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2013 Up the Creek line-up announced

The line-up for the Up the Creek Music Festival, from 31 January to 3 February, 2013, has been announced. There will be live music on three stages throughout the weekend: The 4th Street Main Stage, the MK river stage, and the late night Rolling Stone stage, as well as a new addition down at the river: the BOS acoustic river stage, which will be keeping things flowing between sets.
You can pull in on Thursday, 31 January for a chilled-out preview gig at the Rolling Stone SA stage and choose the best spot for your tent to kick-start the weekend's carousing. The bands and artists performing on Thursday night are: Saintfearless, The Swingsetters, ISO, Piet Botha, the Lizard Kings, Tombstone Pete and Dave Ferguson.

Rolling Stone SA Magazine will be showcasing up-and-coming bands on Friday afternoon. Be sure to arrive early to catch performances by Crimson House Blues, Ballistic Blues and Long Time Citizen. Comedian Nik Rabinowitz will take the stage at 6pm.

Tribute to Women

The line-up for Friday night is themed: Up the Creek`s Tribute to Women and it includes performances by Saarkie, Tailor, Machineri, Karen Zoid and Beast.

Saturday morning`s cup of coffee will be with Lucy Kruger and Shotgun Tori and then you can move down to the river for the Anything That Floats Competition, while listening to Peter Mitchell, Trenton and Free Radical, No One`s Arc, Nomadic Orchestra and Grassy Spark on the MK river stage, right next to the river.

Red Bull "splash your neighbour DJ series" will keep the rhythm going in the late afternoon, before you head back up to the main stage.

Saturday night brings more of the best on the 4th Street Main Stage: YOAV, Peachy Keen, Jeremy Loops, December Streets, Desmond and the Tutus and Black Cat Bones.

Late-night stage

To top it all off, the Rolling Stone SA late-night stage will keep the party going after the main stage closes down for the night. Friday night`s late-night acts include: The Mysticcs and Good Night Wembley and Saturday just after midnight you can dance to the beat of Woodstock Mafia and Taxi and Friends.

Sunday morning`s hangover cure will be Janie & The Beard and Piet Botha and, of course, a splash in the river to the happy tunes of Dave Ferguson, Shotgun Tori and Akkedis. Funnyman Siv Ngesi will also be showcasing his new material.

Tickets at or on our FB page:
Thursday to Sunday: Presales: R600 - Gate: R650.
Friday to Sunday: Presales: R550 - Gate: R600.
Saturday and Sunday: Presales: R450 - Gate: R500.

Kids 13 years and younger: free entry.

Heartbreak Motel

If you want to rock out in a little more comfort, then the Heartbreak Motel is for you. There are various options of pre-pitched tents, hot showers, clean toilets, buffet breakfast and other luxuries. For more info and bookings go to

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