The year is speeding to an end and the party season is fast approaching – do you know how you will be spending New Year’s Eve 2011? How about heading out to a kick-ass outdoor music festival with your friends, away from the madness of thesurging inner-city crowds?
Now in its third year, Rock the River SA Festival continues to provide an exciting alternative to conventional New Year’s Eve parties – allowing participants to enjoy live South African music in an intimate, safe and natural environment. The need for non-mainstream, small yet professionally-run events was first acknowledged in 2009 and since then Rock The River SA has grown to an annual New Year’s event.
This year’s Rock the River SA New Year’s Festival will take place from December 31st to January 2nd at the Cape Town Ostrich Ranch, located 20 minutes’ drive from Cape Town along the N7, towards the West Coast. The organisers will once again bring along a brand new state-of-the-art sound and lighting rig to provide three epic stages for the more than 100 acts expected to attend. This includes the Main Stage, the D&B/Electro and Dubstep stage and a third stage for Metal/Goth/Hard Rock and Punk.
At present, the confirmed acts for this year’s event include (subject to change): Fokofpolisiekar, Hog Hoggidy Hog, Half Price, Reburn, Stone Collar, Junkyard Lipstick, CY.STR, Thought Police, Witness to Wolves, Dutch Phobia, Cannon, Smugg Juggler, Jackal & Wolf, Woodstock Mafia, Fire Fly, My Flawless Ending, Gritt (PE), Impalement Theory, a DJ line-up provided by RubaDub and Basscore, as well as the 420 Comedy Troop. More acts to be confirmed.
Participants in this year’s Rock the River SA New Year’s Festival can look forward to a well-planned event with all the amenities necessary to make an outdoor festival worth your while. This includes:
Secure camping and parking
Plenty of on-site security
Medics on site
Clean, warm showers
A food and craft market with affordable, yet tasty meals**
Bars with affordable drink prices
A VIP area
Activities including ZORB ball, paintball and a foefie slide!
Prize give-aways, including the ‘Float your Boat’ competition and Best New Year’s Eve costume
And much more!
Limited Early bird tickets available: R150 at Computicket, Shoprite, House & Home, Checkers and Checkers Hyper. Three-day weekend pass: R300 presale/ R350 at the gate One-day Sunday pass: R150 (at gate only)
Westcoast Ostrich Ranch, Van Schoorsdrift Road Philadelphia (off N7, Cape Town) From the N1 coming from Cape Town:
1) Take exit 10 to merge onto N7 towards Malmesbury (17.2km)
2) Turn RIGHT (2.6km)
3) Turn LEFT (350m)
4) Destination (Cape Town Ostrich Ranch will be on the left)
GPS Coordinates: South – 33°44’41.43” East – 18°33’20.45”
**Vendors who would like to book at stall may contact RTR organiser, Daniel, on firstname.lastname@example.org Please note that there is limited space available
This year’s Rock the River SA New Year’s Festival will take place from December 31st to January 2nd at the Cape Town Ostrich Ranch, located 20 minutes’ drive from Cape Town along the N7, towards the West Coast.
Rock The River SA was created out of the need for an alternative New Year’s Eve event, outside of the city, where fans could go relax and enjoy South African music in an intimate, safe and healthy environment.