Win tickets to the 2018 edition of Mieliepop festival


Great news music fans! The 2018 edition of Mieliepop festival is happening at Tolderia Resort (near Lothair in Mpumalanga) from the 21st to the 24th of March.

In case you did not know, The Republic of Mieliepop offers a laid back 4 day musical festival experience with over 90 acts performing on 6 different stages, catering for a wide variety of musical tastebuds. The festival also takes place at an one-of- a-kind picturesque venue in Mpumalanga, complete with lakes, swimming pools, caves, green lawns and luxurious ablutions facilities filled with beautiful, friendly festival goers.

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I’ve been in love with Mieliepop since the first time I made my way there in 2011 and I’m already infactuated with this year’s edition thanks to its stellar line-up. Check it out below and you’ll see what I mean:

2lani The WarriorAfrican Rhythm, Albert Meintjies, Alex Dalais, Andi Dill, ANG, Apocalypse Later, The Black Cat Bones, Bongani Zulu, b2b Khathu MustBombshelter Beast, Boo!Boxer, Bruce Loko, Chee, Cortina WhiplashCrimson House, David & Goliath, Deon Bakkes & the Stolen HorsesDie SeeDiscoD&SDogstarr, Dsco Cam x Duard MuskDZ Deathrays (Australia), Easy FreakFabio, Femi Koya, George Daniel,  GeorgetownGForce, Greg Georgiades, Gunshot Blue, Guy Herman, HaezerHalf & Half vs Random CitizenHalf SisterHeadphaseHellcats, Hello  BeautifulInvizable, Julia Robert, Jonathan Peyper Trio, Josh Kempen, Klopjag, LeeuLumaNative YoungMade For BroadwayMetro Ticket, Me_TMiki San TzuMissuMoejoe vs Dr Khumalo, Moonchild Sanelly, Mvelo, Nick Hamman vs Lil Bow, OG Chocolate, Radio 123Rainman & RhepulsRambling BonesRaygun RoyaleRetro Dizzy, Ricardo Pinto, Runaway Nuns, Stephane Marais, Strait-JackalSol GemsSound SensibleSutherlandThe MothsThe ShabsThe Sun Xa ExperimentThe ValleyTrancemicsoulVan Pletzen ft Early B, Werner Bekker, Weston & Engine b2b Karen Oney, Wolfgang Marrow and Zionruts Family.

There are so many brilliant acts on this line-up and I don’t even know how to start describing my excitement. There’s so much variety and so many acts that I want to see – I think should invest in an extra pair of legs or a clone to enable myself to watch them all.

Mieliepop Win tickets to the 2018 edition of Mieliepop festival

Tickets are selling like hotcakes and if you don’t have yours yet, you can buy your Mieliepop ticket HERE. Earlybird tickets have already sold out, so general admission tickets will set you back R750 for the whole weekend. There are also luxury camping / hotel options available.

Here’s your chance to win tickets to Mieliepop 2018:

Yes folks, we are giving away a double ticket to this amazing festival! To enter, leave a comment below and let us know what you’d be willing to do to get your music-loving paws on these tickets.

Take note that this competition is NOT open to under 18’s. This competition closes on the 28th of February 2018 at midnight. The competition winner will be notified in the comment section below on the morning of the 1st of March 2018.

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


  1. I Machiel Daniel van Heerden being of sound mind hereby pledge that I am willing to enjoy myself 100% at mielipop drink great amounts of alcohol.. Be kind to people at mielipop.and for that matter everywhere on earth.. I will.. Support as much band’s and live music as humanly possible.. Not fight with my wife or any living creature and plant…. I hereby commit myself to not be a doos and just be lekker. So help me God

  2. I would do a strip dance on the hill and do back and forward flips…. 🙂 My ears will make love to the music and it will be like a dream come too… !!!!!!

  3. I will sacrifice myself as worst dancer tribute to give everyone else at the festival the biggest gaddamn ego boost what more can I even offer?

  4. So I really like mielies. But like every kind of mielies: corn on the cob, sweet corn, corn flakes, popcorn (I could live on popcorn really…), braai mielies, boiled mielies, mielies in my salad, even pap (ok I could live without pap but I grew up eating it as a staple)!
    And I’m especially crazy about Mieliepop!!!
    I found those popcorn chairs last year by the food stalls and I wanted to live in that seat forever!
    Right here, right now I am making a promise on the interwebs that I will cut any and all corn products out of my diet for a month if I could go to Mieliepop.
    This is huge because I’m going to watch Black Panther on Friday and I’m gonna do it without popcorn…

  5. Dear Heno Kruger,

    In 2015 I met this girl, she was my best friend’s best friend and we couldn’t stand each other. The first time I met her was at a @Francois van Coke gig where I kept throwing her in the face with ice. The second time was a few months later at a @Bittereinder show at @mystic boer potchefstroom where she threw up on my shoes because, I guess, karma. We saw each other quite a few more times at several live music shows and eventually we started texting. She was trying to use me for free lodging during Jool and I was obviously enjoying the attention.

    A few months later we started seeing each other and went on our first actual “date” to Mieliepop in 2016. There was this moment, between intoxication, the sunset, good music and the view where I accidentally whispered “I love you” to her and only afterwards realised that I actually meant it.

    After that we attended a crazy amount of music shows and festivals together, but each time reminiscing back to Mieliepop and how absolutely perfect that weekend was.

    In 2017, I started working and I was in a very fortunate position to pay for my lady and I to spend our anniversary at Mieliepop without her having to contribute any dollars, only the perfect company.

    This year I am studying once again which means that I am broke AF, like I literally stole a role of toilet paper the other day. It would be so amazing to surprise her with these tickets to Mieliepop 2018 so we can once again spend another anniversary where it all started.

    I am willing to buy as much alcohol I possibly can with with the remaining money I have (at least 2 cases of beer, “black label sê die bybel”) and I promise to finish every single drop. We will party every day as if it were our last and won’t go to bed before the last music event every morning even if I have to piggyback her all the way (“sleep is for the weak, and we will never rest till we’re all f@#$ing dead”), I am even willing to steal another role of toilet paper… I don’t want to miss a single Mieliepop Anniversary as it is our perfect festival, watch me, I’m gonna marry this girl.

  6. Man, ek kom straight van die see af om hierdie fees weer te kom enjoy saam met al die lekkerste mense wat die land oplewer. Dit sal nogals amazing wees as ek nie vir kaartjies ook moet opdok nie.

  7. I would go a year without coffee… Which would be very hard considering I drink at least 2 cups a day. But I can do it for Miele pop. Had amazing memories from last year

  8. Hi Mielies!

    To get free tickets? We’ll I wouldn’t say I’d do ANYTHING, but I would do a lot! I’d get a tattoo inspired by mielies, I’d paint something in honor of the amazing festival, Or I’d cut my hair and dye it like….purple or something. I would put my cat felix in a mielie suit and post pictures of him. I would even do a body art photo inspired by meilies.

  9. I cant think of something awesome right now, but will sleep on it!! We are pretty hard up for tickets, so I’ll check in again tomorrow!!

  10. I would sacrifice sleep for two days straight and I am known for loving my sleep.. thanks to my two left feet I would gladly dance on stage for all to see..but I do promise to eat as much meilies as possible for the whole event.

  11. What’s up PielieMop

    So 2 years ago I took my brother to our first one right, and I don’t know if you know but he made a name for himself as ‘that fucked pool guy’ we plan on going again but I’ll make sure to look after my family better this year and make sure we all enjoy this festival to its fullest extent by pacing ourselves and actually getting some sleep this time. Festivals like this are too much fun!

  12. My brother is a student at the University of Stellenbosch and it’s been difficult to get him this side for this beautiful festival. If I win tickets I would be willing to fly him up for the festival, but unbeknownst to him I’m gonna have him dressed up as a big ass mielie all weekend.


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