaborating and performing with a host of progressive South African bands.
This unique exchange will be documented by ARMADA FILM from Germany, and there is also a joint recording session at the HOME GROWN MUSIC STUDIO planned. The final highlight of this collaboration will be at the MERCURY in Cape Town.
Besides playing together, there will be discussions regarding the way artists can contribute to a better understanding of different cultures, how to use art and music as a weapon against ignorance ( i.e. xenophobia, religious intolerance, etc.) and many more important issues of the day.
Piet Botha and Akkedis will travel to Germany in August 2013 to perform at Freygang’s own underground festival and a number of other gigs.
Thanks to the unselfish contribution of many good-meaning people, the project has started to take shape, and who knows what the future holds, but one thing is for sure, the spirit of Rock ‘n Roll is alive and well.
UP THE CREEK MUSIC FESTIVAL BROUGHT TO YOU BY 4TH STREET, SWELLENDAM: 31 JANUARY – 3RD FEBRUARY 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 www.ticketbreak.co.za 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.
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: http://www.heartbreakmotel.co.za/
We are running various exciting competitions for Up the Creek 2013. Check out our Competitions page on website for all the details:
Good luck with your entries!
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:
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: www.redhotevents.co.za.”
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 www.blue-moon.co.za
Up the Creek 2013 would like to thank our sponsors: 4th Street, MK & Rolling Stone SA.
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This Year the Summit is coming at you with over 20 bands ready to Rock your Blues out. For the first time since it’s humble beginning at the Tafelberg Tavern in 2005 the Summit becomes an awe inspiring 2 day festival boasting some of the finest acts in the country.
The Cream of South Africa’s Blues Rock Artists will be taking the stage on Friday 30th Nov and Saturday 1st of Dec at Bloemendal Wine Estate and It looks set to be the biggest blues gathering in South Africa’s History. Now into it’s 8th year and with the continued help of Combustion Technology and Paul Bothner Music the Table Mountain Blues Summit has established itself as a top music festival and is ready to kick huge festival mojo in 2012.
With a spirit for real music and a nod to the concerts of yesteryear The Blues Summit is many things but above all it serves as a great coming together of a vibrant almost ‘family like’ Blues Community where the music transcends age, race, gender and class.
Friday 30th Nov (From 3:30pm till 12pm)
- Tombstone Pete
- The Parlor Vinyls
- Basson Loubscher
- The Wayne Pauli Trio
- Ann Jangle
- Machineri with Sannie Fox
- Combustion Technology ‘R1500 Cash’ Lucky Draw
- The Albert Frost Trio
- Southern Gypsey Queen
Saturday 1st Dec (From 11:30am till 12pm)
- Tombstone Pete
- Crimson House Blues
- Ballistic Blues
- Kevin Floyd Band featuring Charlie King
- Piet Botha & The Lyzyrd Kyngs
- The John Frick Band
- Raoul and Black Friday
- Albert Frost Solo
- Natasha Meister Band
- The Gerald Clark Band
- Fender Electric Guitar Lucky Draw
- Boulevard Blues and Friends
- Kiss the Sky with Patrick Canovi and Louis ‘Axe’ Lourens
- Black Cat Bones
Keep On Chooglin’ with Creedence Clearwater Revival live at Woodstock, August 1969
On May 12, 2012, the hottest female acts in South African music are joining forces for one of the biggest events of the year. Presented by Carnival City, ANGELS OF ROCK promises to be a grand, spectacular extravaganza that will turn the Big Top Arena into a rock ‘n’ roll fortress for one night only!
Expanding and building on the success of the three previous ANGELS OF ROCK shows, this year’s edition will be bigger and better than ever before, as the best female musicians in the land, including the most talented upcoming performers, strut their stuff on the glittered stage. Mixing elegance with undeniable flair and charisma, the all-star line-up for ANGELS OF ROCK will feature: electro-pop-rock darlings Aneva; melodic rockers Only When It Rains; the recently reunited Holly and the Woods; the critically acclaimed songstress Louise Carver; gritty rock ‘n’ roll revivalists Cortina Whiplash; quirky pop duo The Arrows; the evergreen SA music legend Karen Zoid; and the Tamara Dey-fronted “funkasaurus” known as Flash Republic.
ANGELS OF ROCK will take place at the Big Top Arena, Carnival City, Johannesburg, on May 12, 2012. Doors open at 4pm.
Piet Botha maak al 33 jaar lank musiek. Julle ken hom dalk as die man agter Jack Hammer. Hy is ook deel van die Lyzyrd Kyngs wat onlangs by die Big Blues Festival op Kleinmond gespeel het. Ons het Piet oor die Blues fees en sy lang pad saam met musiek (en nogwat) uitgevra. – Elsibe Loubser
There is no pure way of doing it, there is just doing it – Bruce Springsteen