The Superbalist is Rocking the Daisies Music and Lifestyle Festival 2016 is a trifecta of springtime South African entertainment offering great music, a fun and unique camping experience, as well as a green, eco-friendly camping experiences.
What you need to know about Rocking the Daisies
In its 11th year as one of the most famed music festivals in South Africa, Rocking the Daisies 2016, happening 6-9 October 2016, promises great vibes, great music, and a great atmosphere.
Rocking the Daisies is one of the biggest events in South Africa sitting on the sprawling Cloof Wine Estate in Darling, just over an hour’s drive out of Cape Town. Festivalgoers can expect huge joyous crowds – last year’s event hosted over 10,000 people! The event is sponsored by the fashion retailer Superbalist.com, with the aim to bring you the hottest entertainers and lifestyle affair.
Rocking the Daisies Line Up and shows
The Rocking the Daisies line up includes an eclectic range of artists from big names from abroad to home-town favourites. Look forward to acts from:
Desmond and the Tutus, AKA, Foster the People, Mac Miller, Hugh Masekela, Eats Everything, Moonchild Sanelly, and Diamond Thug.
These are just a few out of the 250 acts lined-up for this year, so be sure to get your Rocking the Daisies tickets now. There are dozens of smaller stages, tents, and creative spaces for you and your friends to watch the shows you want, giving you a unique concert experience. You’ll be sure to find a few shows you’ll love!
Accommodation and Camping
Luckily for all, Rocking the Daisies 2016 accommodates a wide range of camping styles for the seasoned camper to the stylish glamper.
General camping entry comes with each ticket which means that if you get there early enough, you will have a spot to pitch a tent. You can bring your own camping gear to the campsite free of charge. However, this option does not include any shower facilities, food, or bedding. Not really prepared for roughing it? Find great deals on camping gear for sale on Junk Mail.
If these are facilities you would like to have, check out other accommodation options at Rocking the Daisies 2016:
|Private Parking||Private Bathroom/Shower||Tent/|
|Daisyland Plus||Yes||Yes||No||Yes||No||R 975|
|Daisyland Tipi Village||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||R 5 950|
|Daisyland Greenfield||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||R 2 450|
|Daisyland Queen Bee||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||SOLD OUT|
|Daisyland Explorer Tent Village||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||R 4 450- R 5 950|
|Heartbreak Motel||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||SOLD OUT|
|Daisyland Honeycomb Suites||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||R 4 950|
For those who want to be extra fresh, tickets are available for Rocking WCs which include hot showers, private VIP trailers for women, and games to play while your friends freshen up for the day. Tickets for Rocking WCs are R235 per person.
There are also many food vendors near all camp sites providing gourmet treats all day and night to keep you full and satisfied during your festival experience.
If none of these camping and accommodation options suit your needs, you can find nearby holiday accommodation in Western Cape on Junk Mail. Download the Junk Mail Android App for an easy, on-the-go experience that is out of this world.
“Play hard, tread lightly”
Under the motto “Play hard, tread lightly,” Rocking the Daisies is committed to providing sustainable eco-friendly music festivals in South Africa that gives all the opportunity to have the time of their lives without threatening future lives through green initiatives.
The festival has been awarded several environmental awards, and each year, a green audit is conducted so you can be sure that Rocking the Daisies 2016 lives up to its promise.
Get your Camping and other tips for the event
Rocking the Daisies is the largest outdoor camping event in South Africa. For campers, here are some tips to truly embrace the green spirit of the event:
Pack lightly – the less you bring, the less waste you create!
Reuse, Reuse, Reuse – bring a reusable water bottle with you. Organisers will provide plenty of water taps with fresh, quality water to keep you hydrated.
Pick up – there will be plenty of rubbish and recycling stations offering rewards just for bringing in trash! No glass is allowed in, but remember to recycle any plastic you may have.
Clean and green – use eco-friendly soaps and shampoo and keep your showers short.
Carpool – reduce emissions by going with your mates by car, participating in Walking the Daises, Cycling the Daises, or buy a ticket to bus there with Bussing the Daisies.
Visit the Green Village at Rocking the Daisies 2016 to participate in activities promoting eco-friendly living and to help keep the festival fun and clean!
Top Tip: Short on camping gear? There is no need to spend a fortune! Find great deals on camping gear for sale on Junk Mail. If you are not much of a camper, you can make use of the accommodation facilities provided or look for nearby holiday accommodation in Western Cape.
Safety and Security
Rocking the Daisies wishes you a fun time, but a safe one too. Paramedics are on site all day and all night for any medical issues that arise. Most campsites are guarded with 24hr security. The South African Police Service will also be at the event as well.
Festivalgoers with special needs can fill out an application on the site so that the event organizers can help to accommodate you as much as possible to ensure that you can enjoy the festival to the fullest extent.
Getting into the event
Once you have your ticket, don’t get turned away at the gate. Be sure to bring your ID, passport, or a driver’s license in addition to your ticket. Also be sure that the name on the ticket matches the name on your chosen piece of identification.
Remember, no glass will be allowed in so leave those glass beer bottles at home and opt for cans instead. Just remember to recycle them!