Rocking the Gardens



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Country and Region South AfricaGauteng
Type of Festival Music
Location of Festival Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Festival Contact Information

Email: info@rockingthegardens.com

Festival Description

The Old Mutual Encounters Concerts is excited to introduce Rocking the Gardens, in partnership with Complete Events and Oppikoppi Productions. The eco-friendly music and lifestyle festival will be held on the 3rd of October at the Emmarentia Dam, at the Johannesburg Botanical Gardens. Taking a leaf from Rocking the Daisies, South Africa’s premier eco-friendly music and lifestyle festival, Rocking the Gardens too will be ‘green’. By partnering with Food and Trees for Africa, and other leading NGO’s, the event will continue to spread the ‘play hard, tread lightly’ message in the Northern regions of South Africa.

Audiences can look forward to exhilarating live stage acts from Just Jinger, Freshlyground, aKING, 340 ml, Black Hotels, Ashtray Electric, Tidal Waves, Gang of Instrumentals and Bed on Bricks. Rocking the Gardens will offer Johannesburg the best in live entertainment, lifestyle exhibitions and gourmet food.

Begin your spring season with the popular all-day music festival and join us for an unrivalled array of fresh and experienced acts. Be sure to pack your umbrella, picnic blankets, and cooler boxes and let Old Mutual Encounters Concerts take care of the rest. Please remember that no alcohol, glass or cans will be allowed into the venue — there is a fully stocked bar on site. Day-care facilities are available for children. This facility includes trained nannies, a jumping castle and various other facilities to make sure your little ones are entertained.

Festival Dates October 9 - 10, 2010
Festival Links

http://rockingthegardens.com/

Festival Events:

Main Stage 2010:
  • Saturday, October 9
    • 11:00 — Rambling Bones
    • 12:00 — Newtown
    • 13:00 — The Jack Mantis Band
    • 14:00 — Wrestlerish
    • 15:00 — Napalma
    • 16:00 — Tidal Waves
    • 17:00 — The Dirty Skirts
    • 18:00 — Jesse Clegg
    • 19:00 — Prime Circle
    • 20:00 — Zebra & Giraffe
    • 21:00 — New Young Pony Club (UK)
  • Sunday, October 10
    • 11:00 — Farryl Purkiss
    • 12:00 — City Bowl Mizers
    • 13:00 — Kolo Novo Movie Band
    • 14:00 — The Idan Raichel Project
    • 15:00 — Hot Water
    • 16:00 — Flash Republic
    • 17:00 — Springbok Nude Girls
Botanic Beat Boutique 2010:
  • Saturday, October 9
    • 11:00 — Funa Fuji
    • 12:30 — DJ Danger Ingozi
    • 14:00 — Sisco
    • 15:30 — Jullian Gomes
    • 17:00 — Kriger
    • 18:30 — Kid Fonque
    • 20:00 — El Gordo
    • 21:30 — Joint Nation
Willow Tree theatre 2010:
  • Saturday, October 9
    • 11:00-12:00 — Musical comedy — Deep Fried Man Tats Nkonzo
    • 12:15-13:15 — Comedia New Faces — Hosted by Warren Robertson
    • 15:30-17:00 — Improv — Hosted by Dave Levinsohn
    • 17:30-19:00 — Best of the fest — Corad Koch, Dave Levisohn, Rob Fridjohn and Robby Collins
    • 19:30-21:00 — Improv — Hosted by Warren Robertson
    • 21:30-23:00 — Late and Live — Hosted by Alyn Adams
  • Sunday, October 10
    • 11:00- 12:00 — New act show — Hosted by Ryan Whittal
    • 13:00- 14:00 — Improv Comedy — Hosted by Dave Levinsohn
    • 14:30- 16:30 — Best of the Fest — International Act Pete Johanssen, Vittorio Leonardi
    • 16:30- 18:00 — New Act Show — Hosted by Warren Robertson

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Practical Info:

Tickets 2010:
  • Prices
    • Saturday, October 9
      Online R150
      At the Gate R200
    • Sunday, October 10
      Online R100
      At the Gate R120
    • Full Weekend
      Online: R230
      At the Gate R280
  • Note
    • Don’t forget to register with OVI Music before you buy your festival ticket online, and you will receive an official festival t-shirt valued at R150 for free! Go to http://www.music.nokia.co.za to register and browse the new online music store that has made purchasing music that much more accessible.
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Venue:
  • Emmarentia Dam, at the Johannesburg Botanical Gardens
  • Gates open at 11:00am (11h00)
  • For more information on the event, please visit http://www.rockingthegardens.com

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