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Everything you need to know about Rocking the Daisies 2018

2018-10-03 07:00
 
Majid Jordan

Cape Town – One of the biggest music festivals in South Africa, Rocking the Daisies is back for a thirteenth year in 2018. 

The festival will take place at Cloof Wine Estate in Darling from Friday, 5 October to Sunday, 7 October, making it only three days, instead of the usual four.

The eclectic line-up features music acts like Majid Jordan, 6lack, Wolf Alice and more. 

Another big change that everyone is talking about is a new drinks policy which doesn’t allow attendees to bring in any of their own liquids including water, alcohol and cool drinks. 

About the big change Music Director told Channel24: 

"Not having control over what gets brought into a festival is a very big concern for us, we did extensive bag searches last year, but to physically understand the contents of each bottle would be impossible. We needed a holistic response to this and have been working on a solution which we have finally solved — albeit a short while before the festival."

George also added the following reason about plastic waste at the event, "Looking to cut out all decanted plastic bottles/cups we wanted an easy solution for people not having to carry their booze into the festival. We solved this by selling products as close to our cost price as possible: you will see a 440 ml beer can cost anywhere around R12-R14 a beer at a liquor store and we are selling it on to the festival goer at R15 - some products are even being sold at cost."

READ THE FULL POST ABOUT THE DRINKS POLICY HERE: 

NO ID, NO PARTY:

A ticket to the festival - which are available here in case you don’t have one yet- (bringing a digital copy is fine) and 1 of these 3 forms of Identification: ID, PASSPORT, or DRIVER’S LICENSE. 

PLEASE NOTE: NO ID / PASSPORT = NO ENTRY.

If you have lost any of the above forms of identification you can bring a temporary identification document, but you will also have to bring a valid affidavit to accompany it (explaining what happened to your original document).

NO MONEY, HONEY!

Rocking the Daisies 2018 will be a cashless event so there are a few ways that you can pay for things throughout the weekend:

CREDIT/CHEQUE/DEBIT CARDS

You will be able to pay for everything at Rocking the Daisies using your debit, cheque or credit card according to the organisers. 

CONTACTLESS CARDS

All till points enabled to accept contactless payment, you can simply tap your contactless debit, credit or prepaid bank cards (or phones) when you want to buy something. 

MAIN GATE OPENING TIMES:

Friday 5 October: 07:00 – 00:00
Saturday 6 October: 08:00 – 20:00
Sunday 7 October: 10:00 – 14:00

PLEASE NOTE: Gates are closed you will not be permitted to enter the festival grounds. You’re welcome to leave at any time.

CAMPING AND ACCOMMODATION:

LADIES CAMP

A first for Daisies, this campsite is exclusively for women only and there are limited tickets available. This is a place for ladies to retreat, relax and make friends with other women, and participate in women-centred experiences.

A ticket for this campsite gives you access to extra showers and Rocking WC’s, our well-maintained bathrooms with porters, hot water during shower hours, hair and make-up trailers and plug points. This campsite is closer to the festival entrance and main arena.

PLEASE NOTE: You will need to bring your own tent and bedding, festival ticket not included. Price: R495 

PRIORITY CAMP

Not quite a glamper but looking for some of the perks? Elevate your experience from General Camping to the Priority Camp. A ticket for this campsite gives you access to extra showers and Rocking WC’s, our well-maintained bathrooms with porters and hot water during shower hours.
This campsite is closer to the festival entrance and main arena.

PLEASE NOTE: You will need to bring your own tent and bedding, festival ticket not included. Price: R495 

GENERAL CAMPING OPTIONS

This one is for the seasoned festivalgoers. The earlier you buy the closer you are to the festival entrance and main gate, the split in campsites will create a controlled, well monitored area with less queues to all facilities.

GENERAL 1

Closest General Camp to the festival entrance
Showers and toilets
No tent supplied
Maximum tent size: 2m x 3m

Price: R195

GENERAL 2

Second closest General Camp to the festival entrance
Well maintained showers and toilets
No tent supplied
Maximum tent size: 2m x 3m
Price: R295

GENERAL 3

Furthest General Camp to the festival entrance
Well maintained showers and toilets
No tent supplied
Maximum tent size: 2m x 3m
Price: R295

All camping packages can be bought here. 

ABLUTIONS:

One shower a day is all you need. Save water and help the lines go by faster – the shorter your showers (aim for 2 minutes) the happier the campers, and the more water we save. Please be considerate of other fans waiting in line and be mindful of the current water crisis.

SHOWER HOUR:

Due to the water crisis #RTD2018 is enforcing shower hours across the festival (including Daisyland). Water to shower will be available at these times:

Friday: 16:00 – 22:00
Saturday: 06:00 – 22:00
Sunday 06:00 – 12:00

THE INFO DESK:

There will be an info desk at the festival to help you with all of your needs and queries during the festival.
Friday 5 October: 08:00 – 20:00
Saturday 6 October: 08:00 – 20:00
Sunday 7 October: 08:00 – 17:00

OTHER RULES:

No Under 18’s
Right of admission reserved
No ID / Passport = no entry
No glass
No animals
No illegal substances
No drones
No alcohol or liquids of any kind to be brought into the festival – you can bring soaps, shampoos, cosmetics and other personal hygiene items
No swimming after 17:00
No Shishas/hubbly bubblies
No cash is permitted on site – we are a cashless festival. You can bring your Debit / Credit / Cheque card to transact – all bank cards welcome
No litterbugs
No fires / skottles / gas
No sleeping in cars, campervans or in the parking area will be permitted.
Please remember to respect the environment and leave no trace.
No professional photography equipment unless you are accredited media. Any camera with an interchangeable lens system is considered professional equipment.

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