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.
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
**Luxury tent hotel accommodation for Harambee and the Owl Town Plus Hotel are available on site. More info available from

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.


Large On The Lawn – Johannesburg’s New Summer Concert Series

LARGE ON THE LAWN hits Johannesburg this weekend.


In case you missed the news, Large On The Lawn returns to Johannesburg and this time with a full Summer series of acts on stage.
This Sunday sees the first of the series start off with Jeremy Loops AND Matthew Mole taking stage.

All the details you need is right here:
Sunday 29 January – Jeremy Loops and Matthew Mole
Address: Golden Harvest Park, First Road, Randburg, 2169
GPS: 26.065955 | 27.954065

Ticket Price (excluding ticketing service fee):
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.

Here’s a little handy guide to ensure you have the best Large On The Lawn


The next Large On The Lawn show has Francois Van Coke and Jack Parow, in jou moeder se huisie on stage Sunday 26 February.

Follow Large On The Lawn online:
Website and Tickets:


Looking for a good way to spend this National Women’s Day? Well then the Emmarentia Live Concert is just for you and your family!


The 9th of August 2016 sees the debut of what promises to be one of South Africa’s most popular daytime cross-over festivals. Emmarentia Live will bring together a host of iconic South African music acts for this one-day music experience at the picturesque Emmarentia Dam. This unique Joburg festival is open to South Africans from all walks of life and all ages, to come and relax in the sun and celebrate National Women’s Day.

The all-South African line-up has been confirmed and includes none other than: Mango GrooveFreshlygroundMi CasaGangs of BalletGoodluck and more.

These incredible live acts will play to an audience of all ages to enjoy a wonderful party in the park. Expect a day of sunshine, wine stalls, craft food stalls, a beer garden and an awesome vibe for all ages – what better way to spend a public holiday!

The concert kicks off at 10h00 and runs until 16h00, providing six hours of the best in music and picnic vibes in one of Joburg’s most beautiful green spaces.

Ticket prices: Adults: R299, Children (6-12): R50, Kids under 6 get free entrance. Gate on the day: R349 (if available)

Join the conversation online with #EMMARENTIALIVE.

Ticket available here.
Keep an eye on Facebook, TwitterInstagram for updates and more.

Emmarentia Live is proudly brought to you by BAM Event and Experience Creators. The team behind Neon Run, Hollard Juma, Hollard Jura, BOKJOL Music Festival, and AfriSki Winter Fest are now bringing you this iconic SA music concert on National Women’s Day. BAM is a specialist event and experiential marketing agency that create large-scale events for fun-loving South Africans.

Oppikoppi Stage Line-Ups and Running Order LIVE

Oppikoppi has released the complete line-up for each stage and running order For the lovely young taken to the UNSEA!

My advice, download the full line-up. Print out each days schedule. Highlight those acts you have been dying to see. And make a mission to check out some of the other acts you have never watched before. You may walk away a new fan of a band you “discovered” in the dust of Northam, live at Oppikoppi.

Friday-: Oppikoppi running order:

Saturday-: Oppikoppi running order:


Sunday-: Oppikoppi running order:


These are the acts for Friday, Saturday and Sunday night on the Main Stage, James Phillips Stage, Bruilof Stage, Skellum Stage, Red Bull Stage and the best Top Bar.

There are still some tickets available, get yours now. See you all in the dust of The UNSEA.

OppiKoppi 22: For the lovely young taken to THE UNSEA



In March we saw Oppikoppi officially announce the theme for this years 22nd Koppi festival.

Inspired by a Gert Vlok Nel tune, art photography by Daniel Naude and designed by the Breinstorm crew, in walks calendar girl number 22 in an annual series of loosely Rock ‘n Roll inspired bushveld get-to-gethers designed to get rid of your issues and inhibitions. And your problem boyfriends.
This is just a courtesy missive for the clan to say we are up and running.
For all the rest of you: OppiKoppi is where you go to make friends, whilst learning lots of personal lessons about dust, thorns, downhill, tequilas and yourself. With a friendly tune blanket almost everywhere you need.


So what are the important details you need to know? Well, we will tell you.
When: 5, 6, 7 August.
Where: Northam. Limpopo 24°52’33.07″ S, 27°08’12.20″ E
Who: To date Hilltop Live, the people behind Oppikoppi, have put together XX acts to take stage, including 10 of SA’s best comedians.
Why: HA HA, this is a silly question. A weekend away from your “normal” life, filled with loads of music, friends, and new ones to be made, so WHY NOT?
Access: Normal tickets available here from R850. Available till 31 July. Late tickets R950 (1 August – 7 August) ticket sales 

              **For those who are more inclined to a little “luxury”, the tented hotel options are also available here.

One of my favourite things Koppi does is add little stuffs to make the weekend more fun. They call it “FUCKME THAT’S A BONUS“. Think the annual Naked Run, no words needed here. The Couch Competition, make YOUR couch amazing, and you could watch your favourite band from any one of the stages. This year they have included early access to the farm from 3rd August, but only to those who go out and vote. No stain, no entry. And my favourite little extra, is “Bring Your Grandma” 😛 Anyone over 65 gets free access to Koppi and a shot of Cuervo at the Klein Bar. Valid I.D is a must, yes, they will be carded.

The most important thing to bring along to Koppi is a good attitude. And wet wipes, they are a send from heaven.

OppiKoppi: For the lovely young taken to THE UNSEA brought to you by Windhoek, Red Bull, Jose Cuervo, Chevrolet and Hilltop Live.



LUSH Music Festival

Last week the team at Breakout, the guys behind Parklife and many more, officially announced their newest little baby, LUSH Music Festival.

This festival takes place in Clarens over Easter Weekend. What a cool way to spend a weekend away!


Breakout is proud to announce the launch of a brand new, unique music and lifestyle festival in Clarens, Free State. Lush Festival will be taking place from 24 to 27 March 2016 over the Easter Weekend.
Clarens, situated in the foothills of the beautiful Maluti and Rooiberg Mountains, is nicknamed the “Jewel of the Free State” and the town and surrounding area is a popular weekend destination for residents of Johannesburg, Pretoria and Bloemfontein. The well frequented village offers some of the most tranquil surrounds and spectacular views known throughout South Africa.”

With acts like Xavier Rudd and Civil Twilight including a strong SA lineup made up of The Parlotones, Jeremy Loops, Francois Van Coke, Goodluck, Rubber Duc and many many more, this should be a great weekend away from the hustle & bustle of Jhb

Where: Linwood Farm, On the Fouriesburg Road (R711), Clarens, Free State
When: 24 March to 27 March 2016
Why: Look at that lineup! There will also be a bike tour and trail & fun run.
How much: Tickets start from R395 (phase I) can be bought here.
Accommodation: A variation of accommodation offers available from general camping to glamping at Harambee Hotel vibes. More details here.

“Activities available to Lush participants will include an official trail run and fun run, a three day Mountain biking tour event, and guests can also take advantage of nature trails, abseiling, rafting, horseback riding, hiking, hot air ballooning, and much more on offer in the area.
Lush Festival is the perfect long weekend getaway that has everything to offer. Make Lush Festival in Clarens your destination for the most idyllic Easter Weekend breakaway.”

Get your tickets now and see you in Clarens.
Keep an eye on the LUSH Festival Facebook & Twitter pages for all the up-to-date news.


This morning saw Cape Town’s Grassy Spark announced as opening act for In The City, congratulations guys!


With just 12 days to go, TWELVE DAYS KIDS, this is always a great event put together by the Seed Experiences team to make sure those stuck in Jhb do not miss out on the Rocking the Daisies vibe.

As anticipation builds up to see The Kooks, Milky Chance AND The Cat Empire live at Emmerentia Dam, the Seed Experiences and In The City teams have been putting together little events leading up to show day that not only will be loads of fun, but could see you win yourself some rad prizes!

In only a few short weeks the lawns of Emmerentia Dam will be transformed into one of Jozi’s most loved music festivals, Vodacom In The City. Vodacom and Seed Experiences didn’t think one day of Vodacom In The City was enough and so they are bringing the vibe and energy of the festival, to a venue near you.
In the lead up to the highly anticipated day-time event on Sunday 4 October, they’ll be hosting eight awesome events aimed at getting lovers of music (and other cool things) together in and around Jozi and Pretoria.

Check out the roster of events and secure your spot. Get your #VITC2015 tickets here if you don’t have already have them:


Puma Fishtail Heritage Ride
Thursday 24 September
Great Dane, Braamfontein

Puma are bringing their unique Fishtail Ride experience to Jozi for the second time. The first 20 riders get to use an exclusive Fishtail bicycle, while additional bikes can be rented at R150 a bike and you are free to bring your own bike. See the city from a unique angle, as you tour inner Johannesburg, Newtown and Braamfontein on this cultural experience. End off this energetic day with a drink at Great Dane Bar.

Pirate Boat Takeover
Saturday 26 September
Zoo Lake

It’s what childhood dreams are made of! We’ve hired out ALL of the boats at Zoo Lake for an awesome day on the dam. Get dressed up, bring your water guns and go head-to-head with other boats as you try to take them over. Come prepared to get wet and bring your sunscreen, or just chill on the dam banks while you watch all the action. Prizes will be awarded for best-dressed and best sieges!

City-to-City Bus with Lazola Gola
Sunday 27 September
Great Dane, Joburg to Lucky Rodrigo, Pretoria (return trip)

What better way to get to the capital than on our very own City-to-City Bus with comedian Lazola Gola. Hop on at Great Dance Bar and hop off at Lucky Rodrigo for a Vinyl Fair! This is open only to VITC ticketholders and registration is a must to secure your spot (only 50 spots available).

Vinyl Fair
Sunday 27 September
Lucky Rodrigo

Best known for their unbelievable steaks, sticky wings and delicious ribs Lucky Rodrigo will play host to our Vinyl Fair. Complete with vinyl DJ’s spinning the decks, a wide variety of vinyl’s on sale and a delicious braai!

#VITC2015 Instagram Exhibition at First Thursdays
Thursday 1 October
Great Dane Lane, Braamfontein

We always look for unique ways to incorporate art into #VITC2015 and this year is no different. Through our various Instagram campaigns including #MyVITCStyle, #VITCSunriseInstaWalk and #MyVITCCity we will be exhibiting your photos at Braamfontein’s popular cultural activation First Thursdays. Prizes will be awarded on the night for outstanding pictures. This is a public event and photos will be displayed on the wall outside Great Dane.

Great Dane #VITC2015 Party
Thursday 1 October
Great Dane, Braamfontein

With our #VITC2015 Instagram Exhibition running outside and First Thursdays throughout the area, Great Dane will create an awesome night of back-to-back DJ’s, ticket and prize giveaways. This is the only way to get into the mood for Vodacom In The City before the main event on 4 October. 

Check-out the Vodacom In The City Facebook page for more information on all of these events and how to register.

Get your #VITC2015 tickets now at Tickets priced at R495.