Easter Weekend Delivers A Brand New Festival In Clarens
Lush Festival is the perfect long weekend getaway that has everything to offer. Make Lush Festival in Clarens your destination for the most idyllic Easter Weekend breakaway.
Clarens, situated in the foothills of the beautiful Maluti and Rooiberg Mountains, is nicknamed the “Jewel of the Free State” and the town and surrounding area is a popular weekend destination for residents of Johannesburg, Pretoria and Bloemfontein. The well frequented village offers some of the most tranquil surrounds and spectacular views known throughout South Africa.
Two international acts are confirmed to headline the festival, namely Xavier Rudd and Civil Twilight. Xavier Rudd is one of Australia’s most iconic voices. A multi-instrumentalist, surfer and activist, Xavier returns to South Africa, this time with his full band, after his first tour in 2013 performing at the first-ever Parklife Festival, which has become Johannesburg’s favourite inner-city festival. Civil Twilight, originally from Cape Town and now based in Nashville, catapulted into international stardom with their single “Letters From The Sky”.
The first of many local acts to be announced include The Parlotones, Jeremy Loops, Francois van Coke, Goodluck, Al Bairre, Grassy Spark, Rubber Duc, Pop Art Live, Austin Cassim, Chunda Munki, Vimo, Michael Lowman, Josie Field & Laurie Levine, Majozi, Howie Combrink and Josh Wantie.
The music stages are one of kind and each one unique by sound and view. The first stage is perfectly nestled in the woods, creating a natural frame of acoustic sound by nature. The second stage, a charmingly renovated barn offering picturesque views of the farm and the third, laying upwards towards a distinctive sandstone cliffs that Clarens is so well known for, huddled between two beautiful old willow trees, beside the river.
Tickets for Lush Festival
Dates: Thu 24 March to Sun 27 March 2016
Address: Linwood Farm, on the Fouriesburg Road (R711) just 5km away from the village of Clarens.Ticket Price (excluding ticketing fee):
Early Bird: R395 (only on sale until 8 Feb)
Phase 1: R495 (on sale from 9 Feb)
Phase 2: R595