Plett ready for Rage, throngs of matrics

The Sunday Independent - - METRO - | YOLANDE STANDER

PLET­TEN­BERG Bay braces it­self for thou­sands of school leavers about to descend on the coastal hol­i­day town for what is said to be the big­gest stu­dent fes­ti­val of its kind in the south­ern hemi­sphere.

The an­nual Plett Rage, de­signed for school leavers to let their hair down and cel­e­brate the end of high school, is set to at­tract at least 5 000 young­sters from Novem­ber 30 to De­cem­ber 7.

Or­gan­is­ers have put to­gether a va­ri­ety of ac­tiv­i­ties in­clud­ing per­for­mances by some of South Africa’s top mu­sic acts, par­ties and other en­ter­tain­ment

“It’s ex­tremely dif­fi­cult to name one high­light, see­ing as the fes­ti­val is such a mon­u­men­tal pe­riod in a ma­tric’s life, it’s their cel­e­bra­tion of com­ing of age and step­ping into adult­hood.

“We work day in and day out for more than a year mak­ing sure that we are able to de­liver on the best and safest fes­ti­val pro­duc­tion pos­si­ble,” Plett Rage spokesper­son Ash­ley Brown said yes­ter­day.

For the se­cond time the fes­ti­val will be hosted at an out­door fes­ti­val grounds dubbed CoCo Val­ley just out­side the coastal hol­i­day town.

This is where stu­dents will gather for evening en­ter­tain­ment while day­time ac­tiv­i­ties will take place at Bikini Beach just off the town’s cen­tral beach.

Brown said one of the most ex­cit­ing new as­pects “is an art piece of blue pe­trel birds built by Mouth2Mouth from re­cy­cled plas­tics”.

“These birds are highly af­fected by pol­lu­tion and our goal is to shed a light on is­sues we be­lieve should be ad­dressed by the fu­ture lead­ers of South Africa – the youth,” Brown said.

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| SIM­PHIWE MBOKAZI African News Agency (ANA)

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