We’re approaching the end of the year, but as any Cape Toanian will know, that means the warmer weather is hitting the Mother City and outdoor festivals are in full swing. Whoop!
We’ve put together a selection of SIX outdoor festivals where you can find psychedelic trance over November and December. Mark your calendars, these events are just around the corner.
Jungala Festival 2017
When: 10th November – 12th November 2017
Where: Buffalo Drift Leisure Group, Gouda
Ticket price: R350 – R580
Jungala Festival has moved dates and will take place for the first time this November. Jungala has grown over the years as a two night, three day event showcasing a large array of well-known and up-and-coming psychedelic artists.
To be held at the beautiful Jungala venue in Gouda, nestled in amongst the trees on an island next to the Berg river, this venue is a beautiful setting for a full weekend event.
With the additional time to organise, we have no doubt this years edition will be awesome. International guests include Stereoxide, Reality Test, Tron, Helber Gun, Breathead, Space Byrd, Iliuchina & Technology.
Alien Safari Flying Circus 2017
When: 25 – 26 November 2017
Ticket price: R320 – R420
The legendary Alien Safari Flying Circus returns after a hiatus lasting a few years. This is bound to be a special one as Alien Safari celebrate over 22 years of existence and the first Flying Circus since 2011.
If you’ve ever been to Alien Safari Sprung or Alien Safari Masqued Ball, you know the kind of quality you can expect. International guests include Ajja, Diksha, Mad Maxx and Synkronic.
Psymedia x MyCityByNight Sunday Funday | Synergy Live 2017
When: Sunday 03 December
Ticket price: R160 – R200
Psymedia Mag and MyCityByNight have joined forces with Synergy Live and are finally going outdoors to bring you a #PSYMCBN Sunday Funday takeover on the 3rd of December!
Taking place just 45 minutes from Cape Town at Anura Wine Estate, seven local artists have been selected to kick start your December holidays and dish out 9 hours of powerful psychedelic music.
The line up includes Deadbeat FM, Deliriant, Portal, Hippie Mafia, Broken Toy, DJ Mark & Geometric Flux. With tickets starting at R160, this is the most affordable outdoor event on the Cape Town calendar.
Vortex Open Source 2017
When: 7th – 11th December 2017
Ticket price: R550 – R750 (price drops TBC)
The 4 night, 5 day festival takes place in the mystical land known as the Circle of Dreams, roughly 2 hours from Cape Town in Riviersonderend. Expect some long journey sets from old school local and international legends amongst a very natural, forest setting.
One of the oldest parties in Cape Town, this is definitely worth attending for a true 5 day psychedelic experience. International guests include Kalya Scintilla & Eve Olution, Merkaba, XP Voodoo, Nukleall & more.
Love & Light Day Party
When: 23rd December 2017
Where: Cape Town Ostrich Ranch
Ticket price: R250 – R350
One of the pioneers of the ‘day time’ parties in Cape Town, Love & Light features the sounds of techno blending into progressive psytrance, with LED backdrops and gorgeous venues. This is a great way to spend a summer day in December during the festive times! International guests include Ace Ventura, Liquid Soul and Human Element.
Rez Fest NYE 2017 – 2018
When: 30th December – 02nd January
Ticket price: R500
Arguably the most popular New Years Eve Festival in South Africa, with thousands of attendees from across the globe, Rezonance boasts numerous dance floors, with the main Prizm dance floor delivering a heavy dose of psychedelic trance.
RezFest returns this year with a new venue and a new energy inspired by the winds of change. Theewaterskloof is a convenient 107 kms from Cape Town; close enough to come for a day, far enough to disappear into an alternate world for 2 nights and 3 days of nonstop cutting-edge music across multiple dancefloors.