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Sat Nov 22 02:09:08 SAST 2014

Rock the River SA is back

Times LIVE | 14 November, 2012 13:55

Rock the River SA is back for another New Year's bash and is just around the corner.

The festival, one of Cape Town’s New Year’s destinations, provides a crazy entertainment line-up at a convenient location close to Cape Town.

After the sell-out success of the 2011/12 festival, the team put their heads together, buckled down and managed to go above and beyond the call of duty in lining up an even more impressive range of artists and entertainers to usher in the New Year.

Early bird Rock The River SA tickets are R225 for a full weekend pass.

Rock The River SA was created out of the need for an alternative New Year’s Eve event, outside of the city, where fans could go relax and enjoy South African music in an intimate, safe and healthy environment.

With Cape Town being widely regarded as the party destination of choice for many South Africans come year’s end, the options for non-mainstream professionally run events are far and few between, Rock The River SA has corrected this imbalance in an ever expanding market.

The festival will be taking place between the December 28, 2012 to the January 1, 2013 at the Savannah Farm (Windmeul Road, Perdeberg), located 30 minutes’ drive from Cape Town (and 20 minutes’ drive from Durbanville). For the Google Map address click here.

You can view the line-up here.

Participants in this year’s Rock the River SA New Year's Festival can look forward to a well-planned event with all the amenities necessary to make an outdoor festival worth your while. This includes:

  • Five days of festival madness spread across two live music stages and one electronic stage, all kitted out with state-of-the-art sound and lighting rigs
  • Over 200 live acts, including bands, comedians and DJs
  • Safe and secure camping and parking (please note that camping and parking will be separate)
  • Plenty of on-site security
  • Heart Break Hotel luxury camping option, for more information click here
  • Get Me To The Fest transport option
  • Swimming facilities
  • Medics on site
  • Clean toilets and warm showers
  • A food and craft market with affordable, yet tasty meals
  • Bars with affordable drink prices
  • On-site ATMs
  • Braai area
  • Skate park
  • Help desk
  • Lost & found

Tickets are available at the gate, Computicket, Shoprite, Checkers and Checkers Hyper.
Limited early bird tickets are sold out.
Full weekend pass: R400 pre-sale/ R450 at the gate

Venue: Savannah farm, Windmeul road, Perdeberg.
GPS Coordinates: 33°38'52.38"S 18°47'34.68"E

From the N1 coming from Cape Town:
Take N1 towards Paarl
Turn LEFT onto the R304
Turn RIGHT at Wellington turnoff.
Look out for signs on the RIGHT

From Durbanville:
Take Wellington road towards Wellington
Turn LEFT onto the R304
Turn RIGHT at Wellington turnoff.
Look out for signs on the RIGHT

Things to bring to Rock The River SA:  An entrance ticket, tent, mattresses, sleeping bags, duvet, pillows, camping chairs, torches, sun block, insect repellent, toilet paper, camera, cap or hat, something warm, towels, headache pills, acoustic instruments, your hot sister/brother, money, sunglasses, condoms, swimming kit, anything that floats and good vibes!

Things not to bring to Rock The River SA: Alcoholic beverages will not be sold to anyone under the age of 18. No glass bottles (please decant your drinks into plastic bottles), littering (leave no trace, remove your camping litter!), fireworks, domestic animals, graffiti/tagging, bad attitudes, weapons, independent sound systems, illegal substances, drinking and driving.

RIGHT OF ADMISSION RESERVED. Entry is entirely at your own risk. The promoters accept no responsibility whatsoever for injury, death, loss or damage of any nature to persons, vehicles & belongings. This applies even to negligence of any kind by the promoters, venue and contractors. All rights reserved.

Keep an eye on the Rock the River SA website, Facebook page, Facebook event page, and the Twitter page for frequent updates and giveaways:

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