From 2-5February 2012, 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 that you can only pull off when you’re safely tucked in next to the mighty Breede River for four days.
Yup – four. For R100 extra, die-hard Creekers can pull in on Thursday, 2 February for a chilled out preview gig at the bar 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 the rest of your friends arrive. The main festival weekend is from Friday 3 to Sunday 5 February.
I personally wish I could be down there to experience what I know will be one incredible show, especially when I hear of the MK floating stage!!
The line up for Up the Creek 2012 is nothing short of fantastic and in typical Up the Creek tradition we will be running live music on 3 stages throughout the weekend: The Bacardi Main Stage, the MK River stage and the all-night-long BOS Breede River bar stage.
The line up for the weekend includes:
Kongos, aKing, Akkedis, Black CatBones, 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.
What to bring to Up the Creek:
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 friends, but do not be scared to make new friends!
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.za for 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.
FESTIVAL WEEKEND TICKETS: Type Pre-sales At the Gate Thursday 4pm – Sunday 4pm R575.00 R600.00 Friday 4pm – Sunday 4pm R475.00 R500.00 Saturday and Sunday R375.00 R400.00 Day pass – Sunday R150.00 R150.00
* Please note that day tickets for Friday and Saturdayare not available.
* Children 13 and younger enter for free, children 14years and older pay full price.
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The winner will be announced 25th January 2012.
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