River Republic is coming soon.. From the 27th to the 29th November, lilos will meet the river, electro will meet rock, pop, swing and folk, a grassy dance floor will meet a bar and a floating stage will reveals a glimmer of a hidden paradise…. Mysterious, right?
Republicans, it is time to run away to the river and make your way to River Republic for a weekend of beats, mayhem, mischief and magic. And music! So, here it is… The complete line up for the very first edition of this festival:
Veranda Panda, The Kiffness, Riders Connection (Germany), Southern Wild, Grassy Spark, Das Kapital, Jackal & The Wind, Kings Down South, Hugo.Hugh, Private Life, Stone Age Citizens, The Vanilla, The Robfather, The Liminals, Toby2Shoes, Adrian Gemini, Sutherland, The Coast, Maramza, Jews for Techno and We Are Charlie.
The organizers are very excited about having Riders Connection, all the way from Germany, on the line up. This alternative pop group will bring together unique sounds of reggae, soul and blues on Saturday late afternoon.
Watching this video featuring their version “Folsom Prison Blues”, should get you excited as well…
Meet new people and make friends for life and for a while forget your city strife. Escape to the River Republic – a place where time slows and feet are moved by the rhythm of the river and the movements of the sun. Where people laugh and scream and dance and dream, and there’s no hate or sadness or horror or badness, just joy and electro, and light and delight. Catch your most loved local musicians, both DJs and bands and play chess on a dance floor quite chequered and grand. Let the music keep playing with a shake and a shiver, and you’ll be ever so grateful you came to the river.
River Republic is brought to you by Red Hot Events, the same team that bring you Up The Creek festival every year. Annie Sowden, owner of Red Hot Events explains “We have taken our experience to create something new not only for punters but also for our team. Our philosophy is to have fun and to constantly reinvent ourselves. After all, variety is the spice of life. Round the Bend, a space with rolling green lawns along the river banks, is arguably one of the most fun places on the planet to organise a party. With only 1500 spaces available, we cannot think of anything nicer than 3 days of cool music vibes with our fellow republicans!”
General camping tickets sell for R850 and pre-pitched tents, chalets and self-catering units are also available. For more information, visit the River Republic website, check out the River Republic Facebook Page or follow @RiverRepublic on Twitter.
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