Win tickets to White Mountain Folk Festival

2009-08-28 00:00

COINCIDING with Heritage Day and the start of the school holidays, the intimate, family-friendly White Mountain Folk Festival runs over four days from September 24 to 27 at White Mountain Lodge, near Giant’s Castle in the beautiful central Drakensberg, only 34 kilometres from Estcourt and 200 kilometres from Durban on tarred roads.

Featured acts include Rambling Bones, the alter ego of Jay Bones, frontman for popular ska/punk band Fuzigish; Wonderboom’s Cito, performing songs from his soon-to-be released debut solo album; as well as a rare, acoustic solo performance by Bertie Coetzee, lead vocalist for Afrikaans folk rock outfit Zinkplaat.

Also on the bill are Farryl Purkiss, Josie Field, Larry Amos, Gary ­Thomas, Laurie Levine, Redhand Blues Band, Joshua Grierson, ­Andra, Barry Thomson, Flowing Water Band and Catlike Thieves, to name a few.

Other attractions range from ­abseiling, paintball and helicopter flips to fishing, boating, hiking and a zip line across a nearby gorge. There’s also a beer ­market featuring local breweries, arts and crafts, and food stalls catering for all tastes. Festival-goers can also make full use of the lodge’s facilities, including a restaurant, pub, games room, swimming pool and satellite TV.

Now in its fourth year, White Mountain is KZN’s only acoustic music festival and has become a firm ­favourite on the events calendar.

Tickets are available at Game stores (R400), Computicket (R450) and at the festival gate (R500). The price includes camping for the entire festival and children under 12 pay R50.

Inquiries: Pedro at 082 892 6176 or visit


The Witness is giving away four double tickets to the White Mountain Folk Festival. SMS your name and “WMFF” to 34419. SMSs are charged at R2. The deadline is September 1.

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