Red Hot Events, the organizers of Up The Creek Festival now also bring you: RIVER REPUBLIC 27 – 29 November 2015 Round The Bend Camp, Breede River, Swellendam. Veranda Panda; The Kiffness; Riders Connection (GER); Southern Wild; Grassy Spark; Das Kapital; Jackal & The Wind; Kings Down South; Hugo.Hugh; Private Life; Stone Age Citizens; The Vanilla; The Robfather; The Liminals; Toby2Shoes; Adrian Gemini; DJ Dirtroad; Sutherland; The Coast; Maramza; Jews for Techno and We Are Charlie! Where lilo meets river and electro meets rock, pop, swing and folk; where a grassy dance floor meets a bar, and a floating stage reveals a glimmer… of a hidden paradise. “Just 3 hours away An ‘Up The Creek’ for Spring time I can`t wait to float.” — A haiku by Jews for Techno. Yes, Republicans, “Hidden Paradise” is their theme for 2015, befitting of our spectacular, green, riverside venue. They have decided to run a fabulous competition around the theme. See the haiku by ‘Jews for Techno’ and send them your inspired version to enter. Here are the details: COMPETITION: Tell them in your own creative way what your idea of “a hidden paradise” is – send them some words, anything from a haiku to a verse of 6 lines and stand a chance to win festival passes. The weekly winner will be featured online and earn themselves two festival passes valued at R1 700. The competition will run until 20 November. 5 finalists will then stand a chance to earn your ‘Likes’ to compete for the grand prize – A fabulous Ray-Ban Hamper (worth R4000) , 2 additional Festival Passes for friends and a Bar Tab valued at R500. Meet new people and make friends for life, and for a while forget your city strife. Escape to the River Republic. A place where time slows and feet are moved by the rhythm of the river and the movements of the sun. Where people laugh and scream and dance and dream, and there’s no hate or sadness or horror or badness, just joy and electro, and light and delight. Catch your most loved local musicians, both DJs and bands, and play chess on a dance floor quite chequered and grand. Let the music keep playing with a shake and a shiver, and you’ll be ever so grateful you came to the river. Tickets: R850 for general camping. Pre- pitched tents, chalets and self- catering units also available. Visit the website for more information and to book your ticket & accommodation option.