VodkaFest 2018 at Hillcrest Quarry. Pictures: Geoff Shar
Hillcrest Quarry hosts VodkaFest 2018. Pictures: Geoff Shar

Vodka Festival 2018 happens at the Hillcrest Quarry in Durbanville on 25 August 2018. The premiere event aims to highlight that Vodka is a good companion for meaningful conversations and a lot of fun.

Great ‘Russian’ spirit

Organisers Mike Crawford and Denise Barnes add: “We are creating an event to celebrate this audacious tasting drink combined with live music and DJ’s in the heart of the Durbanville Wine Valley to offer you a day of great ‘Russian’ spirit with good music, entertainment and traditional games.”

Vodka Festival Cape Town 2018 attendees can enjoy numerous tasting stations, where they can taste various types of Vodka from well-known brands, as well as local Vodka craft brands.

Vodka is traditionally drunk neat, but vodka- based cocktails will also be served at a specially built 12-meter long ice bar. From classic Martini’s, Cosmopolitans, Bloody Mary’s to the more modern fusion style cocktails. The Ice Bar we will also boast an Ice Luge from which to enjoy an ice-cold shot and to keep you warm, Red Bull has been confirmed as the official energy drink partner.

You might want to plan an alternative ride home so that you can be part of the Russian Roulette Shoot Out. Bring your A game – you win, you drink! Last person standing wins an awesome Vodkafest CT Hamper, tasting coupons or the money pool.

Vodka Festival 2018 at Hillcrest Quarry. Pictures: Geoff Shar

Bands and DJs

Russians love saying toasts, for drinking in silence is frowned upon and thus, there must always be reason to raise your glasses. The Russians most popular toasts are to friendship, peace in the world and just ‘to us’! After finishing your first shot one shouldn’t immediately reach for food. As far as tradition goes, the first shot is just for warming up. Before you start eating you should have at least another shot!

The event will starts at 12pm. Live bands and DJs will entertain throughout the day and into the night: Rock bands from 12pm to 8pm, with Ds from 8opm to 1am. Rockerfellas and Das Kapital are confirmed for the line- up, and more artists will be announced.

“Tvoe zdorovie – To your health!” – Russian Toast

For more Cape Town live music:

What: Vodka Festival 2018, fondly known as VodkaFest Cape Town
VodkaFest bands DJs: Rockerfellas, Das Kapital, more
Vodka Festival Cape Town 2018 tickets: Computicket
Vodka Festival 2018 ticket price: R190 early bird, or R250. No under 18s

Vodka Festival 2018: Michelle 021 9764959,
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