Exciting festival this month in Wilderness
Despite the unfortunate cancellation of Sedgefield’s Slow Festival, visitors and residents of the Garden Route can still look forward to an exciting family-orientated festival, the Wilderness Festival, set to take place April 13 to 15, during the Easter school holidays.
Wine, cheese and a wide array of different food will remain at the heart of the festival for its third year in Wilderness, but a wider selection of other tastes will be on offer this year, like craft beers, gin, witblits and mampoer.
Hosted at The Wilderness Hotel from April 13 to 15, this year’s festival has a whole new set of treats up its entertainment sleeve, including a visit from national songwriter, singer and guitarist Jesse Jordan, who will. headline 25 hours of music provided by local artists. There will also be a live radio broadcast from the festival presented by Marq Roelofse.
For those who prefer new cars and bikes and the sounds of engines to those of guitars, the organisers have a surprise that will be like music to their ears – a new experience for this year’s festival is the opportunity to enjoy displays of the latest Audi and BMW vehicles and motorcycles, as well as new offerings from Peugeot and Citroen.
Another attraction will be the varied art and craft exhibits, ranging from woodwork to leather goods. And while mom and dad are busy wandering from stall to stall, tasting, enjoying the sounds, and having a good time, their children will be entertained in a fencedoff area where the entertainment includes pedal carts, a jumping castle, face painting and target paintball shooting.
Tickets for adults include a wine tasting glass and access to free tastings.
Tickets: adults R70; children (12 to 17) R30; children u12 free – they only pay for activities in the children’s entertainment area. Online tickets: http://bit.ly/wildfest-tickets
Festival open times: 13 April, 14:00 to 22:00; 14 April: 10:00 – 22:00; 15 April: 10:00 – 16:00
More info: www.wildfestival.co.za / Facebook/Wilderness Fest / Jacques 084 446 3422 / Carine 083 580 2781 / festival office 044 882 1046