The past week and a bit has been unfathomably crazy, hence why I am a bit behind with the artist announcements for this year edition of Electric Vines. To be fair, the festival has been announcing bands at a rapid pace so who can really blame me for wanting to wait a bit before doing a write-up?
Now, according to reports Electric Vines went down like a treat for first time festival. Although, there were a few complaints – mainly it being all the way in Robertson, and a lot of people not wanting to drive that distance. The festival is now being hosted on Wildekrans Wine Estate – a mere 50 minutes from Cape Town.
“We received incredible feedback from last years festival at the end of Electric Vines 2014. Two main points came up repeatedly, was the 2 and a half hour drive to Arabella Wines, which seemed simply too far for many. The farm also had nowater source for people to cool off in the amazing summer heat of Western Cape. We therefore, looked at venues closer to Cape Town and Wildekrans ultimately ticked all the boxes” stated Matt Hallowes, Festival Director at Mattchbox Productions.
Furthermore, there were many postive report about the line-up which consisted of the likes of Goodluck, Jeremy Loops, Prime Circle, Matthew Mole, and more fantastic artists including Australian indie-pop outfit Sun City. It is with this exquiste line-up in mind that the team at Electric Vines has bought Cath Grenfell on-board to handle the booking of bands, and boy – she has done a great job so far.
Here is who you can expect to see at the 2nd edition of Electric Vines: Al Bairre, Desmond and the Tutus, The Kiffness, PHFAT, Red Tape Riot, Shortstraw and a bevy of other brilliant artists. They have already impressed me with the line-up so far. Now, all they need to do is make Twenty One Pilots the headliner and I’m there like a bear.
Early bird tickets are currently available for R500, and can be purchased here.
Full ticket details are as follows:
Full Pass (2 day standard pass including camping):
• Early Bird R500* (Limited to 600. Available 29 June – 31 July)
• Pre-Sale R800* (Limited. Available 1 August – 30 November)
• December Price R950* (Only available if not sold out)
VIP experience (only 200 available):
• R2000* (Available 29 June – December)
• December Price R2500* (Only available if not sold out)
• VIP Includes
o Access to 2 VIP areas and private pool
o Welcome pack on arrival valued at R1000
o Afternoon snacks and canapés each day