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Up the Creek (no paddle required)

The festival, taking place at the Breede River in Swellendam, boasts three stages, more than 30 live music and comedy acts and 2000 festival goers with a passion for some of South Africa’s best music. And there’s no need to rough it.

From February 5-7, festival goers can look forward to performances by a selection of some of the best in the entertainment industry: the Dirty Skirts, Taxi Violence, the Rudimentals, Bed on Bricks, Flat Stanley, Dan Patlansky, Ashtray Electric (whose Rudi Cronje now blogs for our own Thought Leader), the Pretty Blue Guns, Dave Ferguson, the Black Cat Bones, Andra, Ryno Velvet, the Boulevard Blues Band, Akkedis, Van Coke Kartel (performing an acoustic set), Hot Water, The Gods, Willim Welsyn en die Sunrise Toffies and many more will be joined on stage with a selection of some seriously funny comedians, like Corné and Twakkie (The Most Amazing Show), Martin Evans and Dave Levinson.

In 2010, festival organisers are promising more food vendors to get you through the days in style, including coffee maestros that can deliver your caffeine to your tent-step, more stalls and more bars throughout the festival.

Once again, there will be an area with committed staff to look after the kiddies, as well as dedicated life-guards to look after the young at heart at the river.

For those that can’t be bothered to trek to the festival, transport has been arranged.

For more information for the Up the Creek website.

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