VIDEOS: White Mountain Folk Festival Highlights

THE White Mountain Folk Festival strings off this year from 29 September to 2 October. The juicy 2011 line-up includes the talents of Aking, Dan Patlansky, Guy Buttery, Jesse Clegg and Rory Elliot.

The setting for the White Mountain Folk Festival is simply superb. Camping and lodges are available with the backdrop of the beautiful central Drakensburg mountains. A small dam is centre stage for boating, fishing and swimming. Food stalls, clean toilets and hippie trinkets are in abundance. There is also an outdoor playpen for the little ones.

The event offers a four-day programme of laid-back acoustic music, as well as a wide choice of outdoor leisure activities, arts and crafts and a beer market. Festival-goers can also make full use of the lodge’s facilities, including a restaurant, pub, games room, swimming pool and satellite TV.

The White Mountain Folk Festival really is one great, family-friendly vibe that (in my opinion) is the best acoustic music festival in South Africa. I’ve been an avid supporter for years and have attended the previous four festivals. I wanted to share my little video productions highlighting the event for anyone who is considering going to White Mountain this year. Hopefully see you there!

White Mountain Folk Fest 2009
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White Mountain Folk Fest 2008
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Aunty yo, a South African poi instructor, describes the history and origin of this colorful technique as her students demonstrate the art of poi at the White Mountain Folk Festival.

Poi People
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VIDEO: The history and origin of poi

Aunty yo, a South African poi instructor, describes the history and origin of this colorful technique as her students demonstrate the art of poi at the White Mountain Folk Festival held in the central Drakensburg, Kwa-zulu Natal.

Poi People
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For more info visit: www.auntyyo.com

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VIDEOS: Highlights of this year's White Mountain Folk Festival,
plus what some people had to say about the family-friendly event

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White Mountain Folk Fest 2009 featuring "shushu" by South African band
Hot Water. Many thanks to all those who participated. What a lekker jol.

Click here for more info and to see last year's video

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VIDEOS: White Mountain Folk Festival 2008

THE White Mountain folk festival is an annual event that takes place near Giant's Castle in the Central Drakensberg region of Kwa-Zulu Natal from 24-28 September. If you have been to Splashy Fen before, this is basically a mini-version of that whole scene, only with more acoustic-type music and more of a relaxed, family vibe.

This was the third White Mountain festival and the event seems to be growing in popularity. I highly recommend it and suggest booking accommodation in the lodge if you're not the camping type. It is during the rainy season after all.

White Mountain Festival 2008
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If the above video doesn't play you can watch it here

White Mountain highlights
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Meet James – the ultimate festival hippie
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