Yes folks! There are less than 3 months to before fans of good music and other pilgrims descent on a farm on the banks of the Breederiver (near Swellendam) for Up The Creek 2014. Over the years this festival has become one of the highlights on the Western Cape and South African music festival calendars and should not be missed.
The 2014 edition of Up The Creek will be held from the 30th of January to the 2nd of February next year and will feature some of the best musical acts that South Africa has to offer. Festival goers can expect performances by more than 30 acts which will include The Plastics, Jeremy Loops, Wonderboom, Springbok Nude Girls, Naming James, Al Bairre, Beatenberg, Matthew Mole, Shortstraw, Hot Water, Desmond & The Tutu’s, the Black Cat Bones, Dave Ferguson and more.
The organizers are also excited to announce that Cape Town`s Queen of Comedy, Anne Hirsch, will also be recording a special episode of the Anne Hirsch show at Up the Creek 2014. As a first time Creeker, Anne and her Blair Witch crew drove up to the Breederiver to investigate the rumours about the festival. What she found spooked her to the core!
But yes folks it is all true! From 30 January to 2 February the shadows of the Up the Creek campsite come alive with colourful people, the river ripples with pleasure under the sea of lilos, the hills echo the sound of formidable local talent. Check out the trailer for special episode of the Anne Hirsch show below:
Having been to Up the Creek 2012 I can tell you that this is one of the best music festivals that South Africa has to offer. Close to 3,000 people make the journey to this festival every year. Speaking out experience I can tell you that it’s not too crowded and this definitely has influence on the festival which is chilled out overall but has a tendency to turn into one hell of a party.
Tickets to Up The Creek 2014 for the full weekend (including the Thursday and the Friday) cost R650 online or R700 at the gate. Tickets for the Saturday and the Sunday only cost R500 online or R550 at the gate. Online tickets can be bought on Plankton.mobi.
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