Rocking The List

Alright, four days until ROCKING THE DAISIES and I’m slowly grabbing some ideas as to what to take with me, what to leave at home and what to plaster on my friends’ faces while they’re passed out. Joking. Not really.

Basics to bring:
Sleeping Bag
Torch
Water
Toilet Paper
Wet wipes
Toiletries
Towel
Black Plastic Bags
Chow & Booze
Cash
Comfortable shoes
Extra crappy phone if you have one (Nokia 3310)
Sunscreen
Hat
Sunglasses
Hair clip or elastic (your hair won’t be pretty)
Grandpa
Warm clothes
Festival Map and Line-up reminder
Plasters, medicine, etc.

Here’s the festival map courtesy of the RTD crew:

 

Here’s my rough schedule. Rough.

FRIDAY

13:00 – BLACK-HANDED KITES (MAIN)

16:15 – SHORTSTRAW (MAIN)

18:25 – MACHINERI

20:35 – DECEMBER STREETS (MAIN)

21:40 – ISO (MAIN)

23:00 – KONGOS (MAIN)

12:20AM– BEAST

1:30AM – DAS KAPITAL (ELECTRO)

2:30 NIGHT TIME – PASCAL AND PEARCE (ELECTRO)

SATURDAY

11:05 – TRENTON AND FREE RADICAL

12:10 SOUTHERN GYPSY

14:20 – MOVING HOUSE (MAIN)

15:25 – THE DIRTY BOUNCE

18:05 – JEREMY LOOPS (MAIN)

19:25 – DESMOND AND THE TUTUS (MAIN)

22:05 – SHADOWCLUB

23:20 –BLOC PARTY (MAIN)

1:00AM – GOLDFISH (ELECTRO)

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Rocking The Daisies

Its official: I’m Rocking The Daisies! After months of deliberation, planning with friends and gathering some funds (emphasis on some) I have booked my flight to Slaapstad and bought my Daisy tickets (go to http://rockingthedaisies.com/tickets/ to get yours).

 

And with my fellow Cape Town mates, old and present Rhodes students, the weekend is looking like one that will be written in the ol’ memory book. Its also a time for me to dust off some end of year work routine to embrace Cloof Wine Estate and the sexiness of the eco-friendly festival. Green is so in right now.

Magaliesburg’s ‘Sowing The Seeds’, the immense prelude that took place back in February, was just a little bite of the festival flavour, laid-back atmosphere and music that brings a crowd of everyone together. Hippies, tank tops, sunshine, colour, smoking food, foaming beer and the rough and tough of camping out. Meeting the weird, the wonderful and immersing oneself in the Summer Paradise – a little look into what Daisies is going to be like.

Foot-stomping, bouncing, closed eyes and the seduction of class acts. The line-up caters for everyone.

Here are my favourites:

BLOC PARTY

Saturday @ 11:20 pm

The Brit boys are the main feature of the weekend’s festivities. They’ve been a big deal since 2005 and have been instrumental in defying other indie rock bands. They’re a little bit of alternative cool and with some old and new tracks, crowds will go insane.

DESMOND AND THE TUTUS

Saturday @ 7:25 pm

KONGOS

Friday @ 11:00 pm

JEREMY LOOPS & CO.

Saturday @ 6:05 pm

This was Jeremy at last year’s Rocking The Daisies:

SHADOWCLUB

Saturday @ 10:05 pm

December Streets

Friday @ 8:35 pm

Also looking forward to Beast, Black Handed Kites and Shortstraw on the Mainstage.

Electro Stage: Pascal and Pearce, Toby2Shoes, GoldFish

Nu World Beat: Closet Snare, Rumspringer