First edition of Rise & Shine Festival for 2015 coming soon

Great News! Sandton’s favourite eco-friendly music festival returns to Sandton Central Park on Saturday the 28th of March 2015. Gates open bright and early at 8 AM. The festival’s Yogi, Karen, will host a light Yoga session on the lawn at 9 AM before a full day of music, food, nature and friends commences.

Delicious cuisine will be provided by a number of high-end food stalls curated from the top food & design markets and a fully stocked bar will keep festival-goers hydrated and refreshed throughout the day. Sandton Central Park is located on the corner of Grayston & Sandton Drives.

The entrance to the Park is on 5th Street. It is a short 2 km tuk-tuk ride / walk from Sandton’s Gautrain Station (a great eco-friendly way to arrive). Parking is available at Nelson Mandela Square and Sandton City for a flat fee of R10 for the whole day.

Rise & Shine Festival March 2015

Rise & Shine Festival, in association with Obikwa Wines & Johannesburg City Parks, plants 1 tree for every 50 people who attend their events. Since its inception, the event has raised 260 trees, resulting in a Green footprint.

The first edition of Rise & Shine festival for 2015 will feature performances by Bye Beneco, Tidal Waves, The Plastics, BCUC, Gangs of Ballet, Tailor, Naming James and Desmond & the Tutus. That is one sweet line-up if you ask me and it’s even sweeter to know that early bird tickets for this event cost only R120. If the early bird tickets sell out, online tickets will cost R180 and tickets at the gate will set you back R250. You can also buy a Green Ticket online for R300. If you do a tree will be planted on your behalf.

Children under 12 are welcome free of charge accompanied by an adult. No 13 – 17 year olds are allowed and no own food or drinks will be allowed through the gates. Tickets are available on the official Rise & Shine Festival website.

For more information, follow @RiseShineFest on Twitter or check out the event page on Facebook.

Watch this space for regular updates in the Music category on Running Wolf’s Rant.

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Henno Kruger
Blogger, Desktop Activist, Twitter / Facebook Addict, Music Festival Addict, Avid lover of South African music, Founder and owner of Running Wolf's Rant and co-founder of SA Music Zone
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