Earlier in 2013 South African music lovers were entertained by two editions of the Rise & Shine Festival (one in March and one in June). This one day festival has quickly grown into one of the top events on the Johannesburg and Gauteng musical and social calendar.
The first two editions of Rise & Shine festival featured awesome acoustic performances by the Black Cat Bones, Naming James, Francois van Coke, Them Particles, Laurie Levine, Lucy Kruger, Jeremy Loops, Shadowclub and other brilliant South African artists and great news for music fans is that the third edition’s line-up doesn’t look disappointing either.
The third edition of Rise & Shine festival will take place on the 28th of September 2013 at Sandton Central Park and will feature appearances by guitar maestro Dan Patlansky, Rambling Bones, Shotgun Tori, Joshua Grierson, SA reggae / rock legends Tidal Waves, South African Idols winner David Van Vuuren, Frankie Beagle, Some Grow Young and Mosoeu Ketlele. Gates open at 8 AM, there will be a Halcyon Yoga session at 9 AM and
Love local music? Looking for a chilled out way to spend a Saturday? Rise & Shine festival may just be that activity you’ve been looking for. I have been to the second edition of this awesome festival I can tell you that the atmosphere is more chilled out than any other day festival that I’ve attended in recent times. The atmosphere is relaxed, the beer is cold, there’s some really good food to eat and the music is simply amazing. If you support this festival you’ll also be doing your bit for the environment: the folks from Rise and Shine Festival will plant a tree for every 50 people who are attending the festival.
Tickets are available on the Plankton.mobi website. Early bird tickets cost R100. Once early bird tickets have been sold out general admission tickets will set you back R150. Tickets at the gate will cost R200. Green tickets are available at R250. Take note that if you purchase a green ticket Rise & Shine will plant a tree on your behalf and send you the tree’s GPS co-ordinates. Take note that children under 10 can enter for free with an adult and that no 11 to 18 year olds are allowed. No food or drinks allowed through the gate either.
If you live in Pretoria, Midrand or Centurion you don’t have an excuse to miss out on this outdoor eco-friendly acoustic music festival. Sandton Central Park is only 2 km from the Sandton Gautrain station. If you’re not taking the Gautrain, take note that parking at Sandton City is only R10 for the day and the park’s only a 500m walk away. For more info, check out the Rise and Shine Festival page on Facebook or follow @RiseShineFest on Twitter.
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