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By: Rhythm Records  11-11-2011

Lucky Fish Festival

2-5 October 2008

Route 28 Resort


Over 75 bands, Top Deejays, Extreme Sports, Comedy, Gaming,

Arts & Crafts, Fashion Stalls, Beer Gardens and INCREDIBLE fun!

Tickets are available at:

Computicket for R320 – full weekend

Computicket for R250 – Special student price with a valid student card

At the Gate for R350 – full weekend

Authentic Ideas for R220 – in Bulk of 10 or more

For more info go to www.luckyfish.co.za

Or go to www.authenticideas.co.za


Authentic Ideas is proud to announce……….

The Birth of the Lucky Fish Music Festival

2/3/4/5 October – Route 28 Westonaria.

The Lucky Fish Music Festival is a brand new music and lifestyle festival that has been specially designed to provide the most possible fun in four short days. It will feature great live bands on multiple stages with multiple music genres. It will also feature specially designed chill zones with top local deejays, flea-markets and arts and crafts, lots of extreme sports with games and competitions, beautiful camping, and the sexiest people in South Africa!

Lucky Fish is fresh, it’s exciting, and it’s packed from start to finish with madness and fun. It’s the hottest new date on the calendar! You know that you want to be there at the birth of SA music history!

After nine years as the Woodstock creative and production team, Authentic Ideas has finally launched its very own music and lifestyle festival. Festival director, Clint McKeon says, “The Lucky Fish Festival was conceptualized 3 years ago, but we chose not to go ahead with the project whilst we were still commissioned by Woodstock as their creative team, as we didn’t want to create any conflict. When we resigned at the end of last year (from Woodstock), and when we realized that Woodstock was to be held at the end of November eight weeks after our event; we then realized that we had the opportunity to launch Lucky Fish, it was just a matter of finding the right venue. Then the Route 28 Resort fell into our laps and we took it as a sign that the time was right.”

Says director Nancy Hillary, “We feel that we are in a unique position after 15 years of working in the South African Live Music Industry, to be able to provide the right mix entertainment and to create a festival that’s exciting, clean, secure and unlike any other in the country. There are so many things we have wanted to do in the past but have never had the opportunity. Now, the platform is ours for embracing and we plan to make this the most incredible weekend ever!”

Lucky Fish came about through years of accumulating information, advice, complaints and suggestions to the company across the many different festivals and concerts that it had hosted.

Lucky Fish is proud of the bands and the performances it will be showcasing over this weekend. Across the various live performance stages, you can expect to see shows by some of the best bands in the country. The following bands have already been confirmed with more being added every day:

Crossingpoint, Cutting Jade, HiKaToRi, Holly and the Woods, Lonehill Estate, New Found Disorder, Redhouse, Running with Scissors, One Day Remains, The Hellphones, Unlisted and Walt, amongst many others.

Music genres such as acoustic rock, contemporary rock, rock, pop, hip hop, hardcore, metal and punk will be represented across the stages and band submissions are currently open to ensure that a variety of artistes across the country are included on the line ups. New, underground and top of the chart bands are all confirmed to perform. But there’s more! Not only are the top bands in the country performing, but they are all presenting unique and exciting shows. Lucky Fish is a festival of excitement and authentic opportunities and in that, each band will provide a distinctive show that incorporates elements you have never before seen! This includes a variety of guest performances, unplugged shows, additional musicians, and exciting stage props. These are performances that will never be recreated, never be seen anywhere except at Lucky Fish!

Lucky Fish will provide exceptional festival facilities across the four days. All the food and drink you could need (or just want to pig out on - healthy and junk food options), awesome clean camping and secluded braai spots, secure parking, strong festival security, the country’s best medics, strong cell phone signal across all networks, easy tar road access, special rentable weekend locker facilities, full bars with a wide choice of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, recycling litter options, ATM/cash facility access, a large music and merchandise tent and all of this just 50 km’s South of Johannesburg in Westonaria, Gauteng!

Our latest invention is “The Thank Goodness Store”. The Thank Goodness Store will provide you with everything that you forgot to bring. Bottle openers, dustbin bags, tampons, matches, lighters, ice, braai packs, wood, charcoal, cushions, cigarettes, caps, paper plates, sun-block, headache tablets, soap, lip-ice, hair bands, autograph pens, tabard, airtime, toilet paper, wet wipes, plasters, and so much more. It will also feature the free service of a variety of cell phone chargers to keep you in touch!

Durex showcases the inaugural Durex Live to Love Lounge at this foundational festival. A very beautiful up-market lounge that caters for all those that just needs a little time out from the festival madness. An exclusive bar (with a wide range of choice), bean bags, cushions, comedy, music videos, chat corners and more; the Durex Live to Love Lounge presents the icing on the fruit cake!

In addition, Durex will be providing over 20 000 free condoms and over 200 gift hampers for lucky festival goers. Further, the finals of the Durex Ultimate Battle will be held on Friday the 3rd of October with the winning band headlining on one of the big stages the following evening. The Durex Ultimate Battle is a nationwide search for the best new talent across our land. 30 events across the country with approximately 120 bands compete for some of the biggest prizes in the live music industry competitions, and one of those prizes includes a headline slot at the Lucky Fish Music Festival.

Lucky Fish also offers a full collectable festival magazine programme packed with information on all the performing artistes, the running orders of the weekend and the various sportsmen and games arenas. The programme is free to all patrons and will be crammed with specials and competitions and gift vouchers. Including THE Autograph Competition! Collect all the autographs from every performing artiste and stand a chance to win a case load of cd’s – one from every band and a R5000 music store gift voucher!

Did we mention the swimming pool? One beautiful warm blue swimming pool waiting just for you! Margaritas and cocktails, tanning and showing off – what could possibly be better? Ambient deejays, cocktail waitresses, beach umbrellas, palm trees, - your own little piece of paradise in the middle of youth culture heaven!

There is so much more throughout the festival and many more press releases to come. Expect popcorn and slush puppies, candy floss and comedy, tons of drinks specials and incredible fun. When you return home; dirty, happy, smiley and tired; when your friends gather around you to hear your adventures of the weekend; they will all stare up at you in awe and say, “ *&^*%$*&^, You Lucky Fish!!”.

2008 is the birth of a new era in music festivals. Make sure you are there to bring this newborn kicking and screaming into the world!

Tickets are available at Computicket now. Early bird tickets available until the 31st of July at R200. full weekend tickets: R300. Tickets at the gate R350. Bulk tickets available from Authentic Ideas at R220 (groups of ten of more.)


For more information: sponsors, traders, public and media: (011) 646 6467 www.authenticideas.co.za

The information in this article was current at 08 Nov 2011

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