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Lushious Free-State Venue for Larger then Life Music Festival!

Lush Festival, presented by KykNET and Sunday Times, returns to Clarens over Easter Weekend from 18 to 21 April 2019 and this year the festival welcomes a brand new home. Noah’s Cheese on the farm Node, located just outside of Clarens, is the spacious new location for Lush.

Life is all about experiences. Savouring beauty. Finding hidden treasures. Creating memories with family and friends. This year’s Lush Festival showcases some of the most amazing experiences imaginable that will leave your soul spellbound.

Lush Festival Director, Damon Forbes, is especially looking forward to this year’s festival, saying they are incredibly excited to be moving to Noah’s Cheese farm, a place with rich heritage and Lush Festival’s new home where they will start to mould a lot of permanent elements. Forbes added that these structures will ensure that the site functions well for many years to come, where their memories as well as those of the spectators will continue to grow.

Clarens is a beautiful area and a favoured holiday destination for people from Gauteng and the organisers wanted to help show off this gem of the Free State. They were determined to make sure the festival continued in the best possible way, citing Lush also needed to listen to their audience, who loved the area. He continued, stating with that in mind, they needed to change certain things, resulting in the inevitable move to another farm, but still staying in the area. Forbes, together with Danie and his wife Mirikie, the owners of the farm, look forward to hosting spectators at their new home.

The live performance line-up for this year’s Lush Festival is a stellar one, with the initial announcement of Wheatus, Youngr, Kim Churchill, and Juzzie Smith, who have been confirmed as the international live acts and the local line-up seeing Spoegwolf, Jeremy Loops, Goodluck, Jo Black, TiMO ODV, PHFAT, Shortstraw, Refentse, Desmond & The Tutus, The World Of Birds, Hellcats, Cockles, Tazers and Gunshot Blue, announced as the first of many to take to the various stages at Lush.

Wheatus are one of those rock acts with classic anthemic hits that have stood the test of time from their debut album and still ubiquitous single Teenage Dirtbag, released in 2000. The single alone has sold over 5 million copies worldwide and come 2020, they’ll release a new and expanded edition of that album. Wheatus’ vast SA fan base will be excited to see them take over main stage at Lush this year.

Youngr is an exciting edition to the international line-up. Since breaking through with his self-released debut single Out Of My System. Prior to his first release, Youngr had initially begun to make a name for himself with his unique and remarkable one-take live videos and dancefloor friendly bootlegs, with his take on Sweet Disposition by Temper Trap, going viral and racking up over 15 million views in the first two weeks.

Australian folk-rock singer-songwriter, Kim Churchill, joins the Lush line-up with his much-anticipated live performance. He has had a number of songs like Window to the Sky, charting on the world renowned Triple J radio station, that has built his global profile. Fans can look forward to hearing tracks such as Window To The Sky and Second Hand Car.

For those who love a challenge, there is the usual trail run options on site, as well as all the activities set in and around the , including MTB trails that rest against a breath-taking backdrop, guided tours, White Water Rafting, abseiling, and horseback riding along the majestic countryside.

Lush promises to be the festival where memories will be made, with a fun escape for locals and international visitors alike. Let’s make memories…

For more info go to www.lushfestival.com 

Lush Festival:

Noah’s Cheese Farm, Clarens

18 April 2019 to 20 April 2019

Tickets on sale at https://www.howler.co.za/lushclarens

Under 18’s are welcome to attend daily with parents/responsible adults but not allowed to camp on-site


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