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Up the Creek 2010

2009-12-03 09:21

One river, three stages, four days, more than 30 live music and comedy acts and 2000 festival goers with a passion for some of South Africa’s best music in common – get ready for Up the Creek 2010!

From February 4 to 7 2010, the usually quiet campsite close to Swellendam is once again transformed into a slightly surreal spot of revelry, raging rock and soulful tunes, performances from another planet and shenanigans of the type that you can only pull off when you’re safely tucked in next to the mighty Breede River for four days.

That's right, four. Three hundred die-hard Creekers can pull in on Thursday February 4 for a chilled out preview gig at the bar stage. For R100 extra, you can choose the best spot for tent and kick-start the weekend’s carousing so that the place is cooking by the time the rest of your friends arrive.

Cool. So what sets Up the Creek apart from the slew of other summer rock music festivals? Well, here's a message from the organisers:
"You might have noticed that we’re not trying to sell Up the Creek as a life-style festival. In fact, we believe that if you live the rest of your life like you do at Up the Creek, it would probably not be a long one. But man – it would have been good."

Come and get the fest cooking early for your friends arriving the next day. Three hundred people get to pick the best camping spots for R100 extra.

Up the Creek 2010 Program

Thursday night: (Die Burger Bar Stage)
20h00 Black Cat Bone
21h00 Dave Ferguson
22h00 No Ones Arc
23h00 Akkedis

Between live music performances there's a tantalizing sprinkling of musos, comics, mystics, monks & the elusive electric turnip. Featuring: Corne & Twakkie, Dave Levinson, Martin Evans, Carl & Urshulah, Acapella Group D7 and Snow White.

Friday Night: (Main Stage)
19h00 The Pretty Blue Guns
20h00 Rhyno Velvet
21h00 The Gods
22h00 The Plastics
23h00 Bed On Bricks
24h00 Dan Patlansky

Friday Night: (Die Burger Bar Stage)
01h00 Dave Ferguson
02h00 Mr Cat and the Jackal

Saturday: (Die Burger River Stage)
Waking up is hard to do, so don’t put in too much effort. Just roll on down to the river & we will bring the music to you. This is also the day of the "ANYTHING THAT FLOATS" competition.
12h00 Fox Comet
13h00 Andra
14h00 Willem Welsyn en die Sunrise Toffies
15h00-17h00: Break to Shower, Snooze & Freshen up for the BIG NIGHT. Prizes for the best dressed!!! Snow White bit into an electric apple… things got mixed-up …In came D7, THE CLOWNS, A COFFIN…. Out popped something slightly surreal and delightfully strange…

Saturday Night: (Main Stage)
17h00: No Ones Arc
18h00: Corne and Twakkie with Dave F
19h00: Ashtray Electric
20h00: The Dirty Skirts
21h00: The Black Cat Bones
22h00: Taxi Violence
23h00: The Rudimentals
24h00: AC I DC Tribute Show

Saturday Night: (Die Burger Bar Stage)
Don’t go to bed or jump ship! Full throttle, Full speed ahead!
01h00: Van Coke Kartel
02h00: Akkedis & Friends

Sunday: (Main Stage)
Start the day with a gentle snigger, take it through to belly wrenching laughter, thank your lucky stars for the marvelous tunes and sit back and RELAX.
09h30 Corne & Twakkie
10h00 Bloulevard Blues Band
11h00 Flat Stanley
12h00 Hot Water
13h00 Andra
We’ll have a shop selling cooldrinks, water and other goodies…UTC’s got the liquor laboratory brewing…on a custom UTC drink…Watch this space!

How and where to book and what it costs
Full Thursday to Sunday pass: R500 (pre-sale only)
Friday to Sunday: R400 to R450 (gate)
Saturday & Sunday pass: R325 or R375 (gate)
Sunday 1 day pass: R150. Click HERE to book your ticket.

Where to sleep and where to stay
Bring your own tent, pots, pans, spare loo-paper, clothes, braai-meat, drinks, babes, and whatever else you require. Food is on sale, but it’ll cost you. You can also opt to have your tent pitched for you and a blowup mattrass waiting and ready in the "luxury" tented camp, where breakfast is also prepared for you. The organisers also offer to deliver coffee ann a newspaper to your tent. Coffee sounds good. As for the newspaper, we already suggested you bring your own spare loo paper, so no need for that.

The first weekend in February means one thing for music fans.... Yep, it's time to go Up the Creek again.
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