Living loud with Liezel: A long weekend of festival fun

Living loud with Liezel: A long weekend of festival fun
By Liezel Van Der Westhuizen

By Liezel Van Der Westhuizen

It is yet another long weekend in The Mother City, and this weekend is a busy one if you enjoy festivals. There’s so much on offer and as usual, I will be making a point to check out a few of these festivals this weekend.
First up, let’s focus on Decorex. This year’s Decorex Cape Town is themed “Design your Life” and it will feature a wide variety of lifestyle exhibitors. We live in a time where the individual’s needs are paramount and Decorex Cape Town will showcase an array of décor solutions to suit just about every taste. Taking place over the Freedom Day long weekend (April 25 to 28), it is a must-visit for anyone with plans on the home décor and design front.

The Cape Town Marimba Festival will take place on Friday, April 25, at 7.45pm at the Baxter Concert Hall in Rondebosch. It is organised by Woodworx Marimbas, who are involved in the development of African music on the marimba. The organisation provides marimba teachers to schools, manufactures and supplies marimba instruments and operates as a performing band. Around the Cape, Woodworx Marimbas are responsible for the tuition of approximately 400 students in marimba bands in schools and other groups.
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If you would like to head out of Cape Town, there are some great festivals:

• Jungala Festival – Three Day Outdoor Musical Experience at Buffalo Drift on the Ruigtevlei Farm near Porterville. (Visit

• AfrikaBurn, taking place in Tankwa from April 28 to May 4, is a community of participants who come together to create art, burning structures, costumes, performances, theme camps, music, mutant vehicles and much, much more. (Visit for more information, and to get a head start on Afrikaburn 2015.)

• The Prince Albert Olive Festival, taking place from April 25 to 27, showcases the old-world charm of this awe-inspiring setting. If you’re attending, you can expect great food at street food-stalls, a craft market and loads of comfortably shaded seating areas. There will also be country music and cool jazz to accompany all that eating. For those who want to discover more about the Prince Albert Valley there will be a coach tour, during which you can partake in divine wine and olive oil tastings. Entry to the festival is free, but certain activities will be charged separately.
Whatever you have planned this weekend, be safe on the roads

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