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Vortex Trance Party

Prepare yourself for a stomptastic weekend away at Riviersonderend’s Circle of Dreams

Let your mind unwind and your spirit soar at the harmony-infused legendary Open Source Vortex Trance Party, sounding off from Thursday, 8 to Monday, 12 December 2016.

Held twice a year in the sultry summer months (once in December and again over Easter), this psychedelic outdoor music festival is a favourite among electro enthusiasts and eco-warriors on a quest to reconnect with nature. The organisers behind Vortex have been putting on stellar trance parties for two decades, and have become legends on the trance scene. In a colourful celebration of psy-culture, this five-day trance party will create a whimsical world where dance and art are infinitely fused and where body, environment and soul are reunited.

The one central stage will form the focus of the festival’s head-spinning beats. Partygoers can look forward to an exhilarating electro line-up of top local DJs and producers.

If you can’t make this stompfest then be sure to browse our guide to upcoming trance parties in our pretty city and surrounds


  • XP Voodoo
  • Zyce
  • Bim
  • Drukverdeler
  • 2012
  • Tim Duster
  • Creator
  • Virtual Light
  • Flooting Grooves
  • Kai Mathesdorf
  • Thaty
  • K-Jos
  • Connecto
  • DJ Mark
  • Moog
  • Bernz
  • Bruce
  • Absynth
  • Rubix Qube
  • Killer B
  • Sonic
  • Concious Chaos
  • Killawatt
  • Zezia
  • Silo
  • And more!

If this mind-numbingly good line-up isn’t enough to send your senses spiralling, there will also be performances by a variety of mystery guests to look forward to.

Bring your tents and sleeping bags and set up your own fantasy fort in the shade of the surrounding trees. There are taps throughout the campsite offering clean running water, and flush toilets and hot showers will be present. To curb hunger and satisfy stomachs, there will also be a number of food stalls on offer. This year, the organisers have ensured that the facilities are even bigger and better than before to keep partygoers happy and comfortable while keeping the campsite clean.


A full festival pass, which includes the booking fee, is valid for a five-day camping and party experience from 10am on Thursday, 8 to 12pm on Monday, 12 December 2016. Those who can’t make the entire five-day festival can purchase a weekend pass or day passes. Please note that should the venue reach capacity, the day passes will not be available due to safety concerns.



Early Bird pass

R500p/p (SOLD OUT)

Full festival pass

R550p/p (
R530p/p (online)
R650p/p (at the gate)

Weekend presale pass

R480p/p (online)

Weekend festival pass (available from Saturday 9am)



The following retail outlets will only have full festival passes for sale.

  • CAPE TOWN: SKA Clothing | +27 (0)21 426 5025
  • CAVENDISH: SKA Clothing | +27 (0)21 671 1367
  • TABLE VIEW: SKA Clothing | +27 (0)83 954 3391
  • KALK BAY: SKA Clothing | +27 (0)21 788 7437
  • CANAL WALK: Wild Fire Body Piercing Clinic | +27 (0)21 552 8929
  • STELLENBOSCH: Gypsy | +27 (0)21 886 7157
  • OBSERVATORY: Marley’s Coffee | +27 (0)21 447 4332

Check the Vortex Facebook page to find more participating outlets.


Not a fan of roughing it in camping gear? Experience the festival in style and comfort with the Belle Tent village and the Fish Eagle Village. The tents are three-sleepers and each tent comes with comfy mattresses, pillows and interior light. Rates are R800p/night for a minimum of three nights stay.  For bookings and more information on festival packages email Phillipe at


  • Strictly no glass, fires, fireworks, domestic animals, independent sound systems, illegal substances, graffiti, weapons and bad attitudes are allowed at the venue.
  • No under-18s are allowed, and identification must be provided on arrival. Those who fail to comply will be turned away.
  • Organisers have painstakingly ensured that the event is safe and secure and accept no responsibility for negligent behaviour, injury, death, loss or damage of any nature to persons, vehicles or belongings.
  • Right of admission reserved!
  • Do not drink and drive.


Interested in other trance and stomptasticevents around Cape Town? Take a look at our overview of December events in Cape Town and surrounds so you don’t miss a single shindig.


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