Soak up summer with live DJ beats at this intimate riverside festival this October.
If floating down the river, toe-tapping to smooth summer beats with the wind in your hair and a cocktail in your hand, is your idea of fun, then drift on over to Wolfkop Weekender’s Islands on The River – taking place from 8 October 2020 to 12 October 2020.
The banks of the gently flowing Olifants River are ready and waiting to welcome everyone back. With citrus fields fruiting, and flowers blooming it’s the perfect spot to let off some steam and dance your worries away.
And while Lockdown Level 1 does not permit large gatherings, these weekends by the river have been reimagined to host 500 guests and crew members, with health and safety as priorities: the same festive vibe, with an intimate twist!
The weekend kicks off on Thursday, with local DJs taking centre stage at the main Grootfontein campsite from Friday through to Sunday. Soak up the tunes from the riverbank (or river, if you’re brave enough to jump in), or from one of the newly designed social-distancing pods, before hitting up the bar or grabbing a bite to eat at the scenic food garden.
Wolfkop’s two campsites – Berry Fields and Golden Valley – are situated on the banks of the Olifants River. There are various ticketing tiers to suit various budgets. A BYO ticket includes a festival pass and four nights’ accommodation – just bring your own camping gear and bedding.
For an additional cost, you can secure a spot in one of several pre-pitched bell or dome tents (adorned in festival-ready decoration), each featuring an equipped kitchen, private ablutions, and a communal self-catering dining area with spaced-out tables and benches.
Once settled, you will have the freedom to visit your friends in other campsites, be it on foot or floating down the river on a kayak or bodyboard.
The jam-packed lineup of music includes a selection of famed Wolfkop DJs who will spin their beats from 4pm on Friday through to 4pm on Sunday.
Expect smooth sounds from Anthea, Irshad Samaai, Slow Motion City, Spekta, Bruno Morphet, Candice Heyns, Dino Moran, Fogshow, Ivan, Kanan K7, Shift Mawelele and Pierre Estienne.
For lovers of top-drawer electronic music (and nature), this is sure to be a treat.
A safety officer specialising in Covid protocol will be on hand to guide proceedings, and to ensure all health and safety regulations (in the buildup to and during the Weekender) are met. Face masks must be worn as usual, and there will be ample hand sanitisers available, with all ablutions and kitchen areas sanitised on a regular basis.
Are you ready to sail away to another world?
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