Mieliepop Festival 2017

Last year, Mieliepop Festival had everyone talking afterwards. Its boutique status means no overcrowding, its location means luxurious, lush, peaceful surroundings, and the organising team means a tightly-run ship and a diverse, kick-ass lineup of some of South Africa’s best bands. There’s no reason to think Mieliepop 2017 will be anything less. See more details below, and enter our competition to win a double ticket to this event!

I’m definitely looking forward to returning to this hilly Hobbiton near Lothair, Mpumalange this year, and TheFlow.co.za is giving you a chance to go too (see details below)!

Mieliepop 2016
Tolderia Resort. Photo by Shen Scott.

This year’s festival, officially known as “The Republic of Mieliepop”, will offer a 4 day camping experience with more than 60 live acts on 4 stages at a one of a kind venue with food stalls, hot showers & lots of additional outdoor activities, including a Yoga Festival.

“We observe today not a victory of a party, but a celebration of freedom, creativity and individuality – symbolizing an end, as well as a beginning – signifying renewal, as well as change. For we have sworn before you and almighty God of Great Music an oath to present the best artists a country has to offer across all genre’s over one weekend.” – Kernel Mieliepop

Haezer in the "Rave Cave" at Mieliepop 2016. Photo by Henry Engelbrecht
Haezer in the “Rave Cave”. Photo by Henry Engelbrecht.

The line-up so far includes Adelle Nqeto, ANG, Bad Peter, Barbosa Experience, BCUC, Ben Dey & the Concrete Lions, Benson, Bhashkar, Black Math, Boargazm, Bobbejaan DJ’s, Bye Beneco, Crimson House, Desmond & the Tutus, DJ Legend, Dogstarr, Haezer, Half ‘n Half, Hellcats, Hello Beautiful, Hot Water (Duo), Ella G, Embassy, Fabio, Femi Koya, Freecaps & Teeshirtz, Fuzigish, Gerald Clark, G-Force, Grassy Spark, Greg Georgiades & Ultra Natives, Johnny Cradle, Jol Stransky, Jonathan Peyper, Kallisto, Late Night Fox, Lil Bow, Luma, Majozi, Medicine Boy, Menticide, Miagii, Michael Canfield, Michael Lesar, Morrison Taylor, Mouse, Mr Green, Naming James, New Academics, Night Vision, PHFat, PopArtLive, Retro Dizzy, Rudeboyz, Rudeone, Shortstraw, Sound Sensible, Tidal Waves, The Dandies, The Dead Trends, The Deathrettes, The Lectric Monks, The Oh So Serious, The Tazers, The T’s & C’s, Thor Rixon, Urban Village, Vasco Bromada, We Are Charlie, Yo Grapes, & Zolabudde.

Tickets can be bought at mieliepopfestival.co.za at R650 (excluding R50 booking fee). Please note: The festival organisers warn to not buy tickets anywhere else, as they “cannot vouch that they are legit and you could end up with some dud tickets.” No-one wants to be refused entry when arriving at the festival gate…

We’re giving away a double ticket to the festival – to enter, simply fill out the form below, and you’ll be entered into the random draw for tickets. This competition closes on 23 February, and the winner will be announced here. The winner for this competition has been chosen: Chris Triegaardt – Congrats!