Great news festival junkies! Grietfest 2017 is coming your way on the 26th of August and it’s going to be a huge jol! Over the years, this event has blossomed into a must attend event on the electronic festival calendar. This amazing event is happening at the The Container Yard in Impex Avenue in downtown Johannesburg.
It’s the 7th annual edition of Grietfest and this time the organisers are skull banging you with DJ’s who will be bringing you the freshest beats from across the globe and paying homage to the kings and queens of the SA electronic music industry. Grietfest 2017 will have it all: Drum n Bass, Techno, House, Electro, Dubstep, Bass House, Hip Hop, Disco, Trap and more on multiple stages.
The following DJs / acts will be performing at Grietfest 2017:
Billy Kenny (UK), Ivy Lab (UK), PHFAT, Popartlive, Bruce Loko, Felix Laband, Half ‘n Half, The Prototypes (UK), Niskerone,
RudeOne, Trancemicsoul, Digital Rockit, Sound Sensible, Haezer, Hyphen, George Daniel, Mr Green, Chee, BenSon, Bongani Zulu, The LazarusMan, JakobSnake, Metro Ticket, Moonchild Sanelly, lil’ bow, MISSU, Kid Robot, DSCO Cam, Fultronbass, T-Stak, GherkGreen and Morrison Taylor. Make sure that you follow the #OlmecaGF2017 hashtag on Twitter / Facebook and keep your eye out for updates. The craziness starts at 1 PM and will end at 1 AM, but there will be an after party happening as well, so if you don’t want to be home by 1 AM yet, don’t stress.
You are able to purchase tickets online via the official Grietfest website. DO NOT buy tickets anywhere else as the organisers cannot vouch that they are legit and you could end up with some dud tickets. Tickets will be released in phases, ranging from cheapest to more expensive closer to the time of the event. So, ultimately it’s up to you to get in early if you want to save some money. Take note that listed prices exclude a booking fee.
- Phase 1 tickets will be on sale from 20 June to 4 July and cost R200.
- Phase 2 tickets will be available from 5 to 18 July and cost R240.
- Phase 3 tickets will be available from 19 July to 1 August and cost R260.
- Phase 4 tickets will be available from 2 August to 15 August and cost R280.
- Phase 5 tickets will be available from 16 August to 26 August and cost R300.
The official Grietfest 2017 Afterparty will be happening at AND in Newtown, Johannesburg an will feature Embassy, RudeOne VS Mr Green, JakobSnake and Bongani Zulu. Entrance is free for everyone with a Grietfest arm tag and R100 for those who don’t have one.
Great news is that Running Wolf’s Rant is giving away a double ticket to Grietfest 2017! To enter this competition, leave a comment below and let us know WHAT you would be willing to do to get your paws on these tickets. Take note that this competition is NOT open to under 18’s. The competition closes on the 3rd of August at 5 PM. The winner will be notified in the comments section of this article. Please make sure that you include your e-mail address in your entry so we can reach you.
Watch this space for regular updates in the Music and Competitions categories on Running Wolf’s Rant.