2015 is fast approaching its end and if you are already marking dates on your SA Music festival calendar, the first festival on your list should be Up The Creek 2016.
Up The Creek 2016 will take place on the Breede River (a few kilometers outside Swellendam in the Western Cape) from the 28th to 31st of January. Think cool river…think colour and cocktails… think summer… think fun! Round up your mates and gather round. The trumpeter`s cheeks are bulging – tooteretootoot!
Today the organizers were jolly happy to announce the bands who are going to play at Up The Creek 2016. Here’s a list of them:
Shortstraw, Sannie Fox, Bye Beneco, Dave Ferguson, Albert Frost & Robin Auld, The Ballistics, The Vanilla, Stoker, Grassy Spark, Nomadic Orchestra, Al Bairre, Georgetown, Southern Wild, Crimson House Blues, Hatchetman, The Black Cat Bones, Bark, December Streets, Jonathan Peyper Trio, Gerald Clark and the Dead Men, Guy Collins, Akkedis, Piet Botha, Kings Down South, The Coast, Rubber Duc, The Streaks, Bandolero, Goodluck Live (DJ Set), Jon Savage, Slow Jack, Basson Laubscher, Wynand Davel, Friso Woudstra and Dylan Pistorius.
Up The Creek 2015 was a blast and the organizers can not wait to bring festival goers more of the same music with a
“river-runs-through-it” magic in 2016.
The organizers took all festival goers’ feedback into consideration and have decided to go back to the 2014 event size and will therefore only be selling 2,700 full weekend tickets. Please note that 50% of the tickets are sold out, so don’t wait and be disappointed.
They also asked some of the regular Creekers why they keep coming back every year. Here is what they had to say:
“From the first song Up the Creek gets under your skin and nothing can keep you from coming back for more!” Nicola Wooding from Wellington.
“By far in my opinion the best festival in the country. I love seeing SA Musicians giving it their all and I love the intimacy of Up the Creek.” Jackie Barham from Knysna (who has been going to Up the Creek since 2008).
“I keep coming back for the music – am a big SA Music fan – and of course, the beautiful venue.” Gail Robinson from Cape Town (who says that she has been to every Up the Creek for the past 25 years).
Feeling excited? Full weekend tickets cost R900 (excl. booking fees). Click here to buy them NOW!
If you want to rock out in a little more comfort, then the Heartbreak Motel tented accommodation is for you. There are two options of pre-pitched tents, hot showers, toilets, buffet breakfast and other luxuries. For more info and bookings Visit their website.
Take note that festival gates open at 15:00 on Thursday 28 Jan and close again at 17:00 on Sunday 31 Jan 2016 and that no under 18’s are allowed at the festival.
Watch this space for regular updates in the Music category on Running Wolf’s Rant.
PS: Festival photo by Belia Oh Photography.