Welcome to the 7th Edition
Festival of Friends
 
In honour and respect for these crazy times,
lets celebrate with a ...
 
  MASKED BALL! 

Tickets now available!

 

It's an annual Wild Spirit tradition to combine sweet beats with lovely peeps to create

conscious, collaborative, creative play 

to welcome in the New Year.

These yearly events evolved into this festival,

designed for those of us who desire a wholesome, alternative experience of a New Year’s Eve celebration.

Due to popular demand, this camping festival

is a FIVE-day event.

To preserve intimacy, safety and all-round atmosphere, we limit numbers to no more than 500 people on the farm on New Year's Eve.

This includes the many wonderful performance and visual artists 

who make their way here from all over South Africa (and other parts of the world) 

to perform and share their gifts in this space.

 

Tickets are limited, and sell out fast.

To avoid disappointment, and before you fully commit to joining us, please read

this entire website which contains everything you want and need to know.

Thereafter, please submit your application form via the Application Process tab as soon as possible to secure your spot.

If anything is unclear, you are welcome to email wsfestivaloffriends@gmail.com for clarity.

For a little tasty teaser preview of what this event is all about,  here's a clip produced by Self - Aweh Productions from Festival of Friends circa 2015/2016

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The Lineup

SOUL sessions for the WILD and SPIRITED

Festivities start at sunset on the 28th December 2021 and will continue all the way through to

late evening on the 1st January 2022, which is the official decompression party - a magical night of musical melodies, 

storytelling with Jenny, and spontaneous freestyle-jam sessions as we settle into the New Year.

Keep an eye on this page for the MAIN STAGE ACTS.

These will be released in the first week of December. 

HEALTH & WELLNESS & OTHER ACTIVITIES

  • Leonista 100% Agave Pool Party & Open Mic sessions

  • Morning Yoga, Meditation & Pilates

  • Conscious dance 

  • Fire dancing

  • Red Tent @ the Yoga Barn

  • Massage & other holistic healing therapies

  • Soil Soul Sessions - tree-planting on the land

  • Local food, handcraft and body art stalls

  • Forest walks and lagoon swims in Natures Valley

  • An abundance of smiling faces, carefree play and happy dancing feet

  • Roughly 500 new friends 

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About the Festival

OUR VIBE

Philosophy

Eco-Conscious Play

As always, it is our hope to experimentally co-create with all of you a space to facilitate and expand on Eco-Conscious Party practices

and Interacting with Awareness – of our selves, our tribe, our natural environment, and our constantly evolving world at large.

We are working to engage with and promote the ethics and principles of being 'high on life' -

 which we understand to be the practice of enjoying our personal selves through sharing our skills, talents and  passions to promote

life, health, and a happy green Earth for all to enjoy. 

This is a conscious child-friendly event which caters to all ages, colours, shapes and forms.

It is therefore important to note we do not accept raucous, intoxicated and high-maintenance behaviour at any point during the celebrations.

We aim to provide a space within which to party creatively, with loving respect for other people, our animals, and the land itself.

If you are unsure of the motivations of the people joining you, please take responsibility for relaying this message clearly.

Of course we will play, with much enthusiasm, but we expect everyone who attends to align with our ethos.

Festival Theme

AFRIKAGROW

General enquiries/line-up

Ola +27 72 505 8271

Bookings/ Payments

Michaela +27 73 099 3712

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The longstanding drought in this area together with recurring wildfires has made urgent the need to fast track the rehabilitation of indigenous species, both fauna and flora, by selectively removing alien vegetation and re-cultivating the land with appropriate plants and purpose.

To bring attention and awareness to this important environmental issue, and to harness the potential of purposeful-people-power,

we will have a tree planting session where we invite you to learn, share and get your lovely hands dirty.

 This SOUL SOIL SESSION will be focused around our mission of re-greening the campsite with

indigenous buffer zones and planting food for our bees. 

In this way we creatively celebrate and honour our Earth as we bring in the New Year with wholesome intention.

Check the line-up when you arrive if you are keen to get involved!

Important to Note:

While we do all we can to minimise the threat of wild fires on the farm, the Garden Route is still a

high fire-risk area, especially in the hot, dry summer months.

Cigarette butts, open fires and irresponsibility are the main culprits.

We request everyone to actively and conscientiously work with us on this one.

Artist Applications

If you have something special in your toolbox to contribute to this event and you feel inclined to get involved, please email Ola at wsfestivaloffriends@gmail.com.

For any other info or queries please contact our lovely Michaela at the same address.

Links / Contact / Directions

Can be found on the EVENT PAGE ON FACEBOOK- Wild Spirit Festival of Friends

Here is the link - get involved for lift shares, car-pooling and last minute info. We will be posting the line-up in December.