Get out to the country and head straight to the Unplugged62 New Year’s Festival, which is presented by Van Loveren Family Vineyards on 29 and 30 December 2017.

Every year the Joubert-Tradauw Vineyards & Wine Cellar open their farm in true Klein Karoo hospitality-style and welcome visitors to join them for a weekend of food, wine and lots of good music.

Luxury camping

The Joubert-Tradauw Unplugged62 Festival stages musicians throughout the weekend and have extended the event’s offering to include free camping and shared ablution facilities on the farm, plus Felix Unite offers luxury camping/tents that you can also book online – so you don’t have to drive anywhere!

Or folks, stay the whole weekend and enjoy Barrydale on 31 December with a show and dinner at the Karoo Art Hotel.

Jesse Clegg

Okay, so who’s on the bill

Friday’s Alternative62 concert: 29 December, 2017
Gates open 9am, show starts 6pm with Hatchetman, Manouche, Jack Parow, Francois van Coke, and a collaboration.

Saturday 30 December, 2017
9am: Food Stalls Open (good coffee and a lot on offer) – a day to chill, enjoy a walk, jog to the dam for a swim (bring lilos, towels), try the cycle route on the farm, explore the town of Barrydale and surrounds or merely chill on the farm.

Music from 6pm includes the Jimm Harrison Project, Albert Frost, Jesse Clegg, Crimson House, and a DJ later.

Jack Parow pic Andre Badenhorst
Jack Parow. Picture: Andre Badenhorst

A fully stocked bar

Wine on offer for the weekend will be plenty- a fully stocked bar will be set up next to the stage and visitors can enjoy tastings of Joubert-Tradauw’s and Van Loveren wines, plus other brands.

There’ll be food stalls until the 31 December, a beautiful walking/running trial to the Sandrivier dam, cycling, walking and running trails on the farm for the whole family.

Unplugged62 promises to be a great family gathering- all ages are welcome, children U13 are free (ID’s) – free camping no charge, but this does not include Felix Unite luxury accommodation.

What: Unplugged62 MUSIC New Year’s Festival
When: 29 and 30 December, 2017
Where: Joubert-Tradauw Vineyards & Wine Cellar, Klein Karoo, R62
To book a luxury tent: email
Karoo Art Hotel, Barrydale: Show and dinner, 31 Dec, 2017, Karoo Art Hotel
Cover pic: Crimson House