5 reasons to attend the Unplugged62 music festival

2016-09-27 14:19

Cape Town - Every year the Joubert-Tradauw Vineyards welcome visitors from all over to experience a fun-filled lifestyle festival in the Klein Karoo from 7 to 9 October.

With a special touch of true R62 hospitality, this gem of a weekend away offers great live music, good food and excellent wine.

Meyer and Beate Joubert had a vision 20 years ago, to host concerts on their farm in the beautiful Tradouw Valley. From this vision the concept of Unplugged62 was created. The style of the festival incorporates great music, boutique Joubert-Tradauw wines, Deli Alfresco foods and Unplugged62 pouched wines in collaboration with Van Loveren.

Check out these 5 reasons to attend the Unplugged62 festival:

1. The bands

Friday night attendees can enjoy two sets by blues-rock phenomenon Albert Frost and a trip down memory lane with DJ Dirtroad playing those good old familiar 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, 80’s and 90’s beats. The Jimm Harisson Project will entertain guests on the Saturday morning with two sets over breakfast. Around 16:00 on the Saturday afternoon the stage will kick off again with the likes of Hatchetman, Majozi, Manouche, Slow Jack and Nomadic Orchestra. Sunday morning breakfast will be enjoyed alongside the neo-classical music of Hezron Chetty’s violin masterpieces. 

2. R62 Deli Food

The R62 Deli Alfresco at the Joubert-Tradauw Vineyards is run and managed by Beate Joubert. Taste the Little Karoo, a cookbook written by Beate Joubert herself, won the 2015 Gourmand World Cookbook Award for "Best Local Cuisine book in South Africa." Guests can enjoy meals from her deli throughout the weekend; Friday night Spitbraai, Champagne breakfast and an Alfresco style lunch with a glass of Unplugged62 wine on the Saturday.

3. The Campsite

Set in the Tradouw Valley between two mountains, the Joubert-Tradauw Vineyards offer campers a unique and beautiful setting. Watch the sun set against the mountain and savour the opportunity to really ‘unplug’ from the busy lives we all lead. The campsite at Unplugged62 is merely a stone’s throw from the stage and of course hot showers and toilets will be provided for all who choose to camp at the venue for the weekend.

4. Karoo Cocktail

With two tots of Five’s Reserve brandy, ginger ale, a slice of lemon and fresh mint served over crushed ice, the Karoo Cocktail at Unplugged62 will most certainly be a fast favourite.

5. Barrydale

The Cape Route 62 is notorious for leading travellers to local gems like Barrydale. Take the time during the weekend to explore the little town further than its main road so many of us has only driven through. 


The ticket options are: Full weekend tickets or Saturday day passes only:

Adults Weekend Pass (incl Sat Deli Alfresco Lunch): R750
Adults Saturday Day Pass: (incl Deli Alfresco Lunch): R550
Adults Saturday Day Pass: (Concert only – lunch excluded) R350
Kids 12 and over Weekend Pass (incl Sat Deli Alfresco Lunch): R375
Kids 12 and over Saturday Day Pass: (Concert & Deli Alfresco Lunch) R175
Kids 12 and over Saturday Day Pass: (Concert only) R75
Kids under 12 free entry. 

Note: there are no day passes for Friday or Sunday. 

Click here to buy your tickets.

Want to have your meals sorted before you arrive? The R62 Deli run by Beate Joubert is conveniently located just meters from the stage and will be catering certain meals during the weekend. Pre-book your meals along with your tickets or buy from one of the local vendors in the market area. 

Meal ticket prices:
Spitbraai (Friday): R90
Champagne Breakfast (Saturday): R120
Farmhouse Breakfast (Sunday): R80
*All prices exclude booking fees.


Access to campsite which includes showers and toilets on wine farm is included in the weekend pass this year. If you don’t fancy camping then check out the festival website’s accommodation page for some local hotels, Guesthouses and B&Bs.

Also check out Cherry Glamping and book yourself a pre-pitched luxury tent. Price of R3,500 is for 2 adults sharing, kids stay for free (just bring their bedding!). Email info@cherryglamping.co.za.

Click here for accommodation options.

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