Music Festival

Thu, 25/01/2018, 15H00 - Sun, 28/01/2018, 00H00

Since the summer of 1990 Up The Creek Festival has been hosted at Up The Creek river camp, set between a dirt road and the welcoming waters of the Breede River.

With a Main Stage, a River Stage and a Late-Night Stage– none hosting acts at the same time- you are guaranteed to be entertained throughout. And although Rock ‘n Roll is our original stamp of choice, we have different types of music mixed into the line-up; plenty pop, some indie folk, a couple DJ acts and the odd violin solo on top a kombi!

We also have Jeffrey the Jam Van on stand by to entertain you before the Main Stage kicks off and the Sedgwick’s Old Brown Foodcourt stage is going every morning and afternoon with an array of new up and coming artists keeping you entertained while you fill your tummies.

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While the festival is one of few remaining that still allow you to camp next to your car (should you choose), there is also a greener campsite where no cars are allowed and a tented hotel (Heartbreak Motel) if you don’t fancy pitching a tent yourself.

There will be plenty to eat, from snacks and local farm fare to all sorts of vegan and vegetarian delights, as well as gourmet coffees, crepes and cool-drinks. So don’t worry to bring along the kitchen sink- our food court will surely have something that tickles your taste buds.

Think about it, where else can you float in a warm river, head-bang to sick soulful, rocking tunes and sip on one of our classic cocktails; the Titanic, Life Raft or Rubber Duck.

So remember, it doesn’t matter if you have big biceps or skinny jeans, or an ironic moustache, or a non-ironic one. At Up The Creek you can be yourself, and still make friends.

And bring some cool floating stuff to put in the river. Think lilos, inflatable tubes and just about anything that floats.

See you there!


Creekers, get your festival tickets – only 2,500 available!

There is only one ticket type, a full weekend access pass. This allows you into the festival from Thursday until Sunday.

  • Please note: we do not sell day passes or cheaper tickets.

Your festival ticket includes access to our festival campsites, which have awesome ablutions for all!

  • No under 18's allowed into this event. IDs will be requested at the gate if necessary.

Ticket Price: R1060,00

  • Akkedis
  • Albert Frost
  • Ann Jangle
  • Basson Laubscher & the Violent Free Peace
  • Ben Dey & the Concrete Lions
  • Crimson House
  • Dan Patlansky DJ Cheese Us
  • Early Hours
  • Forefront
  • Gerald Clark & the Deadmen
  • Grassy Spark
  • Jagermeister Brass Cartel
  • Jackal & the Wind
  • Jack Hammer
  • Jack Parrow & the Happy Boys
  • Jak Skandi
  • Kings Down South
  • Koisan
  • Los Tacos
  • MAnouche
  • Medicine Boy
  • MT Seas
  • Opposite the Other
  • Paige Mac
  • Richard Stirton
  • Rubber Duc
  • Slow Jack
  • Southern Wild
  • Taxi Violence
  • The Black Cat Bones
  • The Blues Broers
  • The Kiffness
  • The Liminals
  • The Oh So Serious
  • The Wandering Gypsies
  • Tom James (UK)
Accommodation Options

General Camping:

  • Your festival ticket includes access to our festival campsite.
  • Campsites work on a first-come-first-serve basis.
  • Campers have access to shared ablutions; two blocks of indoor hot showers and flushing toilets, two outdoor shower blocks (one hot, the other cold) and plenty portable toilets placed around the festival grounds.
  • There are four different campsites; Hillbilly, Ellis Park, The Hilton & Country Club.

Hillbilly Camp: for those who want to camp in/with/next to their cars.
Ellis Park, The Hilton & Country club: for those who are able to camp apart from their vehicles, green grass and flat ground is your reward!



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