Up the Creek 2018 has a Brilliant Line Up!

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Fokofpolisiekar & Mango Groove at Up the Creek 2018

I can’t believe it’s almost that time again. Up the Creek is less than 2 months away! And next year’s festival has a pretty insane line up!

Red Hot Events, together with Jägermeister, are very happy to announce that Fokofpolisiekar will be joining the incredible line up for Up the Creek 2018. Two legendary South African bands are now confirmed as the headliners for the weekend: The magnificent Mango Groove and legendary Fokofpolisiekar.

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The news also just gets better: Fox Comet (making a once-off return to the stage), Albert Frost, Opposite The Other, Lucy Kruger, The Steezies, and Bad Peter have also all been added to the already impressive list of bands and artists for the weekend. The line up so far include:

Mango Groove, Fokofpolisiekar, Spoegwolf, MT Seas, Aidan Martin, Sunset Sweatshop, Mobbing Bali, West Coast Wolves, Sublime Tribute Project, Jackal & The Wind, Native Young, Southern Wild, Jerry & The Bandits, Sol Gems, Boulevard Blues, We Are Charlie, Veranda Panda, The Kiffness, Jak Skandi, Bongeziwe Mabandla, Crimson House, Nomadic Orchestra, Fox Comet, Albert Frost, Opposite The Other, Lucy Kruger, The Steezies, and Bad Peter. Final acts to be announced early in January.

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Also at the Sedgwicks’ Old Brown Food Court this year: Nikki Jackman and her travelling Soul Circus. They’re a nomadic festival within their own right, and a ‘voluntouring’ retreat for artists, activators and all people who care. Jeffrey the Jam Van will also be on standby to entertain you before the Jägermeister Main Stage kicks off and the Sedgwicks’ Old Brown Food Court stage will be running in the mornings and afternoons to showcase new and upcoming artists.

More about #UTC2018

While the festival is one of the few remaining that still allows you to camp next to your car (should you choose), there is also a greener campsite where no cars are allowed or you can book pre-pitched tented accommodation at www.heartbreakmotel.co.za

In true Up The Creek tradition (the festival originally started out as a birthday celebration) we believe in celebrating every milestone. Let them know if it’s your birthday between 25 and 28 January, and they’ll help you celebrate with a surprise on the weekend. Email caitlin@redhotevents.co.za and let’s partay!


UTC is going cashless

In 2018 we’ll be introducing Howler Loaded. Once you’ve purchased your festival ticket, set up and preload your festival money onto your Howler account, collect your loaded wristband at the festival and you’re ready to go! Any questions feel free to get in touch with us directly.


Ticket price: R1,030 (excluding booking fees) – only full weekend tickets available.

Buy tickets here

There are only 2500 tickets available each year, so make sure to book as soon as you possibly can.

Good news is that you can extend your festival stay in 2018: gates will open at 11:00 am on Thursday live music will start from 15:00.



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