Here’s nine top music festival picks for the summer 2018/9 season you can’t miss in South Africa.
If you’re looking forward to a summer spent dancing under the sun, with the best beats banging in your ears, and your crew on either side of you – it’s never too early to start thinking about your festival pilgrimages.
Get out and witness some of the best headliners in the flesh at these top summer music festivals in SA.
- Sexy Groovy Love Festival
When: 1 December 2018
Where: Rhebokskloof Wine Estate
Who’s Playing: Ben Bohmer, Siphe Tebeka, Thor Rixen
Tis is the season to be jolly! Start December off with a bang! Get yourself to Rhebokskloof Wine Estate for Sexy Groovy Love. Groove on the dance floor from 12pm – 12am.
Plett Rage and J Bay Rage Festival
When: 30 November – 8 December 2018
Where: Plett and J Bay
Saying goodbye to your last year of High School? Here are two goodbye-school parties for you. Head on to Plett or J Bay for the biggest week of non-stop partying with your besties. Certainly a way to celebrate having aced your exams and have one big blowout before heading off on your gap year or to uni.
- Billy’s Beach Festival
Dates: 26 December- 2 January
Where: Billy’s Beach, St Francis Bay
Another NYE party for you! If you are looking for a little time away from the big city, why not make your way to St Francis Bay and head to Billy’s Beach! A guaranteed good time and an awesome start to 2019.
- Kinky Summer Festival
Date: 31st December 2018
New Years Eve never looked better. Looking for something fun to do on NYE? Well Kinky Summer is definitely on our list! Happening at Le Paris in Franschhoek, you will be sure to kick off the new year with more than a bang. There is camping (and uber) available, so you don’t have to drink and drive.
- Shimza’s 10th Annual one man show Festival
When: 25 December 2018
Where: Mehlareng Stadium,Tembisa, Joburg
If you’re looking for a great way to spend your Christmas, get your tickets for one of the biggest shows in South Africa. Shimza will be hosting another amazing One Man Show filled will fabulous people all there for a good time!
- Metro FM Heatwave Cape Town Festival
When: 22 December 2018
Where: Shimmy Beach Club
Get into the vibe with Metro Fm Heatwave Party. This event will be one for the books with Metro FM Djs such as Oskido, Somizi and Lerato.
When: 28 – 30 December 2018
Where: Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth
Who’s playing: Vusi Nova, Lady Zamar, Nathi, Ringo, more
This year the Ebubeleni festival will be a 3 day event. Day 1 will be an urban music festival, Day 2 the Comedy Festival and Day 3 the Main Music Festival. Three days packed with excitement and loads of fun.
- Unyaka Festival
When: 30 December – 1 January
Where: Giba Gorge MTB Park, Pinetown, KZN
Looking for something a bit more free spirited? Unyaka is the place for a new years eve party that does not only include a great place to stomp the night away… you will also be greeted with like-minded humans. This two-day NYE festival takes place outside of Durban at the Giba Gorge MTB Park.
- Pacha Ibiza New Years Day Festival
When: New Year’s Day
Where: The Grand, Cape Town
Pacha Ibiza Party will have you rubbing elbows with South Africa’s finest whilst feeling like you are dancing the day away at one of Ibiza’s best beach parties. All socialites and local celebs will be attending this sophisticated beach party. Grab your best swimwear and head on down to The Grand Beach. The white sand and awesome music is waiting for you.
All in all, these are some the best Summer Music Festivals in South Africa.
For top music picks in Cape Town: https://weekendspecial.co.za/whats-on-in-cape-town-music-diary/
What: Top Summer Music Festivals South Africa