Up The Creek

We All Float Down Here!

Alongside the Breede River, just a few kilometres outside of Swellendam is where the much anticipated Up The Creek Festival takes place. Each year, since the Summer of 1990, approximately 2500 like-minded crazy music lovers gather to enjoy their first music festival of the year!

The long weekend is jam packed with entertainment and with three separate stages, none hosting acts at the same time, with all music genres from original Rock ‘n Roll and Pop to Indie Folk and well-known DJ’s everyone is guaranteed to be entertained the whole time. Bands like Mango Groove and The Kiffness will be some of headliners for the weekend! There will be plenty to eat including scrumptious vegan and vegetarian delights, farm stall treats, gourmet coffee and cold-drinks. 

If this isn’t enough to convince you of the amazing weekend on offer, come join in the crazy fun on the River. Think of crazy inflatables, lobster lilos, huge tubes, rafts, inflatable boats and just about anything that floats, then bring it along with you and soak in the water and summer sun!

There are also four camping sites to choose from, all on a first come first serve basis. This is one of the few festivals that still allow patrons to camp alongside their car, if they wish, otherwise there are also greener campsites where no cars allowed and for the those who don’t like to pitch their own tent, then the Heartbreak Hotel Site is for you where you can choose from two types of tents that will be pre-pitched for your comfort.

Just imagine the fun, good vibes and partygoers dancing and listening to some incredible music on a stage built on the waters’ edge – come float down the river with us!

Activities and Facilities

  • Jägermeister Main Stage
  • River Stage
  • Savanna Late-Night Stage
  • Sedgwick’s Old Brown Food Court Stage
  • Live Music & DJ’s
  • Farm Stalls
  • Food & Refreshment Stands
  • River Inflatable Fun
  • Anything That Floats Competition
  • Four Types of Camping Sites
  • Indoor Hot Showers
  • Outdoor Hot & Cold Showers
  • Flushing & Portable Toilets


Dates : Thursday, 25 January to Sunday, 28 January 2018

Times : Thursday, 15h00 to Sunday, 16h00

Venue : Feliz Unite River Adventures, outside Swellendam

Tickets : can be purchased online at https://www.upthecreek.co.za/tickets/

Prices  : R1 060 per person

               Full Weekend Pass Tickets Only, which includes full access to the

               Festival and Campsites from Thursday to Sunday

               No U18’s Allowed. ID’s will be checked at the gate if necessa

Find Us

From Cape Town take the Malgas turn off along the N2, just 8 km before Swellendam

Follow the signs posted along the dirt road.

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