CapeTownMagazine.com

Cape Town Trance Party Schedule

Unwrapping Cape Town with you.
Also engage with our other channels
to find something you don't want to miss.
 
www.capetownmagazine.com/subscribe
CapeTownMag
CapeTownMagazine.com
capetownmag

Cape Town Trance Party Schedule

Your guide to the sickest summer psy and electronic music festivals of the 2018 season!

Last Updated: Tuesday, 27 March 2018

Cape Town is home to the outdoor trance music party. Sure Joburg tries its best but this seaside city, with its chilled-out reputation and its surrounding natural splendour, is the obvious choice for weekend-long, wide-eyed music festivals.

However, if you’re not in the loop, upcoming outdoor trance parties can prove rather elusive. More times than not, it’s difficult to get the hard facts about what’s happening where and when.

More specifically, in much the same way as people from Cape Town direct you around the city with useful instructions like “drive away from the mountain”, the only ‘essential’ info that those who are clued up are often willing to share about a trance party is that the jol was the, “party of my life” or had “mystical visuals” and “amazing energy”.

Don’t despair though; we’re here to help! We’ve compiled an overview of the best Cape Town outdoor trance parties of the 2018 season.

Do note: The Theewaterskloof (TWK) Municipality was reviewing their stance on allowing music festivals to take place within their district (Botrivier, Caledon, Genadendal, Grabouw, Greyton, Riviersonderend, Villiersdorp). Still no word, but you’ll know as soon as we do! Subscribe to our newsletter here.  

CAPE TOWN TRANCE PARTY CALENDAR:  

Origin Music and Art Festival – (26 - 28 January 2018)
As always with Origin, count on swimming dams, food and drink stalls and plenty of debauchery. The festival includes so much more than just music, so get involved. Last year the trance staple was hosted at Elandskloof Farm near Greyton and the organisers secured some legendary artists for the line-up including Loud, Magik and James West. We cannot wait for the 2018 edition.
TICKETS: Tickets are available online via Quicket.co.za for between R350/p and R550/p.

Alien Safari Masqued Ball - February 2018 - Date to be Confirmed
Masqued Ball is another example of a stomp-fest that must have been made in trance heaven. The 2017 spectacular was hosted by the sea, just further along the coast than Gordons Bay. This one is in our diaries for sure, we wouldn’t miss it! Details are a little thin on the ground but we will keep you in the loop over the next few weeks.
TICKETS: Ticketing details are yet to be released.

Altered Sates: Lunar - March 2018 - Date to be Confirmed
After the hit that the 2017 edition was, this chilled-out experience is just what the doctor ordered to get you trancing again. This is more than just a trance event; it’s a gathering of the community. The organisers had, fire pits and a conscious movie screening at the 2017 party.
TICKETS: Ticketing details are yet to be released.

Organic Love Project – April 2018 - Date to be Confirmed
Located just 100km outside of Cape Town, Utopia is the perfect trance venue. This trance party is set to announce a few details, so keep your eyes open! Two international legends performed last year, namely UnderCover (Israel) and Darma (Israel) and believe us (we were there) it was awesome.
TICKETS: Ticketing details are yet to be released.

Ultranoize Outdoor Festival - April 2018 - Date to be Confirmed
Last year, this lekker local bash brought together some of SA’s most popular DJs. It promises all the vibes of a big festival, with the charm of a small one. Don’t get lost in the crowd and pack your best trance party threads (hint: bright, but comfy) and let the stomping begin. Summer will be fading and that means the 2018 trance season will be drawing to a close (or at the very least slowing down). End of summer jols are cooler (weather wise, of course), so pack sensibly.
TICKETS: Ticketing details have yet to be released.

Eden Experience: Botanic Dreams - April 2018 - Date to be Confirmed
We all helped Eden dust off the cobwebs, after being out of the spotlight for a while, with their first party of 2017! It was hosted at the Garden of Eden (which is a mystery to us as well). Details are a little thin on the ground, but stay tuned, we will keep you in the loop people. Just get ready for an epic jol.
TICKETS: Ticketing details are yet to be released.  

TRANSylvania presents: Redemption Island - May 2018 - Date to be Confirmed
TRANSylvania’s second ever gig, last year, was mind-blowing. The venue was spectacular, the music was insane and the atmosphere was electric. Make sure you don’t miss this newcomers next edition of to the trance party scene.
TICKETS: Ticketing details are yet to be released.

Phoenix Festival of Fire – June 2018 - Date to be Confirmed
Celebrate rebirth, in the season of renewal, with the 2017 edition of ‘Phoenix Festival of Fire’. Vortex Trance Adventures took us back to the Circle of Dreams (Riviersonderend) for 2016 and brought amazing international acts like Side Effects (Israel), Bouncerz (Israel), Creator (Switzerland) and Kai Mathesdorf (Germany), along with lekker locals like DJ Mark, Bernz and many more.
TICKETS: Ticketing details are yet to be released.

Sunflower Festival - August 2018 - Date to be Confirmed 
Hosted at the Cape Town Ostrich Ranch, the Sunflower Festival usually turns to face the sun in August. The 2017 acts were dirty-trance master Vini-Vici, the insanely epic Mandragora and everyone's favourite trance lady, Sway. Sunflower is always the season opener, and what a way to do it! Last year they even secured Vini Vici! Calling all Vini Vici fans, he is finally coming to Cape Town again!
TICKETSTicketing details are yet to be released.

Alien Safari Sprung - September 2018 - Date to be Confirmed
If you’re of the school of thought that only Alien Safari can kick off the outdoor psy calendar, then this is the obvious season-starting shindig for you. The acts in 2017 included Aardvark, Abra, DJ Mark, Drifter and Loophole (and plenty more). The jol once again went down at Silwerstroom Resort on the West Coast (past Melkbosstrand). 
TICKETSTicketing details are yet to be released.

Into the Wild: Moon Child - September 2018 - Date to be Confirmed
Into the Wild will be back again in 2018 with Raised by Wolves on 13 January 2018 and The Woodlands on 12 May 2018. The line-up for Moon Child last year included Geometric Flux, Broken Toy, Itone, Toby2Shoes and more. 
TICKETSTicketing details are yet to be released. 

Earthdance - September 2018 - Date to be Confirmed
Yay for Earthdance 2018. 2018 is their 22nd year, and they're planning a bigger party than ever! Last year’s Earthdance shaped up to be an out-of-this-world experience. The legendary and internationally linked-up party is back to a two day and we can’t wait to dip our toes into the Earthdance waters once more!
TICKETS: Ticketing details are yet to be released.

Organik Gaian Dream – October 2018 - Date to be Confirmed
This favoured outdoor trance party crash-landed onto a whole new natural playground last October, and rumour has it the mysterious location had a forest and a dam. Keen. They secured Pixel and G.M.S as headliners last year, as well as 3 Of Life (a collaboration of the two) for a mind-blowing set of trance madess. 
TICKETSPTicketing details are yet to be released.

PsynOpticz Presents Jungala – November 2018 - Date to be Confirmed
Jungala is one of the biggest parties on the trance calendar and for the very first time, last year, there was a second Jungala event! The Magic of Jungala took the form of a one-night party at Hillcrest Quarry. The headline acts included Bliss (Israel), Vertigo (Mexico), Mystical Complex (Israel) and more! There will also be some locals to make sure the line-up is extra lekker.
TICKETS: Ticketing details are yet to be released.

Alien Safari’s Flying Circus - November 2018 - Date to be Confirmed
Say hello to the newly revived Flying Circus brought to you by Alien Safari. Their usual festivals, Masqued Ball in February and Sprung in September, are the highlight of the season for many ravers. 
TICKETS: Ticketing details are yet to be released.

Synergy Live - December 2018 - Date to be Confirmed
After their return in 2017, Synergy Live is back this year and what a year it is! The organisers are back for a three day festival filled with music, dance, drinking and laughs. This explosion of partying is the highlight of many trancers calendars and Synergy has promised to be bigger than ever. 
TICKETS: Ticketing details are yet to be released.

Vortex Open Source - December 2018 - Date to be Confirmed
Hosted at the Circle of Dreams, just outside of Riviersonderend, Vortex: Open Source is a must for any summer loving trancer. It is in December, but why not plan ahead? Keep an eye on their Facebook page for more details on the line-up, venue and all the stuff you’ll need to know!
TICKETSTicketing details are yet to be released.

Rezonance New Year’s Eve Festival - December 2018 - January 2019 - Date to be Confirmed
Normally this list is reserved for full trance parties only, but this is one sick party to get you pumping into the new year. Keep New Years open people, you are not going to want to miss this!
TICKETS: Ticketing details are yet to be released.

---

Catch some arty films and powerful messages at the Cape Town International Film & Market Festival

Interested in other festivals around Cape Town? Take a look at our overview of annual music festivals in Cape Town and surrounds so you don’t miss a single one.

If you’re planning a festival trip, you’ll definitely need to take a quick look at our list of festival essentials! Don’t be caught off guard when you trip over (or forget) your tent pegs, #justsaying

---

Want your event to gain fame and a following? Our Events Support Programme includes diverse and affordable packages guaranteed to get results.

---

Use our events section for an up-to-date overview of happenings in Cape Town. Also, don’t forget to subscribe to our newsletter and if you have a smart phone, add m.capetownmagazine.com to your home screen for quick access on the go!

Follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook, join our Google+ circle, connect with us on LinkedIn, check out our photos on Instagram and follow our Pinterest boards for updates on what’s happening in and around the Mother City!

 

Cape Town Events Calendar
October 2018
SUN MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT
1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30 31

astrology outreachBring the Family: Free Stargazing ...

Astronomical Society offers high-powered telescopes for everyone to enjoy at the V&A ...

kuilsrivier challengeGolf And Obstacles At The Kuilsrivier ...

A fun and active charity event in aid of the local children of Kuils River

kiff kombi craft beer Craft Beer Safari with Kiff Kombi Tours

Here’s how to experience the best in Cape Town’s craft beer scene and get 15% off ...

calling us homeComing Soon: The Musical Calling Us ...

A love so strong that it tears the night sky apart

ipotsoyiIpotsoyi Spring Festival

Celebrate some of SA’s top movemakers and beatmakers at this one-day festival

KewpieAn Inspiring Message of Diversity and ...

The vibrant diversity of District Six comes alive with an exhibition about a famously ...

hint-hunt-zen-room-3Cape Town’s Most Mysterious Tourist ...

Be sure to add this exhilarating live group escape game challenge to your Mother City ...

Art@Africa Gallery 2Celebrate 100% Madiba At This Art ...

Commemorate the life of a South African icon through the power of creativity

OX Seals 04Smile: You Get 25% Off Seal Snorkelling ...

Up close with wild Cape fur seals in small, intimate excursions that are super special, ...

Battlefield Live SA Laser Tag Children's Events Cape TownSave on your kids’ birthday party ...

Make your kids’ birthday party extra special with outdoor laser tag with Battlefield ...

Kaapse Stories at The Rockwell TheatreDinner and a Show with Rockwell Theatre

What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas. What happens in Cape Town gets told to your mom, ...

Cape Culinary Tours Valentine's Day InclusionTake a Bite into History with Cape Town ...

Learn about Cape Town’s past while savouring local cuisine with these informative ...

Radisson Blu 12Save on Having Your Dream Wedding at ...

Have a stress-free wedding when hosting it at this city location

Leopard's Leap Harvest Table 1Savour the Lekker in What's Local at ...

Discover South Africa through its flavours and traditions at a family-table event ...

Jack BlackBeers and Bands at Jack Black Brewery ...

Every Friday night the Jack Black stage is lit up with local talent

V&A Food Market 3Free Live Music and Affordable ...

With 42 artisanal street food vendors and retail products and free live music every ...

SA IdolsAll the Times Capetonians Entertained ...

Though auditions for 2018 are closed, Cape Town did us proud during SA Idols Season 14

Under Oaks 4Have a Turkish-French Affair With This ...

Indulge all your senses by trying the delicious wine and sweet pairing at Under Oaks in ...

Fire and Ice Weekend PartyParty in the Fire & Ice Hotel Lobby ...

Live DJ, killer cocktails, 38 gourmet milkshakes and the chance to meet exciting new ...

Beluga Live Music Event 2Live Music Every Saturday at Beluga

Enjoy fresh and vibey live music every Saturday at Beluga

Ubuntu Climbs 365 3How Many Hikes Up Table Mountain Does ...

A hike a day gets the funds raised. This guy is hiking Table Mountain every single day of ...

Glowing Rooms 3Get a Great Saving on 3D Mini-Golf with ...

Pay a special rate for entrance into SA’s first 3D space-themed glow-in-the-dark ...

Just Like Papa 6Pop into Just Like Papa this Saturday ...

Gold-class vicar knives, Swedish-made hunter’s hatchets and one-of-a-kind handcrafted ...

A Touch Of Madness Burgers and Beers 4Saturdays are for Sunny Daytime Parties ...

Touchdown Saturdays’ DJ, drink specials and sunny courtyard are ideal for summer ...

Wine FliesWine Flies Give You an Experience Like ...

Take the road less travelled with this boutique touring company

Roast and Co 9Saturday Lunch Fun at Roast & Co.

Every Saturday in the historic Heritage Square courtyard, Roast & Co. serves up terrific ...

Sgt pepper live musicRam Jam Rock Parties at Sgt Pepper

The head-banging, guitar twanging rockin’ good times are back

Knife 7Birthday Party Special at Knife ...

Get a meal on the house when you celebrate your birthday on a Saturday at this Century ...

WeatherGiveawaysTravel Tips

Curious to make exciting discoveries in Cape Town every day? "LIKE" us for a daily hidden gem.