People of Cape Town… Save the dates. Wolfkop’s little Cooked Sister is back for the hugely anticipated second edition at the quiet little Karoo town in Matjiesfontien. The lineup & stages have been carefully curated once again to make sure that every single box has been ticked for the perfect 3-day excursion: 2 – 4th June (but we’d advise you take the 5th off, trust us). In true Wolfkop style, they will once again be encouraging attendees to spend Sunday night, with the third night being offered at a greatly reduced price. LEGENDS!
THE THEME HAS BEEN SET:
Mr Wes Anderson
The Grand Matjiesfontein Hotel is where we begin, but think The Royal Tenenbaums, The Life Aquatic, Rushmore, Moonrise Kingdom and The Fantastic Mr. Fox. There shan’t be a dull moment (nor corner) throughout the entire weekend.
Tickets are on sale but they’re very limited. The Wolfkop team pride themselves on allowing every attendee and guest the space and freedom at their enchanted venue. Capacity at Matjiesfontion is extremely limited and the event is expected to SELL OUT early, so make sure you get your tickets now: here
HERE’S A SNEAK PEEK INTO WHAT’S GOING DOWN AT COOKED SISTED 2 IN MATJIESFONTIEN:
DISCO IN THE AUTO MUSEUM:
There was a certain level of silliness obtained in the car museum last year, and it was largely due to the oily disco slick laid down by Tommy Gun, so they have enrolled exactly the same man for exactly the same job. This time he is followed by an artist making his long overdue Weekender debut, with ten fingers and ten toes… it’s Toby2shoes. Right after the sun sets we will transform the Car Museum into a Moonrise Kingdom, with two wandering vagabonds of the desert and their resplendent repertoires of magical music. Scouts honour! Saturday at 19:00
JAZZ IN THE GARDEN:
The jewel in the Cooked Sister crown is no doubt the antiquated garden. Don’t miss out on Saturday afternoon tea, as The Royal Tenenbaums is for that wily Wes Anderson. Dress up is a must for this session. Find your favourite Wes Anderson outfit, you can’t go wrong with one of the most well-wardrobed films in history as our muse. On the day you can expect all the usual mania that comes from the G ‘n T and tea parties, with an acoustic jazz soundtrack being laid live by Jason Reolon and his splendid collective Mr. Keys and the Funky Munks.
VINYL GROOVES BY THE POOL:
One of the most magical Wolfkop mornings in memory was the poolside playground created last year, and this year it is back with a twist! Themed around The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, make sure you are up and at the azure waters on time for a vinyl only listening session brought to you by theVinyl DIGZ crew. As per last year, this area is custom designed for rapid Saturday recovery with glorious morning music and enough Bloody Mary’s to sink a submarine. Saturday morning from 10:00
ECLECTIC TRACKS AT THE TRAIN STATION:
The first dance floor of the weekend at Cooked Sister II – The Grand Matjiesfotein Hotel is one we have never used before, and being on the tracks is themed around The Darjeeling Limited. An ancient train station is the backdrop for an evening spent in the capable and eclectic hands of Charles Large and Richard Marshall, with the first ever live performance of Ivan Turanjanin‘s solo project Soft Touch Operation. It promises to be “a spiritual journey where you say yes to everything”… but worry not if at the end of the night you find yourself saying to your friends “we haven’t located us yet”; there is still a whole weekend ahead to do so (or not). Friday night from 20:00
THE LINE UP:
Here is the final music score for the cinematic experience awaiting you in Matjiesfontein if you have plans to attend Cooked Sister II – The Grand Matjiesfotein Hotel. Toby2shoes joins us for the first time, and headlines the Car Museum with Tommy Gun warming the engines of those ancient autos before him. Charles Large makes a long overdue return to the fray going back to back with Richard Marshall on (and off) the rails up at the Train Station, with the the first ever live performance by Ivan Turanjanin‘s Soft Touch Operation punctuating proceedings. On Saturday morning Vinyl DIGZ stir the soup at the pool with the Bloody Mary bar in full effect, and the Garden’s ambience is being left in the capable hands and fluttering fingers of Jason Reolon and his ensemble Mr Keys and The Funky Munks. Honourable members PJ Eales and Bruno Morphet will be the final judges of your character in the Courthouse until way past your bedtime, with a champagne brunch on Sunday morning in the Fountain Yard being soundtracked by Daniel Courtenay’s now infamous one-man-band, DanTempo™
After yesterday’s quick roll in the lawn at Maitjies; it’s safe to say something wonderful this way comes! Stay tuned, we’re pulling back the lace curtains on all the fun bits very soon.
Comfy camping accommodation, for those who like to keep it simple, includes your festival ticket, two nights stay in a camping village of four dome tents underneath a bedouin, with mattresses, bedding and electricity.
Karoo starry skies and moonrises await…