Rise & Shine, an eco-friendly acoustic music festival, will be held at Sandton Central Park, Joburg, on 9 March, 2013. The line-up includes Shadowclub, Tidal Waves, Naming James, Nakhane Toure, Yo Grapes, Chiba Fly, Phoenix Smith, Some Grow Young, Shotgun Tori, and Jeremy Loops - a founding member of Greenpop.
The festival will provide an opportunity for music lovers to experience the garden oasis that is Sandton Central Park, while enjoying some of South Africa's brightest musical talents in their acoustic formats.
In addition, Rise & Shine, in association with Greenpop, will plant a tree for every 50 people who attend the festival, compensating for the festival's carbon emissions. Collectively, festival-goers will all be contributing to a small forest taking root.
Tickets are available at www.ticketbreak.co.za
at R150 per person, with the option of paying an additional R100 for a "Green ticket", whereby Greenpop will plant a tree on your behalf somewhere in Africa.
A certificate with the co-ordinates of your sponsored tree will be sent to you once its toes are in the soil.
In addition to the world-class music on offer, festival-goers are encouraged to arrive at the park as early as 8am for a yoga session included in the ticket price.
With the Gautrain within walking distance from Sandton Central Park, guests from as far as Pretoria, Centurion, Midrand, Benoni and Rosebank are encouraged to join in the festivities. The festival concludes at 6pm and the Gautrain runs every 30 minutes until 8.30pm on the day.
Festival-goers driving to the event are encouraged to car pool and to park their vehicles at Sandton City, from where it is a gentle 500m stroll to the park. Saturday parking is at a flat-rate fee of R10 for the day.
For more information, go to www.facebook.com/RiseShineFest