A brand new South African music festival is coming to Australia – and its being held right here in Perth. Set against the gorgeous backdrop of the Swan Valley, Oor Die Water is going to showcase some of the best South African music and comedic talent.
The venue is the Belvoir Amphitheatre, which is on the Great Northern Highway and the festival is open to all ages, so if you want to bring the whole family you can.
Oor Die Water is being organised by a team including Juandre Bentley and there is no doubt that this is an adventurous project. While South African acts are no strangers to Australian shores, a concert on this scale has not been attempted before. The acts are big names including Francois Van Coke, Die Heuwels Fantasties, Nicholis Louw and Kurt Darren.
They’ve also decided to make this a family friendly event so you can bring the kids as well. The schedule of the show means the family friendly entertainment will be first up on the set list so they get to see the most age appropriate acts during the early hours of the festival. Then later in the evening there’ll be some comedic entertainment for the adults from Radio Raps followed by Die Heuwel Fantasties and Francois Van Coke to finish off a fantastic line up of South African talent.
In addition to the awesome music line up, there’ll be a heap of South African vendors offering all your favourite South African food and drink. Kalahari Wanneroo will be serving up their famous boerewors rolls, Mufasa will have a selection of biltong and droewors, Perky’s Pit Stop is serving vetkoek and chips and Cheeky Crepes will have traditional pannekoek available. Kalahari Willeton is supplying all the drinks and you can look forward to Castle, cane and Cream Soda and much more. All this lekker food is sure to get you in the mood for a good jol!
There’ll also be some fun entertainment for the kids in the way of a bouncy castle, inflatable slide and an inflatable water slide – so bring a change of clothes for the kids! For the grown up kids there’ll be a bucking bull – well, beer bottle! – to challenge anyone who wants to have a go and see how long they can stay on for.
Gates open at 1pm on the day and the last will conclude just before 11pm. There is tons of parking at the venue or if you’re planning on enjoying a few Castles or Savannas then make sure you have a designated driver or you’ve booked yourself taxi home.
You can get your tickets online now at Moshtix – they’re $70 for adults and $35 for under 12s. There is also a family pass option for 2 adults and 2 children for $160, which is a saving of $50 on regular prices. The team are also visiting a different South African shop every Saturday and selling limited edition 3D tickets, so if you want one of these babies, then head over to their Facebook page to see where they’re going to be next.
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*Disclosure: I received free tickets to this event and I was financially compensated for this post. The opinions in this post are completely my own based on my experience.