Up the Creek Music Festival 3 – 5 February 2012

Up The Creek

Up the Creek Music Festival, Breederiver, Swellendam – 3 – 5 February 2012.

With the silly season on our doorsteps and so much to look forward to we thought we’d just remind you to diarise your favourite festival. It is almost time for you to pack those bags and head back to the banks of the Breede River for a weekend of frolicking, fun and festivities.Yes Up the Creek Music Festival is now officially around the corner, the dates for 2012 have been set. From the 3rd to the 5th of February we urge you to leave the hustle and bustle of your regular routines for the serene surroundings of the riverbank, magical muso’s and the faces of your favourite people.

The line up for Up the Creek 2012 is nothing short of phenomenal and we are happy to let you know that the following bands and artists have been contracted for the weekend:

Kongos,aKing, Akkedis, Black Cat Bones, Blues Broers, Cameron Bruce, City Bowl Mizers, Fox Comet, The Great Apes, Holiday Murray, Hot Water, Karen Zoid, Louwtjie Rothman, Machineri, No One’s Arc, Piet Botha, Taxi Violence, Wrestlerish, Jeremy Loops, Luna Paige, Shadowclub, Sterling EQ, Andra, Peachy Keen, AC/DC Tribute, Southern Gypsey Queen.

In typical Up the Creek tradition we will be running the main stage, the MK river stage and the all-night-long BOS Breede River bar stage once again.

Thursday night special early show:

In 2011 we decided to give the die hard creekers a chance to enjoy a sneak preveiw of the weekend with an intimate show on the Thursday night. This year we are bringing back the iniative, Thursday the 2nd the doors will open at 16h00 for the first 400 music lovers.

Gates open at 16h00 on Thursday, see ticket prices for details of Thursday – Sunday passes.


Lobster lilos, Indian canoes, floating bars and human tube chains are making a comeback in 2012. Following the splashing, singing, howling success of last year’s float competition, the benchmark has been set. So put your creativity to the test and we’ll be giving away some awesome prizes for a variety of creative floats this year. Bos Iceb Tea are sponsoring the competition with an absolutely to- die- for winners package prize.

Participants are encouraged to think outside of their beach gear boxes in order to stand a chance to win these incredible prizes.

At this stage, categories include anything from the best design and most floatable contraption to the most luxurious device on the Breede River.


In 2012, we will bring you the same of what worked last year and more: More food vendors to get you through the days in style, including coffee maestros that can deliver your caffeine to your tent-step, more stalls and more bars throughout the festival. Once again, there will be dedicated life-guards to ensure maximum safety.

“The winner takes it all”

For those of you who buy your tickets before the first of January 2012, thank you for attempting to win our biggest give-away! One winner will walk away with a grand weekend prize consisting of:

  • 2 tickets for Up the Creek Fest from 3 – 5 Feb.
  • Acommodation in a chalet for the weekend.
  • R1000.00 spending money.
  • The refund of your original ticket purchase.
  • The winner will be announced on 10 January 2012 on facebook.


LIKE’ our facebook fan page and be entered into a lucky draw to win tickets to Up the Creek 2012. The lucky winner stands to win 2 free tickets to Up The Creek 2012 and the draw takes place on 30 November and the winner will be announced on facebook.

SMS and win tickets.

sms CREEK to 33782 and fill out our short survey to stand a chance to WIN tickets to UTC 2012.
SMS’ @ R1.50 Free SMS’ dont apply T&C’s apply.
The winner will be announced 15th December 2012.

Ticket prices:

Tickets are available from www.ticketbreak.co.zaor directly from our facebook page.


Type Presales At the Gate
Thursday 4pm – Sunday 4 pm R575.00 R620.00
Friday 4pm – Sunday 4pm: R475.00 R525.00
Saturday and Sunday: R375.00 R425.00
Day pass – Sunday: R150.00 R150.00

* Please note that day tickets for Friday and Saturday are not available.

* Children 13 and younger enter for free, children 14 years and older pay full price.

What to bring to Up the Creek:

Bring: Your ticket, ID Book, tent, mattresses, camping chairs, torches, sleeping bag, duvet, sun block, insect repellent, toilet paper, camera, cap or hat, something warm, towel, pillow, headache pills, money, sunglasses, condoms, swimming kit, anything that floats – lilo, paddle, boat – and lastly, your buddies

If you don’t want to pitch your tent, just pitch up for your pre-booked tented accommodation. Check out the TICKETS PAGE on www.upthecreek.co.zafor the different camping options available.

Up the Creek 2012 promises to be yet again one of the highlights on the Festival Calendar in the Western Cape.

Gates open on Friday 3 February 16h00 for those of you who are not joining us for the Thursday evening.

Facebook Address: http://www.facebook.com/UpTheCreek.MusicFestival

Twitter address: Upthe_Creek

Website: www.upthecreek.co.za

General queries: info

Red Hot Events and Up the Creek would like to thank the sponsors for UTC 2012: MK, BOS Ice Tea and Converse.

Liny Kruger

Palila Publicity

021 556 1726

082 464 1926

Twitter: @Liny_Kruger

river pic up the creek
river pic up the creek
panoramic up the creek
panoramic up the creek

Academy of Sound Engineering presents: CultureClash 2011

The Academy of Sound Engineering (ASE) is South Africa’s leading sound engineering school, established in 1997. Housed at the SABC, South Africa’s broadcast hub and centre of Africa’s audio industry, the college trains over 400 new students every year. A pioneering force in the industry, the ASE team launched the first national network of sound engineering schools in the country, training over 4,000 sound engineers. Many of ASE’s graduates now hold premier posts locally and internationally.

CultureClash is the Academy’s annual celebration (organized by it’s students) which showcases its talented student. Trained to overcome the challenges of a multi-format, multi-genre event, ASE’s students are involved in every aspect of CultureClash – from mixing, recording and filming the event, to planning, and even performing! Since it’s inception in 2007, CultureClash has grown in attendance and stature, drawing some of the top entertainment acts in the country. This year’s offering features over 40 acts in total, including award winning artists like Zebra & Giraffe, Gang of Instrumentals, EvolverOne, Ashtray Electric, Voodoo Child and many more top artists.

CultureClash was created to create awareness in the audio industry of the college, it’s capabilities (and thereby to create opportunities for ASE’s students); and to create a vibrant, dynamic and challenging event to give ASE students a taste of the industry they will enter. All aspects of the Academy’s various courses in Music Production, Broadcasting, Live and Post Production are required for CultureClash; giving students a chance to show-off their skills, and learn under pressure. Proceeds from CultureClash benefit historically disadvantaged students.


Find us on Facebook and Twitter!

Tickets at Computicket

CultureClash Details

Date: 24 September 2011 (Heritage/Braai Day – Saturday)
Time: 12pm to 1am
Venue: Truth, Midrand, Old Pretoria Road (off Allandale)

Zebra and Giraffe (ROCK) – SAMA/MK Award Winners
Gang of Instrumentals (AFRO HIP HOP) – SAFTA/ SAMA Award Winners
Ashtray Electric (POP) – MK Award Winners
EvolverOne (POP) – Internationally acclaimed / Multiple Top 40 hits
Voodoo Child (ROCK) – SAMA Nominated
Redwood (HIP HOP) – 4 times SA Champ / #3 World DMC Championships
Wrestlerish (POP) – SAMA/MK Nominated
Ian-Credible – Live@5 / ASE Graduate
Dance You’re On Fire (POP) – MK Award Winners
Fire Through the Window (POP) – #1 UJFM / #4 5FM
Knave (HARD ROCK) – #1 5FM / MK89 Nominated Music Video
Pestroy (HIP HOP METAL) – 12 year veterans of SA Metal
And many more (over 40 acts on 2 stages and 2 dancefloors)

George Hattingh
Marketing Executive
Academy of Sound Engineering / CultureClash
011 482 9200 / 083 652 3313

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