Think cool river…think colour and cocktails… think summer… think fun. It’s that time again… the Up The Creek Music Festival 2016 will be taking place on the banks of the Breede River in the breathtaking Western Cape from January 28 to 31. The line-up includes a plethora of big name South African musicians, DJ`s and singer-songwriters.
Fans can look forward to seeing in concert the likes of:
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, Mr Cat & the Jackal, Bandolero, Goodluck Live (DJ Set), Veranda Panda, Das Kapital, DJ Dirtroad, The Robfather, Jon Savage and the Mowtown Minstrels, Slow Jack, Basson Laubscher, Wynand Davel, Friso Woudstra, Dylan Pistorius and more.
It promises to be a jam packed weekend and to ensure that you do not miss out on anything.
Here are five things not to miss at the festival:
• Thursday night: Get there on the first night; make the most of your ticket and don’t miss out on what always is a really special evening. There will be numerous live collaborations, some new acts and a surprise performance after The Black Cat Bones close the Main Stage.
• Signature drinks: The Titanic cocktail has been a feature since the early days of Up The Creek and as the years have gone by, the organisers have adjusted the bar menu plenty of times, always testing new ideas. This year there the Titanic (aka the infamous ‘big blue’ drink) will be back again, as well as the Life Raft (Sedgwick`s Old Brown with Ginger Ale).
New to the festival will be Rubber Duck, a mix of vodka, Sedgwick`s and Orange Juice – easy and refreshing to drink on the scorching hot days at the Breede and with a bite to it that should keep you on your feet.
• The River on Saturday: The Anything That Floats Competition, a longstanding feature at Up The Creek encourages attendees to build wild and wonderful floating contraptions, from beds to couches and bars, all in the name of some much coveted prizes.
• Sedgwick`s food court stage: Hidden away inside the food court is the open-mic food court stage. Take along your instrument and/or your voice, plug in and entertain everyone gathered around. As a festival attendee you’re bound to find something of interest, so sit around a table of strangers, enjoy your meal of choice and walk away with new friends.
• Albert Frost & Robin Auld: Make sure you don’t rush off home on the Sunday morning because Albert & Robin are a special addition to this year’s line-up and you won’t want to miss the opportunity to catch them live at the Creek.
If you want to rock out in a little more comfort, then the Heartbreak Motel tented accommodation might be for you.
There are two options of pre-pitched tents, hot showers, toilets, buffet breakfast and other luxuries.
For more information and bookings, visit www.heartbreakmotel.co.za.
* Full weekend tickets: R900 (excl. booking fees)
To buy tickets, visit the following link: utc.nutickets.co.za/UTC2016
Festival gates open at 3pm on Thursday, January 28. Revelers will have to leave the premises no later than 5pm on Sunday, January 31.
Visit www.upthecreek.co.za for more information.
Notes: The tap water at Up the Creek is not suitable for drinking. Attendees are encouraged to take along their own bottled water, or a bottle that they can use to fill up drinking water that will be supplied freely. There will also be bottled water for sale at the festival bars. No glass bottles are allowed so make sure to decant your bottles into plastic bottles.