Welcome to the 6th Edition Festival of Friends!
In honour of the surreal struggle of this year, let's celebrate with a...
The time is almost upon us...
Tickets still 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 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
SOUL sessions for the WILD and SPIRITED
Festivities will start warming up at sunset on Monday the 28th December 2020 and will continue all the way through to
late evening on the 1st January 2021, which is the official decompression party - a magical night of musical melodies,
storytelling with Jenny, and spontaneous freestyle-jam sessions to restore and recharge as we settle into the New Year.
The Musical line-up will be confirmed closer to the time, but suffice to say every year we host a delicious and exciting variety of
live music and funky dj's who will facilitate funky beats and dancing feet!
In the meantime, the following will also be on offer:
HEALTH & WELLNESS & OTHER ACTIVITIES
Leonista 100% Agave Pool Party Open Mic sessions
Talks/discussion groups on pertinent environmental issues
Daily morning Yoga, meditation, Pilates and freestyle dance classes
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
Open-mic slots for everyone and anyone to sign up
An abundance of smiling faces, carefree play and happy dancing feet
Roughly 500 new friends
About the Festival
As always, it is our hope to experimentally co-create with all of you a space to facilitate and expand on Eco-Conscious Play 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.
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 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.
Following the ethos of the fabulous folk from Greenpop: We plant, and then we play!
Check the line-up when you arrive if you are keen to get involved!
Bring shoes, hats, gloves, spades and gees!
We are VERY excited for this one!
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.
If you have something special in your toolbox to contribute to this event and you feel inclined to get involved, please email Ola at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For any other info or queries please contact our lovely Charlene 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.