Unplugged62 set to join the ranks of SA’s top festivals
EVERY year Joubert-Tradauw Vineyards in Barrydale welcome visitors to experience a fun-filled lifestyle festival in the Klein Karoo at Unplugged62. With a special touch of true Route 62 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.
The Jouberts had a bigger vision for this year’s concert. “Full circle,” as Beate puts it. “Our little festival has grown over the years and to make sure that it is of the same standard as major SA music festivals, we have now teamed up with the formidable team of Red Hot Events, who also head up the annual Up The Creek and River Republic festivals.” Gates open on Friday, October 7 at 3pm. At 6pm winemaker Meyer Joubert will host a wine tasting and a spit braai will get the good vibes going. Blues-rock phenomenon Albert Frost will be on stage from 8pm, followed by DJ Dirtroad at 10pm, who will play those familiar old beats. There are various activities on the Saturday, from a trail run to wine tastings and the Deli Alfresco lunch with a glass of wine – included in the ticket price. Bands will play from 4pm. On the line up are Hatchetman, Majozi, Manouche, Slow Jack, and Nomadic Orchestra. The bands will play full sets to “unplug from the city vibes” – not unplugged as in acoustic. On Sunday morning watch the neo-classical music of Hezron Chetty, a songwriter/violinist with a fresh and progressive style.
Ticket options range from day passes to full weekend (R350 to R750), with or without the lunch on Saturday.The R62 Deli run by Beate Joubert will be located just metres from the stage and cater certain meals during the weekend.
Joubert’s book Taste The Little Karoo won a 2015 Gourmand World Cookbook Awards so you know this food is going to be good.
For more information see www. unplugged62festival.co.za