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IF you want to get away from it all and chill out in a superb mountain setting while listening to acoustic performances by some of the country’s top artists, then look no further than the annual White Mountain Folk Festival.
Running from 24 to 27 September, this intimate, family-friendly festival is held at White Mountain Lodge near Giant’s Castle in the beautiful Central Drakensberg region of KwaZulu-Natal, only 34km from Estcourt on tarred roads and 200km from Durban.
On offer is a four-day programme of laid-back acoustic music, as well as a wide choice of outdoor leisure activities, arts and crafts, a beer market and assorted food stalls. Festival-goers can also make full use of the lodge’s facilities, including a restaurant, pub, games room, swimming pool and satellite TV.
Check out the following video of last year’s festival to get a good idea of what you can expect…
White Mountain Festival 2008
How much are the tickets? I’m keen! (I hear you shout)
Early Bird tickets are now on sale at Computicket for just R350, which is a saving of R150 on the gate price. This offer is limited to 500 tickets only, so make sure you get in early. Children under 12 pay R50. The price includes camping in the newly graded and grassed festival campsite overlooking the dam.
If you’ve ever been to Splashy Fen before, the White Mountain Festival is basically a smaller, more acoustic-sounding version. However, because of it smaller numbers, it is far more organised, controlled and comfortable – making the whole outdoor experience that much more enjoyable.
Now in its fourth year, White Mountain has quickly become a firm favourite on the events calendar and is perfectly timed to coincide with Heritage Day and the start of the school holidays. The line-up is currently being finalised and will be announced shortly.
For more information, visit www.whitemountain.co.za
or contact Pedro at 082 892 6176.
Click here to see this year’s video: White Mountain Folk Fest 2009