RAMfest Cape Town

Due to unforeseen and unfortunate circumstances, the 2015 RAMfest Cape Town will not take place this year.


Due to unforeseen and unfortunate circumstances, the 2015 RAMfest Cape Town will not take place this year. 

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Join hordes of hard rock fans and headbang to Hell and back at the 2014 RAMfest in Cape Town. The outdoor music festival is set to transform Elandskloof Farm in Helderstroom into a veritable mosh pit mecca from Thursday, 6 to Sunday, 9 March 2014.

More than just a music fair, RAMfest is also a fun four-day camping experience, and in between sets, revellers can drink in the beauty of the lush venue, which sits between Villiersdorp and Greyton just 125km outside of Cape Town.

In honour of its eighth birthday, the raucous jol is improving on its previous (already killer) track record and featuring a string of top-level international and local artists bound to bring down the house. Festival-goers can pick and choose their soundscape: there are four different stages, each offering something unique. The main Red Heart Rum Stage features international headliners Killswitch Engage and Trivium from the USA along with UK acts VuvuVultures and Foals and Biffy Clyro, who comes all the way from Scotland. These overseas mega musos will share the stage with hot Mzansi rockers like aKING, ISO, Gangs of Ballet and more.

Alternatively, the Monster Stage will offer audiences a metal-edged experience, while the Olmeca Stage will keep EDM lovers stomping into the early hours of the morning to the sounds of beat-making icons like Camo & Krooked featuring Dynamite MC as well as Niskerone and Haezer, to name but a few.

Otherwise, the Stellenbrau Carnival Stage offers eager beavers the perfect kick-start to the festival with toe-tapping tunes on Thursday, 6 March and will get festival-goers up and vibing early with morning comedy acts, mellow music and laidback vibes on Friday, 7 and Saturday, 8 March.

LINE-UP FOR THE 2014 RAMFEST IN CAPE TOWN

RED HEART RUM STAGE

FRIDAY, 7 MARCH 2014

SATURDAY, 8 MARCH 2014

5pm - Red Huxley

3pm - The Flaming De Villes

6pm - The Very Wicked

4pm - VuvuVultures (UK)

7pm - Infanteria

5pm - aKING

9pm - Trivium (USA)

6pm - ISO

11pm - Killswitch Engage (USA)

7pm - Gangs of Ballet

 

9pm - Foals (UK)

 

11pm - Biffy Clyro (Scotland)            

 

MONSTER STAGE

FRIDAY, 7 MARCH 2014

SATURDAY, 8 MARCH 2014

5pm - Conduit

3pm - All Guns Full Ammo

6pm - De Wallen

4pm - Junkyard Lipstick

7pm - Foto Na Dans

5pm - Sacrifist

8pm - Black Cat Bones

6pm - Dead Lucky

10pm - Fuzigish

7pm - Haggis & Bong

 

8pm - Taxi Violence

 

10pm - PH Fat

 

OLMECA STAGE

FRIDAY, 7 MARCH 2014

SATURDAY, 8 MARCH 2014

4pm - VaVa

4pm - Headphaze

5pm - Einstein Adonis

5pm - Maramza

6pm - Gateway Drugs

6pm - B-Wise

7pm - Stone Age Citizens

7pm - Sideshow

8pm - Kennedy

8pm - Mix n Blend

9pm - George Daniel

9pm - Leechi

10pm - Protoculture

10pm - Das Kapital

11:30pm - Niskerone

11pm - Phaze

1am - Camo & Krooked ft Dynamite MC (Austria & UK)

12am - El Gordo

2:30am - Hyphen

1am - Haezer

 

2:30am - Grimehouse

 

STELLENBRAU CARNIVAL STAGE

THURSDAY, 6 MARCH 2014

FRIDAY, 7 MARCH 2014

SATURDAY, 8 MARCH 2014

7pm - Heroine

10am - Comedy

10am - Comedy

8pm - Brother & Brother

11am - The Inside Job

11am - Nomadic Orchestra

9pm - Basson Laubscher & the Violent Free Piece

12pm - Comedy

12pm - Comedy

10pm - The Dollfins

12:30pm - Rosemary Towns End

12h30 - Gerald Clark

11pm - Black Lung

1:15pm - Comedy

1:15pm - Comedy

12am - Stoker

1:45pm - The Ballistics

1:45pm - Mr Cat & the Jackal

 

2:45pm - Kingdom for a Horse

 

 

3:45pm - Al Bairre

 

*Please note that times are subject to change.

TICKETS FOR THE 2014 RAMFEST IN CAPE TOWN

Tickets are available online via Plankton.mobi or Ramfest.co.za/tickets as well as at the gate on the day and weekend passes cost R700p/p; no day passes are available.

Gates open at 12pm on Thursday, 6 March 2014.

ACCOMMODATION AND FACILITIES AT THE 2014 RAMFEST IN CAPE TOWN

Bring along your tents, caravans and camping gear and set up along the river and within the lush old forests on this stunning farm. Campers are urged to also bring stretch tents, sun hats, umbrellas and sunscreen for protection from the rays as it can get pretty hot in this region during March. Revellers can also take dips in the river to cool off, so don’t forget your costumes and inflatables!

For those of you who prefer to rough it a little less, Kreef Hotel’s accommodation, luxury camping facilities that include hot showers, clean toilets, full-time security and famous buffet breakfasts, will also be available. For more information and to book your spot, go to Kreefhotel.co.za. Not to mention, there are also chalets available on the neighbouring Rusty Gate Farm and caravans can be organised by contacting info@ramfest.co.za.

DIRECTIONS TO THE 2014 RAMFEST VENUE IN CAPE TOWN

  • Take the N2 towards Somerset West and go over Sir Lowry's Pass.
  • Continue past Botrivier.
  • Take the R43 (Villiersdorp) exit to your left.
  • After travelling 14km turn right towards Helderstroom/Greyton.
  • Follow the road past Helderstroom prison (on your left).
  • The road becomes a gravel/dirt road.
  • Travel along this road until you get to a fork in the road.
  • Take the left fork and follow the road straight ahead.
  • Look for arrows and signs.

GPS Co-ords: 34° 2'55.86"S 19°24'18.21"E

RULES FOR THE 2014 RAMFEST IN CAPE TOWN

  • Strictly no under 18s are allowed unless accompanied by an adult over the age of 21.
  • Camping is on a first-come-first-serve basis, so get there early to secure a good spot.
  • You may camp with your car, but be considerate and don’t take up unnecessary space. Cars parked in the road will be removed. The parking officials know what they are doing, so LISTEN to them.
  • Don’t litter and be kind to the environment.
  • NO fireworks, pets, graffiti, weapons, independent sound systems or illegal substances will be permitted.
  • NO open fires will be tolerated outside of designated braai areas, but gas braais are welcome.
  • NO glass is allowed in the camping or entertainment areas. You must decant alcohol and drinks into plastic bottles. Alcohol from home is allowed into the campsite, but not in the entertainment areas.
  • Don't drink and drive, and please, leave the bad attitude at the gate.

DO NOTE: You enter the festival grounds at your own risk. Organisers and promoters accept no responsibility whatsoever for injury, death, loss or damage of any nature to persons, vehicles or belongings.

 

 

 

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