5 music festivals to attend this summer

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If you’re a music festival lover in Cape Town, it’s no doubt you’ve missed the beautiful outdoor gatherings around the Western Cape. With regulations currently allowing for up to 2000 attendees outdoors, festivals are returning in full-swing between December 2021 to March 2022. Here are 5 music festivals we recommend you attend this summer

Sungazer Festival 2021

Date: 11 December 2021

Starting off our list is a new music festival that will take place at the picturesque Nelson Wine Estate in Paarl. While Sungazer Festival is a new name on the scene, the team behind the production have a long history of festival involvement over the past two decades.

The lineup is stacked with some of the best local house and techno artists including Lewis, Deadbeat FM, Audiojerk, Paradise Citizens and more.

Sexy Groovy Love – The Castle

Date: 18 December 2021

Like most festivals in Cape Town, Sexy Groovy Love have been on hiatus for almost 2 years. Their first event since the pandemic started sold out in minutes, so you’ll want to snatch up tickets for Sexy Groovy Love at the Lichtenstein Castle as soon as possible.

The Little Forest Festival NYE 2021 – 2022

Date: 31 December 2021 – 02 January 2022

If you’re looking for something to do this NYE and enjoy psychedelic trance music, then The Little Forest Festival 2021 is the ultimate way to bring in the new year. Alien Safari and Vortex Parallel Universe are some of the longest running production teams in South Africa, so we’re really looking forward to returning to the forest!

Origin Festival 2022

Date: 28 January – 30 January 2022

You read that right! The highly popular Origin Festival will be returning on 28-30 January 2022, although in reduced capacity. However, if you’re likely enough to score a ticket, you’re bound for some of the highest production parties of the year.

Bazique Festival 2022

Date: 11 – 13 March 2022

Bazique Festival 2020 was arguably the last festival before things went pear shaped with the pandemic, and it looks like they will be returning in March. The full-weekend festival always features an eclectic lineup with various art displays around the venue.