What better way to kickstart Februarys hot summer weather – than by going to Up the Creek Music Festival? Situated outside of Cape Town, in the Swellendam area, the Brede River will definitely be the place to be between the (3rd) 4th and 6th of February. Up The Creek 2011 will definitely transform the quiet campsite into a sublime music lovers dream.

Boasting three stages: the Main stage, the Water stage and the All-Night-Long bar stage, which the organisers have strategized so that only one act will be running at a certain stage at any given time. This means that you won’t miss a second of the action packed, fun filled music line-up. The down side, however, is that if you don’t enjoy a certain act, you will have to wait it out till it is finished so the next act can start at different a stage.

This festival reaches to a large audience because of its strong variety of genre such as: Rock, Electro, Jazz, Afrikaans rap etc with an awesome line up featuring the likes of Jack Parow, Flash Republic, aKing, Boo, Rudimentals, Dan Patlansky, Piet Botha, Dirty Skirts, No One’s Arc, Hot Water, Akkedis, Bed on Bricks, Fox Comet, Blues Broers, Dave Ferguson, Elvis Blue, Captain Stu, Karen Zoid, Southern Gypsey Queen & Albert Frost, Taxi Violence, Black Cat Bones, The Wild Eyes, Natasha Meister, Nik Rabinowitz (Comedy).

It’s going to be a great family weekend, as it is a children friendly environment. Kids under 13 don’t have to pay and there are child care facilities for when you need a break. This weekend is a must for some chaotic yet calm family bonding time.

Although the amount of bars, stalls and food stalls has been increased to prevent long lines and shortages, the variety of activities is still lacking.

The biggest problem I have found is that there is no electricity or showers, but on the positive side, we are saving a lot of electricity and water, which is good for the environment. Instead, we can leave our phones, hair straighteners etc. at home and enjoy a relaxing weekend. If you feel a little dirty or hot, why not jump in the river and have a swim? It’s safe as there are trained life guards on duty.

Everyone should bring a happy attitude and have FUN!


Chay

For more info visit: www.upthecreek.co.za

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