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Lush Festival 2018 Lush Festival hosted in Clarens, amongst a beautiful backdrop of mountains and hills has probably been one of the most interesting festivals I had the opportunity to attend. Every day seemed to surprise me in ways I never expected but nonetheless, this was a great festival. Would I attend again? 6/10 On the Bucket List? 8/10 Overall Festival Experience? 8/10 Day 1- Thursday: Getting overly excited about the trip, making calls and packing the last of the supplies. My brother telling me I was definitely going to need gumboots but his words meaningless to me at the time. My homie Jubes and I hit the road. A short 3-hour drive filled with good beats and consumption of road trip treats, time past quickly. We arrived seemingly early and headed for the camping grounds. A short walk from the parking under a bridge which seemed more like river drainage where…

This morning Oppi just dropped us with some good news, and some bad news. The bad news is that the good oes were trying to bring another headliner to the 3-day festival – unfortunately, this wasn’t working out, so that headliner will roll over to next year’s festival. The good news is that ticket prices have significantly dropped, they are also introducing a ticket just for the Friday or Saturday, dope boi. ‘The full weekend ticket price was R900, this will now be brought down to R749 for the full weekend. We are also introducing day tickets for the Friday and the Saturday only at R400 per day.* I.e. a super cost effective 3-day tune driven break away.’ Those who paid the full price for their tickets prior to this announcement will be getting a cashless voucher to use at the event. ‘Normal price tickets sold already: If you have…

“Urghhhhhh…FUCK.”, I exclaimed slowly slipping out of my bed on Sunday morning. My body was having a full-scale battle with coordination between my legs and arms because of my disgustingly spent Saturday serving people plates and plates of food while oscillating between drunk panic and hunger. I had already missed the first two hours of Superbalist: In the City, which pretty bad considering I signed up to do media coverage for the event. Basically, how media coverage works is, you work for your ticket by taking photos and writing – two things I am progressively bad at, mainly because I like to drink and forget that I am there to work and have an awful relationship with any camera related device. Take Pictures of Everything but the actual stage Once I arrived and paid 50 RAND for parking, I began to take pictures of everything but, the actual stage and performers to…

Oh, how we all love a free party. It the magical title that makes everyone’s day a little brighter. Mainly because the money that would be spent on entrance can go straight to getting even more fucked up. And Vans answered, with a booming scream comprised of Indie, rock, and what I think was like a fusion of heavy metal-punk which lowkey violently shook my sleepy Friday night. Shit went zero to a hundred in the space of an hour. at 8.00pm I was playing video games at my brother’s house procrastinating my interview question for Sol Gems who I thought were performing at 10pm and in half an hour from the couch I was knee deep in some repurposed alleyway filled with my favourite people, fantastic music and a double vodka and Redbull. I’ve missed Braamfontein parties… Earlier during the day One-eyed Jack (the PR and media company) dropped…

-OPPIKOPPI 2016- by Simon McCauley What a time to be alive. Massive music festivals in the middle of nowhere and Snapchat filters that make you look like a dog. What a time. I’m sure you, oh dear reader, are well aware of what Oppikoppi is and what to expect from it. Of course, you are, you’ve probably found countless articles all over the internet about a) all the wonderful musical performances to expect at each festival and b) how to survive the harsh conditions of eternally extreme weather. But I know what you’re thinking… you’re thinking “ah yes it looks pretty good on paper, but how will it affect my Snapchat story? I’m a trendy person with trendy friends, I can’t afford to not have the most interesting Snapchat story for a whole a weekend.” Have no fear, friend. Let me assure you that there is more than enough quality…