Keen to go to the festival

2010-05-29 06:41

» Visit to find out what’s on and when. You can also follow the festival on Facebook and Twitter.

» Your nearest Standard Bank branch or Computicket, or selected Exclusive Books outlets will have booking kits. Book at Computicket.

» Accommodation can be pricey over festival time. Scout around for good deals – in private homes, garden cottages or a few kilometres out of town. Check out the Rhodes University residence rates via the festival website, or log on to

» A flight to Port Elizabeth during the World Cup could bankrupt you, so driving is a good option. Car pool and split the petrol costs. It’s a long trip – 966km from Joburg, 889km from Cape Town and 796km from Durban – so stay overnight or share the driving.

» It’s helpful to have your own transport when there, but not essential. ­Organisers promise that festival hopper buses will be zooting between venues at regular intervals.

» And a final tip – dress warmly!

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