After introducing itself to the public last year, Utopia Festival is back for its second year from Friday 11 April – Sunday 13 April 2014 and looks like it’s going to be yet another massive festival of fun at one of Cape Town’s favorite venues Nekkies. Expect a series of amazing stages, décor, design and only the country’s top performers over three days.
Utopia is also forward thinking when it comes to sustainable human practice, attempting to bring people together while still giving a toss about the environment and the ideals of a sustainable and eco-conscious lifestyle. Utopia has once again partnered with GreenPop and promises a music festival which looks to provide “inspiration instead of gloom into the greening space” through innovative and creative sustainable solutions and activations. To start off their greening practice, Utopia has released a limited number of especially well-priced Green Tickets for purchase. A Green Ticket includes a Full Weekend Pass to the Festival plus a tree planted on your behalf by the GreenPop team. All partygoers will then also be able to “green” their tickets by adding on a GreenPop tree to any Utopia ticket purchased via the webtickets website – come on peeps, save the world.
Here’s a quick look at the stages:
— Festival Stages —
The Phoenix Main Stage:
A one of a kind astonishing stage structure situated at the heart of the festival grounds, which will feature SA’s top live performers and bands. This year festival goers can expect to see Goodluck, Boo!, Gangs of Ballet, Desmond & The Tutu’s, The Kiffness and many more top South African bands.
The Oasis Electronic Stage:
On a ground of soft sand just meters from the beautiful riverside this electronic stage brings the punters the best in house, tech-house, and techno flavour. Friday and Saturday will feature top draw acts such as Dean FUEL, Danalog, Chris Jack and more. We’re still receiving more details about lineups but word is that Sunday will see someone really special added.
The Rustum August ‘Eat Life’ Comedy Stage:
Once upon a time there was a cool guy with really short jokes and a great attitude. “Eat Life,” he said- and so we shall. This stage will feature the cutting-edge comedians, the up and coming comics, the starving comics, and a large dose of Cape Town’s 5-minute wonders.
Up & Comers:
This stage will once again give festivalgoers the chance to show the crowds what they can do. Bring an instrument, your band, or even create a band there and then!! Your 15minutes of fame starts now!
— Event Details —
Date: Friday 11 April – Sunday 13 April 2014
Venue: Nekkies, Rawsonville (Cape Town)
Time: Doors open Friday 02pm and close Sunday 04pm
Festival Partners: BL Productions, Hype Media, Bundi, GreenPop,
The Project Room
Available from Webtickets
Green Ticket: R350 (full weekend pass which includes a Greenpop Tree)
Early Bird: R200 (full weekend)
Full Weekend: R380
Saturday & Sunday: R320