Paving the way forward for South African music festivals and garnering global recognition. Bazique festival should be on the top of this seasons’ list, with immersive art installations, international and local musical acts, unique programming, and an incredible atmosphere.
Just 35 minutes drive from Cape Town. Bazique features a unique floating stage and a vast playa for the night program. Lush vineyard surroundings make up the picturesque mountainous landscape of the Paarl valley.
The afternoon winds flow down the mountains and into the valley creating a Burning Man-Esque dust cloud and an atmosphere to rival the Nevada icon.
Bazique Festival 2021 is still to be confirmed due to the COVID-19 situation.
Fabio • Ticon • Madmotormiquel • DJ Richard • Deadbeat • Bruno • Marcus Worgull • Floyd Lavine • DJ Shimza • Shift • Maximilian • Geometric Flux • Kanan K7 • Dee • Anthea • Terr • Ivan Turanjanin • Sadhu Sensi • Nyx • Toby 2 Shoes • Bruno Morphet • Bazique • Rhino • Phat Jack • Richard Marshall • Paradise citizens • Tommy Gun • Dogstarr • Karoo • Nia Blaq • Zee • Dj Ivan • Sacred Sun • El Gordo • Lectric Licks • Candice Heyns • Jews For Techno • Pardon Moi • Dtk • Diskotekah
DJ Tennis • Jimpster • Tinlicker • Marvin & Guy • EMOK • James Monro (Techno Set) • Nanoplex • Ali B • The Head Gardner • Abavuki • Allan M • Apache • Artelligent • Asthon Abels • Aux Womdantso • Bantwanas • Billy Bueno • Bizza & Sugar • Bloem • Broken Toy • Bruno Morphet • Cassiem Latief • Champions Of The Sonaverse • Chris De Vos • Craig Placid • Daniel Popper • Dave Irish • Deadbeat FM • Dean Fuel • DJ Rhonda • Elleven • Fancy Galada • Fogshow • Fosta • Geometric Flux • Headroom • Heavenly Funk • Hexie • Itone • Jews For Techno • Jono J • Karoo • Lawrence Dix • Lectric Licks • Leighton Moody • DJ Low • DJ Luyar • Maximilian • Michael Douglas • DJ OD • Resident DTK • Richard Marshall • Ryan Murgatroyd • Sacred Sun • Sadhu Sensi • Sarah Bee • Siphe Tebeka • The Blue Lotus Chill DJs • The Other DJs • The Rockafellas • Thor Rixon (Live) • Toby2Shoes • Tommy Gun • TP NalaPisce • Trancemicsoul • Will Kill
Mano Le Tough • Edu Imbernon • &ME • Madmotormiquel • Atmos • Riky Rick • Monark • Jimmy Nevis • Ayanda MVP • DJ Speedsta • DJ Dimplez • Ready D • Felix Laband • Fosta & OD • Floyd Lavine • JNN KPN • The Head Gardener • Richard Marshall • Chris De Vos • CTEMF Soundsystem • LADY M • Toby 2 Shoes • K-$ • Jews For Techno
The Ruitersvlei Wine Estate features a large freshwater swimming lake and huge playa area with unobstructed views of the Paarl wine region. The daytime programming is centred around the lake until sunset. After which the attention onto the playa for the night program.
Ukudlala Beach is the most recognisable stage with its multi-coloured material shading covering a large area in front of the booth. Journeys End Island is shaped like a jellyfish in the middle of the lake. Use the ferry or your favourite floatie to get there for this unique experience.
The Kraal is African flavoured and art-immersive in a style that pushes through the night to welcome the sunrise each morning. La Fee Verte the electric ballroom. Think in terms of funk, disco and drag. Rather than house and techno. It’s festival entertainment of the weird and wonderful.
Boombox Art Car features a dazzling lighting rig illuminating the playa each night before driving off before the sun comes up. Silent Disco productions sprout up on the playa each dusk and getting the groovy ball rolling for the evening programming at La Fee Verte.
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Even though Bazique is held in March, the temperature can drop to the low teens on occasion. Pack a warm top or two, and you might give yourself a high five when wandering the misty playa during the late night/early morning.
Unprecedented rainfall in the Elgin valley meant that Bazique festival had to find a new home for 2020. In future, the Paarl valley will be the location meaning almost guaranteed sunshine days.
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