Mieliepop Music Festival 2-5 October 2014, Lothair, Mpumalanga:

 

“Eazy Livin’ and a rocking crowd at Mieliepop” – Uriah Heep

“South Africa danced like they wanted to!” – Ivan Doroschuk (Men Without Hats)

“Mieliepop makes us feel warm, cozy and ready for adventure” – Muse Magazine

“Ordentlike mense! My tipe jol…” – Hendrik Geelbaadjie

The stage is set, players booked and the artists are ready as they lurch headlong into another delicious instalment of Mieliepop. It is now the fourth annual event. Original South African legends and the hottest of new acts converge from the 2nd to the 5th of October in Eclectic Mielie-Land. This is way more than just a mere musical festival and it will swiftly become clear why their regular Mieliepoppers return back time and again.

LOCAL SUPPORT AND CULTURE…

“Those in the know are all too aware that Mieliepop is far from just setting up camp and watching bands. Without argument set in one of the most beautiful festival venues in South Africa, festival goers appreciate our fine blend of serenity, creative mayhem and quirky surprises.  Jaw-droppingly good talent continues to ensure the grandeur from eras past, present and beyond.” – Organizers

If you think Mieliepop; think of an escapist world where you can celebrate and simply have outlandish fun! “We are noted for our provision of quality at many levels, squeaky clean and well-serviced festival infrastructure (hot showers/flush toilets)” Organizers. Camp hassle free on lush lawns adjacent to a crystal clear lake (fishing and swimming allowed), Rock ‘n’ Rolling green hills and magical caves delicately decorated with Highveld lilies.

Explore the beautiful farm and wildlife, catch a fish, find hidden land art or float your pimped lilo on the lake while you make friends with the resident otters. Be romantic and declare your love at their Chapel (while Elvis makes it all official) or possibly hitch a free ride on the “Yellow Dub-Marine” with the live onboard reggae band. Join in or kick back then make your way to the Marshmallow Pit, bang your drum and show off your didgeridoo skills around the festival-long bonfire.

Visitors may also trek off into the woods where their new Electronica Stage addition this year will host fresh and pioneering DJ’s. More late night foot tapping options; Cocktail Pool Bar and Disco Cave will keep the classic party happening until the early hours of the morning.

 

The festi-food district, a long-time Mieliepop favourite, continues to raise the bar / push the boundaries with a truly unique mix of the usual favorites, healthy, meaty and fusion food. Enjoy your feast either seated on scattered tables around the venue or claim your picnic spot with your blanky.

You can spree at the market. Go shop for something that you can brag about or absolutely don’t need. All stalls only sell quality, original and trendy accessories, clothing, costumes, toys, official merchandise and art.

Other activities:

·                     “Saturday Night Beaver” Fancy Dress Up (Best dressed furry animal costumed couple will each receive lifelong Mieliepop membership!)

·                     Pamper Lounge and Massage Tent

·                     Troll Pub (Claimed as a World first; semi submerged bar below a bridge where Trolls serve you…) 

·                     Binge Bingo Star (Play Bingo, for beer)

 

The Mieliepop Way: Labeled as South Africa’s most laid back and eclectic Rock, Reggae and Blues boutique festival experience, where you can comfortably lose/find yourself, relax and dance with like-minded people! Keeping it real and loaded with variety has always been at the heart of the Mieliepop core. Nature (including farm owner, Andre Van Rooyen) did a swell job by providing us with the most surreal and breathtaking venue ever. We simply added a few ingredients and shook it all up. The result was spectacular; blissful festies of all ages danced together while appreciating and supporting real and original SA music.” Coenraad Nel, Festival Organizer

ACTS CONFIRMED at the time of going to press include:

Additional acts plus more far out and fun frolics will be unveiled leading up to the festival. Follow www.mieliepop.com and all our social media networks for updates.

Mieliepop Highlight Videos:

 

CLICK: https://vimeo.com/93378854

CLICK: https://vimeo.com/64881563

MIELIEPOP 2014 PRICES

Adult Festival Ticket (inc. camping) – Ranging from R495 – R595

Age 12 and Under Festival Ticket (inc. camping) – FREE (obtain a ticket voucher via our ticketing site under the reference name of the adult accompanying you)

All Tickets:

– Include camping

– Day tickets available at festival gate

– Can be purchased at www.mieliepop.com

 

ACCOMODATION

• Maizey Stray VIP Tended Lodge Bookings at www.mieliepop.com

• Caravans and 4×4 Trailers Allowed

 

STAY UPDATED

• Web: www.mieliepop.com

• Twitter: @mieliepopfest

• Facebook: www.facebook.com/mieliepopfestival

GENERAL FESTIVAL ENQUIRIES

• info@mieliepop.com

Here’s the event page.  

Written by Nic Berti
Founder at El Beardo. Music addict. Festival junkie. Gamer.

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