Hosting seven stages, Oppikoppi is South Africa’s biggest music festival. A wide variety of local and international musicians, comedians, and performers gather in Northam’s dustbowl to take part in an unforgettable festival. Previous headline acts include Twin Atlantic, Wolfmother, August Burns Red, Sum 41, Yellowcard, and Seether.

Splashy Fen

Starting in 1990, this folk/rock festival is one of South Africa’s premier music festivals. Held in Underberg in Kwa-Zulu Natal, this is the festival for those who love great music and the outdoors. Hosting a variety of well-known local performers including Prime Circle, Dan Patlansky, Springbok Nude Girls, and Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Splashy Fen is an excellent way to enjoy your Easter Weekend.

In The City

When you think of Johannesburg music festivals, In The City immediately comes to mind. Celebrating five years since its establishment, this alternative rock/indie festival is one that is definitely not to be missed. Foster the People and Mac Miller are two of the most popular international acts to have graced the stage at last year’s In The City.


Easter weekend is the perfect time to head out to Clarens for another great music festival, Lush. This year’s headline act has already been announced and fans are eagerly anticipating the arrival of Australian rock band The Temper Trap. Other local favourites including Jeremy Loops, Shortstraw, and Francois Van Coke have been announced, so expect a weekend of great music.


The Republic of Mieliepop takes place at the end of March close to Lothair in Mpumalanga. The festival has a lineup around 60 performers, includeing local favorites such as Bittereinder, Black Cat Bones and Diamond Thug. The three day festival is one of the most beautiful festivals, with views of the Mpumalanga escarpment. Day guests and guests who would prefer to camp are welcome and the festival is open to the whole family.


Photo: Shen Scott. 

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