The countdown to the annual University of Stellenbosch Woordfees has begun! The festival is a celebration of written and spoken word in a variety of contexts (including poetry, prose, debate, drama and music) and runs from 7 to 16 March, 2014.
By Anna-Bet Bester 5 Mar 2014 11:33
Oh happy day, Ke Nako, it is here! Up The Creek 2014 has finally arrived. If you aren't at the festival already, happily occupying some of the prime camping real estate as early birds tend to do, you probably still need to load up the car.
By Anna-Bet Bester 31 Jan 2014 09:16
There are the two ways to do food and beverage at Up the Creek. If you happen to be independently wealthy or one of those fine folks who start up saving way in advance for festival season, most excellent, there is no need for you to read the rest of this article.
By Anna-Bet Bester 30 Jan 2014 09:13
Up The Creek (UTC) 2014 will be held outside Swellendam from 30 January to 2 February 2014. In the lead-up to this highly anticipated music festival, here are a few tips for newbie Creekers to ensure they have the best time ever.
By Anna-Bet Bester 13 Jan 2014 11:58
SA`s favourite alternative music festival RAMfest is coming to 5 cities in March. This year they also launched a lifetime ticket hunt in all 5 cities. One person in each city can win a lifetime ticket for any RAMfest in any city.
By Anna-Bet Bester 23 Feb 2012 13:18
We recently broke the news that the newest offering from P.H.Fat, an EP entitled 'You are going to Die', will be made available for free download through their website www.phfat.co.za. Good news - the day has come and, as good as their word, the tunes are waiting to be downloaded right this second.
By Anna-Bet Bester 20 Feb 2012 15:00
Ready or not, here they come - Smooth Mike, Disco Izrael and Narch just finished work on a highly anticipated second album and P.H.Fat fans can look forward to series of high octane live events over the next two months, starting with what is set to be a scorcher of a performance at tomorrow night's UCT RAG 7's Party.
By Anna-Bet Bester 6 Feb 2012 13:21
Following the success of their debut album "Dinosaur Blood" on 11 February 2011 on acclaimed US label Muti Music, P.H.FAT has decided to break the traditional mould of a record label financed release; and will launch their 5 track EP for FREE and independently through their website www.phfat.co.za on 20 February 2012.
By Anna-Bet Bester 1 Feb 2012 13:44
With Valentines' Day around the corner it is probably a good idea to start looking around for a nice venue to celebrate this highly controversial greeting card holiday.
By Anna-Bet Bester 25 Jan 2012 13:05
Good news would-be Creekers - if you are one of those people who plan ahead for festivals you may stand a chance to win yourself some very cool prize hampers at this year's Up the Creek together with Bacardi festival.
By Anna-Bet Bester 24 Jan 2012 13:39
Excellent news for all chronic FOMO-sufferers: there will be no need to run around between stages at the 2012 Up The Creek together with Bacardi festival. The organisers have once again decided to do away with the conventional anxiety-inducing multiple stage festival lineup in favour of a single-file approach that allows revellers to enjoy one performance without fear of losing out on another. Joy!
By Anna-Bet Bester 23 Jan 2012 15:11
Waiting sucks, but waiting in queues tends to suck even more. In fact, queues apparently suck so much that actual scientific studies have been done to determine just how badly it sucks, exactly why it sucks and which variables have an impact of the level of suckishness experienced in any given queue. I kid you not, check it out here.
By Anna-Bet Bester 18 Jan 2012 13:45
So, according to a whole bunch of learned folks who have done a fair amount of study into the science of floating, this is what happens when a human being floats in water: muscle soreness and tension is relieved, lactic acid dissolved, the excretion of cortisol (the anxiety hormone) repressed and a nice healthy dose of endorphins released into the bloodstream.
By Anna-Bet Bester 17 Jan 2012 15:38
January is a stupid month. The holidays are over; both your pants and your budget are a little tighter than usual and then those smug US assholes go and drop their Coachella lineup like a bomb and you can only hang your head in disappointment at your own Third World-ness.
By Anna-Bet Bester 16 Jan 2012 13:56
Christmas and NYE have come and gone and chances are you are probably peeling from too much sun, eyeing a post-festive season wallet and watching the last days of your annual leave dwindle away to the sound of that dreaded Carte Blanche tune that will ring in the new working year whether you want it to or not.
By Anna-Bet Bester 5 Jan 2012 12:03
Aside from securing some superb local acts to strut their stuff on the three music stages at the RTR SA New Year's party, the organisers have also managed to put together a varied and exciting alternative entertainment lineup.
By Anna-Bet Bester 20 Dec 2011 10:38
Keen to expand your musical horizons over the silly season? Good news - The Curious Indicent have touched down in SA and are preparing to introduce SA audiences to their singular sound.
By Anna-Bet Bester 13 Dec 2011 14:04
Still haven't quite decided whether or not to join us at the Rock the River SA New Year's Festival this silly season? Maybe this will change your mind: Aside from the lively Main and Metal stages that will host artists from a variety of alternative genres, the festival organisers have also managed to sign up Rubadub to get heads bopping to dubstep rhythms from 18h00 on the 31st of December 'till 06h00 January 1st.
By Anna-Bet Bester 9 Dec 2011 12:24
The Rock the River SA New Year's festival lineup is heating up by the day. Joining Peachy Keen and Axxon on the log, we have Cape Town Indie act REBURN.
By Anna-Bet Bester 1 Dec 2011 12:52
The organisers of Rock the River SA would like to take this opportunity to thank two of their sponsors - PaperJet Print and http://www.bothners.co.za Paul Bothner Music.
By Anna-Bet Bester 24 Nov 2011 10:04
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