Un­plugged62 set to join the ranks of SA’s top fes­ti­vals

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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


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