As summer kicks off in earnest in South Africa at large, Sexy Groovy Love is incredibly excited to announce their very next outdoor odyssey, The Wild Willows.
This announcement follows hot on the heels of the crazy Jozi launch edition of the same party, which saw plenty of mooiness in flower crowns arching their backs for the perfect Instagram photo (there was some good music too, but we hardly noticed).
The Wild Willows will take place close to the legendary Swartkop Mountains at the riverfront, willow-laden paradise of Bergsig Trout Farm. Just 40 minutes outside of Joburg and near to The Cradle of Human Kind, we really can’t think of a better place to come together in celebration of life and friendship.
Sexy Groovy Love allows you to enjoy the party the way you want to. Whether it’s relaxing alongside cool waters beneath shifting willow branches or dancing the day away to a curated soundtrack amongst wide smiles and good vibes, The Wild Willows has what you’re after. The venue is lush and green, with calm, cool waters lapping up against a comfortable grass carpet for you to lie back on.
Expect a variety of vibrant installations and colourful design pieces along every step of your adventure in the fresh, invigorating air of the Muldersdrift area. Each new path or hidden, little corner will offer something different for you to discover. Once you’ve worked up an appetite from your travels, our boutique food stalls are there to energise and nourish you for the wonders of the night ahead. Drink heartily from our premium selection of craft beers and refreshing ciders or cocktails, and then move onto the dance floor as the sun begins to make its way towards the horizon.
On the 31st of October, let’s grow and nurture the wonderful community we started at last month’s experience and create a space where freedom and contentment are of the highest importance. Join old friends, make new ones, and begin another soul-nourishing journey with Sexy Groovy Love at The Wild Willows.
YOUR GROOVE GUIDE:
> KELLERKIND (STIL VOR TALENT, SWITZERLAND)
> POP ART (LIVE)
> PHAT JACK
> CHRIS DE VOS (CT)
> WARREN BOKWE
> KAROO (CT)
> RICKY H
> GUY HERMAN
> TOMORROW’S WILL
When people think of Switzerland, they think of green meadows, clear water, snow-covered mountaintops and fresh air. In the world of electronic music they think of soulful house music and an extensive clubbing past. It is in both of these environments that Marco Biagini aka Kellerkind grew up. In the small and rural town of Solothurn KELLERKIND discovered the Chicago sound in the local clubs and became fully infected with the virus of house music. 15 years later, KELLERKIND has become an irreplaceable figure in the Swiss electronic music scene.
Simultaneously, KELLERKIND’s DJ career has taken a sharp turn: he masters the decks at Berlin’s famous Watergate every other month, holds a residency at Hive in Zurich and jets to international venues in Paris, Amsterdam or Istanbul regularly.
While channeling the energy of the club in his records, KELLERKIND enjoys the contrast between weekend and weekday: he produces his tracks in a small wooden hut tucked away deep in the Swiss countryside. It is here that his warm and soulful tracks are borne and he gets the chance to replenish his batteries for those long weekends ahead. “Most of my inspiration still comes from the time spent in clubs”, he states, a fact that is confirmed by his DJ sets and productions.
“Music, for me, is everything – it’s a miracle”.
BOOK YOUR SPOT TO PARADISE
Pre-sold tickets are available for purchase online from: http://sexygroovylove.nutickets.co.za/
– Early Bird – R220 (SOLD OUT)
– General Admission – R270 (R320 at the door if available)
The SGL market is filled with gourmet food vendors and food trucks who will be keeping us well fed right through the event. Aside from the fully stocked cash bars, they also have a few speciality bars in the market offering something a little bit more unconventional.
If you are a food vendor or have an idea as to how you would like to get involved on a food or drink basis please contact the organisers by sending an e-mail with your idea to email@example.com.
INSTALLATIONS, ART AND INVOLVEMENT
Our playground is littered with decorative installations, activities and games. Your level of involvement is entirely up to you, we are merely setting the scene for the child inside of you to come out. If you are the creative kind and would like to get involved in any way, shape or form, please contact the organisers by sending an e-mail with your ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org.
THE VENUE – BERGSIG TROUT FARM
The Wild Willows can be found in Muldersdrift, just 40km from Sandton. This beautiful location has ample lucious green grass, incredible mountian views and towering willows following the Bloubankspruit river. We encourage all of you to share the love and respect the venue; please throw away your rubbish & cigarette butts and avoid damaging the plants and flowers.
Bergsig Trout Farm
25°59’0.285” S 27°48’48.729” E
The directions are very simple and can be found below.
Coming from Parkhurst side, drive along Beyers Naude Drive towards the N1 interchange. Once you have passed the N1, Keep going straight for another 15km roughly. Continue straight, crossing over the N14 Pretoria highway. Carry on for another 2km until you see our signage to turn left. Drive straight over the first traffic circle. You will see the entrance to Kloofzicht Lodge on your right at the second traffic circle – continue straight over this traffic circle. 300m past the entrance to Kloofzicht Lodge, you will find the Bergsig Trout Farm on your right. You have arrived!
Bergsig Trout Farm
31 October at 11:00–23:00