25 – 28 January 2018 | Breede River, Swellendam.
Creekers, get ready for the annual Jägermeister presents Up The Creek riverside adventure: Three days of great music, swimming, dancing and partying! Bring your friends, pizza slice-lilos, swans and flamingos. Grab those designer sunglasses or your favourite cool-looking cheapies, your unicorn-love-coloured swimming towels and sunny hats; we are going to have a blast!
More great musicians have been added to the 2018 line-up. We are thrilled to announce the final list of bands and DJ`s for the weekend. They are:
Mango Groove, Fokofpolisiekar, The Kiffness, Albert Frost, Nomadic Orchestra, Spoegwolf, Veranda Panda, Crimson House, Boulevard Blues, We are Charlie, Lucy Kruger, BRYNN, Slow Jack, MT Seas, Aidan Martin, Sunset Sweatshop, Mobbing Bali, West Coast Wolves, Sublime Tribute Project, Jackal & The Wind, Native Young, Southern Wild, Jerry & The Bandits, Sol Gems, Jak Skandi, Bongeziwe Mabandla, Fox Comet, Opposite The Other, The Steezies, Bad Peter, Jews for Techno, Half `n Half , The Beach Toys, The Shabs, Michael Canfield, Jägermeister Brass Cartel Band, Van T, Stone Jets, Veladraco and Ben Dey & the Concrete Lions.
Schalk Bezuidenhout will be our MC on Friday night and to see why he is currently making a name for himself as one of SA`s most hilarious comedians, make sure to catch him on the Savanna stage on Friday afternoon for his official set.
Creekers, you can also expect to see SOULCIRCUS delights at UP The Creek 2018. Surprise PopUPTheatre acts will show Up around you and their SOULution activating workshops, mind blowing short theatre shows and even eco-Brick adult story telling – will be held for your enjoyment in the LotusBelle/garlic tent at the Sedgwick’s Old Brown Food Court throughout the weekend. http://soulcircus.org/
Jägermeister presents Up the Creek 2018 festival director Caitlin Hanley says: “As a festival that only sells 2500 tickets each year, we are uniquely positioned to deliver a high-standard show with all the benefits of a small festival; plenty camping space, clean ablutions and hot showers, minimal queues and great service all the time from our crew. This year’s line-up is probably the most exciting we’ve planned since I joined the team in 2013. We have a real mix of genres, two fantastic headliners, plenty of favourites returning and a fresh collection of bands who will be performing at Up The Creek for the first time. As a festival that prides itself on repeatedly delivering a weekend of awesome entertainment to an audience who love live music we know that 2018 will be one you don’t want to miss. A mention of thanks must go out to all of our sponsors for the 2018 festival, especially Jägermeister, our naming sponsor, who have made it possible for Fokofpolisiekar to return to our stage.”
At this year’s festival Howler Loaded, a cashless system, will be in use at all the bars and traders (food and craft). Festival attendees will load money onto their unique barcoded wristband to use throughout the weekend and can then cash-out any remaining funds the week after.
Savanna Premium Cider is coming back to the festival in a big way, supporting live comedy; fresh local acts; draught cider on tap at the main bar; DJs on their Late Night Stage; fantastic giveaways throughout the weekend, and more. Rumour has it they’re even hosting a Savanna style brunch on the Sunday morning.
While the festival is one of the few remaining that still allows you to camp next to your car (should you choose) there is also a greener campsite where no cars are allowed or you can book pre-pitched tented accommodation at www.heartbreakmotel.co.za
Ticket price: R1,030 (excluding booking fees) – only full weekend tickets available.
Buy tickets here: http://nue.so/9u4umy No under 18s. Note: There are three options to pay for your festival tickets: credit card, EFT and Mobicred (a ticket payment plan option.)
There are only 2500 tickets made available each year so make sure to book as soon as you possibly can.
Good news is that you can extend your festival stay in 2018: gates will open at 11:00am on the Thursday and the music will start from 15:00.