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New Years is almost here and we’re giving you the chance to win a double ticket to Rock The River SA New Year’s Festival. Yes, that’s right, two mahala full weekend passes. Here’s what we want you to do:

– Like the Rock The River SA fan page.
– Like the Mahala fan page.
– Tag Mahala and Rock The River SA in a post on Mahala’s wall along with your favourite festival experience.

The one we dig the most will score the tickets. Simple! Now get on it and tell us about all the crazy shit you get up to!

Rock the River SA New Year’s Festival 2011/12

The year is speeding to an end and the party season is fast approaching – do you know how you will be spending New Year’s Eve 2011? How about heading out to a kick-ass outdoor music festival with your friends, away from the madness of the surging inner-city crowds?

Now in its third year, Rock The River SA Festival continues to provide an exciting alternative to conventional New Year’s Eve parties – allowing participants to enjoy live South African music in an intimate, safe and natural environment. The need for non-mainstream, small yet professionally-run events was first acknowledged in 2009 and since then Rock The River SA has grown to an annual New Year’s event.

This year’s Rock the River SA New Year’s Festival will take place from December 31st to January 2nd at the Cape Town Ostrich Ranch, located 20 minutes’ drive from Cape Town along the N7, towards the West Coast. The organisers will once again bring along a brand new state-of-the-art sound and lighting rig to provide three epic stages for the more than 100 acts expected to attend. This includes the Main Stage, the Electro/Dubstep/D&B stage and a third stage for Metal/Goth/Hard Rock and Punk.

At present, the confirmed acts for this year’s event include (subject to change): Fokofpolisiekar, Hog Hoggidy Hog, Reburn, Half Price, Peachy Keen, Stonecollar, The Modes (PE), Junkyard Lipstick, CY.STR, Jackal & Wolf, Thought Police, Witness to Wolves, Boombox Troopers, Cannon, Smugg Juggler, Woodstock Mafia, Signal Hill, Dustland Express, My Flawless Ending, Fingers in the Sky, a DJ line-up provided by RubaDub and Basscore, as well as the 420 Comedy Troop. More acts to be confirmed. You may view the rest of the line-up here.

Participants in this year’s Rock the River SA New Year’s Festival can look forward to a well-planned event with all the amenities necessary to make an outdoor festival worth your while. This includes:
 Secure camping and parking
 Plenty of on-site security
 Swimming facilities
 Medics on site
 Clean, warm showers
 A food and craft market with affordable, yet tasty meals**
 Bars with affordable drink prices
 On-site ATMs
 A VIP area
 Activities including ZORB ball and a foefie slide (TBC).
 Tattoo artists
 Prize give-aways, including the ‘Float your Boat’ competition and Best New Year’s Eve costume
 And much more!

Tickets are available at the gate, Computicket, www.rocktheriversa.co.za, from participating bands, as well as Shoprite, House & Home, Checkers and Checkers Hyper.
Three-day weekend pass: R300 presale/ R350 at the gate.
One-day Sunday pass: R150 (at gate only)
Gates open: 3pm on 30 December for camping.

Things to bring to Rock The River SA: An entrance ticket, tent, camping chairs, torches, sun block, insect repellent, toilet paper, camera, cap or hat, something warm, towels, headache pills, acoustic instruments, your hot sister/brother, money, sunglasses, condoms, swimming kit and good vibes! Things not to bring to Rock The River SA: Alcoholic beverages will not be sold to anyone under the age of 18. No glass bottles (please decant your drinks into plastic bottles), littering (leave no trace, remove your camping litter!), fireworks, domestic animals, graffiti/tagging, bad attitudes, weapons, independent sound systems, illegal substances, drinking and driving. We have braai areas available.

RIGHT OF ADMISSION RESERVED. Entry is entirely at your own risk. The promoters accept no responsibility whatsoever for injury, death, loss or damage of any nature to persons, vehicles & belongings. This applies even to negligence of any kind by the promoters, venue and contractors. All rights reserved.

Twitter: @rocktheriversa
Facebook: www.facebook.com/RTRSA and the event page
Website: www.rocktheriversa.co.za

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