Whether you’re a trance stomping junkie, an indie rock n’ roller, an electro head bopper or a hippie, free spirited earth child, there’s no doubt that this summer’s festival season of delicious, hueful outdoor parties will bring you nothing but a good time!
Festival season has officially kicked off and we are particularly excited to see everyone get creative and super festive with their outfits. Ladies, bikinis are a MUST! Loads of new swimwear dropping in all stores soon. Guys fret not, we have the illest variety of printed swim shorts for you to bust a wave and hang out in. Of course not forgetting every summer’s staple must-have – a hot pair of shades, accompanied by the ever so groovy printed bucket hat or 5 panel and you’re good to go! Ladies look out for the gorgeous floral, tassel kimonos, crochet playsuits, juicy jumpsuits, high waisted printed denims, ripped skinnys, wide brim hats and chic headbands.
Apart from providing endless amounts of magical beats, blazing sunshine and crazy festive fun there’s just something about alluring adventures in nature that we just can’t get enough of! So we’ve put together a few of our favourite events coming up this summer. Even better – we will also be giving away a few tickets to some of these events and you could stand a chance to win simply by liking and sharing! We will be running each event competition every week so stay posted to our Facebook page for more details and find out if your favourite festival is included! www.facebook.com/ilovethelot
Organik (Gaian dream)
“Find the peace to free your mind. Find the balance in nature’s garden. Come together as one. Our history is a gaian dream.”
A lush new space, hidden amongst rolling hills with large open fields, dams and a forest. Lose yourself in nature’s playground.
When: 18 – 19 October 2014
Where: Paardenkloof https://goo.gl/maps/ZcPNq
Dusty Rebels and the Bombshells – Rockabilly
Love Hot Rods, custom bikes, burlesque and an all-round retro flavor? This the 2nd official Rockabilly Festival to be held in South Africa, hosted by Dusty Rebels and the Bombshells in Cape Town, South Africa, on 8th November 2014
For all those fun lovin’ katz that want a break from the big city beat. Put on your blue jeans, show your tats, style your old school flavour and show us you never conform to the hustle and bustle of normal routine. Let’s bring back the good old days – the rebel in you wants to play!
One of the highlights of the festival will be the Dirt Track, where festival
goers can register their classic car or custom bike for a ride on a typical dusty track.
There will be a sound track for the day accompanied by some of Dusty Rebels and the Bombshells finest DJs.
The track will be open from 12:00pm – 17:00pm.
When: 8 November 2014
Where: Cape Town Ostrich Ranch, Van Schoorsdrif Rd, Philadelphia off N7
Cost: R200 online
R250 at the gate
R300 camp sleepover including ticket.
Groovy troopers (Mandala Project)
A uniquely psychedelic experience. The venue is a real getaway, with lush green fields, a rushing stream, a forested dancefloor and views of majestic peaks. Plenty of easy parking, the opportunity to camp out under shade trees and an invitation to swim in a huge inviting dam, located right next to the dancefloor!
State of the art sound on 2 shaded dance and chill floors, original art-work and installations, plenty of camping, a swimmable dam, bars and a food and crafts market.
When: 7-9 November 2014
Where: The Venue Directions will be made available on the Web two weeks before the festival.Visit http://groovytroopers.co.za/mandala-project14/
Cost: R300 @ Outlets
R300 @ Online + fee
R330 @ Gate before 6pm Saturday
R350 @ Gate after 6pm Saturday
Synergy Live Music Festival is a three day celebration of top global and local talent serving up a buffet of beats for like-minded souls. Dance with the setting sun, sleep with the stars – wake up and start all over again, and Synergy only gets better with each passing year. Whether you’re dropping in for the night or camping out the weekend, we’ve thought of everything you’ll need or want for a memory that’ll never fade. It’s unamicable: the highest light on the outdoor festival calendar. There’s only one question: how ready are you for Synergy Live?
When: 28-30 November 2014
Where: Theewater Sports Club, Theewaterskloof Dam 7230
Cost: Sat-Sun 2 day pass – R520
Full Weekend Pass – R590
Get tickets here: http://www.webtickets.co.za/event.aspx?itemid=829989248
Equinox – (Expose festival)
Come with us on another EQUINOX magical journey of sound, senses and experiences. This year we invite you to join us as we explore the realms of disguise!
The two fundamental principles of life – to survive and reproduce, where disguise plays a significant role. Its purpose is served across the expanses of our majestic planet Earth. Sometimes you see it and sometimes you don’t.
If we learn from the wisest masters of them all, it’s the fine art of knowing the right time to blend in… or that perfect moment to EXPOSE!!!
It’s a festival of talent and we encourage everyone to get involved. No matter how big or small your talent, come express yourself! Show your true colors! Be yourself! Allow Freedom! Make memories and most importantly, have FUN!
When:22-23 November 2014
“River playfulness by day, full moon party by night. Our 1 day, 1 night music festival will take you to places you have only dreamed of!”
This day-night electronic outdoor dance music festival— over the full moon — features some of SA’s top EDM DJs and electro bands, in the most sublime riverside setting. With world-class sound architecture, production and décor, festival goers will experience the music and the beautiful venue from all aspects of the spectrum.
The lush sounds match the equally luscious scenery of the banks of the Berg River. Expect cutting-edge beats from slick and groovy Tech House, Deep House, textured Balkan, Electric Swing and Electro, to Dubstep and Drum & Bass.
1 kilometer river frontage with an Island dance floor, floating bubbles, Lilo’s floating down the Berg river, blow up bouncing balls, slippery slides, Jumping castles, craft foods and drinks, lush lifeguards, and much much more!
***Remember to dress the part for prizes the whole of Saturday***
When: 6 December 2014
Where: Buffalo drift lodge, Ruigte vlei farm, Gouda
Cost: Early Bird Phase 1 – R220
Early Bird Phase 2 – R270
Festival Pass – R350
VIP – R550
Get tickets – http://www.riverfest.co.za/#tickets
We Love Summer
Originating in the seaside city of Cape Town, South Africa, the ‘We Love Summer’ brand is a series of boutique summertime festivals thrown in honor of all our friends, the sun, the music and the spirit of party. Come Play!
Join us and kick back as our sonic navigators guide you through a lush oasis of good times, new adventures and the essence of summer loving.
Summer is here, Let’s get crazy 🙂