TopWineRoots Laailou Music Festival is the new Afrikaans jol


EDIT: This event has been postponed till later in the year.

There’s a new Afrikaans festival kid on the block! The TopWineRoots Laailou Music Festival is creating a thrilling festival-experience in a fantastic setting for an unforgettable weekend out with your friends, at Berg River Resort, Paarl from March 18 to 20.

Your lilo is that quirky, colourful thing that floats your boat in December holidays. Now you can bring your all sorts and shapes of “Laailous” to the cooling waters of the Berg River Resort in Paarl, to spend the weekend with fabulous people and enjoy one of the best-line-ups the Western Cape festival circuit has to offer: Karlien van Jaarsveld, Spoegwolf, Early B, Jan Bloukaas, Janie Bay, Francois van Coke, Die Heuwels Fantasties, Corné  Pretorius, Tasché and many more will keep the good vibes going.

Janie Bay

Festival organisers Corné Pretorius and Wynand de Villiers are thrilled to be hosting their new festival at such an idyllic venue. De Villers says, “We are confident the line-up is exceptional, but on top of that, it was important to find a venue that matches the vision of what we are aiming to create. The Berg River Resort is the perfect setting: for those who are not in the water, there is shade under ample beautiful old trees. There will be a 270- radius surround sound that will make it possible to enjoy the music from your spot of choice.”

Paarl has historically not had a cornerstone festival like many other towns in South Africa. There are several role players in Paarl, as well as the Drakensberg Municipality, that have singled out the LaaiLou Festival as an event to endorse in the future. “We are privileged to have so much support for the first edition of the festival, and we are also tremendously grateful for our two major corporate sponsors TopWineRoots and Bok Radio,” says De Villiers. “Remember 18 – 21 March is a long weekend. We have music running on Friday; Saturday and Sunday. Come and join us for a wonderful party getaway!”

Tascheě by Jaco S Venter

Day tickets as well as tickets for the whole weekend are available here (limited to 2000 per day). For the line-up, more information and Ts&Cs, click here, and to book a camping spot, here.


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