Do you love good tunes and are you looking for something cool to do on the Easter weekend? Well, you should check this out. The second annual edition of Otterlake Easter Festival will be held from the 17th to the 20th of April at Plot 26 in Kameeldrift East (near Roodeplaat dam).
Gates for the event will open daily at 10 AM. An extra highlight on Saturday eve will be Otterlake’s traditional Easter Fire Celebration and you should really check it out. Last year’s fire was humungous and the soundtrack that Conrad provided his van was pretty schweet. If you make your way to Otterlake Easter Festival you will enjoy an experience of a lifetime and you’ll also be contributing towards a very worthy cause: protecting our country’s rhinos. A percentage of sales generate at the festival will go towards Unite Against Poaching.
Music lovers should prepare themselves for a rocking but chilled out experience. The venue is hidden away from the hustle and bustle of city so you can leave your life, the city traffic, your mother in law nagging voice in your ears and everything else behind. Having been at this amazing event last year, I can definitely tell you that the first Otterlake Easter Festival was one for the books and can best be described as a magical “Rock for Conservation” weekend in serene bushveld surroundings accompanied by awesome live music.
Numerous mobile bars will be spread around the music and the restaurant areas for festival goers’ convenience. Camping facilities with toilets & hot showers available for the entire weekend and there will also be firewood and ice for sale. The festival also has “kiddie friendly” jumping castles and a tranquil pool (perfect for those who want to beat the heat). There is also the option of casting a line into the lake and trying your luck against some scaly inhabitants, though you should not expect to catch the Loch Ness Monster’s cousin.
This year’s Otterlake Easter Festival has en epic line-up. That’s the most accurate way I can describe it. Brace yourselves for great tunes and performances by the Black Cat Bones, the Fake Leather Blues Band, Bittereinder, the Emile Swiegers Band, Naming James, Bandoleros (a Blues band with rotating members), Piet Botha, Jack Hammer, Tidal Waves, the Smoking Mojos, the Slashdogs, Wolfgang Marrow, Hoot ‘n Anny, Bright Lights Big City, Lord Wolmer (someone will be rocking out with a ukulele), Juggernaught, Jack Stone, Shotgun Tori, the Stray Natives, Johnny & The Bomb, Banda, the Jonathan Peyper Trio, Die See, Andra, Janice & The Halfjacks and Crystal Park. Tickets for the whole weekend cost only R350 and day passes cost only R100. If you are familiar with most of this artist you’ll agree that this is a bargain. Check out the line-up times below or check out the Event Page on Facebook.
Great news is that Running Wolf’s Rant is giving away a double weekend pass ticket to this festival. All you to do to enter is make sure that you have a working Twitter account and CLICK HERE. The competition closes this week Thursday (the 10th of April 2014) at midnight. The winner will be announced on Friday morning.
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