A premiere Vodka festival will be taking place on the 25 August 2018 at the Hillcrest Quarry in Durbanville. Vodka has proven to be a good companion for meaningful conversations and a lot of fun. Organisers Mike Crawford and Denise Barnes says: “We are creating an event to celebrate this audacious tasting drink combined with live music and DJ’s in the heart of the Durbanville Wine Valley to offer you a day of great ‘Russian’ spirit with good music, entertainment, and traditional games.” Festival attendees will experience a multitude of Vodka tasting stations where they can taste various types of Vodka from well-known and influential brands as well as some local craft brands. Vodka is traditionally drunk neat – but vodka- based cocktails will also be served at a specially built 12 meter long ice bar. From classic Martini’s, Cosmopolitans, Bloody Mary’s to the more modern fusion style cocktails. The Ice Bar we will also boast an Ice Luge from which to enjoy an ice-cold shot and to keep you warm, Red Bull has been confirmed as the official energy drink partner. You might want to plan an alternative ride home so that you can be part of the Russian Roulette Shoot Out. Bring your A game. You win you drink! The last person standing wins an awesome Vodkafest CT Hamper, tasting coupons or the money pool. Russians love saying toasts, for drinking in silence is frowned upon and thus, there must always be a reason to raise your glasses. The Russians most popular toasts are to friendship, peace in the world and just ‘to us’! After finishing your first shot one shouldn’t immediately reach for food. As far as tradition goes, the first shot is just for warming up. Before you start eating you should have at least another shot! The event will kick off at 12h00. Live bands and DJ`s will entertain you throughout the day and into the night: Rock bands from 12h00 to 20h00 and DJ`s will keep you going from 20h00 to 01h00. Rockerfellas and Das Kapital are confirmed for the line- up and more artists and DJ`s will be announced soon. Das Kapital will be bringing some new music to the party: “I’ve spent the last 8 months really developing my sound as a producer and a DJ, so I’m incredibly excited to debut a load of my new material at Vodka Fest. I’ve got a constant supply of exciting music being thrown my way by my producer and label buddies abroad, so I’m very much planning to showcase groundbreaking sounds while making sure everyone has a great time.” Rockerfellas front-man VoX, says that the band is looking forward to their set at Vodkafest. “It didn’t take much convincing the fellas! In all honesty, I think the organizers had us at ‘Vodka!’ People can expect famous rock classics delivered at lightning speed in mashed up formats, in a way that no other bands have done before! They promise a lot of smoke on stage, a lot of spandex, a lot of “singalong” and a lot of fun!” Tickets from Computicket Ticket price: R250 (No under 18`s.) Ticket link: Well, we’re giving away a double ticket to Vodkafest! What do you need to do? Just tag your partner who you will be taking with if you win in the comment section of the Facebook post. Moer maklik! Get to tagging and sien fokken dik uit na Vodkafest! The competition closes on 17 August 2018 at 09:00 and the winner will be informed shortly after.