On Saturday I made my way to Sandton Central Park for the third edition of the Rise and Shine Festival. This acoustic eco-friendly festival is held at this venue every three months. The tranquil setting always makes sure that you relax and have a good time and that’s exactly what I did.
I arrived around noon and just in time to catch Joshua Grierson (who is from Cape Town) and I must say that it was the perfect to set the day in motion. Next up was the unbelievable Shotgun Tori, followed by they extremely vibey Rambling Bones and the incredible David Van Vuuren. All three these acts are proof that SA Music is alive and well and the act that followed them, Dan Patlansky is proof that there’s stopping the wheels of SA Music that are in motion. The last act I saw on the day was Some Grow Young. These blokes did not disappoint either. Unfortunately I had to leave early to attend another engagement so I missed Tidal Waves, but I had a lot of fun when I was there.
I have to admit that the crowd was a bit smaller than the previous edition of Rise and Shine Festival, but it was still a bloody awesome vibe and well organized event. The beer was cold, the food was good and the people were friendly. I’m already looking forward to the next one in December 2013. Here are some photos that I took on Saturday:
If you want to check out more photos from Rise and Shine Festival, head on over to the Henno Kruger Photography page on Facebook.
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