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FLUX NEW YEAR’S FESTIVAL (article first published : 2003-12-20)

“Ladies and gentlemen, freaks and creatures of this, our green and peasant land – it’s that time of year again!” says the press release. “We hope you have managed to rehabilitate and recalibrate your mind, body and soul since the last Flux excursion, all we can say is - Viva Spirulina Viva! What can we say of the 2002 event? Well, it was a gargantuan affair beyond our wildest dreams which created such positive feedback from the patron body that we’re doing it again. Look at that. We have the beast in our sights, Moneypenny. So, looks like we’ll have Pavarotti, Michael Jackson and Cliff Richard this year……erm, no. We won’t.”

What Flux Festival WILL have will be a representative range of the “deadliest artists” available in SA. No genre will get off lightly - this years’ event will showcase a wide variety of the best in both new and established SA tunes, rock to hip-hop, house to R & B, drum ‘n bass to trance and on to blues, jazz, reggae and electro.

This year there will be two Live stages – the River Stage during the day and the Main Stage in the evenings. There’ll also be two dancefloors – the Main Dancefloor and the Burn Nightclub dancefloor. Apart from that, there will be the usual contingent of marketeers and a larger and more comfortable Chillsville (24hr Coffee Shop), and a new addition for the issues of the day – a Speakers’ Corner!

“One thing you can do for us,” continues the press release, “it’s time for the patron to become a participant - this year we would like you to make your campsite into a Theme Camp. That could be Star Trek, Military, Disco, Bedouin, Addams Family, Punk, Cartoon, Futuristic, Biblical, Fear and Loathing - whatever takes your fancy, just make an effort! But remember – it’s REAL HOT up in the Hidden Valley, create your area accordingly. So, get your crew together and design a camp to end all campsites - decorate it, put on costumes, act the fool as only you know how, should make for wicked photo opportunities.”

This year’s Flux is made possible by the help of sponsors CellC, Dept. of Arts and Culture, Metro FM, SAB Miller, Daily News, Emcom Africa, Stage Magazine, Lizzard, Iscor and Foskor.

Acts provisionally booked so far include BOP, Max Normal, Tamara Dey, BOO!, Skwattakamp, MXO, Kabelo, N8ive, Deluxe, Tidal Waves, Illuminating Shadows, Bed on Bricks, The Rudimentals, blakfist of garvey, Faulty, Benjamin’s Father, Anika and Cynosure. Comperes will be Alyn Adams and Kagiso Lediga.

Tickets are limited are the Hidden Valley is an ecologically sensitive area and the organisers don’t want it ruined.

Tickets available at Computicket: R250 - three-day camping (limited to 5,000) and day tickets R120 only available at the gate. Trade enquiries to 031 303 9606. More information on e-mail: slingshot@telkomsa.net




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