IN OCTOBER this year, Cascades Lifestyle Centre will fortify its reputation as the lifestyle destination of choice when it hosts a must-attend event for music and comedy lovers.The first annual Cascades Music and Comedy Festival, sponsored by The Witness (Fever’s sister paper) and Maritzburg Fever, is a one-day celebration of music and comedy being held on Saturday, October 26, in the Cascades MTB Park. The festival will cater for a range of tastes with an ensemble of local musicians and comedians. The music line-up comprises top local artists including one of South Africa’s most popular EDM acts, Veranda Panda; the chart-topping electro-pop duo, Easy Freak; pop/folk trio, Mali Zulu; and indie, soul artist, Freddy L, who’s quickly risen in the music scene after his appearances at The Voice SA. Cape Town’s most popular media performer, the talented and hilarious Chad Chitter, aka DJ Skouers, will also perform at the festival.A premier festival would be incomplete without a laugh or two, so expect side-splitting comedy from the multi-award-winning comedian, Schalk Bezuidenhout; as well as the co-owners of the Melville Comedy Club and the award-winning entertainment brand, GOLIATH AND GOLIATH, storyteller extraordinaire, Donovan Goliath, and the multi-talented stand-up comedian and entertainer, Nicholas Goliath. Plus, with close on 40 wineries, craft beverage, specialty food and snack vendors, attendees are guaranteed a good time. When the hunger strikes, they can tantalise their taste buds with everything from chicken strips and prawns to gourmet desserts. And for those who enjoy a tipple or two, various bars will offer up the best of all things beer, gin, cider and cocktails.Whether you’re after the best local music, hilarious comedy or just a great time with friends and family, the Cascades Music and Comedy Festival, sponsored by The Witness and Maritzburg Fever, is an event you don’t want to miss. — Supplied.