Cape Town, get ready for a weekend filled with love, laughter, music and visual wonder! A journey of the senses awaits you next February as EQUINOX Experience sees 10 years in the industry. Taking place at the picturesque Matroosberg Private Nature Reserve in Ceres, this signature multi-dimensional event is more than just a music festival but a synergising, vacation-style, electronic music outdoor adventure.
An intimate community that gathers once a year, under the towering pine trees with a soft bed of quills beneath their feet, they dance and play the weekend away in a truly unforgettable experience.
Their event has a strong focus on ‘intention’ with their ethos being: “Appreciate & respect yourself, those around you and the space that you occupy. Give more than you take. Leave no trace. Let your mind, soul & body free…”
For those who have attended an EQUINOX Experience before, you will know that there is a plethora of wonderful activities to look forward to including inflatable ball pits, jumping castles, random interactive games and secret treasure hunts. Word is out that they are also giving away 4 Full Season Passes to the best dressed, gaining you access to all EQUINOX Events in 2020. This year’s theme is Mystical Creatures with Magical Powers. Just a heads up 😉
There is a plush dam close by the Lakeside/YCMB/BZN/ accommodation units so if you are all in – book their accommodation, pack your swimwear, lilos and sunscreen with the plan to kick back at the water’s edge and soak up the summer sun while tanning your gorgeous bum.
You can look forward to free shaded Camping with custom-built stone bathrooms and showers with exquisite views of the Matroosberg mountain by day, and breathtaking bright starry nights! Should you wish for a more relaxed weekend, there is also Private Shaded Camping available approximately 1.5km from the dance-floor, away from the hustle and bustle of that insane Enchanted Forest, but also equipped with toilets and hot water showers. All camping throughout the weekend is on a First-Come-First-Serve basis, so be smart, arrive early and secure your prime spot!
If camping is not for you – there is a variety of self-catering accommodation options onsite. From comfy private Lakeside units to more cost-effective bunk-bed style dormitories. Scope what’s what – here
Getting around the venue is easy for the fit …and for the lazy. Bring your bicycle or tekkies for a casual 1.3km trek or make use of their “Farm Style” hop-on-hop-off tractor service running between the accommodation, dam & the Enchanted Forest, departing every hour.
When considering what to eat, their festival has some exquisite food options catering for various culinary preferences. There are delicious varieties of Vegetarian and Vegan options. Fresh juices, smoothies, teas & simmering coffees, pizzas, wraps, falafels, homemade traditional burgers and even spit-roast lunches.
Expect a well-stocked bar with a variety of regular and premium products at affordable prices.
IMPORTANT TO NOTE – IF YOU HAVE NOT ATTENDED THE FESTIVAL BEFORE YOU CAN APPLY HERE UNLESS A FRIEND INVITES YOU!
THE INVITE CONCEPT
A playground of personalities stemming from the principle “The fruit doesn’t fall far from the tree!”
Tier 1 – Friends who attended their last EQUINOX Experience festival. These Tier 1’s have first access to discounted tickets & accommodation options PLUS can invite up to THREE friends to join them.
Tier 2 – These are friends of Tier 1’s. After attending the festival, these Tier 2’s will become Tier 1’s earning them Tier 1 privileges.
New Ticket Registrations – You can register HERE. Please be patient as this is a Chronological Waiting list. No under 21’s.
EQUINOX has a reputation of bringing on-the-rise Global Superstars to our shores, and without a doubt, their 2020 Decade Celebration will give us South Africans something to talk about! (and listen to)
The International Headliners have been announced by the EQUINOX Team and we can’t wait:
Perfect Stranger is the stage name for Russian born, California based, Israeli electronic music producer Yuli Fershtat. The Perfect Stranger project was created in February 2005 and within 2 years of it’s debut became critically acclaimed around the world. Perfect Stranger ultimately created his own sub-genre in the psychedelic scene by presenting a totally distinctive sound characterised by groovy playful beats and patiently built compositions that bridge Progressive Trance and Techno, with a presence of tribal and psychedelic elements.
Perfect Stranger has released 3 full artist albums, 3 remix albums, 3 compilations and appears on well over a hundred other releases. In 2011 he started his own record label “Digital Structures”, which today promotes more Tech orientated sounds where he releases most of his moniker Yuli Fershtat material.
Egorythmia – A powerhouse Progressive-Trance producer based in Skopje, Macedonia and a man who has contributed to the Global Trance legacy for over 11 years!
Boban Lazovski. With unstoppable potency & regularity of tracks making the charts is evidence of a true musician.
With performances at Boom Festival, Airbeat One, Antaris & with more than 300 releases on various labels and collabs with artists such as Ace Ventura, E-Clip, Zen Mechanics, Ritmo & Static Movement set Egorythmia on a stable & steady climb to success from his very first track ‘Electronic’ on the V.A ‘Slow Motion’, to his latest Album ‘ARTIFACT’!
Yuli Fershtat aka Perfect Stranger under his own name produces and plays a fresh balance of groove with versatile loops and melodies leaving you enthralled from beginning to end. This man has incredible stage presence, if you’re a fan of the Stranger, you’re bound to be a fan of Yuli and his unique sounds.
A true musician at work and definitely worthwhile staying for the full journey.
Born and bred in Tel Aviv, Israel – Maor has made his name in the Global music industry with his inspiring work as half of the Psy-Trance duo, Sawlead Ground. Maor’s production skills span far & wide with his solo project Demaor where he explores with tribal, jungle sounds within the genre and sub-genres of house & techno music.
Come groove with Demaor as he returns to EQUINOX for round 2!
🎩 Dress: Mystical enchanted creatures with magical powers
📆 DATES & TIMES 🕐
▶︎ Friday 14 February – Gates open 12:00 to 02:00
▶︎ Saturday 15 February – Gates open 07:00 to 00:00
▶︎ Sunday 16 February – Gates open 07:00 to 15:00
▶︎ Monday 18 February – Gates close 12:00
★ Important To Note: Gates are not open 24 hours. Please see gate operating times above.
💰TICKET PRICES 💰
🎟 R495 – Limited
🎟 R695 – Presale Phase 1
🎟 R795 – Presale Phase 2
🎟 R895 – At the Gate
🎟 R420 – Sunday from 7am
🌄 VENUE 🌄
Matroosberg Private Nature Reserve
Ceres, South Africa
🍻 ALCOHOL POLICY 🍻
NO alcohol allowed through the gate from 7am on Sunday 16 February 2020.
Exception: Full Weekend Ticket holders may bring their own alcohol through the gate on Friday & Saturday. No glass! (Cans / Decants only)
See our T&C’s – https://tinyurl.com/y4l33n3s
⛺FREE CAMPING ⛺
Lush shaded camping but come early to secure prime land.
🚿 TOILETS & HOT WATER SHOWERS (with a view) 🚿
Designed and custom built by us for our EQ Family, you can look forward to clean spacious toilet booths, multiple open-air hot & cold water showers each offering a truly exquisite view of the Matroosberg mountain by day, or starlight by night. Stocked with Eco-Friendly soap and a bench to sit whilst you wait, our basic human needs can be pleasurable experiences.
🏡 ACCOMMODATION 🏡(+- 1km away)
Accommodation units can be viewed and purchased below:
🌠 PAID CAMPING 🌠(+- 1.5km away)
For those that enjoy things a bit more relaxed, there is a private campsite in a nearby forest equipped with its own toilet & hot water shower pods.
🍕FOOD & BEVERAGE 🍻
A variety of food stalls catering to your culinary preferences. Fresh juices, smoothies, simmering coffees, wood fired pizza’s and other exquisite omnivarian, vegetarian & vegan options available.
Our bar is well stocked with a variety of regular & premium products at affordable prices. Select brands which have been instrumental in Cape Towns flourishing handcraft Gin, Rum & Beer market will each have their signature flavours on offer.
🏊♂️ SWIMMING 🏊♂️
There is a dam to swim cool off and refresh. Bring your swimwear & lilo’s and enjoy splashing about!
🚲 GETTING AROUND THE VENUE 🚜
Bring your bicycles or take a stroll! It’s a 1.5km walk from the forest to the dam. There will be a “Farm Style” hop-on hop-off tractor service running between the accommodation, dam & the Enchanted Forest approximately every 30 – 60 minutes.
If you must drive, the speed limit around is 10km/hr
👩👦👦 SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY 👩👧
Support the local community by purchasing your snacks, drinks, and fuel when driving through Ceres. An event like our has a huge positive impact on everyone in the district hosting us. If you have old clothing, stationery, books, canned or long-lasting food that we could contribute to people less fortunate than us – bring it along to donate at the gate!
👜 WHAT TO PACK 🎒
Pack as you would for a festival, but we would recommend not to forget:
Identity Document + Festival Ticket
Sun glasses / Cap / Sun block
Swimwear + swimming towel
Lilo or inflatables
Party Outfits / Face paint
Flip-flops / Closed shoes (Dancing shoes)
Warm clothes (Nights can get nippy)
➡ DIRECTIONS ⬅
Search for “EQUINOX Experience” in Google Maps or Waze to lead you to the promised land, or follow the link below:
▲ Travel on R46 towards Touws Rivier for 10.6kms
▶︎ Turn right onto Bo Swaarmoed Road
▲ Continue straight for 19.6kms
▶︎ Turn right onto dirt road
▲ Travel for 2km further and you will ARRIVE!
⚠️FESTIVAL RULES ⚠️
★ RIGHT OF ATTENDANCE RESERVED!
★ No Under 21’s unless invited by a Tier1
★ Strictly no U18’s
★ No glass, weapons or anything illegal
★ No fireworks / Open fires
★ No Braai’s / Gas cookers / Hot coals
★ No dropping “burning butts” on the ground
★ No littering
★ No domestic animals (pet permits available on request)
★ No independent sound systems
★ No refunds
★ No bad attitudes or negative people�!
🆔 Official ID, Passport or Drivers Licence required to gain entry. Discrepancies / Photocopies / Student cards / Affidavits or Expired docs are not accepted.