OFF THE GRID MUSIC FESTIVAL SATURDAY 25 FEBRUARY 2017
MAJOZI – FRESHLYGROUND – ALBERT FROST – JACKAL AND THE WIND – BOOTLEGGERS – MAD-A-CPT.
CAMPHILL VILLAGE WESTCOAST – 40KM FROM THE CITY
Off the Grid is an outdoor summer event set on a beautiful organic farm, Camphill Village. Come and join us for a fun filled family event with music, great food, beer and amazing people. Our MC for the day is Anton Marshall. The festivities will kick off with the hip hop sounds of Mad-A-CPT, a new talent from the Westcoast, for some very lekker local flair. Blues band Bootleggers will get you on your feet and the echoes of one of the most versatile and talented guitarists in SA, Albert Frost, will get you in the mood for more. Majozi, who has had a phenomenal year in 2016, will brighten the stage with his popular and soulful songs and new indie band Jackal and the Wind will make you want to party all night. Add to this the much-celebrated Freshlyground and Off the Grid is set to be one of the social highlights on the Western Cape calendar in February 2017.
Camphill Village Westcoast is home to approximately 90 intellectually disabled adults who also work on the farm in a dairy, bakery, cosmetics workshop and on the land. Camphill Village MD, James Sleigh, says “This festival is a fundraising event, to assist us in becoming more sustainable as an organic organisation and to share what we are about and to bring the world to our residents in their home. This is our third music festival but it now has a new name. “Off the Grid” was the idea of one of our donors. This is a catchy name that encompasses our dedication to becoming self-sufficient through interesting projects and developments on the farm. For instance, we currently provide 65KW solar electricity and aim to generate 100KW during the next year. “Off the Grid” is also a play on festivalgoers having to leave the city for a short drive to our lovely farm. Some of our products will be for sale at the festival. More information about Camphill Village Westcoast and our doings can be found on our website www.camphill.org.za”
As this is an event that promotes sustainable energy, and the reduction of carbon emissions, Camphill Village Westcoast is inviting festivalgoers who are keen to cycle to the event from Cape Town. A group of people will be leading those who would like to cycle from Cape Town on a route up the West Coast through the country that misses the major freeways. The ride is approximately 60km. Anyone wishing to join the ride can contact Janine on [email protected]
Another great initiative is that trees will be planted at the festival by Peace Tree Pilgrimage: http://ayala-katz.wixsite.com/peacetreepilgrimage
The gates will open at 13h00 and DJ will start playing at 14h00. The bands will be performing from 17h00. A camping option is available for festivalgoers if they are not keen to drive home late at night.
- 13:00- DJ
- 17:00- Mad-A-CPT
- 18:00- Majozi
- 19:00- Albert Frost
- 20:00- Bootleggers
- 21:00- Freshly Ground
- 22:00- Jackal & The Wind
- 23:00-02:00- DJ
Tickets at www.webtickets.co.za
Festival ticket: R220.00
Festival ticket plus camping: R250.00
Kids 12 – 18: R110.00
Kids under 12 free entry.
More information: http://www.camphill.org.za/off-the-grid-music-festival-2017
Festival contact: Janine Strumpher: 021 571 8651. Email: [email protected]
West Coast Way is a unique collection of themed routes that can be enjoyed by locals and visitors when they do an adventure-filled Cape West Coast self-drive trip for a day trip or a West Coast Holiday. The new West Coast Way “basket” of free routes on offer include the West Coast Way Scenic Route, the West Coast Way Berg Route, the West Coast Way Foodie Route, the West Coast Way Cultural Route – as well as the newly launched West Coast Way Wild Route, all of which are designed to showcase the many attractions and activities that are already on offer on the Cape West Coast and inland areas – but may be unknown to many.
For more information on West Coast Way, the other routes on offer, and the list of 101 Things to Do on the West Coast visit www.westcoastway.co.za or call West Coast Way on 0861 321 777. Connect with West Coast Way on Facebook and Twitter at WestCoastWaySA.