Femi Koya Up the Creek
Femi Koya is at Up the Creek

Up The Creek 2019 is all set with a bumper bill of bands.

Here’s who you can expect on the bill: The Black Cat Bones, Femi Koya, Grassy Spark, Gerald Clark and the boys from Prague, Stoker, Jackal and the Wind, Crosscurrent, Lo Ghost, Stone Jets, Koos Kombuis, BRYNN, Bam Bam Brown, Zengeance, Piet Botha, Greg Georgiades & Ultra Natives, The Steezies, Diamond Thug and Money for Bali. OK, so clearly plenty to choose from!

For this outdoor gig, think a cool river, a wide open sky and sunny creeks with beautiful people coming together for a weekend of carefree fun and music.

Some picks of Up The Creek 2019 musos

Koos Kombuis
Koos Kombuis, Up The Creek 2019

Koos Kombuis returns after many years. Koos will open the Main Stage on the Thursday evening – as continuation of the tradition that industry legends always open the festival.

Young rock trio Zengeance won the first ever Savanna Sessions at Up the Creek 2018. The prize for this competition was a slot on the Up the Creek 2019 Main Stage.

BRYNN will be back with their alt folk-rock dynamite. Frontman Jules Terea says: “We’ve been frothing for Up The Creek 2019 since the second we walked off the stage at the last one. It’s a one of a kind festival and the opportunity to perform our music for such kind, loving and generous people as those who attend Up The Creek, is one that we live for.”

The Steezies at Up The Creek 2019
The Steezies

Zulu funk

George Kirkinis from The Steezies (that “Zulu funk” band who describe themselves as ‘a full force energy train of Afro-ish/funk-ish/Indie-ish vibes’) says that is it a dream for them to be playing at the festival again: “It’s a beautiful festival that showcases the best of South Africa’s musical talent in an absolutely amazing setting. For lovers of live music, it’s hard to do better than this. It is an honour for us to be sharing the stage with many of our musical idols, and we cannot wait to give it our all and then sit back and enjoy a weekend of brilliant music on the Breede River!”

Curate your Creek: Who would you like to see at the festival? Submit your favourite bands / artists / comedians suggestions here and yummy chow suggestions here.

Up the Creek 2019 tickets

Full weekend tickets (arrive Thursday) – R1 120
Friday to Sunday tickets – R970 (500 available)
Prices include booking fees and vat: https://upthecreek.howler.co.za/events/3491/tickets

What’s included in your festival ticket price

Access to the festival from 11am on Thursday 7 February to 4pm on Sunday 10 February 2019. If you buy a Friday-Sunday ticket, you will have access from 08:00 on Friday 8 Feb 2019.
Access to the festival’s four campsite options: Hilton, Ellis Park and Country Club (no cars); Hillbilly (vehicles of any type, shape).
Watch the bands and artists that you’ve helped to select.
Indoor hot showers and flushing toilets. Up The Creek is hosted at Felix Unite River Adventures camp.
Outdoor showers (hot and cold).
Ample portable loos throughout the grounds.Dedicated lifeguards at the river.
Entertainment on three separate stages.
Professional festival support crew, on call 24/7.
A chilled, intimate vibe at one of South Africa’s longest-running music fests (from 1990).

Are you a camper or a glamper?

This Jägermeister show caters for both. So for Up The Creek 2019 camping choose between four general campsite options, but first decide if you want to camp with your car or not:

  1. Camp with car/campervan: Hillbilly Campsite.
  2. Camp without car: Hilton, Ellis Park and Country Club.

Prefer to camp like a rock star? Then go for the more luxurious Heartbreak Motel at an additional cost. http://www.heartbreakmotel.co.za/up-the-creek-music-festival-2019/

What: Jägermeister presents Up The Creek 2019
Up The Creek 2019 dates: 7 – 10 February 2019
Social media: facebook.com/UpTheCreek.MusicFestival, Twitter @Upthe_Creek,
Instagram @upthecreek_festival
Website: www.upthecreek.co.za