THE fourth edition of Power Flower Picnic, and 10th Wolfkop Weekender takes place over the weekend of September 1-3. From the most humble of beginnings it has slowly and steadily grown into the tiny but feisty festival it is today.
Four Lilo Flows, three Power Flower Picnics and two Cooked Sisters have put the organisers in good stead to throw you a party that (as always) you would have seen nothing like before. Scheduled to begin on Spring Day, they are moving into the flower fields for the first weekend of September and will once again hold nothing back to make sure you crazy kids have the weekend of your lives.
In keeping with tradition, a headliner has been secured who is bound to push boundaries, and like Daedelus and Clarian before him, is set to warm the wintry airwaves of the valley. Cutting his teeth in the hallowed halls of DFA Records, Tim Sweeney operated as an intern under the mentorship of James Murphy and Tim Goldsworthy, two of the most eclectic and inspired figures in dance music over the last two decades. This put him in the fortuitous position of becoming a mainstay at the DFA’s now legendary parties that took on global occupancy, with events reaching six of the seven continents.
This all, however, has come to play second fiddle to Tim’s true career calling, and that which has made him a household name to any DJ and audiophile worth their salt across the globe: Beats In Space. Broadcasting live and “old-school” on 89.1 WNYU out of New York City, with follow up podcasts forever available online, it is this weekly Tuesday broadcast that has shaped Tim’s career, and indeed the landscape of electronic music across the globe. There is no point in trying to mention who he has hosted (basically everyone), but his laid back approach and determinable commitment to this show has seen him secure nearly 900 podcasts, all available in archive on www.beatsinspace.net
And, as always, Wolfkop has put together a line-up representing a multilayered cross-section of the country’s finest, including three artists from Johannesburg and no less than 10 acts that have never played this festival before. Peruse the website the list of all the artists for this frolic in the flowers. Apart from this, all the usual Wolfkop Weekender splendour and surprises are being put in place to ensure that we have yet another weekend away for the record books!
Wolfkop Weekender is giving an eat.play.drink reader two BYO (Bring Your Own) camping tickets worth R1900. To enter, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org by Tuesday, August 29 with EatPlayDrink Competition in the subject line. Good luck!