Top line-up for White Mountain

2010-08-27 00:00

IT’S become one of the country’s favourite­ music festivals, which is held over the heritage weekend in September. This year the line-up on the annual White Mountain Festival is as stellar as ever, catering for those who enjoy the laid-back atmosphere as well as the discerning music connoisseur. The four-day festival is held at White Mountain Lodge near Giant’s Castle. This year’s big names include Just Jinjer’s Ard Matthews, the legendary Vusi Mahlasela, acoustic guitar maestros Tony Cox and Nibs van der Spuy, as well as former Tree 63 frontman, John Ellis, who recently embarked on a solo career.

Other must-see acts are Cape Town’s Jack Mantis Band, the king of Zulu traditional music or maskandi, Phuzekhemisi, Shannon Hope, Margaret’s Daughter, Barry Thomson, Machineri, Meri Kenaz, Joshua Grierson, Shomon, Jaspar Lepak, Shannon Kenny & Alan Judd, Redhand Blues Band, The Kickstands and Tresor, to name a few.

Coinciding with the start of the school holidays, the festival runs from September 23 to September 26 and is known for its relaxed, family-friendly atmosphere and idyllic setting in the foothills of the Giant’s Castle Nature Reserve — just 34 km from Estcourt on tarred roads and 200 km from Durban.

Aside from the music, other attractions range from abseiling, paintball and helicopter flips to fishing, boating, hiking and a zip line across a nearby 100 metre-wide gorge. There are also a variety of food stalls, colourful arts and crafts, and a beer market featuring several local breweries. In addition, festival-goers can look forward to home-cooked meals in the lodge’s restaurant and late nights in the rustic 150-year-old pub.

Tickets are R450 at Computicket or R550 at the gate. The price includes camping facilities for the entire­ festival. Children under 12 pay R100. Day-tripper tickets are also available at the gate, which opens at 8 am on September 23.

• For more information and the full programme, visit www.white mountain.co.za or phone Pedro at 031 563 0824. Crafters wishing to trade at the festival can submit their details via the website or email festival@white mountain.co.za

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