Up the Creek Festival is back again for a cooker of a festival in February this year.
Make sure that you get yourself to the river to enjoy a amazing mix of bands, some old favourites, some re-incarnated legends, some brand new and still shining newbies and a not-so-delicate sprinkling of comedians.
The organisers this year have put together a special treat for those of you who attended the early stages of the festival. The Blues Broers, a classic Tulbagh band who used to headline the festival will be back this year, after bribery, corruption, coercion and threats the organizers have scraped the split group back together again to sock it to the audience.
Up The Creek Music festival emanated from humble beginnings in 1990. The basic ingredients were simple – a river camp, an eclectic group of friends with many hidden talents and a handful of intrepid river guides.
Mix all of the above and the result – a weekend-long jamming session – around the proverbial campfires and under African skies along the Breede River in Swellendam.
These unofficial musical gatherings soon blossomed into a fully-fledged festival and Up the Creek established itself as one of the country’s most loved, eclectic and premium music and comedy festivals.
This is the festival-with-a-difference – the one where you have 18 of the country’s top homegrown bands on tap throughout a mega weekend campout.
Venue: Along the Breede River, Swellendam.
Date: Friday, 6th of February, 2009 to Sunday, 8th of February, 2009.
Cost: R150 to R450 (limited tickets).
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