LUSH FESTIVAL 2018

The Easter Weekend calls for a getaway to Clarens with the 3rd annual LUSH Festival, presented by OFM and KykNET, taking place from 29 March to 2 April 2018.

 

Taking place from 29 March to 2 April on Linwood Farm in the town of Clarens (an easy three-hour drive from Johannesburg, Bloemfontein and Pretoria), Lush offers something for everyone.

For those who love a challenge, there are Mountain Bike Trails and a fun trail run set against a breath-taking backdrop, guided tours traversing through South Africa’s rich and rugged landscape and horseback riding among the majestic countryside. For those seeking the thrill of adventure, fly high in a hot air balloon ride, experience white-knuckle rapids while river rafting, or enjoy the breath-taking scenery of cliffs and rock formations as you abseil in the Maluti Mountains.

If music ignites your senses, you’ll relish in Lush’s live music line-up including American rock band Bowling For Soup, Dave Depper (from Death Cab For Cutie), Kyp Malone (from TV on the Radio), Laura Burhenn (from The Mynabirds), Pierce Brothers (AUS), as well as a wealth of top South African talent including Anton Goosen, Fokofpolisiekar, TiMO ODV, Jack Parow, Goodluck, Dewald Wasserfall, Monark, Albert Frost, WONDERboom, and many more. There’s also delicious food on offer for those hungry to try something new and don’t worry about the trip back home every evening after your musical feast. An array of different accommodation in and around the Festival ensures you’ll settle comfortably for the night whether you’re an independent traveller who prefers camping or a glam packer who wants a boutique B&B to recharge in.

The farm, after 3 years of grooming and infrastructural support, is becoming an incredibly beautiful gem and somewhere beautiful to just be with friends – next to the river, under all the willow trees or in the poplar forest. Festival attendees will be able to make use of Mountain Bike Trails in the area and there will be a 5km fun run with a fancy-dress element taking place on the Saturday, 31 March, with various prizes for the top three finishers and those best dressed” says Damon Forbes, Festival organiser.

*** Please Note: LUSH now has a financing option with Mobicred where you can place your initial payment now and secure your ticket and then do a top up payment for the balance of payment. Sign up at https://www.mobicred.co.za/nutickets/

Lush Weekender
Phase 1: R695 (excluding R45 Ticket Service Fee) – http://lush.nutickets.co.za/lush2018
All Weekend Access
Valid Thursday – Sunday
Excludes Camping
Accommodation Off Site
Free & Safe On Site Parking

Lush Weekender 12 AND UNDER
Phase 1: R395 (Excluding R45 Ticket Service Fee) – http://lush.nutickets.co.za/lush2018
All Weekend Access
Valid Thursday – Sunday
Excludes Camping
Accommodation Off Site
Free & Safe On Site Parking

Lush Camper
Phase 1: R745 (Excluding R45 Ticket Service Fee) – http://lush.nutickets.co.za/lush2018
All Weekend Access
Valid Thursday – Sunday
Includes General Camping
Accommodation On Site
Toilets & Showers
Free & Safe On Site Parking
*Tents Not Included
Please note that NO UNDER 18s may camp on site. Under 18s are welcome to attend daily with parents/responsible adults but not allowed to camp.

Lush Plus+ Camper
Phase 1: R1395 (Excluding R60 Ticket Service Fee) – http://lush.nutickets.co.za/lush2018
All Weekend Access
Valid Thursday – Sunday
Limited Premium Camping
Own Festival Entrance
Upgraded Toilets & Showers
Accommodation On Site
Electrical Point Access
Safe Parking In Designated Zone
*Tents Not Provided
Please note that NO UNDER 18s may camp on site. Under 18s are welcome to attend daily with parents/responsible adults but not allowed to camp.

DAY TICKET options (available per day for Friday, Saturday OR Sunday – pick your favourite day):
http://lush.nutickets.co.za/lush2018

DAY TICKETS – ADULTS: R345 (Excluding R45 Ticket Service Fee)
DAY TICKETS – KIDS 12yrs And Under: R245 (Excluding R35 Ticket Service Fee)

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The Republic of Mieliepop 2018 presented by Mix 93.8 FM

In case you missed the news, MIELIEPOP Festival2018 is just around the corner!!

With more than 50 local acts taking stage all weekend, Mieliepop also have Australian dance-punk duo DZ Deathrays headlining this incredible weekend.

Mieliepop is without a doubt in our opinion the prettiest festival on the SA music scene. So be sure to get your tickets now and come jam on the river, or the rock pool, and the rave cave!!

Tickets are on sale now, be sure to get yours!

Dates: 21st – 24 March 2018
Festival tickets
Maizey Stray, for those who prefer to glamp camp it up a bit
Yoga Flow Festival will also return this year
Directions to Mieliepop

Mieliepop Festival is proudly brought to you by Mix FM 93.8FM. Keep an eye on Mieliepop pages on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for the most up to date news and your chance to win some rad prizes!

Large On The Lawn On Sunday 26 February featuring Jack Parow And Francois van Coke

Large On The Lawn returns this month with headliners Jack Parow And Francois van Coke!

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After the first, and very successful, inaugural Large On The Lawn last month, this Sunday they return with another two great stage acts.

“Last month the first Large On The Lawn, Johannesburg’s new summer concert series, hosted a SOLD OUT event with 4000 music fans taking over Golden Harvest Park in Randburg. The 2nd instalment will see another stellar event take over the park with Afrikaans favourites Jack Parow and Francois van Coke performing at Large On The Lawn on Sunday 26 February.

JACK PAROW is SA’s most iconic Afrikaans Rapper. His multiple hits across his 8-year career span has given us sing-along favourites such as ‘Cooler As Ekke’, ‘Eksie Ou’, and ‘Hosh Tokolosh’ along with some collab tracks with FRANCOIS VAN COKE. Aside from his music, Parow has launched his own comic book and most recently his own brandy.

FRANCOIS VAN COKE rose to fame as the iconic front man of legendary South African rock bands Fokofpolisiekar and Van Coke Kartel. In April 2015, Francois launched his self-titled debut solo album and kicked his solo career into gear with the release of the most poignant ballad of that year – Toe Vind Ek Jou featuring Karen Zoid. Last Thursday, 2nd of February, saw the release of Francois’ second solo album, Hierdie is die Lewe and the third music video from the album, Dit Raak Beter (It Gets Better) accompanying the album’s release. The video contains poignant, unreleased footage of Francois growing up and for the most part depicts Francois’ love affair with music growing up, intercut with a performance at his alma mater, Bellville High.

Ticket Price (excluding ticketing service fee): http://breakout.nutickets.co.za/

Address: Golden Harvest Park, First Road, Randburg, 2169
GPS: 26.065955 | 27.954065
Gates Open 1pm / Show ends at 5pm

General Admission: Adults – R150 (excl ticketing fees)
General Admission: Teens 17-13 – R125 (excl ticketing fees)
General Admission: Kids 12-3 – R85 (excl ticketing fees)
Children 3 and under are free.

**Please Note: Tickets are Non-Transferable and T&C’s apply.

Be sure to get your tickets online, as gate sales will be very limited.

Follow Large On The Lawn online, on Facebook, on Instagram: and on Twitter.

ULTRA SOUTH AFRICA 2017: ANNOUNCES FINAL PHASE 3 LINEUP & STAGES

ULTRA SA 2017 is back with a bang.

With new stages being introduced in both Johannesburg and Cape Town, this is sure to be a BIG day out. Look at this rad info guide:

Martin Garrix, David Guetta, Dash Berlin, Dj Snake, KSHMR, Black Coffee, Felix Jaehn, Head Hunterz, Nic Fanciulli, DJ Fresh, Mark Stent and many more all live.

Cape Town sees Ultra SA being moved to new home grounds at Cape Town Stadium, with a new Bridges For Music Stage included. And Johannesburg will have a total of FOUR stages on the day. Take a look at the final lineup below:

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Tickets are still available, and selling fast, so get yours now!!

Tier 2 ticket prices are:
JHB:
Tier 2: GA: R900
Tier 2: VIP: R1700

CPT:
Tier 2: GA: R850
Tier 2: VIP: R1500

Tickets are NOW ON SALE at https://ultrasouthafrica.com/tickets/

>The UMF SA 2017 compilation disc has been released by Sony Music, and is already #1 on the iTunes Dance Music Charts!
Download or stream the #1 iTunes Dance Album: https://lnk.to/UltraSA2017

#UltraSA2017 – Get the party started now!

Download the Ultra SA app!📱 App Store – http://bit.do/UltraSAApp2017iOS … Google Play – http://bit.do/UltraSAApp2017Android

You can also use the Park & Ride option to get to & from ULTRA SA 2017 safely, or book & Uber. Use Promo code ULTRA2017 for R100 off first time ride.

Follow Ultra SA on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for real-time updates on artists, tickets and festival updates.

LUSH Festival 2.0 returns to the beautiful Clarens

In case you missed the news, LUSH Festival 2.0 makes it return to the picturesque town of Clarens this Easter Weekend.
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And they have some great headliners and an even more solid local line-up!

All the details you need is right here…

When: 14 to 16 April 2017
Where: Linwood Farm, R711, Clarens, Free State
Why: This line up with more to be announced… The Temper Trap (Aus), Michael Franti (U.S), Kaki King (U.S) and the incredible SA bands:- Matthew Mole | TiMO ODV | Valiant Swart | Albert Frost | PHFAT | December Streets | Medicine Boy | BCUC | Opposite The Other | Bye Beneco | Josh Kempen | Hellcats | Popartlive | L.A. Cruz | Apple Gule | Bad Peter | Jet Treger | Isle Of Skye | Black Math | Raygun Royale | The Tazers | Luke K | Sol Gems | Johnny Cradle | The Moths | IV4 | Retro Dizzy | Felix Brendel | RudeBoyz | Mogey | Sonik Citizen | Tidal Waves | Simple Stories | The Kickstands | Weston & Engine | Luke Knox | Dominic Neil | Kimon Rayne | So Schway | Vimo | Cinimin | Bongani Zulu | T-Stak

Ticketing info (N.B!!!!):
Phase 1 (early bird tickets) are available until midnight on the 14th of February when Phase 2 tickets go on sale from 15 February until 31 March (phase 3 tickets will then go on sale at a higher price), so take advantage of the special early bird low prices now:

Phase 1 (early bird) pricing runs until 14 February 2017
Phase 1: General Admission [includes General Camping Area] – R495 (excl service fees)
Phase 1: Plus+ Admission [Plus+ Upgraded Camping Area] – R1195 (excl service fees)

Phase 2 pricing runs from 15 February to 31 March
Phase 2: Weekender General Admission [Weekender pass EXCLUDES General Camping] – R595 (excl service fees)
Phase 2: General Admission [includes General Camping Area] – R645 (excl service fees)
Phase 2: Plus+ Admission [Plus+ Upgraded Camping Area] – R1345 (excl service fees)
Tickets are available at http://lush.nutickets.co.za/lushclarens2017
**Luxury tent hotel accommodation for Harambee and the Owl Town Plus Hotel are available on site. More info available from http://www.lushfestival.com/

Plus+ Camping includes:
Preferred, limited camping area with more Trees and alongside the river
Separate (Closer) Parking Area and Access
Separate PLUS+ Entrance to Festival Grounds
Porters (should you need them)
Access controlled private camping
Upgraded Shower and Toilet Facilities

**Please Note: Tickets are Non-Transferable and T&C’s apply. NO UNDER 18s may camp on site. Under 18s are welcome to attend daily with parents/responsible adults but not allowed to camp.

BALCONY TV: LIVE TURNS 5

BALCONY TV JOHANNESBURG TURNS 5

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The wonderful people at Balcony TV JOHANNESBURG turn 5 years old this year. And they have put together quite a rad little birthday party that spans over 2 days at great Jhb live music venues.

All the details you need and how to get your tickets below:
Friday night live at The Good Luck Bar sees those lovely boys from Shortstraw take stage alongside Josh Kempen, We Are Charlie, Go Barefoot and Johnny Cradle.
Doors open at 7PM.
Tickets are R60 online here, or R80 at the door

Saturday live from Randlords rooftop, The Motherland, Bad Peter, IV4, The Sextons, Jerry & The Bandits, Following Fiction, Don’t Mind and Jeremy Olivier all live.
Doors open at 12PM.

Tickets are R60 online here too, or R80 at the door.

Keep an eye online for updates & more here:
Facebook, Twitter

SMOKING DRAGON NEW YEARS EVE 2016: feat Stelth Ulvang of The Lumineers and US Based Todo Mundo

Stelth Ulvang of The Lumineers and US Based Todo Mundo Join Epic Smoking Dragon Festival New Year’s Line-up!

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Only 3 hours away from Johannesburg and Durban, nestled between the colossal Drakensberg Amphitheatre mountains, looking onto The Tugela Falls, is a New Year’s event unlike any other. The Smoking Dragon Festival is back for its 6th year and has expanded to 4 stages including The Main Stage, Cherch Electric Jungle, Fringe Stage and the sparkling new Ripple Zone, complete with a dam, look-out deck and bar. The perfect location to jam in the water while watching some incredible acts!
Upping the game this year they have packed over 40 acts into this 3-day festival from 29 Dec – 1 Jan 2016. With the best in local talent from all over South Africa already announced including Grassy Spark, The Rudimentals, The Kiffness, Tidal Waves and so many more, Smoking Dragon is making this a New Year to remember with the addition of the supremely talented Stelth Ulvang of The Lumineers and Tudo Mundo.

Recap of the Announced Lineup
29th Dec, Divas Stage -:
Saarkie, Push Push, Ann Jangle, Nonku Phiri, Bye Beneco, Dope St Jude, Nicky B

30th Dec, Best Of Stage -:
Diamond Thug, Tidal Waves, Boxer, The Dandies, BOO!, BCUC, The Kiffness, Veranda Panda.

31st Dec, Main Stage -:
Grassy Spark, The Rudimentals, Sublime Tribute Show, 7th Son, Trenton & The Free Radicals, Stone Jets, DJ inviZAble ft. Komputa General, Silva Black.

Ripple Zone -:
Stelth Ulvang, Todo Mundo, Qadasi, Wandile Mbambeni, Native Young, Hezron Chetty, Crimson House Blues, Sol Gems, Michael Lesar, Vukuzithate, Retro Dizzy, Goldilox, Yolanda Fyrus, Matthew F, TheCity, The Kickstands, The Shabeen, Mudblud, Red Tape Riot, Josh Roxton and Herkie, Ben Dey and the Concrete Lions, Josh Wantie, and the Kings Down South.

TICKETS:
Basic festival ticket which will grant the buyer access to the event grounds, basic ablution facilities (hot showers are an additional R25), main food court and bar.
Full Weekend Pass: R695
Day Pass – 29 Dec: R250
Evening Pass – 29/30 Dec: R550
Day Pass – 30 Dec: R350
Evening Pass – 30/31 Dec: R700
Day Pass – 31 Dec: R400
Add-Ons
VIP Campsite Full Weekend: R695
Ticket will include access to the Jacuzzi, Sauna, Swimming Pool, DStv and chill lounges, Private Cocktail bar, Self-Catering kitchens, and free hot showers.
Kids Zone Full Weekend: R200*
*Kids Zone full weekend and day passes allow children under the age of 12* access to fun, child focussed activities in a safe and secure area.
**Kids Zone evening passes allow children under the age of 12* access to 1x guardian per two children overnight, who will make sure the child(ren) are safe and fed

Buy Tickets Here : http://bit.ly/SmokingNY2016
Follow-us Here : https://www.facebook.com/smokingdragonfestivals
Get More Info Here : http://www.smokingdragon.org/