Ah Grietfest…  One of the best one day festivals in South Africa, and we are giving away tickets!

Grietfest is a counter cultural electronic dance festival that takes place in the industrial container yards on the border of the Johannesburg CBD. The festival is a playful space for people who want to breathe in the energy of the underground and to come and see international artists that would most likely never be brought to South Africa to perform to audiences. Grietfest is known for platforming both foreign and local new talent that are tomorrow’s A-listers and promoting a positive energy among party goers who share a unifying passion for varied styles of sub genre electronic dance music.

We’re giving away a set of double tickets to the event.  All you need to do is check out the line-up poster below and post your favourite song by the artist you are most looking forward to seeing.  Easy as that.

The winner will be announced on Friday – Goodluck!

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


  1. Lifa M July 6, 2015 at 12:17 PM

    Friction ft Arlissa – long gone memory

  2. Erin A July 6, 2015 at 2:47 PM

    Okmalumkoolkat – Holy Oxygen. What a jam!

  3. Craig July 6, 2015 at 5:30 PM

    The Oddword – Fire


    Saw him bring the heat at Arcade for Haezer’s troublemaker launch back in 2013 😀 Desperate to see Oddword and Haezer again!

  4. Dihael Prins July 7, 2015 at 1:36 PM

    PHFAT – Lights Out ft. JungFreud

  5. Elgar Botha July 8, 2015 at 12:24 PM

    Friction Vs. Icicle – Crucifix !! THE SHOGUN BOSS IS COMING !! 😀 Plus, Grietfest is on my birthday. Can’t really imagine a better birthday party than that..

  6. Jarred July 8, 2015 at 12:27 PM

    PHFAT – Lights Out

  7. Lezelle Frank July 8, 2015 at 12:45 PM

    “Panic at Cluster B” by PHFAT. YAS!

  8. Adam Lenhoff July 8, 2015 at 1:06 PM

    Has to be troublemaker by Haezer ft Tumi! People underestimate the fact that we have our own internationally recognised musical genius living right here in beautiful SA.

    The song is quite genius by the fact that it has taken a filthy dirty track (perfectly suited to Grietfest :D) and combined it with a purely South African style rap that just hammers you in the brain. Can not wait to party to this next month to the point where it makes my beard tingle!


    • The Beard July 10, 2015 at 12:35 PM

      Congrats Adam. You won yourself a double ticket to Grietfest 2015, please email nic@thebeard.fm with you email address and cell phone number. Your tickets will be issued to you the week before the event.

  9. themanwasib July 8, 2015 at 1:22 PM

    okmalumkoolkat- MSWENKOFONTEIN ft Stilo Magolide x uSanele x Sibot . one of the most epic kwaito and techno collobos ever, he killed it in this track.

  10. Mike Addison July 8, 2015 at 3:09 PM

    Trouble Maker by Haezer(feat Thumi) just because it’s such a banger and puts you in that party mood like nothing else

  11. Shaun R July 8, 2015 at 5:33 PM

    Chee – Bottom Feeder

    Glitch hop is suuuuuuuuuch an under represented scene locally, but this kid has some crazy interesting sounds. Throw in some DnB for good measure and you have an awesome act.


  12. Lize-Mari Nel July 8, 2015 at 6:38 PM

    Panic at Cluster B,
    by the one,
    the only ,

  13. Kobus Marx July 8, 2015 at 7:18 PM

    Haezer – Troublemaker

    Pretty awesome shit

  14. Adru van Niekerk July 8, 2015 at 7:52 PM

    Apashe – Black Gold, by far the best!!

  15. Bianca Rodrigues Jardim July 8, 2015 at 11:37 PM

    Vox portent- Memories. Hopefully I’ll be able to relate to this song by winning a set of double tickets and making epic memories at Grietfest 2015!!! =D

  16. Colbert July 9, 2015 at 9:59 AM

    Kyle Watson ft. Kylah Jasmine – Back To You

    Some local deep house/deep tech to get you up on your feet.
    Watson, who is signed to Dirty Bird Records has been climbing the charts in the underground music scene and has already made a name for himself internationally. This tune is one that i would highly recommend ❌
    Catch him at 7pm at Grietfest on the Red Bull Studio Live Stage

  17. Bernice Swart July 9, 2015 at 3:33 PM

    PH Fat – If he can’t dance ft JungFreud

  18. Christopher Haarhoff July 9, 2015 at 7:59 PM


    Haasbroek is lus vir, skud jou boude, skud skud, jou boude. #GRIETFEST 2015!!!

  19. Stoffel Haasbroek July 9, 2015 at 9:32 PM

    Friction – kinetic

    Rock uit met jou blokfluit!!
    Give nothing but you breast for GRIETFEST ( . ) ( . )
    Shap wille bullekie vat Vri jou n pillekie
    What do you call a man without a beard…… A princess

  20. Jeano Coetzee July 9, 2015 at 10:34 PM

    Freak by PHFat, AWESOME tune!

  21. Ryan Wells July 9, 2015 at 10:41 PM

    Haezer – Mutate

  22. Geraldine Connell July 9, 2015 at 11:07 PM

    PHFAT: – Jump !!!!

  23. Jacques Celliers July 10, 2015 at 11:03 AM

    PHFat – Egodeth! Not only is this my ultimate party starter song but PH Fat is always amazing to see! #localislekker #getkeen

  24. Jessica Young July 10, 2015 at 1:38 PM

    Grietfest is theeeeeeeee most amazing event of the year! (Actually even Grietfest was the matchmaker for my mister and I) we would absolutely love to attend this event again together. It is so difficult to say ONE artist, as I am looking forward to the WHOLE ENTIRE drum and bass stage/s. But! BENSON! I can’t say one tune in particular, but, his whole sets are generally pretty mouthwatering tasty!!!! Woooohooooo! (Hopeful Benson will play my favorite tune of all time – Youth (hybrid minds remix) -daughter. Go check that out for some Friday loving!!

  25. Thato July 14, 2015 at 12:38 PM


  26. Aphro July 16, 2015 at 8:39 PM


    P.H. Fat – City Of Thieves


  27. Aphro July 16, 2015 at 8:40 PM



  28. Jade Osner July 20, 2015 at 5:46 AM
  29. ZANELL VERMEULEN July 28, 2015 at 11:45 AM

    PHFAT -House of Clashes

  30. Kobus Marx August 2, 2015 at 9:32 PM

    Kill the universe – PHfat

  31. Jennifer Came August 12, 2015 at 5:34 PM

    PHfat – Jump! This song just radiates with energy and I feel nothing but excitement when listening to it LIVE! 😀

  32. Hanco Gerber August 19, 2015 at 12:18 PM

    Mr.Green & Vexille – Malice
    Jhb represent and its massive, this one always breaks the dance floor

  33. Nadine Pieterse August 19, 2015 at 10:42 PM

    PHFat – Lights out ft JungFreud ……..this is definitely the most pumping, amp filled, crae crae, insanely sick song!!!!! #GRIETFEST 2015 #SICKNIGHT #INSANELYAMPED

  34. jacques August 21, 2015 at 2:05 PM

    Ph Fat The Machine – all time favourite!

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