Friday through Sunday at Theewaterskloof: 13 international headliners and a massive line-up of SA bands, live acts, comedians and electronic artists.
You’re an hour outside the Mother City, surrounded by smiles, in the middle of an open-air hub of rising stars and seasoned headliners. Everywhere you look, people are jumping around like maniacs cos they know there’s no ceiling to hold them back. The T-Shirt next to you says it all: “Keep calm – and carry on” Time’s standing still. You’re making memories that last a lifetime. And someone screams out “You only live once!” And you realise it’s you. It’s your best weekend ever. It’s Synergy Live. #BOOM!
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More than a stage, it’s our spiritual home: an extraordinary audio visual production, showcasing an eqaully world-class lineup of bands, acts and artists. The big names will blow you away, but look out for future superheroes earning their stripes. It’s a full widescreen HD experience that forms the ongoing soundtrack to a spectacular weekend in the sunshine and under the stars. You’ll be partying so hard you’ll forget about selfies. Synergy Main Stage: the right tunes at the right time. All you have to do is turn up.
Red Bull Studio Live
Welcome to the church of EDM. Take drum & bass, dubstep, deep & tech house, add them to techno & trance and you’ve got the idea. Breathtaking stage design? You bet. It has to be larger than life: for three whole days, it’s home to 6 international acts mixing up a non-stop sample-symphony of fist-pumping anthems, rugged techno tracks and bone-shaking bass beats. If you like your world turning at least 130bpm, then your mates will know to come looking for you in the Studio.
The Sirius SUNDAY Electronic Music Experience
For day three, the electronic stage turns into a unique global collaboration: a nine hour electronic music spectacle of trance & progressive psy-trance with international acts Captain Hook, Atmos & Mindwave. Close your eyes, open your imagination and picture yourself plugged in to the phattest, punchiest basslines and most hypnotic rhythms you’ve ever heard in your life. That’s Sirius. On Sunday. At Synergy.
ERA Beach Club
Hoping for sarongs & cocktails, sunshine and shades? Here’s where it’s at. But for 2014, the beach turns tantastic with a carefully curated collection of deep house and techno courtesy of Cape Town’s CBD of dance, ERA. The Club is closing doors for the weekend so ERA can bring the legendary Funktion One sound system to the party – together with their whole crew and a quatro of international cameo acts: Stimming, Ron Costa, Lake People & DJ Anna. Come explore the state of the art ERA club experience at Synergy Live. This is ERA. A space where electronic music is celebrated through lifestyle, where audio and visual focus come together, where technology meets imagination as the senses are taken on a journey designed for pure enjoyment.
The Comedy Club
No festival is complete without a jester – and we’ve got a a whole cast of them on offer for 2014. Find your way to the intimate laughter-zone at Synergy for a non-stop daily schedule of comedia from the country’s leading gag-meisters. Ther’s nothing like a laughter-fest to warm you up for another night of sheer madness…
The Market Place
A celebration of the oldest food trend in history: if you don’t eat and drink every day, you die! Take a break from stage-hopping and join the munchtime crowd of gastrocats at a variety of refuelling stations. Whether you’re looking to slam a burger, snaffle a sarmie, start the day with a flat white or end it with a slice of pizza Hawaii, you’ll find it at the forecourt filling station at Synergy Live.
The Traders Square
The Synergy souk – a mall of stalls offering all kinds of festival merch, music and massage, arts and crafts and everything in between. For souvenirs and gift ideas, a cute collectable or something more than memories, here’s where it’s at. And if you’ve suffered a ninjury (‘How did that happen?’), or you’re in need of help or advice, the Square’s also home to the festival info desk.
Legendary festivals and great camping go hand in glove, but you don’t have to sacrifice dignity for a sleeping bags and stars. Roughing it is a false badge of honour. So Stake out your patch, bang in the pegs and sleep peacefully knowing that creature comforts are part of the deal: hot showers, friendly security – toilets tended 24/3. At Camp Synergy, curfews are non-existent, parties last all night, and you don’t need to draw straws for who’s driving home!
Official Merchandise Tent
The My Music Matrix Team makes a welcome return to Synergy Live, bringing with them all the essential oils and ingredients to satify your retail therapy needs. From T’s to CD’s and everything in-between, the MMM Merch crew will help you go home with more than just a bagful of awesome memories.
Our various partners and sponsors will again be activating at Synergy, with various lounges, bars and activities on offer. Be sure to pop in to one of the stands and say hello to the promo girls, have a drink, enter a competition – chill out and indulge.
The Heartbreak Motel
Calling all glampers! Heartbreak Motel will once again be setting up a luxury tented village at Synergy Live 2013. For the uninitiated, we’re talking a boutique camp experience where you can live festival life to the full – and then retire to your own little glamour patch to relax and sleep in style. It’s still close enough to the action to feel like you’re in the middle, not an outsider – and best of all, since there’s no pitching or packing down necessary, you won’t miss a moment of the time of your life.
HeartbreakMOTEL is the all new division of Felix Unite Tented Camps.
“JUST PITCH AND DON’T PITCH” ….. says it all! HeartbreakMOTEL now offers the facility for all festival goers wanting to just “pull in” and “chill” without the hassle of still pitching their own accommodation.
HeartbreakMOTEL brings our guests closer to COMFORTABLE CAMPING… which is hassle free with all the creature comforts that you would expect from a well organized camping experience.
HeartbreakMOTEL tented accommodation also offers tents that are fully carpeted with mattresses, bedding, towels and camping chairs. Oh yes!…you also get your very own bin!
HeartbreakMOTEL ablutions offer hot sexy, steamy showers and portable toilets that are kept clean by our dedicated “hygiene squad” 24 hours for your pleasure and enjoyment!
CADILLAC SETUP : Fri – Sun [sleeps 1 or 2 people] R1795.00 per tent
Cadillac options to include :
Pitched Tent + Carpet + Mattress + Full Linen + Private shower ablutions + 24 Hour Security
Excludes Festival Entry Ticket
Theewater Sports Club. Theewaterskloof Dam. Villiersdorp
Theewater Sport Club, is situated on a peninsula stretching into the Theewaterskloof dam, surrounded by farmlands, majestic mountains and a variety of wildlife. The Dam itself is beautifully set, between Franschhoek and Villiersdorp, about an hour and a half out of Cape Town, and boasts some of the most picturesque vistas in the Western Cape.
With the establishment of the Theewater Sports Club (TSC) in 1979, the dam has grown to become one of the largest water sports clubs in the South Africa and features all kind of activities including keelboat, multihull and dinghy sailing, power boating, jet skiing, water skiing, kite surfing, windsurfing and fresh water bass and carp angling.
Directions to Theewater Sports Club:
From Cape Town,
proceed east on the N2 for about 68km (past Somerset West and over Sir Lowrys Pass).
Exit the N2 left at the R321/Grabouw off-ramp onto the R321.
Proceed on the R321 heading towards Villiersdorp (the R321 becomes the R45 and you drive over the dam).
About 1km before Villiersdorp, exit the R45 right onto the R43. (only travel for 100m or so)
Take your first right onto Old Caledon Road.
Drive down to the end of the road and you will see the Sports Club on your right hand side.
Festival Check List
Our best advice: just bring what you need. No, really, we mean it: pack light. Depending where you park, you’ll inevitably have to carry your stuff a fair distance to where you camp so leave the acoustic guitar and kitchen sink to someone else. And as part of our ‘leave no trace’ initiative we’d definitely encourage you to only bring things which you can take home. Remember, ‘Less is Best!’ Also remember to keep all valuables on your person at all times, while every care is taken, theft from campsites is a reality.
• Tent (lines/poles/groundsheet/
• Sleeping mat/sleeping bag/duvet/pillow
• Comfortable Trainers or sturdy boots
• Swimming costume
• Waterproof coat
• Enough changes of clothes
• Spectacles/contacts and solution
• Towels/soap – preferably biodegradable
• Toilet rolls
• Toiletries (toothbrush/paste, shaving items,wet wipes)
• Sunscreen & insect repellent
• A reusable water bottle, to fill up from the free taps on site
• Torch/batteries/bulbs (spares)
• Mobile phone
• Medications (prescriptions/inhalers/
• Medical info (allergies etc)
• Drivers licence
• A warm sweater (it can get cold)
• Cap or Hat (it can also get dam hot)
• Bags (for dirty clothing and footwear)
• Cooler bags and boxes for food storage
• Black bags
• Folding chairs, tables & umbrellas
• Festival Ticket !
• Clean clothes to go home in
• Mark all valuables with your contact number
What not to bring
• Please don’t bring any glass bottles. They are dangerous and will be confiscated.
• Only food and alcohol for personal consumption can be brought into the site, again unfortunately not in glass containers.
• Persons suspected of carrying out illegal and/or offensive activities onsite may be searched and face eviction.
• NO animals (except registered guide dogs), sound systems, generators, kites, fireworks, fires or burning material of any kind will be allowed on site.
• Persons using fireworks or making fires will be evicted from site and materials confiscated.
• No unauthorised professional film or video equipment are allowed onsite. Cameras for personal use are welcome.
Cash & Cards
The motto still holds: cash is king and plastic’s fantastic. We’ll have ATM machines on-site, but if you want to avoid paying pesky transaction fees and standing in queues, rather bring enough cash to last the weekend. There will also be credit & debit card facilities at the main and electronic stage bars, but remember, food and trade vendors generally only accept cash.
Toilets & Showers
This year at Synergy Live we’ve gone above and beyond in making sure your festival experience is an easy one – and that includes yet again increasing the number of toilet and shower facilities. As always, they’ll be tended to by our support staff to ensure they’re clean and tidy 24/3.
Public Safety Services
To ensure everyone is safe and sound, Synergy-designated paramedics, security and firefighting crews will be on hand around the clock for the duration of the festival. In the event of an emergency please alert a Synergy Live or security official immediately.
The Theewaterskloof dam might be the main water supply for Cape Town, however the water in the dam is not fit for drinking unless you are a fish or a freak. Look out for the green water towers with taps located around the festival site to provide fresh water for drinking or the designated safe to drink points in the permanent bathroom facilities. Bottled water will also be available at all bars.
Synergy Live requires hundreds of thousands of litres of water over a period of three days. Please use water sparingly.
Applications to trade at Synergy Live 2014 are still open. If you are interested in trading please email email@example.com.
Dozens of food traders, arts & craft merchants and peddlers of the bizarre and unique apply to trade at Synergy each year. Each stall is priced individually, based on the type of organisation, the number of staff, the size of stall, the products being sold and so on. Unfortunately we cannot accommodate everyone, but we do try and give our patrons the very best variety possible.
All lost property can be reported, dropped off or collected from the Production Office, just off the main tar road, by the toilet / shower block. Please report any theft or suspicious activity to the on-site security officers or the SA Police services on duty.
Special Needs Guests
Synergy Live is a festival for everyone, that’s why we’re making sure that all our guests are catered for and all our areas accessible. If you have any special needs, please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org before the 20 November so we can make any necessary arrangements for a hassle free Synergy Live experience.
RiCharge Mobile – Juice for your phone and mobile devices
Smartphones are hard on batteries, chomping bars as fast as you can recharge, especially when shooting video or pics of your favourite band. However our mobile charging partners from RiCharge have got your back – lookout for their RiCharge truck, where you can rent a portable Pocket Chargers.
Festival Party Bus
Want to enjoy a effortless festival without the hassle? Then join us on the festival party bus! We will get you to and from all the big festivals in Southern Africa. All you have to do is hop on, sit back and enjoy the ride.We are a Cape Town based company that has a love for festivals and know how it can be to get to a festival and you are already in the mood for a party and don’t feel like being the designated driver. That is where we come in, we have overland trucks that can take up to 30 people. It is as easy as buying a ticket for the truck and hoping on……. we do the rest!
Book your ticket at www.festivalpartybus.com.
Camper vans & Caravans
A limited amount of space has been made available in the front of the main parking lot for camper vans and small caravans. The usage of this area is on a first come first served basis
Early Bird – 3 day full Weekend R 450 – SOLD OUT
3 Day full Weekend R 570
Early Bird – 3 day full Weekend R 470 – SOLD OUT
3 Day full Weekend R 590
2 Day (Saturday & Sunday) R 520
1 Day (Sunday Only) R 185
At the Door
3 Day Full Weekend at the door R 620 (from 10am Friday Morning)
2 Day (Saturday & Sunday) at the door R 550 (from 10am Saturday Morning)
1 Day (Sunday Only) R 200 (from 8:30am Sunday Morning)
Ticket Outlets for Synergy Live 2014
Sport Unlimited. South Palms Centre. Tokai. 021 701 0044
The Surf Centre. Canal Walk. 021 555 4970
Sport n Surf. Long Street. 021 426 4550
Long Street Boutique. Tyger Valley. 021 914 3136
Ska. Cavendish. The Link. 021 671 1367
Ska. Bayside Mall. Tableview. 021 557 2468
Ska. Main Rd. Kalk Bay. 021 788 7437
CASH ONLY AT OUTLETS
STRICTLY NONE OF THE FOLLOWING:
Under 18’s (id’s will be requested), glass bottles, fires, fireworks, domestic animals, independent sound systems, illegal substances, graffiti and weapons. Right of admission is reserved and participation in the event is entirely at your own risk. The organisers accept no responsibility whatsoever for injury, death, loss or damage of any nature to persons, vehicles or belongings. This applies even in the case of negligence by the organisers. Due care has been taken to make this event safe and secure.
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