River Republic Festival Line-Up Released, And Win Tickets

Red Hot Events, the people behind Up The Creek, are not content with only running one festival per a year, so they’ve decided to bring a brand new festival to our Festival calendar. It is called River Republic Festival, and it follows in a similar light to  Up The Creek, but with a bigger focus on electronic music as opposed to rock music. They have just tidied up their line-up and it looks like this:

Veranda Panda; The Kiffness; Riders Connection (GER); Southern Wild; Grassy Spark; Das Kapital; Jackal & The Wind; Kings Down South; Hugo.Hugh; Private Life; Stone Age Citizens; The Vanilla; The Robfather; The Liminals; Toby2Shoes; Adrian Gemini; Sutherland; The Coast;  Maramza; Jews for Techno and We Are Charlie. 

It is an absolutely massive line-up consisting of some of the best and most eclectic indie and electronic acts that South Africa has to offer, and the inclusion of German alt-pop outfit Riders Connection makes it a festival to not be missed.

Annie Sowden, owner of Red Hot Events explains the decision to create a new festival: “we have taken our experience to create something new not only for punters but also for our team.  Our philosophy is to have fun and to constantly reinvent ourselves. After all, variety is the spice of life. Round the Bend, a space with rolling green lawns along the river banks, is arguably one of the most fun places on the planet to organise a party. With only 1500 spaces available, we cannot think of anything nicer than 3 days of cool music vibes with our fellow republicans!”

Red Hot Events are also doing an awesome thing where you can lay claim to a free ticket if you’re the first person in your suburb to lay claim to contra-vision vinyls that have been printed for the back of car windscreens. If you agree to drive around with the vinyl; – you’ll get the ticket. There is a limited stock though, so lay claim to it soon. All you need to do is send your information. including your suburb name, to the following email: info.riverrepublic@gmail.com

Tickets are R850 per a person, and can be purchased here.

Now for the awesome part, South African Music Scene are giving away some tickets. One lucky reader stands the chance to win a set of double tickets to River Republic. All you have to do is comment below with which artist you’re the most excited to see, and what your idea of the perfect weekend shall be. Winners shall be announced on Facebook on Friday, 30 October.


  1. Irma Kotze

    September 17, 2015 at 10:15 am

    Most excited to see Jackal & the Wind! Listen to them all day at work… Nothing more perfect than drinking fruity drinks floating on the river listening to our amazing local artists!

  2. natalie

    September 17, 2015 at 12:06 pm

    Love the Kiffness
    Jumping in that river to cool off between awsome all night dance sessions. Absolute magic!

  3. Serishka

    September 18, 2015 at 8:07 pm

    i am mostly excited to see everything and everyone especially jackal and the wind 🙂 and I’m sure the weekend is going to be pumping jumping dancing and listening to music 😉

  4. Sun

    September 19, 2015 at 10:17 pm

    veranda panda of course! 🙂 the perfect weekend for me will be out of the world listening to live music having fun dancing just chilling out with friends 🙂

  5. SunIs

    September 19, 2015 at 10:20 pm

    im excited to see ALL of them just to have fun and listen to music having an awesome time listening to these awesome artists can not get any better 🙂 🙂

  6. Sun

    September 19, 2015 at 10:22 pm

    excited to see the kiffness they are amazing 😀 perfect weekend will be chilling around listening to music having fun enjoying music 😀

  7. Grant

    September 27, 2015 at 12:29 am

    The Kiffness. Just to enjoy a great summer’s weekend under the Capetonian sky, chilling with great music and having fun would be idyllic.

  8. Cara Le Mottee

    October 8, 2015 at 8:34 am

    The most excited to see local boys Grassy Spark – they always give me the warm and fuzzies with their happiness 😀 And they will also compliment a perfect day of floating on the river with awesome people, a cold one in hand and a smile on my dial 🙂

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