Plett Rage: bigger and better
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.
For more info, see https://plettrage.co.za