Rocking the daisies 2013

Music really does make ‘the people come together’

The car is packed, our road trip playlist ready and with an early morning coffee in hand, we hit the road. Playing songs that we so desperately desire to be performed on stage, we prepare our hearts for a glorious weekend filled with sweet melodies and rocking beats. Excitement reaches its maximum as we gaze apon the green fields of Darling and in just a few short moments we arrive at our destination, Rocking the Daisies Music Festival.
People travel from a far to come and experience the wonder that is Rocking the Daisies. Whether it is by bicycle, car, bus or foot, they all gather here at Kloof Wine Estate to what is believed to be South Africa’s premier eco-friendly music and lifestyle festival. Rocking the Daisies is held every year in the early days of October and has something for everyone.

From the break of dawn until the early hours of the morning music forms the backdrop to the festival. From rock to jazz to alternative, make no mistake, you will be entertained by South Africa’s finest! Besides the music, you may find yourself getting slightly lost in the endless entertainment spots and planned activities not even to mention the markets and food stalls!

The festival is associated with World Wildlife Foundation and Greenpeace and aims at promoting green, eco-friendly living. When considering all their efforts one can appreciate the great lengths they go to. Alternative methods of transport to driving car are explored by many festival goers. These include initiatives such as “Walking the Daisies” and “Cycling the Daisies” where you can either walk or cycle to Kloof Wine Estate. Great use of solar and wind powered electricity, bio-diesel generators and LED lighting helps to keep this event as carbon neutral as possible. The fields are transformed into a massive camping site, so get out that camping gear and prepare to really get in touch with nature.

Get your tickets now for 2013’s Rocking the Daisies starting Thursday the 3rd of October.
Visit www.rockingthedaisies.com for more information and on how to book! Also visit their facebook page: www.facebook.com/rockingthedaisiesfestival or follow them on Twitter @RockingTheDaisy

Danielle Bosman.