Cape Town, get ready for a weekend filled with love, laughter, music and visual wonder! A journey of the senses awaits you this February as EQUINOX Experience celebrates 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 – it’s a synergising, vacation-style, electronic music outdoor adventure.
As part of an intimate community that gathers once a year under the towering pine trees with a soft bed of quills beneath their feet, you can dance and play the weekend away in a truly unforgettable experience. For those who have attended 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.
There is also a refreshing dam close by the Lakeside/YCMB/BZN/ accommodation units so pack your swimwear, lilos and sunscreen and kick back at the water’s edge while you soak up the summer sun.
At their special venue, 1.5 km separates the Enchanted Forest from the dam & paid camping area, while accommodation units are situated 1km away from the Forest. You are more than welcome to bring your bicycle along to travel between these points to enjoy the beautiful surroundings or just to get the blood flowing. There will also be a hop-on-hop-off tractor service running between the accommodation area, dam & the Enchanted Forest approximately every 30 – 60 minutes so if you’re feeling tired, they’ll have you covered.
While EQUINOX has a fully-stocked bar, they’re not opposed to you bringing in your own alcohol which can be kept safely in your campsite or accommodation and with you during the festival. This is to provide you with the best opportunity to enhance your EQUINOX Experience wherever possible!
However, they’ll be removing this privilege on Sunday in order to promote their bar at least a little during the festival, so there will be NO alcohol allowed through the gate on Sunday.
For those coming on Friday and Saturday with alcohol, you know the drill, please decant absolutely everything into plastic containers as no glass will be permitted on the venue. This is a very understandable and easy request from the team, and after all being able to bring your own booze is a privilege no other festivals allow.
The team have even been kind enough to put together this awesome mix for you to get to know their headlining artists a little better. Take a trip from Friday to Sunday and enjoy the sound you’ll be hearing at Equinox this weekend.
HEADLINING ARTIST PREVIEW:
THE LINEUP TIMES:
EQUINOX has released their lineup times for the full weekend. If you’re looking for a psychedelic experience outside the city this weekend, this festival is the place to be. With two breaks on Saturday and Sunday morning, you’re able to recharge, get yourself realigned under the Matroosberg mountains and hit the new day with newfound energy and a beautiful day of magical music ahead of you. We’re truly excited for the Reinhardt Buhr‘s LIVE session that will take us through the sunrise.
14:00 Neon Sunrise
15:30 Wave Shader
17:30 Candice Heyns
19:00 Tanya Vee
22:00 Shaolin Funk
23:30 Ryan Hill
1:00 Deadbeat FM
4:00 Matt Halls
5:00 MUSIC OFF
9:00 Dylan Munro
10:30 Demaor (🇮🇱)
14:00 Ryan Murgatroyd & Mark Valsecchi LIVE
17:30 Yuli Fershtat (🇮🇱 🇺🇸)
22:30 Egorythmia (🇲🇰)
2:00 Tune Raider DJ
3:30 Rubix Qube
5:00 MUSIC OFF
TOILETS & HOT WATER SHOWERS
Designed and custom-built by the team, you can look forward to clean, spacious toilet booths, multiple open-air hot-and-cold-water showers each with an 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, the team has thought of everything to make you comfortable. What more could you ask for?
THE INVITE CONCEPT
Phase 2 is already on sale and they’re moving very quickly ahead of what is going to be another epic weekend in the Equinox Playground. Make sure you and your crew are aware of the ticketing and invite concept, please follow the steps below and ensure you understand the ethos and meaning behind this.
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.
FESTIVAL INFORMATION AND NEWS:
FOOD & BEVERAGE
A variety of food stalls will be onsite catering to whatever your culinary preferences. Fresh juices, smoothies, simmering coffees, wood-fired pizzas and vegetarian & vegan options will be available.
The bar is stocked with a variety of regular & premium products at affordable prices. Select brands which have been instrumental in Cape Town’s flourishing handcraft gin, rum & beer markets will all have their signature flavours on offer.
A reminder that there is a dam to swim cool off in. Bring your swimwear & lilos and enjoy splashing about!
GETTING AROUND THE VENUE
And a reminder to bring your bicycles or take a stroll! It’s a 1.5km walk from the forest to the dam. You can also make use of the “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 per hour.
Support the local community by purchasing your snacks, drinks, and fuel on the road while driving through Ceres. An event like EQUINOX has a huge positive impact on everyone in the district hosting it. If you have old clothing, stationery, books, canned or long-lasting food to contribute to people less fortunate than us, bring it along to donate at the gate!
WHAT TO PACK
Identity Document + Festival Ticket
Sunglasses / Cap / Sunblock
Swimwear + swimming towel
Lilo or inflatables
Party Outfits / Facepaint
Flip-flops / Closed shoes (Dancing shoes)
Warm clothes (Nights can get nippy)
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 a dirt road
Travel for 2km further and you will ARRIVE!
★ 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. Equinox is a playground of like-minded individuals who come together each year for an all-immersive weekend of soul-satisfying electronic music, a fiesta of visual eye candy and a forest full of friends!