UP THE CREEK FESTIVAL 25TH BIRTHDAY
Up the Creek Festival, Breederiver, Swellendam is turning 25 Years old this weekend and we are happy that tickets are sold out for this celebration. The festival is, according to what we know, the oldest running music festival in theWestern Cape and the second oldest running music festival in the country. (Splashy Fen in Natal being the oldest.)
To warm up for the festivities, local comedian, model and festival activist, Anne Hirsch, takes an “illuminating yet unnerving” look at one of the most delicate underground bio-systems: music and camping. Click here and….take it away Anne!
The line up for 2015 is nothing short of some of the best live acts that South Africa currently has to offer. There will be 3 stages and again, as always, no sets will be overlapping, ensuring that you will be able to see all the bands/artists that you would love to see.
We are also introducing the MK jam-van: leading Creekers, as the Pied Piper once did with the rats, down to theSedgwicks River stage, back up to the Hunters stage and across to the Jagermeister Main stage. The MK jam-van will entertain Creekers throughout the weekend. Whether between two bars, at the festival gate, down on the riverbank or even half way up `that` hill, nothing will seem impossible. You can expect to enjoy live performances atop the van`s rooftop stage and a bevy of DJs from within the van`s belly providing Creekers with on-going tricks and impromptu informal shows.
Your 2015 Up The Creek line up:
Zebra & Giraffe, Taxi Violence, Beatenberg , AKING, Dave Ferguson, Bye Beneco, Shortstraw, Hot Water, The Black Cat Bones, The Kiffness, The Ballistics, Stoker, Red Huxley, Scicoustic, Piet Botha & The Lyzyrd Kyngs, Gerald Clark, Mean Black Mamba, Manny Walters, Basson Laubscher, John Wizards, Al Bairre, Christian Tiger School, Gateway Drugs, Manouche, Grassy Spark, Nomadic Orchestra, December Streets, Shaun Jacobs Band, Diamond Thug, Rubber Duc, Bandolero, Ozone, Naming James, Qadasi, Sawagi (JPN) and Kite Rider.
For some off-the-wall fun we are also adding some Laughter Yoga with Kiki Toga and drag queen Mary Scary.
ANYTHING THAT FLOATS:
The legendary ‘Anything that Floats Competition’ consists of two categories this year:
- Float With the Mostest – the float with literally the most people on it. Prize: 1 cool blue Titanic drink for everyone on the float.
- The Best Float – Die-hard creekers will know that entrants have upped their game in this category over the past few years: get those weirdest, wildest, wackiest ideas adrift! Prize: Sedgwick`s Hamper, two full weekend passes for Up the Creek 2016, 2 Kirstenbosch tickets for an upcoming show of your choice, as well as a Ray-Ban Hamper.
If you want to rock out in a little more comfort, then the Heartbreak Motel tented accommodation is for you. There are two options of pre-pitched tents, hot showers, toilets, buffet breakfast and other luxuries. For more info and bookings go to:www.heartbreakmotel.co.za
Once again Sedgwick’s Old Brown will be sharing the warmth and creating a food court like no other. Under their Bedouin you’ll be privy to a comfort and vibe as only Sedgwick’s can share.The Cape Town food trucks contingent are journeying up to the Creek to bring you the widest range of delicious food. And in true Sedwick’s style it just keeps getting better, your breakfast will be accompanied by live music next year and giveaways will be a plenty.
UP THE CREEK 2015 TICKET SALES: Tickets sold out!
For more info go to the UTC website: www.upthecreek.co.za
Coming from Cape Town – Take the N2. About 8kms before Swellendam turn right onto a dirt road with the signage Malgas/Infanta OR Felix Aloe Ridge. (We will place Up The Creek signage on the N2). Drive 2.1km along the dirt road and take the first left turn (Felix Unite River Adventures signage). Continue driving along that road for 13.1km, do not turn off until you see the Up The Creek signage on the left.
Coming from George – Take the N2. About 8kms after Swellendam turn left onto a dirt road with the signage Malgas/Infanta OR Felix Aloe Ridge. (We will place Up The Creek signage on the N2). Drive 2.1km along the dirt road and take the first left turn (Felix Unite River Adventures signage). Continue driving along that road for 13.1km, do not turn off until you see the Up The Creek signage on the left.
Gates open Thursday 15h00 – don’t come earlier than this, as we will not be able to let you in before the official time. Fri and Sat: Gate opens: 08h00
We will keep next year’s festival the same comfortable size you’ve come to love, however unfortunately no under 18`s at Up the Creek 2015. PUBLISHED BY DK EXPRESSIONS®