If you’re looking for a music festival in a fun riverside setting, the annual Jägermeister Up the Creek festival is the place to be from February 7-10 this year.
Up the Creek in Swellendam is one of the most fabulous summer festivals for music lovers in the Western Cape.
You can expect a host of superb live acts, all day activities and wacky antics at the various stages. Grab your favourite bikini, funky lilo and party buddies and head on over to the Breede River – your ultimate music weekend getaway awaits!
Here is the complete 2019 line-up, which includes some of the hottest current bands and DJs in SA:
Bands and artists: Koos Kombuis, The Black Cat Bones, Femi Kaya, Grassy Spark, Piet Botha, Hellcats, Gerald Clark and the boys from Prague, Stoker, Jackal and the Wind, Crosscurrent, Lo-Ghost, Stone Jets, BRYNN, Bam Bam Brown, Zengeance, Greg Georgiades & Ultra Natives, The Steezies, Diamond Thug, Money for Bali, Hot Water, Sean Koch, Southern Gypsey Queen, Pedro and the SOULdiers, Warongx, Coelacanth, Bed on Bricks, Willim Welsyn, 4AM, Akkedis, SunXA, Luca Hart, Wisdom of Movement, Nhoza, DocMaclean, Josh Kempen.
Comedians: Francois van As and Alfred Adrian.
Live electronic: Nick Hamman, DJ inviZAble, Jak Skandi, Supa Who, The Robfather.
An exciting change for this year’s edition of Up the Creek will be the newly added late night rock ‘n’ roll stage.
Operating from the Gordon’s Gin Food Court stage, this rocking space will come alive on Friday and Saturday after the Jägermeister Main Stage acts finish. It will offer live music enthusiasts a great alternative to the Savanna Late Night Stage if that doesn’t take their fancy.
This stage will be graced by supercool rock acts and collaborative bands led by stalwarts in the industry: think Andre Kriel, Gareth Wilson, Jaco Mans, and Greg Georgiades to give you an idea of why this will be one of the ‘dude-don’t-miss-it’ spots at the festival.
The rock ‘n’ roll stage will be closed on Friday by The Robfather and by Up the Creek’s very own DJ Dirtroad on Saturday.
In response to festival-goers’ requests and feedback, The Food Court will also now have a fully operational bar open all day and night.
Tickets are still capped at R2 500, so book your spot as soon as possible to make sure you get yours: https://upthecreek.howler.co.za.
Full weekend tickets: R1 120
Friday to Sunday tickets: R970 SOLD OUT
Ticket & Transport package: R1 800
Note that ticket prices include vat.
Once you’ve purchased your festival ticket, stay on the Howler ticketing website to set up and preload your festival money onto your Howler account, collect your loaded wristband at the festival and you’re ready to go!
There will also be Howler stations for top-ups at the festival. You can load them with cash or your debit card.
Travel packages are offered from Johannesburg and Cape Town:
Camping Khapela for Creekers from Johannesburg:
Living in Gauteng and would like to attend Up The Creek?
Camping Khapela has the perfect tailored package for you. Return Flights, airport shuttles, tents with inflatable mattresses, and breakfast for the duration of your festival experience, as well as access to hot water showers and flushable toilets. The Camping Khapela experience to Up The Creek 2019 is available from R5 700 per person.
Don’t let fomo get you, drop them a mail on [email protected] or a WhatsApp on 071 817 3945.
For those who want to grab a shuttle ride from Cape Town:
Travel to the Creek and back: Book yourself a Ticket & Transport package for R1 800 (valued at R2 120) and secure your seat in a comfy shuttle from Cape Town. There will be a trailer for all your camping goodies … AND they will preload your wristband with R200!
There are only a few spots left, so book here www.upthecreek.howler.co.za.
Prefer to camp like a rock star?
Go for the more luxurious Heartbreak Motel and arrive to your pre-pitched tent, separate ablutions and breakfast served every morning: www.heartbreakmotel.co.za.
Spot an Up The Creek Poster and stand a chance to win a festival ticket:
Up The Creek posters are now up in and around Cape Town, and all along the Garden Route. If you spot one of these posters, share a photo of it on Facebook and Instagram and tag @upthecreek_festival with the hashtag #upthecreek2019.
One full festival ticket winner will be announced every two weeks until the end of January.
Pictures: Up the Creek, Facebook/ Up the Creek