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It seems that March is music festival season. In addition to Splashy Fen and Otterlake Easter Festival, and the brand new Lush Festival in Clarens on Easter weekend, Mieliepop has moved from it’s traditional October/November slot to the weekend before Easter in 2016. Monday 21 March is Human Rights day, so it’s already a long weekend, and you can always take 3 leave days to just keep partying from this festival to the next – whichever one you choose!


This year, Mieliepop is offering a 3 day camping experience, with 3 stages offering more than 50 live acts. It’s hosted on an unbelievably beautiful farm with gorgeous rivers, rolling fields, crystal clear waters, green hills, lillies, magical caves, incredible entertainment, and squeaky clean infrastructure. They recently showed off the building of 18 permanent showers and toilets for the festival on social media:

Each shower will have hot water, a basin, mirror & power point for hair dryers. We want everyone to have the best festival experience, can’t wait for 18 – 21 March 2016!!

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Photo by Chris Acheson

The full Mieliepop 2016 line-up

Mieliepop final line-up 2016

Adelle Nqeto, Albert Frost, Andi Dill, Art Snakes, Bark, Basson Loubscher, BCUC, Bittereinder, Black Cat Bones, Black Math, Blazin Gooch, Blomtrein, Bobbejaan DJ’s, Bright Lights Big City, Bye Beneco, Chee, Coelacanth, Diamond Thug, Die See, Dogstarr, DJ Legend, DJ Mxit Moola, Fabio, Float Parade, Fuzigish, Gerald Clark, George Town, G-Force, Grassy Spark, Greg Georgiades, Haezer, Half ‘n Half, Hellcats, Jump The Gun, Kid Robot, Late Night Fox, Manouche, Michael Lesar, MoeJoe, Mr Cat & the Jackal, Napalma, N-Chant, New Academics, Phizicist, Rambling Bones, Sea of Green, Shortstraw, Stage Pig, Sol Gems, Sound Sensible, Sutherland, Tidal Waves, The December Streets, The Lectric Monks, The Moths, The Nomadic Orchestra, The Oh So Serious, The Plastics, The Shabeen, The Tazers, The Ultra Natives, Urban Village, We Are Charlie

The best thing I’ve heard about the venue (and festival) is the Rave Cave – Mieliepop’s dance floor INSIDE AN ACTUAL CAVE. This year, GrietTOY TOY, and Let’s Swing It are in charge of the Cave.

Mieliepop Rave Cave 2016

For anyone stuck without a tent, there’s the option of Maizey Stray tented accomodation.

Yo.Go.Flo Soul Flow Yoga Retreat

This year, Mieliepop also brings you a Soul Flow Yoga retreat.

If you’re a die-hard yogi or perhaps just dipping your toe in the reflective waters of yoga as a beginner, then this retreat is for you. Spread over three days around the exquisite lakeside lawns of the Mieliepop farm.

Yo.Go.Flo aims to connect amazing people, be a visual feast of yoga and wellbeing that will take place over three magic-packed days in the most beautiful setting with Stand Up Paddleboard Yoga which you’ll be able to try out on the calm waters of the picturesque lake.

Yo.Go.Flo tickets Include: 3 days at the festival, camping or campervan parking, plus all the yoga classes, activities and all musical entertainment.

  • 2 Yoga classes a day
  • 1 Meditation
  • 1 Workshop
  • 1 Stand Up Paddle Yoga per person for the day

Mieliepop Boutique Music Festival takes place 18-21 March 2016 at Tolderia Farm, Lothair. Get your tickets at www.mieliepopfestival.co.za – presold for R550.

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We’re giving away 1x double ticket to Mieliepop 2016! To stand a chance to win, comment below to tell us which act you’re most excited to see at Mieliepop, and why. Entries close 25 Feb, and the winner will be contacted on 26 Feb.