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Big Blues Music Festival

29.02.2012

This weekend we’re heading to Klienmond for the Big Blues Music Festival and we want you to join us. We’re giving away 2 double weekend passes to the festival and we wanna hear why you deserve to win. Here’s what to do:

– Like Big Blues Fest on Facebook.
– Then like Mahala.
– Tell us why you deserve a double weekend passes to Big Blues Music Festival.
– Post your answer on our Facebook page, and remember to tag Mahala and Big Blues Festival in your entry.

Winners announced on Thursday.

Blues lovers are excited to attend the annual music pilgrimage to Kleinmond on 2 & 3 March 2012. There is some good news for those that missed the early bird special – discounts for pensioners, students and groups apply, whilst children 12 years and under don’t pay to enter. Stand a chance to win a Fender guitar, sponsored by Paul Bothner Music, or a R5000 Travel Voucher, courtesy of Flight Specials*. Tickets must be purchased through Computicket.

2011 marked the festival’s first solo year as one of the country’s premiere blues music fests. Organisers are determined to offer a bigger and better show, with an even stronger line-up of SA’s most talented blues musicians on one stage over the weekend. Firm favourites such as Boulevard Blues Band, Dan Patlansky and the Blues Broers will perform again, alongside the fairer blues songbirds such as Natasha Meister, Charlie King and Monique de Jager. There are some surprises on the line-up such as Vusi Mahlasela who will highlight the roots of blues and will certainly inspire.

The festival once again plays host to bands from up north such as The Black Cat Bones and now also Southern Gypsy Queen. Rock legend Piet Botha and the Lyzyrd Kyngs will return to the festival for a third time. Crowd pleaser, Gerald Clark will perform with Henry Steel Jnr and Peter Hoven as Tony and the Trailer Cats, who will have just returned from their American tour in Jan 2012, invited by The International Blues Challenge in Memphis to take part in the biggest blues event on the American calendar.

And as if that’s not enough, the festival takes place in the spectacularly upgraded Kleinmond Harbour, with restaurants, bars and interesting shops in the adjacent Harbour Road. The setting is breathtaking and will truly shine with Kleinmond and the Overberg’s finest – from deli delights to “moerkoffie” or a plate of “seekos” prepared in the traditional fisherman’s way.

Partnering with Paul Bothner music, the festival is honoured to offer a Guitar Workshop and Vocal Workshop for aspiring blues musicians, hosted by two of the most popular artists.

The festival will once again offer value for money packages and offers to include accommodation, entry to the area’s major tourist attractions and a range of additional discounts. General festival facilities include a 1050 square metre marquee for shade, safe parking, a buddy-bus to get you safely home, a kiddies club, arts stalls and more. The full list of artists, with performance times, and festival ticket prices (Range R100 – R250 pp) are available from the website www.bigblues.co.za.

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  1. Merve says:

    I just wanted to say that after going to many blues fests in many dinfereft places, the Freedom Creek has been the most personal and for me the most enjoyable venue.I have seen some of the acts, some I have not, but I have seen the Super Chikan and his all girl band. Man they have a great show, and you’ve just got to see it to believe it. The guy actually plays blues on a ceiling fan and steals the show in the process, or at least he did over in Clarkdale, MS. several years ago. Enjoy the show!

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