Plett Rage: big­ger and bet­ter

Weekend Argus (Sunday Edition) - - METRO - YOLANDE STANDER Gar­den Route Me­dia

PLETTENBERG Bay is brac­ing it­self for the 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 and par­ties.

“It’s ex­tremely dif­fi­cult to name one high­light 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,” Plett Rage spokesman Ash­ley Brown said yes­ter­day.

“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.”

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.

“Ro­nen Klug­man, the founder of the fes­ti­val, has gath­ered some of the very best sup­pli­ers and team mem­bers for this year’s fes­ti­val to en­sure that we de­liver the best fes­ti­val ex­pe­ri­ence.”

Brown said one of the most ex­cit­ing new as­pects of this year’s event was the decor and art­work.

Keep­ing thou­sands of stu­dents safe over the fes­ti­val pe­riod is a mam­moth task and there­fore a de­tailed safety plan has been put in place which in­volves co-op­er­a­tion be­tween po­lice, lo­cal law en­force­ment, lo­cal and provin­cial traf­fic de­part­ments, pri­vate se­cu­rity com­pa­nies, the Plettenberg Bay Crime Pre­ven­tion As­so­ci­a­tion, lo­cal neigh­bour­hood watch groups and vol­un­teers.

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