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.
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.
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.
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…
Rise & Shine – Eco-Friendly Acoustic Music Festival
Saturday 8 June 2013 – 9am-6pm
Sandton Central Park