Up The Creek: All you need to know

2013-01-16 13:47
up the creek 2013
So it's almost that time of year again… Tunes, beer, sun and of course the river that runs through it.
Up the Creek 2013 will be kicking off on 31 January until 4 February at the Breede River in Swellendam.

This year you can expect to see live music on 3 stages throughout the weekend namely on The 4th Street Main Stage, the MK river stage and the late night Rolling Stone stage. A new stage, the BOS acoustic river stage, has also been added this year to keep things flowing between sets.

To make life a bit easier, here's the day-by-day highlights to look forward to:

Thursday 31 January

If you do want the best camping spot, this is the day to arrive! You can also enjoy a chilled out preview gig with Saintfearless, The Swingsetters, ISO, Piet Botha, the Lizard Kings, Tombstone Pete and Dave Ferguson at the Rolling Stone SA stage.

Friday 1 February

On Friday afternoon, Rolling Stone SA will be showcasing up and coming bands such as Crimson House Blues, Ballistic Blues and Long Time Citizen.

Up the Creek's Tribute to Women is also happening on Friday night on The 4th Street Main Stage and will feature some of SA's popular and talented female artists such as SAARKIE, Tailor, Machineri, Karen Zoid and BEAST.

For those still wanting to party, late night acts to take the stage include: The Mysticcs and Good Night Wembley.

Saturday 2 February

Saturday morning's cup of coffee will be with Lucy Kruger and Shotgun Tori and then you can move down to the river for the Anything That Floats Competition, sponsored by Lilo – float your homemade boat, while listening to Peter Mitchell, Trenton and Free Radical, No One's Arc, Nomadic Orchestra and Grassy Spark on the MK river stage, right next to the river.

Saturday night brings you more of the best on the 4th Street Main Stage: YOAV, Peachy Keen, Jeremy Loops, December Streets, Desmond and the Tutus and Black Cat Bones.
And just after midnight you can dance to the beat of Woodstock Mafia and Taxi and Friends.

Sunday 3 February

Sunday morning's hangover cure will be Janie & The Beard and Piet Botha and of course a splash in the river to the happy tunes of Dave Ferguson, Shotgun Tori and Akkedis.


Tickets are available from Ticketbreak or on Up the Creek's Facebook page.

Thursday – Sunday:  Presales: R600.00 – Gate: R650.00
Friday – Sunday:       Presales: R550.00 – Gate: R600.00
Saturday – Sunday:  Presales: R450.00 – Gate: R500.00

Kids 13 years and younger: free entry.


For those who want to be a bit more comfortable: the Heartbreak Motel is for you. There are various options of pre-pitched tents, hot showers, clean toilets, buffet breakfast and other luxuries. For more info and bookings go to Heartbreak Motel's website.

For more info visit the Up The Creek website.

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