The Festival Low-Down

The sun is slowly (very slowly) making an appearance in South Africa and with the sun come some much anticipated music festivals. The 2014 – 2015 summer festival season promises to be an exciting one. With a number of festivals happening shortly, it’s time to get your festival gear out and enjoy the upcoming summer music festival season.

Cape Town Folk & Acoustic Music Festival – Taking place on the 30 August 2014, 25 artists are set to perform acoustically in a concert setting. The line-up includes the likes of Deep South & Errol Dyers, Jesse Jordon & Mark Haze, Farryl Purkiss & Digby and the Lullaby, Blacksmith & Dave Ferguson, Touchwood & Jack Mantis as well as Jeremy Douglas & Miles Sievwright. The festival also offers guests the chance to drop blankets off for the homeless at the blanket drop

I Heart Joburg Music Festival – This international concert is set to be a stunner in 2014, taking place 6 September 2014 in Joburg. The international line-up includes the likes of Fall Out Boy, Jessie J, Panic! At the Disco, Jason Derulo, B.O.B and T-Pain. The local line-up is yet to be chosen, but promises to be just as spectacular.

Rocking The Daisies – Taking place from the 2 – 5 October 2014, this is one of the largest Cape Town music festivals for 2014. With the likes of the UK Rudimentals, MGMT, Crystal Fighters, The Presets, Beatenburg, Jeremy Loops, Short Straw, Taxi Violence and many many more. The festival will be hosted on the Cloof Wine Estate in Darling with a food village, traders market, wine tasting, daisy den and an art den and installations.

Up The Creek – Running from the 29th Jan – 1st Feb 2015, this is one party that no one wants to miss. With three stages, 30 live acts and some of the best South African Comedy Acts, Up The Creek promises to be a couple of unforgettable days. So far the line-up includes acts such as Jeremy Loops, The Plastics, Beatenburg, Matthew Mole, Springbok Nude Girls, Shortstraw, Desmond and the Tutu’s, Taxi Violence, Bed on Bricks and Hot Water to name but a few.

So with all this lined up so far for the South African summer festival season why would you want to go anywhere else?

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