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WHITE MOUNTAIN FOLK FESTIVAL (article first published : 2006-06-2)

Acoustic music lovers are in for a treat when the White Mountain Folk Festival makes its debut over the Heritage Day long weekend from September 22 to 25 in the scenic Central Drakensberg region of KwaZulu-Natal.

An exciting collaboration between White Mountain Lodge and C-Weed Entertainment Promotions, the festival will be held on the grounds of White Mountain Lodge, which is situated in a tranquil valley in the foothills of the Giant's Castle Nature Reserve only 34 km from Estcourt on tarred roads and approximately 400 km from Johannesburg and 200 km from Durban.

On offer is a three-day programme of live acoustic/folk music by top and emerging South African artists, as well as a choice of camping, caravanning and country lodge accommodation. Added attractions include a variety of outdoor adventure activities like abseiling and river rafting, a craft market, assorted food and beverage outlets, children’s entertainment and, of course, the breathtakingly beautiful natural scenery of the area.

A bonus for festival-goers is that they don’t have to ‘rough it’ (as is usually the case at most music festivals) but can choose to stay in White Mountain Lodge’s affordable, fully equipped and serviced chalets on either a self-catering or dinner, bed and breakfast basis. Alternatively, outdoor enthusiasts have the option of staying in an established caravan park with electrified sites and access to all of the lodge’s amenities, or in the free, self-contained festival camping ground.

“This is a unique concept in KwaZulu-Natal and festival-goers can look forward to a weekend of great music in an awesome setting, plus wider access to amenities and accommodation options and lots of fun outdoor activities,” says Pedro Carlo of C-Weed Entertainment Promotions.

He adds that a number of exciting artists have already expressed interest in performing at this year’s festival, which bodes well for a great debut event. The line-up is currently being finalised and will be announced shortly.

Pedro also manages the very successful annual Splashy Fen Music Festival and is well-known for his efforts to showcase and promote South African artists.

Buy early and save! Tickets for the White Mountain Folk Festival (including free access to the festival camping ground) are now on sale at Shoprite Checkers outlets. For one month only, ‘early bird’ tickets will be priced at R250, after which advance tickets will cost R300. This is still a big saving on the gate price of R350. Tickets for children under 12 years of age cost R50.

More information from Pedro at 082 892 6176 or e-mail c-weed@iafrica.com




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