A music festival with a difference, making a difference

A music festival with a difference, making a difference

Off the Grid is an outdoor music festival event set on a beautiful organic farm, Camphill Village, located 40km from Cape Town. Plan now to go along and join in on the fun filled family vibe with music, food, beer and “amazing people”, on February 25.

The festivities will kick off with the hip hop sounds of Aikhona, a new talent for the Westcoast, for some very lekker local flair. Rockers Bootleggers will get the crowd on their feet and the echoes of one of the most versatile and talented guitarists in SA, Albert Frost, will get revellers in the mood for more. Majozi, who has had a phenomenal year in 2016, will brighten the stage with his popular and soulful songs and new indie band Jackal and the Wind will make you want to party all night. Add to this the much celebrated Freshlyground and Off the Grid is set to be one of the social highlights on the Western Cape calendar in February.

Camphill Village Westcoast is home to approximately 90 intellectually disabled adults who also work on the farm in a diary, bakery, cosmetics workshop and on the land. Camphill Village MD, James Sleigh, says: “This festival is a fundraising event, to assist us in becoming more sustainable as an organic organisation and to share what we are about and to bring the world to our residents in their home. This is our third music festival but it now has a new name. ‘Off the Grid’ was the idea of one of our donors. This is a catchy name that encompasses our dedication to becoming self-sufficient through interesting projects and developments on the farm. For instance, we currently provide 65KW solar electricity and aim to generate 100KW during the next year. ‘Off the Grid’ is also a play on festivalgoers having to leave the city for a short drive to our lovely farm.”

* Gates will open at 1pm and the DJ will start playing at 2pm. The bands will be performing from 5pm. A camping option is available for festivalgoers if they are not keen to drive home late at night.

Tickets can be booked at www.webtickets.co.za at the following prices:

Festival ticket: R220

Festival ticket plus camping: R250

Kids 12 – 18: R110

Kids under 12 free entry.

For more information, visit www.camphill.org.za/offthegridfestival; call 021 571 8651; or send an email to fundraiser@camphill.orgza.