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Up the Creek Music Festival, Breederiver, Swellendam – 3 – 5 February 2012.
With the silly season on our doorsteps and so much to look forward to we thought we’d just remind you to diarise your favourite festival. It is almost time for you to pack those bags and head back to the banks of the Breede River for a weekend of frolicking, fun and festivities.Yes Up the Creek Music Festival is now officially around the corner, the dates for 2012 have been set. From the 3rd to the 5th of February we urge you to leave the hustle and bustle of your regular routines for the serene surroundings of the riverbank, magical muso’s and the faces of your favourite people.
The line up for Up the Creek 2012 is nothing short of phenomenal and we are happy to let you know that the following bands and artists have been contracted for the weekend:
Kongos,aKing, Akkedis, Black Cat Bones, Blues Broers, Cameron Bruce, City Bowl Mizers, Fox Comet, The Great Apes, Holiday Murray, Hot Water, Karen Zoid, Louwtjie Rothman, Machineri, No One’s Arc, Piet Botha, Taxi Violence, Wrestlerish, Jeremy Loops, Luna Paige, Shadowclub, Sterling EQ, Andra, Peachy Keen, AC/DC Tribute, Southern Gypsey Queen.
In typical Up the Creek tradition we will be running the main stage, the MK river stage and the all-night-long BOS Breede River bar stage once again.
Thursday night special early show:
In 2011 we decided to give the die hard creekers a chance to enjoy a sneak preveiw of the weekend with an intimate show on the Thursday night. This year we are bringing back the iniative, Thursday the 2nd the doors will open at 16h00 for the first 400 music lovers.
Gates open at 16h00 on Thursday, see ticket prices for details of Thursday – Sunday passes.
FLOAT YOUR BOAT…..
Lobster lilos, Indian canoes, floating bars and human tube chains are making a comeback in 2012. Following the splashing, singing, howling success of last year’s float competition, the benchmark has been set. So put your creativity to the test and we’ll be giving away some awesome prizes for a variety of creative floats this year. Bos Iceb Tea are sponsoring the competition with an absolutely to- die- for winners package prize.
Participants are encouraged to think outside of their beach gear boxes in order to stand a chance to win these incredible prizes.
At this stage, categories include anything from the best design and most floatable contraption to the most luxurious device on the Breede River.
In 2012, we will bring you the same of what worked last year and more: More food vendors to get you through the days in style, including coffee maestros that can deliver your caffeine to your tent-step, more stalls and more bars throughout the festival. Once again, there will be dedicated life-guards to ensure maximum safety.
“The winner takes it all”
For those of you who buy your tickets before the first of January 2012, thank you for attempting to win our biggest give-away! One winner will walk away with a grand weekend prize consisting of:
2 tickets for Up the Creek Fest from 3 – 5 Feb.
Acommodation in a chalet for the weekend.
R1000.00 spending money.
The refund of your original ticket purchase.
The winner will be announced on 10 January 2012 on facebook.
LIKE’ our facebook fan page and be entered into a lucky draw to win tickets to Up the Creek 2012. The lucky winner stands to win 2 free tickets to Up The Creek 2012 and the draw takes place on 30 November and the winner will be announced on facebook.
SMS and win tickets.
sms CREEK to 33782 and fill out our short survey to stand a chance to WIN tickets to UTC 2012.
SMS’ @ R1.50 Free SMS’ dont apply T&C’s apply.
The winner will be announced 15th December 2012.