Win tickets to White Mountain Acoustic Music Festival 2016!

One of the best-kept secrets on the music festival circuit, White Mountain Acoustic Music Festival is the perfect opportunity to escape the city and soak up the scenery while enjoying a line-up of some of the best acoustic acts in the country.  The 11th edition of this festival is happening from 29 September to 2 October this year.

Known for its intimate, relaxed atmosphere, the festival is held at White Mountain Lodge near Giant’s Castle in the central Drakensberg region of KZN, just 25 km off the N3 on tarred roads, 185 km from Durban and 400 km from Johannesburg.

Included on the bill (which features everything from bluegrass to folk, rock, blues and traditional Celtic and African rhythms) are the likes of Bad Peter, Ben Dey & The Concrete Lions, Bianca Santoro, Chico Muya, Gavin Ferguson, Georgetown, Heather Waters, Hoot ‘n Anny, Jack Mantis Band, Jenny & The Jameses, Jeremy Olivier, Jerry and the Bandits, Kaiti Faul, Lunatic Wolf, Matt Gardiner, Mbijana Sibisi, Shomon, Simpl3 Stori3s and Wild Lettuce.

Also not to be missed is a stripped-down acoustic set from The Black Cat Bones, as well as Cape Town’s Richard Stirton, winner of M-Net’s The Voice SA 2016.

Aside from the music, festival-goers can look forward to a wide variety of food and drink outlets, great local craft beer, vibrant arts and crafts, plus loads of fun outdoor activities for the whole family, including a trail run presented by TRAIL magazine. Visitors also enjoy full access to the lodge’s spacious grounds, dam, swimming pool, convenience store, restaurant and charming old pub with satellite TV and late-night live music.

On the food front, our awesome stalls offer everything from freshly baked paninis, pizzas and pregos to pulled pork, spit-roasted lamb, traditional Indian cuisine, quality fast foods, delicious vegetarian and vegan fare, Belgian waffles, soft serve ice cream, milkshakes, frozen yoghurt, smoothies and speciality coffees.


In addition to the festival campsite (included in the ticket price), there is also a new on-site ‘tent hotel’ at White Mountain this year. Operated by Rush Adventures, it offers a stylish, hassle-free camping experience with all the comforts of home. You can expect great music, fun times and smiles all around from this gem of a festival. You can get more info on their official website.

Advance tickets are available at Computicket and include camping for the entire festival. Adult tickets cost R585 and tickets for kids under 12 cost R125. Children under four get in free. Gates open at 7 AM on Thursday 29 September. Persons younger than 18 must be under parental supervision.

Great news is that Running Wolf’s Rant is giving away 2 sets of double tickets to White Mountain Acoustic Music Festival. All you need to do to enter is leave a comment on this article and let us know what you would be willing to do to get your music-loving paws on these tickets. The two persons with the most creative minds will win the tickets.

Take Note: This competition is not open to under 18’s. This competition closes on Monday the 19th of September 2016 at 5 PM. You need to enter a valid e-mail address in your comment so we have a way to reach you. The winners will be notified on the 20th of September 2016.

Watch this space for regular updates in the Music and Competitions 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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  • Carey-Anne Kerby

    I would shave my hair to get these tickets!! Or even dye it deep purple!!! Lol I would even shave my husband’s head as well!! Rock your socks off!!!

  • Samuel Mahlangu

    Hello I am Samuel Mahlangu and I am willing to make a kickass promotional video that can go viral to win the tickets, I am a Parkour athlete and musician.

  • Katie Stuart

    I would LOVE to win a ticket!

  • Shannon Connolly

    I would compose you a ballad and serenade you in the bathtub 🙂

  • Evan Jenkins

    To get these tickets I would charge a mob of zombies with nothing but a baguette as my weapon.

  • Clayton holloway

    To win tickets I would gladly swing naked from Moses Mabida stadium.

    My White Mountain cape flapping in the wind. My harmonica chaotically belting out a tune that only a plummeting fall can produce. This sight and sound forever downloaded into the hearts and minds of the people thanks to my trusty Go Pro and free wifi from Mugg&Bean.
    And when that day arrives as I strut through the camping grounds of White Mountain dressed in the very same outfit and perform, live on stage, THAT VERY TUNE, the people will smile, rise to their feet and whisper to one another… “This idiot got in for free”

    • Thanks Clayton

    • Congratulations Clayton 🙂 You are the winner of a double ticket to White Mountain Festival 🙂

  • Theesan Vedan

    I would find the fountain of youth,
    to be able to afford to get in and that is the truth.
    So I can take my age to 11, traveling back in time,
    So I can get in for R125, and join the kiddies line.

    I will add some pigment to White Mountain Music Fest,
    Making use of the free facility access,
    Drinking a good beer in the warm, Spring sun,
    and then stumbling along during the trail Run.

    To win these tickets, I’ll go to the ends of the Earth,
    I’ll be a seahorse and try to give birth,
    I’ll even sell my family home,
    And sit down on a Sunday afternoon to write a 12 line poem 🙂

    • Thanks Theesan

    • Congratulations Theesan 🙂 You are one of the winners of a double ticket 🙂

  • Lee Wearne

    To try fly like a pigeon, above the waterfall and into the pools,
    from the Old Pub, to the top of the mist covered White mountain.
    Over the valley zipping and on through the obstacle forest on a moonlight night.
    Up over the hill you will find another secret dam.
    There I have travelled to find my tickets from Running Wolf’s Rant,
    for the honour of entrance to the music that is White Mountain.

  • Della Rosenberg

    I would looove these tickets soso much, obviously!
    I will give you all amazing hula-hoop performances everyday!?!
    Il even try hoop on one foot and juggle at the same time (im serious, and il probably embarrass myself)
    cmon, who wants to see that 😀

    • Thanks Della, but the competition closed on Monday already 🙂

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