Acoustic highs in the hills

Jerry & The Bandits, a Gauteng band that is sure to get the White Mountain Music Festival crowd singing along to their feel-good songs.
Known for their eclectic blend of swing, gypsy, country, rock and pop, Durban’s South Jersey Pom-Poms will perform at the annual White Mountain Music Festival from September 28 to October 1.

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BY BILLY SUTER

ALL roads lead to the hills for music-lovers soon – the White Mountain Music Festival, known for its intimate and relaxed atmosphere, runs from September 28 to 1 October 1 at White Mountain Lodge in the foothills of the Giant’s Castle Nature Reserve, 185km from Durban and 25km off the N3 on tarred roads.

Some of the best acoustic acts in the country have been secured for the event – among them Crimson House, Luke Lovemore Band, Jenny & The Jameses, The Sextons, Gunshot Blue, Lendel, The Sweet Resistance (fronted by Natasha Meister), Jerry & The Bandits, Luca Hart, South Jersey Pom-Poms, Pan Latino and Freddy Lalendle, to name a few.

A creative one-woman force from Cape Town, violinist Luca Hart is set to wow audiences at this year’s White Mountain Festival.

Aside from the music, festival-goers can look forward to a wide variety of food and drink outlets, a vibrant craft market, plus loads of fun outdoor activities for the whole family. These include everything from free morning and sunset yoga classes, courtesy of Sunlife Vitamins, to a leisurely dip in the pool, hikes and a zip line, as well as fishing, boating and stand-up paddle boarding on the dam.

Also, you can also head to the lodge to catch up on some sport (yes there’s DStv) or listen to some late-night live music.

While self-catering is always an option at White Mountain, why worry when there are top-class food outlets on site to tantalise your tastebuds?  Expect everything from freshly baked paninis, pizzas and pregos to spit-roasted lamb, authentic vegetarian and Indian fare, old-school fish and chips, smoothies, speciality coffees and loads of sweet treats.

Tickets are available at Computicket or the festival gate and include camping.  For more information, visit www.c-weed.com/wmf or phone 031 563 0824.

Bringing their chart-topping, alternative pop rock sound to White Mountain this year is Cape Town band The Sweet Resistance, fronted by Natasha Meister.

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