Wednesday, 24th – Sunday, 28th of Semptember 2008
A must for acoustic music lovers, the annual White Mountain Folk Festival is held near Giant’s Castle in the beautiful Central Drakensberg region of KwaZulu-Natal – only 34km from Estcourt on tarred roads, 200km from Durban and roughly 430km from Johannesburg.
Coinciding with Heritage Day and the start of the school holidays, the festival offers acoustic performances by well-known and up-and-coming South African artists, a choice of camping, caravanning and chalet accommodation, plus outdoor activities for the whole family.
Attractions include hiking, boating and bass fishing, arts and crafts, a beer market, assorted food stalls and fun kids’ entertainment. For the more adventurous, there’s abseiling down a 45m cliff face or a fuffi slide across a nearby 100m-wide gorge, with helicopter flips also available if the weather permits. Alternatively you can simply relax outdoors and soak up the peaceful beauty of one of the most idyllic spots in the Berg.
Why a folk festival?
White Mountain is not a festival that features folk music only. Instead, it is a festival for the folk of this country who enjoy laid-back acoustic music – ranging from blues to rock and, of course, folk (or any genre that can be performed acoustically). It’s an opportunity to hear not only the ‘softer’ side of some of SA’s top rock outfits, but also to appreciate the talents of established and up-and-coming contemporary, folk and acoustic artists. So, if you like the idea of getting away from it all for a long weekend of acoustic music in an awesome setting, then the White Mountain Folk Festival is the place for you!
Tickets are also available at Computicket for R400 per person and R50 for children under 12. Computicket has outlets at Shoprite, Checkers and MTN stores around the country.
Alternatively, you can buy your tickets online at www.computicket.com or via the Call Centre at 083 915 8000.
Tickets will also be available at the festival gate:
R450 pp for the entire festival
R350 pp for Saturday, 27th and Sunday, 28th of September
Children under 12 pay a flat rate of R50
Price includes camping in the festival camping ground, which overlooks the dam and has new ablution facilities with hot and cold running water.
Gates open at 8h00 on Wednesday, 24th of September.
All tickets include camping until Sunday, 28th of September.
Persons under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
Visit the website alongside for more information and directions to White Mountain.