Up the Creek Music Festival brought to you by 4th Street, Breederiver Swellendam: 31st January – 3rd February 2013

up-the-creekOnly a few days to go before Up the Creek lights up the Breederiver with some of the best music that SA has to offer. Three stages, a river party and an all round VIP for all feeling, Up the Creek 2013 promises to be one of the highlights on your getaway calendar.

Get there when you can and join us in for a weekend of fun where time is not a problem. There are no meetings to worry about, no traffic jams getting kids to school, no peak hour traffic at Up The Creek. What there is is a lush green carpet of grass upon which to relax as some of this country’s finest entertain you. There’s also a river in which to soak up those fierce sunbeams – or moonbeams, if you prefer. 

The bands and artists that will be performing are: Karen Zoid, ISO, YOAV, Jeremy Loops, BEAST,  Dave Ferguson, Goodnight Wembley, Machineri, Tailor, Tombstone Pete, Piet Botha & Liz, Peachy Keen, Lucy Kruger, The Mysticcs, No One`s Arc, Black Cat Bones, Nomadic Orchestra, Grassy Spark, Dirty Bounce, December Streets, Woodstock Mafia, Trenton & the Radicals, Saint Fearless, Desmond & The Tutus, Taxi and Friends, Janie and the Beard, Shotgun Tori, Akkedis, Nik Rabinowitz, Peter Mitchell and DJ Dirtroad.

Pull in on Thursday, 31st January for a preview gig at the Rolling Stone SA stage with ISO, The Swingsetters and more. You can choose the best spot for your tent and kick-start the weekend early before the rest of your friends arrive on Friday. Rock and Rolling!

On Friday afternoon Rolling Stone SA bring first-timers to Up The Creek: Desert blues from Namibia with gravel throated Crimson House Blues; new pop rock from Knysna’s young duo Dividable Grand; classic, pounding, old-style rock with the fast-rising Ballistic Blues; and of course the strange country punk jangling of Cape Town veterans Long Time Citizen, who have also incorporated the services of Willim Welsyn (of Die Sunrise Toffies), and apparently the staff of Rolling Stone themselves!

*Look out for our “Tribute To Women” Line up on Friday night. The 4thStreet Main Stage will be graced with the performances by an all female line up: Saarkie, Karen Zoid, Tailor, Machineri and BEAST.

Our popular MK river stage will be running on Saturday and Sunday during the day.  Have fun in the sun in the water while listening to some cool tunes on the riverbanks.

Remember to bring your floating masterpieces for the Lilo Anything that Floats competition. If it floats and its cool, bring it to Up the Creek!  Boats, lilos, inflatables, swirling zoos, colourful crates and balloon-driven-boudoirs – anything is welcome. Let your imagination go wild in creating the ultimate winning water feature.                                    

For the complete line up of the weekend and more details about the Lilo Anything That Floats categories that you can enter for, go to our website www.upthecreek.co.za

4th Street is the official wine sponsor for Up the Creek 2013. Why 4th Street? Because they are all about living the sweet life! The sweet life is about being at places and being seen, about good times, good friends and good tunes.

Greenpop has joined forces with Up the Creek to create awareness and bring some cool Green elements to the festival. By introducing small changes to various areas of the event they will be helping to preserve this beautiful area at the Breede River so it can be enjoyed for the years to come.  

Greenpop will be working with local company, Bontebok Recycling, who will manage the collection, separation and removal of waste. As a dedicated Greenpopsponsor and Key Green Partners, Reliance Compost is onboard to assist with all the activations and creating awareness. TrashBackwill be getting the festival goers involved by creating incentives with prizes and treats to be won throughout the weekend.  ProBiowill be providing all the food vendors with the best composting system available, Bokashi Indoor Composter, and all Up the Creekers will receive a recycling bag on arrival for all their trash, kindly donated by Plastics SA.

Tickets at www.ticketbreak.co.za or on our FB page:   

Thursday – Sunday:  Presales: R600.00 – Gate: R650.00

Friday – Sunday:       Presales: R550.00 – Gate: R600.00

Saturday – Sunday:  Presales: R450.00 – Gate: R500.00 

Kids 13 years and younger: free entry.  

Heartbreak Motel: 

If you want to rock out in a little more comfort, then the Heartbreak Motel is for you. There are various options of pre-pitched tents, hot showers, clean toilets, buffet breakfast and other luxuries. For more info and bookings go to: http://www.heartbreakmotel.co.za/ 

Social Media: 

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/UpTheCreek.MusicFestival

Twitter:     @Upthe_Creek.

Website:   www.upthecreek.co.za

Line up:    Up the Creek 2013 line up

General queries: annie@redhotevents.co.za and Media queries: liny@lkmediabook.co.za

Up the Creek Music Festival is organized by Red Hot Events and Blue Moon. www.redhotevents.co.za


Up the Creek 2013 would like to thank our sponsors: 4th Street, MK, Rolling Stone SA, Lilo Web Design, Bos Iced Tea, Red Bull and Mitchell’s Brewery.


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