Win tickets to Rise and Shine Acoustic festival
June 6, 2013
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Rise and Shine

I had such fun at the last Rise and Shine  Eco-Friendly Acoustic Music Festival in Jozi! Check out my post on it for the Getaway Magazine blog.

Following the success of the first Rise & Shine  the next edition takes place this Saturday 8 June 2013. The festival will provide an opportunity for music-lovers to return to the garden oasis that is Sandton Central Park, while grooving to some of South Africa’s brightest musical talents in their acoustic formats.

The line-up includes Francois van Coke, Naming James, Laurie Levine, Bongeziwe Mabandla, Black Cat Bones, Lucy Kruger, Them Particles and Earl Grey & Croquet.  Guests are encouraged to arrive at the park as early as 9.00am for a Yoga session included in the ticket price.


Jereamy Loops at first Rise and Shine

Jereamy Loops at first Rise and Shine


Rise and Shine aims to showcase – through entertainment and experience – what can be achieved through a collective awareness. The first Rise & Shine raised over 60 trees, ensuring a Green footprint was left behind. Rise & Shine, in association with Greenpop, will once again plant a tree for every 50 people that attend the festival. Collectively, festival-goers will be responsible for the small forest being created.  Festival-goers will also be able to volunteer to join Greenpop in planting the trees by visiting www.greenpop.org.


rise and shine fest

sunshine, music & good vibes


With the Gautrain in walking distance from Sandton Central Park, festival-goers have a chance to really go green by using public transport. Rise and Shine ends at 6.00pm, giving ample time to get back via Gautrain.  Those driving to the event are encouraged to car-pool & park their vehicles within the safe confines of Sandton City from where it is a 500m stroll to the park. Saturday parking is a flat-rate fee of R10 for the day.

 Win tickets

Tickets are on sale at www.ticketbreak.co.za at R150 per person, with the option of paying an additional R100 for a ‘Green ticket’, whereby Greenpop will plant a tree on your behalf in Zambia in July.

Thanks to Rise & Shine, I have a 2  double tickets to giveaway. To enter, simply like my Facebook page, and leave a comment here on which band you’re amped to see at the festival. To double your chances of winning, share this post on Facebook and/or Twitter and tag @mzansigirl. The competition closes at 11am on Friday 8 June.

To get you in the mood here are some of my pics from the last Rise & Shine festival…

tidal waves rise and shine

Hanging out with Tidal Waves backstage at Rise and Shine


pretty people

pretty people


fun times with good friends @  Rise and Shine Festival

fun times with good friends!


Rise & Shine – Eco-Friendly Acoustic Music Festival

Saturday 8 June 2013 – 9am-6pm
Sandton Central Park


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There are 5 comments

  • Fatimah says:

    To be honest I’ve yet to hear any of these bands but that’s why I would love to go so I can see them all perform for the first time! 😀

  • Ivo Iliev says:

    I wanted to see Bongeziwe Mabandla, but he is at the Sakifo festival in Reunion, so I am looking forward to see “Naming James”.

    • mzansigirl says:

      Hey Ivo and Fatima.
      You’ve won the tickets and can pick them up at the gate. I saw Black Cat Bones live recently, and they were awesome! Naming Jamse played at the last Rise & Shine and were great. I suggest you bring your hat, sunscreen & picnic blanket. Go early if you want a spot in the shade. You can’t take in food or drinks but you can buy stuff inside.

  • Jan B says:

    Would love to see Black Cat Bones!

  • Tshepo says:

    I would also have liked to see Bongesiwe Mabandla, pity he’s not playing. Hope its not too late to enter

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