Red Hot Events, together with Jägermeister, have added Fokofpolisiekar to the Up the Creek 2018 bill. The two headliners for the weekend are now Fokof on the Friday night and Mango Groove on the Saturday.

Fokofpolisiekar’s Francois van Coke says: “We played at Up the Creek in 2004. We were still a young band back then. I loved it and can’t wait to be back after 14 years to see what the festival has been up to. I have only heard good things!”

See their promo clip:

And the news just gets better: Fox Comet (make a one-off return to the stage), Albert Frost, Opposite The Other, Lucy Kruger, The Steezies, and Bad Peter have also been added to the lineup.

Bands up onstage so far 

Mango Groove, Fokofpolisiekar, Spoegwolf, MT Seas, Aidan Martin, Sunset Sweatshop, Mobbing Bali, West Coast Wolves, Sublime Tribute Project, Jackal & The Wind, Native Young, Southern Wild, Jerry & The Bandits, Sol Gems, Boulevard Blues, We Are Charlie, Veranda Panda, The Kiffness, Jak Skandi, Bongeziwe Mabandla, Crimson House, Nomadic Orchestra, Fox Comet, Albert Frost, Opposite The Other, Lucy Kruger, The Steezies, and Bad Peter. Final acts to be announced early in January.

Nomadic Orchestra Up The Creek
Nomadic Orchestra

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 Breede River. With various stages, including the Savanna River Stage at the water’s edge, party-goers are guaranteed non-stop entertainment.

At the Sedgwicks’ Old Brown Food Court this year Nikki Jackman and her travelling Soul Circus will appear. They’re a nomadic festival within their own right, and a ‘voluntouring’ retreat for artists, activators and people who care. Creekers can look forward to their performing skits, plays, talks and eco-bricking workshops: http://soulcircus.org/

Jeffrey the Jam Van will be on standby to entertain before the Jägermeister Main Stage kicks off and the Sedgwicks’ Old Brown Food Court stage will be running in the mornings and afternoons to showcase new artists.

Up The Creek

Savanna Premium Cider is coming back to the festival in a big way, supporting live comedy; fresh local acts; draught cider on tap at the main bar; DJs on their Late Night Stage; fantastic giveaways throughout the weekend, and more. Rumour has it they’re even hosting a Savanna style brunch on the Sunday morning.

While the festival is one of the few remaining that still allows you to camp next to your car (should you choose) there is also a greener campsite where no cars are allowed, or you can book pre-pitched tented accommodation at www.heartbreakmotel.co.za

In true Up The Creek tradition let the organisers know if it’s your birthday between 25 and 28 January and they’ll help you celebrate with a surprise on the weekend. Email caitlin@redhotevents.co.za and let’s partay!

UTC is going cashless and in 2018 introduces Howler Loaded. Once you’ve purchased your festival ticket, set up and preload your festival money onto your Howler account, collect your loaded wristband at the festival and you’re ready to go!

Good news is that you can extend your festival stay in 2018, as gates will open at 11am on the Thursday and there’ll be live music from 3pm.

See the UTC 2017 “after video” to get you in the mood:

What: Jägermeister presents Up The Creek 2018
When: 25 – 28 January 2018
Where: Venue: Breede River, Swellendam
Book tickets: R1,030 (excluding booking fees) – only full weekend available http://nue.so/9u4umy. Book using credit card, EFT, Mobicred (ticket payment plan)
Note: There are only 2500 tickets available each year. No under 18s
Social media: facebook.com/UpTheCreek.MusicFestival, Twitter: @Upthe_Creek, Instagram @upthecreek_festival
Web: www.upthecreek.co.za