Hurdle the midweek hump with cheap drinks and good music at this Cape Town ...
Rezonance New Year’s Eve Party Cape Town
Hit slick groovies and cruise into 2015 at this premier NYE trance shindig in Durbanville
Where will you be celebrating New Year’s Eve in Cape Town? If still stumped for plans, consider partying in true Mother City style – that is, have an all out massive jol at a four-day trance festival.
We don’t just mean any old outdoor affair either; we’re talking about the mother of all trance parties, the big dawg that reigns proudly over others – we’re talking about the Rezonance NYE Festival.
The electro extravaganza kicks off on Wednesday, 31 December 2014 at Contermanskloof Farm in the Durbanville area (a 30-minute drive from Cape Town) and thuds to close on Saturday, 3 January 2015.
As always, the epic NYE jol lures the hottest local psytrance, progressive, techno, dub and electronica overlords, and revellers can expect to arrive in one way and leave in completely another.
Four stages and an idyllic dam are all part and parcel to the debauchery, and party organisers will ensure that there is a myriad of food and drink vendors on hand for those who can’t be bothered to bring their own booze and grub.
Not to mention – and for those of you new to the wonderful world of the outdoor festival - camping under the stars, stomping in the mud and overall fun and freedom will be the order of the day.
Now, if that doesn’t sound like an out-of-this-world, tree-hugging good time, we don’t know what does.
LINE-UP FOR THE 2014-2015 REZONANCE NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY CAPE TOWN
PRIZM STAGE: From filthy full-on night time beats to groovy melodic day time tunes, this stage is dedicated to being the one-stop journey for all musical tastes
- Attik (MEX)
- Burn in Noise (BRA)
- Continuem (UK)
- Circuit Breakers
- Gaudium (SWE)
- Dave Mac
- Disco Volante
- Elusive Gluon
- Frozen Ghost
- Mad Piper
- Mad Science
- Rubix Qube
- Tune Raider
DELTA STAGE: This recently released stage includes some of the finest in SA dance and electronic music. Stage times as follows: Wednesday 31 Dec: 2pm until 6am, Thursday 1 Jan: 3pm until 4am, Friday 2 Jan: 3pm until 3am
- George Daniel
- Enough Weapons
- Damage Inc.
- Hippie Homicide
MISFITS MEADOW: A food and crafts market with a twist - come and chill out at this stellar stage – it provides some laidback tunes from 6:30pm to 9pm every day
CHILL TEMPLE: This ambient stage takes you on a trip through some homegrown ambient and chill beats,creating a relaxed groove from 6pm until 6am every day
- 8 Android Bliss
- Changa Manga
- Clear Particles
- Damon Chillumafia
- Earth Shift
- Mr Stomps
- Nelson Mandala
- The Elven Ruins
- The Hooded Villain
- Ward 10
TICKETS FOR THE 2014-2015 REZONANCE NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY CAPE TOWN
Tickets for the festival have been released and are available online at Quicket.co.za or from selected outlets and range from R540p/p to R700p/p. Please note, that early birds have been sold out. Patrons wanting to buy tickets online at Quicket.co.za will need to register and create a Quicket account in order to complete the purchasing process. Day passes will not be available, but full pass prices will drop from Thursday, 1 January 2015 and onward and tickets at these discounted rates will be available at the gate and will be cash transactions only.
Presale at selected outlets
Presale online at Quicket
At the gate
Presale Green Ticket at Quicket (includes the planting of a tree to combat carbon emissions)
PARTICIPATING RETAILERS FOR THE 2014-2015 REZONANCE NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY IN CAPE TOWN
- Cape Town CBD: Global Girl, Gardens Centre +27(0)21 -461 1756
- Cape Town CBD: SKA Clothing, Long Street +27(0) 21 -426 5025
- Canal Walk: Wild Fire Piercing +27(0)21 552 8929
- Cavendish Link: SKA +27(0)21 671 1367
- Kalk Bay: SKA +27(0)21 788 7437
- Observatory: Bohemian Lofts Backpackers +27(0) 21 447 6204
- Stellenbosch: Gypsy +27(0)21 886 7157
- Somerset West: Old Skool Tattoos, Main Road +27(0)71 345 5096
- Tableview, Bayside Mall: SKA +27(0)21 557 2468
DIRECTIONS TO THE 2014-2015 REZONANCE NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY CAPE TOWN
- Take the N1.
- Take the N7 turn-off.
- Drive towards Malmesbury.
- Take the Durbanville/Tableview off-ramp (exit 22).
- Turn right towards Durbanville.
- At the T-junction turn left and drive for +/- 3km.
- The venue is on the right.
- Look for the signs!
GPS CO-ORDINATES: -33.802829,18.58366
ACCOMMODATION FOR THE 2014-2015 REZONANCE NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY CAPE TOWN
Those attending the festival this year, can choose between various accommodation options, from bringing camping gear and pitching a tent in the camping facilities to renting out a guest house close to the festivalground. The organisers have brought back the Sacred Arrow Tipi Village, and a limited amount of tipis (teepees) are available and can be booked online at Rezonance.com. Do note, these are not glamping facilities but rather pre-pitched tents.
Patrons can also choose to experience the festival from the comfort fo a camper van or mobile home. Please note, Rezonance is accessible to disabled festivalgoers as facilities will be available and guide dogs are allowed on he festivalground. To arrange special needs access, email organisers prior to the festival by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Those looking to stay fresh for the duration of the festival can pay for pass to the new Rejuvenation Station at R150p/p and make use of the hot showers, flush toilets and other facilities. Tickets can be purchased online at Quicket.co.za.
TRANSPORT TO THE 2014-2015 REZONANCE NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY CAPE TOWN
Festivalgoers struggling to make their way to the festival can rest easy as the organisers have hooked up a partybound festival bus, which can be booked online at Festivalpartybus.com.
RULES FOR THE 2014-2015 REZONANCE NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY CAPE TOWN
No glass bottles will be allowed; decant drinks into plastic bottles. No under-18s; IDs will be requested. No illegal substances, fires, fireworks, weapons and domestic animals. Independent sound systems will not be allowed. Be respectful of the venue; no graffiti will be permitted and please leave the bad attitude at home.
Organisers will not accept responsibility for any injuries, death, loss or damage of any nature to persons, vehicles or belongings and this applies to negligence of any kind by promoters, venue and contractors. The event has been made as safe and secure as possible, all rights and right of admission reserved.
Not quite your bag? Check out what else is happening this New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day in Cape Town. For more upcoming festivals you don’t want to miss, check out our outdoor party season overview. Also, have a squiz at our guide of annual December events to find out about more hot happenings taking place during the month.
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