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LUSH Festival presented by OFM is excited to announce more acts as the 2nd annual festival takes place in Clarens over Easter weekend (14 to 16 April).

Australian rock band The Temper Trap have already been announced as the headline act, joined by an impressive line-up with the likes of Jeremy Loops, Francois van Coke and Karen Zoid bringing their energetic live performances to LUSH. Breakout announces the addition of two more international acts with American musicians Michael Franti and Kaki King confirmed for LUSH. 

Watch the music video for Michael Franti & Spearhead’s major hit single “Say Hey (I Love You)”

Excited yet for Lush? The party fever is building for this incredible festival!

The stellar local line-up increases as the following acts are announced next and will be seen performing across three stages for a big weekend at LUSH:

Matthew Mole
TiMO ODV
Valiant Swart
Albert Frost
PHFAT
December Streets
Medicine Boy
BCUC
Opposite The Other
Bye Beneco
Josh Kempen
Hellcats
Popartlive
L.A. Cruz
Apple Gule
Bad Peter
Jet Treger
Isle Of Skye
Black Math
Raygun Royale
The Tazers
Luke K
Sol Gems
Johnny Cradle
The Moths
IV4
Retro Dizzy
Felix Brendel
RudeBoyz
Mogey
Sonik Citizen
Tidal Waves
Simple Stories
The Kickstands
Weston & Engine
Luke Knox
Dominic Neil
Kimon Rayne
So Schway
Vimo
Cinimin
Bongani Zulu
T-Stak

Early Bird Ticket sales end at midnight on Tuesday 14 February and next phase tickets will launch at a higher price on Wednesday 15 February, so get those low ticket prices now at http://lush.nutickets.co.za/lushclarens2017.

LUSH once again offers a great selection of lifestyle activities such as trail running, hot air ballooning, abseiling, white water rafting and a MTB trail – all activities available in the surrounding areas of the festival.

Anyone who has visited the small town of Clarens has experienced the tranquillity and beauty of its landscape as it’s nestled in the foothills of the beautiful Maluti and Rooiberg Mountains, a gorgeous setting once again for LUSH. Along with the music and entertainment hosted at the festival, activities on site will include trail runs, mountain biking, abseiling and more.

There are also a few exciting additions to LUSH. After the overwhelming response to the first festival, LUSH will have extensive camping and parking space as well as a load of other surprises. The added land incorporates four new fields all the way down to the Caledon River. The festival will once again host three stages with The Willows as the main stage, the dance stage located in The Woods and The Owl stage all on the festival grounds.

 

About Michael Franti 

Michael Franti is a musician, filmmaker and humanitarian who is recognized as a pioneering force in the music industry. Long known for his globally conscious lyrics, powerful performances, and dynamic live shows, Franti has continually been at the forefront of lyrical activism, using his music as a positive force for change. 

“I make music because I believe it can change people's lives and make a difference in the world,” enthuses Franti, “music gives us new energy and a stronger sense of purpose.”  He and his band Spearhead, known for their authentic and uplifting music, have found global success with multi-platinum songs like "Say Hey (I Love You)”, the chart breaking 2010 release of The Sound Of Sunshine. Franti and his band guarantee a show that will be thought provoking as well as energetic.

Franti has a brand new single, “Once A Day” from his upcoming debut album on Fantasy Records. “Once a Day” was inspired by his son's diagnosis with a rare kidney disease called FSGS (Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis) in the hopes that this song would inspire anyone in the world who is going through challenging times. “My belief is that through music, dance and gratitude for this life we can all ‘rise up’,” explains Franti.  "Once A Day" was produced by Supa Dups (Eminem, Damian Marley, Bruno Mars) and features special guest Sonna Rele. This new song has the same feel-good, inspiring vibe as "Say Hey (I Love You)," his 2x platinum hit single. 

Giving back has always been at the heart of Franti’s mission, he has dedicated his life to spreading the joy of music and positivity to millions of people. Franti's humanitarian, social justice, and peace efforts continue to inspire his music and are infused throughout his upcoming album on Fantasy Records due to release in May 2016.

 

About Kaki King

“In her near-13-year career that’s seen six studio albums and a Golden-Globe nomination for best original score, King has earned critical acclaim for the way she combines unusual tunings, complex fingerstyle picking, and slap bass techniques to create soundscapes that range from instrumental acoustic work to high-voltage rock songs. Now, she’s using her guitar in an entirely new way: as a projection screen."

- The Atlantic

Hailed by Rolling Stone as “a genre unto herself,” composer and guitarist Kaki King is a true iconoclast. Over the past 13 years the Brooklyn-based artist has released 8 extraordinarily diverse and distinctive albums, performed with such icons as Foo Fighters, Timbaland, and The Mountain Goats, contributed to a variety of film and TV soundtracks including Golden Globe-nominated work on Sean Penn’s Into The Wild, and played to an increasingly fervent following of music lovers on innumerable world tours.

Her latest work, “The Neck Is A Bridge To The Body,” is Kaki at her visionary best: deconstructing and redefining the role of solo instrumental artist though virtuoso technique, insatiable imagination, and boundless humanity. This groundbreaking new multi-media performance uses projection mapping to present the guitar as an ontological tabula rasa in a creation myth unlike any other, where luminous visions of genesis and death, textures and skins, are cast onto her signature Ovation Adamas guitar which has been customized specifically for this production.

In addition to her own solo work, Kaki sometimes performs accompanied by NYC-based string quartet ETHEL. She has also performed at Carnegie Hall, premiering a classical piece commissioned by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer David Lang.

Click on the following links to see what to expect from this exceptional performer:

https://youtu.be/ziPD16xCBBg

https://youtu.be/CTR9eveCx4g

 

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TICKETS

Phase 1 (early bird tickets) are available until midnight on the 14th of February when Phase 2 tickets go on sale from 15 February until 31 March (phase 3 tickets will then go on sale at a higher price), so take advantage of the special early bird low prices now:

Phase 1 (early bird) pricing runs until 14 February

Phase 1: General Admission [includes General Camping Area] - R495 (excl service fees)

Phase 1: Plus+ Admission [Plus+ Upgraded Camping Area] - R1195 (excl service fees)

 

Phase 2 pricing runs from 15 February to 31 March

Phase 2: Weekender General Admission [Weekender pass EXCLUDES General Camping] – R595 (excl service fees)

Phase 2: General Admission [includes General Camping Area] – R645 (excl service fees)

Phase 2: Plus+ Admission [Plus+ Upgraded Camping Area] - R1345 (excl service fees)

Tickets are available at http://lush.nutickets.co.za/lushclarens2017.

**Luxury tent hotel accommodation for Harambee and the Owl Town Plus Hotel are available on site. More info available from http://www.lushfestival.com/ 

 

Plus+ Camping includes:

Preferred, limited camping area with more Trees and alongside the river

Separate (Closer) Parking Area and Access

Separate PLUS+ Entrance to Festival Grounds

Porters (should you need them)

Access controlled private camping

Upgraded Shower and Toilet Facilities

 

**Please Note: Tickets are Non-Transferable and T&C’s apply. NO UNDER 18s may camp on site. Under 18s are welcome to attend daily with parents/responsible adults but not allowed to camp.

 

Make LUSH your destination for the most idyllic Easter weekend breakaway.  

 

LUSH presented by OFM - Easter 2017

April 13 - 16 (Gates open 12pm on Thursday 13th for camping)

Address: Linwood Farm, R711, Clarens, Free State

Line-up: The Temper Trap (AUS), Michael Franti (US), Kaki King (US), Jeremy Loops, Karen Zoid, Francois van Coke, Koos Kombuis, Fuzigish, Matthew Mole, Shortstraw, We Are Charlie, Kyle Watson, Chunda Munki, TiMO ODV, Valiant Swart, Albert Frost, PHFAT, December Streets, Medicine Boy, BCUC, Opposite The Other, Bye Beneco, Josh Kempen, Hellcats, Popartlive, L.A. Cruz, Apple Gule, Bad Peter, Jet Treger, Isle Of Skye, Black Math, Raygun Royale, The Tazers, Luke K, Sol Gems, Johnny Cradle, The Moths, IV4, Retro Dizzy, Felix Brendel, RudeBoyz, Mogey, Sonik Citizen, Tidal Waves, Simple Stories, The Kickstands, Weston & Engine, Luke Knox, Dominic Neil, Kimon Rayne, So Schway, Vimo, Cinimin, Bongani Zulu, T-Stak and more to be announced.

 

3 Stages – The Willows (Main), The Woods (Dance), The Owl (Up Close and Personal)

 

Tickets on sale from http://lush.nutickets.co.za/lushclarens2017  

http://www.lushfestival.com/
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