You’ve got four mornings to sleep in this long weekend. That means we expect at least four and a half hangovers. Make yours worth it, with our guide to the best parties happening in the next four days.
THURSDAY: Full House at Aces n Spades with Rumspringer and Aidan Martin Trio
If you’re ready for a rocking night out, you can do no better than getting on the mezcal train and jamming to some awesome local acts at Aces. Your headliners Rumspringer are an electro swing band with deep beats and a tinge of Balkan, and a front-line of sax, trumpet and trombone layered with French guitar work and wild percussion.
FRIDAY TO MONDAY: Easter Vortex
Vortex is celebrating its 21st birthday this year, so you know this is going to be one cracker of a coming-of-age party.
Kick off your shoes, leave all pretension and aggression at the gate, and prepare to stomp to your heart’s content with a line-up of only the best trance DJs.
Camping opens at noon on Friday, and the dance floor kicks off at 2 pm on Saturday and continues until 4 pm on Monday.
Where Hillside, Caledon (click for directions)
When Friday 3 April to Monday 6 April 2015
Cost R390 from Quicket, R380 from selected outlets, R420 at the gate
Contact +27 78 510 5455, www.intothevortex.co.za
SATURDAY: Stoker, Red Tape Riot, TexasRadio, Emma van Heyn and The Robfather at The Assembly
Get ready for some epic bands representing a range of genres this Saturday at everyone’s favourite takkie-squeaking live venue.
Stoker thunders on to the stage with their powerful riffs as your headliner. They’ll be supported by indie dance band Red Tape Riot, electric blues babies TexasRadio (one of favourite up-and-coming bands) and the folk stylings of Emma van Heyn.
SATURDAY 4 APRIL: Shimmy Bunny Party
Shimmy’s has been described as Cape Town’s playground, where the rich and beautiful come to make merry on its private beach, beside its crystal pool, or on the dance floor.
This Saturday they’ll be hosting a Bunny Party in association with Playboy South Africa. You can expect an all-female DJ line-up and a dress-up party that definitely isn’t for kids (prizes for the best Hugh Hefners and bunnies).
You’ll also get to meet past Playboy South Africa playmates.
Where 12 South Arm Road, V&A Waterfront
When Saturday 4 April
Contact Email [email protected]
SUNDAY: Jeremy Loops at Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concerts
This week you can catch the man, the legend, Jeremy Loops at Kirstenbosch for the final Summer Sunset Concert of the season.
And what a way to end things off. Jeremy has just returned from touring the States, and will be bringing his energetic, folksy looping artistry back to his home city for one awesome party in the park.
Pack a picnic basket, grab a bottle of vino and snag a spot on the lawns. Now that’s one happy Easter!
Where Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, Rhodes Drive, Newlands
When Sunday 5 April 2015 from 5:30 pm
Cost Tickets are unfortunately now sold out
Contact +27 21 799 8783, www.sanbi.org
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