Cape Town - Get ready for a fantastic day at Camphill Village Music Festival on Saturday 31 October.
Everyone on the farm is currently working hard at planning the festival to ensure that this will be a very special experience for all who attend. The festival will be an outdoor concert in a beautiful countryside setting, with a variety of great food and wine stalls. Gates open 11:00. Bands playing from 13:00 to19:00.
The line-up includes some of South Africa's finest musicians. Just Jinjer fans will be happy to hear that they will be performing some brand new songs from their new forthcoming album during their set. Hemelbesem will bring his fine tuned humor and hip-hop tunes, while Beatenberg will rock the crowd with their popular hits. Ottoman Slap will add an exotic flair to the festival with their Middle Eastern and Balkan music and fantastical costumes.
Add to that Bootleggers' musical mojo and Swallowers of Time's blues-rock vibes and the Camphill Village Music Festival 2015 is set to be an experience of absolute musical delight. Vision Music works with talented artists from Atlantis and the following artists from their label will also perform at this year's festival: rappers Che-V and SillyBoi, pop and R&B singer TashnaB and pop artist Ceejay.
Launch of 40KW thin-film solar panels at Camphill Village:
Camphill Village West Coast has established one of South Africa's first solar powered dairies. The innovative 20kW solar power plant allows them to provide for the electricity needs from renewable energy for their dairy needs, creating a more sustainable future for their community. Exciting news is that 40KW thin-film solar panels will now be added to reach 60KW.
This addition is kindly donated by First Solar and will be launched on the morning of the Camphill Village Music Festival at 10h00. Camphill Village MD James Sleigh says: "Our ultimate aim is to take our entire operation off grid, making us totally independent of Eskom. Not only will this save enormous costs, which will enable us to channel these resources into the care of residents who most need it, but it will also enhance us in our striving to be as environmentally sustainable as possible."
Read more about Camphill's solar energy project here.
Camphill Village Westcoast:
Camphill has provided a unique inclusive approach to life for Intellectually Disabled adults, for over 50 years, involving them in the activities of a thriving community. Residents live and work at Camphill.
They live in group homes, run by a group home leader, and work in one of the various enterprises on the premises. The enterprises consist of a dairy, a bakery, a cosmetics workshop and a working farm. Produce from the enterprises are sold to many shops and outlets in Cape Town.
The revenue generated from these sales, helps to sustain the organisation. The Music Festival is a Fundraising event to further support the Camphill Village Westcoast community.
For more information, see the website.
Watch the action at the first Camphill Village Music Festival held in October 2014:
Tickets for this year's festival is R200 at webtickets.
(Free entrance for children under 4 years and R100 for children under 13.)
Directions to the venue are on the contact page of Camphill website.