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In the mood for an unexpected weekend breakaway? Enter Breede River Buzz’s competition to be in the draw for two weekend passes to the Unplugged62 festival, happening from 7 to 9 October outside Barrydale.
Artists like Albert Frost, Majozi, Nomadic Orchestra, Manouche, Slow Jack, Hatchetman, Hezron Chetty, DJ Dirtroad are lined up to provide non-stop entertainment at Joubert-Tradauw Vineyards in the Little Karoo.
Tickets also include access to on-site camping facilities, as well as a Deli Alfresco Klein Karoo lunch on the Saturday from 15:00 to 17:00 and a glass of Unplugged62 Sauvignon or Merlot. You’ll also be able to enjoy wine tastings, a 5 km trail walk/run/cycle and a market area boasting a wonderful variety of goods to take home.
To enter the lucky draw for two weekend tickets worth R1 500 in total, simply go to our Facebook page (Breede River Buzz) and send us a direct message with your phone number. That’s right: simply inbox us with your phone number! The winner of the double ticket will be randomly selected by Friday, September 23 so be sure to enter before then.
Keep on reading for more information on the weekend.
By Liny Kruger
Every year Joubert-Tradauw Vineyards welcome visitors from all over to experience a fun-filled lifestyle festival in the Klein Karoo. With a special touch of true R62 hospitality, this gem of a weekend away offers great live music, good food and excellent wine.
Meyer and Beate Joubert had a vision 20 years ago, to host concerts on their farm in the beautiful Tradouw Valley. From this vision the concept of Unplugged62 was created. The style of the festival incorporates great music, boutique Joubert-Tradauw wines, Deli Alfresco foods and Unplugged62 pouched wines in collaboration with Van Loveren. The Jouberts had a bigger vision for this year`s 20th concert: “Full circle.’’ as Beate puts it. She explains: “Our little festival has grown over the years and to make sure that it is of the same standard as major SA Music Festivals, we have now teamed up with the formidable team of Red Hot Events, who also head up the annual Up The Creek and River Republic Music Festivals.”
Gates open on Friday 7 October at 15h00. At 17h00 the winemaker Meyer Joubert will host a wine tasting (space limited, sign up on arrival) and an early evening spitbraai dinner (pre-purchase meal ticket) will get the good vibes going for the evening. One of SA`s most loved musicians, the blues-rock phenomenon Albert Frost will be on stage from 20:00 to bring some great tunes to kick off the weekend. Then at 22:00 DJ Dirtroad will play those good old familiar “50’s,60’s,70’s,80’s and 90’s beats. Bring your footloose dance moves!
20:00 – 21:45 Albert Frost.
22:00 – 00:00 DJ Dirtroad.
There are various activities to choose from on the Saturday. Go to our website www.unplugged62festival.co.za for more info on these, including the Van Loveren Breakfast with Christina, a 5km trail run/walk/cycle on the farm and another chance to attend a wine tasting hosted by Meyer Joubert. From 15:00 to 17:00 a delicious Deli Alfresco lunch will be served to all festival goers – this (one) meal is included in the weekend festival ticket price along with a complimentary glass of Unplugged62 wine. The bands on this day kick off from 16:00 till late:
19:45 Slow Jack
21:00 Nomadic Orchestra
22:15 DJ Dirtroad
End off the weekend on Sunday morning with the neo-classical music of Hezron Chetty. Chetty is a violinist and songwriter and performs the violin through a loop station. His style is fresh and his progressive approach to instrumental music will be a great way to wrap this wholesome weekend.
09:00 – 11:00 Hezron Chetty
Unplugged62 is an event that could be considered the ”best kept secret of the Klein Karoo,” like Beate’s book; “Taste the Little Karoo”; which has won the 2015 Gourmand World Cookbook Awards in the category “Best Local Cuisine book in South Africa.”
All ticket options include a full weekend of festivities. Tickets also include access to on-site camping facilities, as well as a Deli Alfresco Klein Karoo lunch on the Saturday from 15:00-17:00 and a glass of Unplugged62 Sauvignon/Merlot (your choice).
Wine on offer for the weekend will be plenty and a fully stocked bar will be set up next to the stage where visitors can enjoy tastings of Joubert-Tradauw’s wines as well as Van Loveren’s much loved brands.
Unplugged62 is a great weekend away for the whole family – all ages are welcome. Kids 12 and over can take advantage of the discounted ticket rate, while kids under the age of 12 are allowed free entry.
For those who don’t fancy setting up camp themselves but want to stay close to the party, check out Cherry Glamping and book yourself a pre-pitched luxury tent. Price of R3,500 is for 2 adults sharing, kids stay for free (just bring their bedding!). Email firstname.lastname@example.org
The ticket options are: Full weekend tickets or Saturday day passes only:
Adults Weekend Pass (incl Sat Deli Alfresco Lunch): R750
Adults Saturday Day Pass: (incl Deli Alfresco Lunch): R550
Adults Saturday Day Pass: (Concert only – lunch excluded) R350
Kids 12 and over Weekend Pass (incl Sat Deli Alfresco Lunch): R375
Kids 12 and over Saturday Day Pass: (Concert & Deli Alfresco Lunch) R175
Kids 12 and over Saturday Day Pass: (Concert only) R75
Kids under 12 free entry.
Note: there are no day passes for Friday or Sunday.
Want to have your meals sorted before you arrive? The R62 Deli run by Beate Joubert is conveniently located just metres from the stage and will be catering certain meals during the weekend. Pre-book your meals along with your tickets or buy from one of the local vendors in the market area.
Meal ticket prices:
Spitbraai (Friday): R90
Champagne breakfast (Saturday): R120
Farmhouse breakfast (Sunday): R80
*All prices exclude booking fees.
Access to campsite which includes showers and toilets on wine farm is included in the weekend pass this year. If you don’t fancy camping then check out our website’s accommodation page for some local hotels, guesthouses and B&Bs we recommend.