Outdoor and Trance Parties in & around Cape Town 2017 - 2018
Outdoor and Trance Parties in & around Cape Town 2017 - 2018
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Outdoor and Trance Parties in & around Cape Town 2017 - 2018
For all Cape Town psychedelic and outdoor festive fun, Vibescout has put together the ultimate list of trance parties happening in the Western Cape all year round.
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Outdoor and Trance Parties in & around Cape Town 2017 - 2018

For all Cape Town psychedelic and outdoor festive fun, Vibescout has put together the ultimate list of trance parties happening in the Western Cape all year round.
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Outdoor and Trance Parties in & around Cape Town 2017 - 2018
For all Cape Town psychedelic and outdoor festive fun, Vibescout has put together the ultimate list of trance parties happening in the Western Cape all year round.

Being the widely accepted cultural hub of South Africa, it’s unsurprising that Cape Town has a lot going on in terms of its music scene.

Cape Town has begun to play host to some of the country’s best trance music events - operating on a scale that gives European cities a run for their money.

Here are some of the best Cape Town trance events happening in 2017 and 2018.

*This list will be updated monthly

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March 2017
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May 2017
June 2017
July 2017
August 2017
September 2017
October 2017
November 2017
December 2017

March 2017

The sun isn't the only thing turning up the heat this March, Cape Town features an array of outdoor festivals to get your heart racing and your blood flowing.

Reboot Presents : LoopHole Emanation Ep Launch

This once-off, special event in mid-March hosted at the Bazinga Bar serves as a promotion of the city’s young trance scene. With the much-buzzed-about Loophole headlining the gig, it certainly is one for the books.


This 3-day long trance extravaganza offers up a brilliant summer experience with a full fantasy theme and decor to ensure a brilliant and beautiful escape from the everyday.

Partygoers are encouraged to dress to the nines in full fantasy gear- mermaids, witches, wizards, birds and fairies are all welcome here!

This fest supports a rocking line-up which runs till 6pm on the Sunday evening, a musical experience which is sure to make the drive worth your while.

  • Date: 17 - 19 March 2017
  • Ticket Price:
    • R420 pre-sold
    • R600 at gate
  • Venue: Rocklands, Clanwilliam
  • Full Event Info: NeverNeverland


This indoor event which takes place over the course of one adrenaline-fuelled night promises to be a great one for any club kid looking for trance mania!

Hosted by Club Fever they are featuring a massive dance floor packed with UV lights and smoke machines, it’s the perfect place to lose yourself in technicolour. The setlist features the famous Disco Volante and numerous other DJs.

If a shorter event is what you’re after, head to this one!

  • Date: 25 - 26 March 2017
  • Ticket Price:
    • R50 pre-sold
    • R70 at door
  • Venue: Club Fever crn Castor and Pollux Rd, Landsdowne
  • Full Event Info: Amnesia

Psyked in the City & Reboot present: Secret Planet

This space-themed, one-night trance party promises to be quite the kick-off to trance season as it takes the helm and throws this one-off event at Cape Town’s famous Bazinga Bar.

Hosted indoors to create an exclusive and pulsating experience, this event has sourced muzos from around the globe to ensure that a good time is had by all.

Delivering a “turbo” sound accompanied by meticulous and themed decor, come and dance your heart out amidst a glowing crowd in the heart of the city - with some great drinks specials to boot.

Trance Tip: The trance scene is known for its receptive and warm atmosphere. So, don’t be afraid to get out of your comfort zone and meet new people!

April 2017

The Trance season seems to stretch throughout the year in Cape Town, this April looks especially epic.

Organik: Love Project

Built on a philosophy of love, respect and altruism, this event looks to influence the world for the better every time it opens its doors to attendees who trek all the way out to Caledon for an unparalleled party experience.

In its arsenal, this event sports a lush camping area for festival-goers to set up for the weekend, an exclusive mountain stream where attendees can cool off and a truly megalithic, tree-shaded dance floor with some of the best local and international acts pumping out set after set of only the best in trance music.

Trance Tip! : To add to the love of this event, the organizers have set up a charity scheme in the form of a collection box at the gate. Take along old blankets and clothes! These will be donated to the less fortunate by event organizers.
  • Date: 1 - 2 April 2017
  • Ticket Price:
    • Online - R380
    • At the gate - R400
  • Venue: Caledon (1hr 25mins from CT)
  • Full Event Info: Organik: Love Project

The Modern Primitives Hug a Tree Party

In an attempt to redirect and redefine the states of the modern world - which this event feels has taken away from the genuine human experience - this party urges you to find a more rooted, primitive version of self on its luscious lawns.

A beautiful coastal game farm with animals in tow becomes your three-day-long personal Eden. A large lawn set-up for camping, a barefoot and earth friendly space in which to enjoy the constant trance setlist being metered out over the event’s course.

This one is for nature lovers!


This indoor Trance/Edm party is held indoors at the River Club in Observatory. Don’t underestimate these smaller trance parties. Up and coming DJs can often be found spinning the decks at half the cost they would at a larger event.

  • Date: 8 April
  • Ticket Price: R80 - R100
  • Venue: The River Club, Observatory
  • Full Event info: Relapse

Full Moon Kaleidoscope

So it’s that time again, if you haven't heard yet, Wolf Pack Productions SA will be hosting their 14th FULL MOON party. This one promises to be even bigger and better.

This is a 13 hour event featuring 2 trance floors, multiple ball pits, UV decor, Air Brush Temp Tattoos, UV Face Painters and of course - Cape Town's top psytrance DJs.

  • Date: 8-9 April
  • Ticket Price: R100 - R120
  • Venue: Club Fever, Cnr Castor & Pollux Rds, Lansdowne
  • Full Event Info: Full Moon Kaleidoscope

Easter Vortex

On the South African music scene, there are few names more representative of a good time than Vortex. It’s a name that’s constantly mentioned, that drums up excitement, so pop up your tent and take the trance world on with full force.

Easter Vortex takes place this April over the course of three highly fuelled days. Camping facilities, lavatories and medics are available at the event and a good time is mandatory!

  • Date: 15-17 April 2017
  • Ticket Price:
    • Early Bird Online - R380
    • Online - R430
    • At Gate: R480
  • Venue: Standford (2hrs from Cape Town)
  • Full Event Info: Easter Vortex


In terms of the South African festival scene, very little comes close to the sheer scale of this event. Every year there’s a kind of buzz going on as preparation for this event gets underway in a big way! For months attendees prepare for "The Burn".

Costumes galore, massive tented areas and varying trance rooted music is on offer. An indication of just how much the country’s trance scene has taken hold in recent years.

First-time burn goers are advised to take a look at the packing requirements and admission requirements as this isn’t your typical trance party. This is a community gathering of like minded souls, a safe space to come and express your cause and journey.

  • Date: 24 - 30 April
  • Ticket Price: R1495
  • Venue: Stonehenge Private Reserve
  • Full Event Info: Afrikaburn

UltraNoise - The Awakening

After a few months of collecting their thoughts and enjoying the Summer Psy season, Wednesday marks the return of UltraNoize at a special indoor wonderland, Tiekiedraai, for another epic overload of psychedelic fun.

In addition to the UltraNoize Arena, they will once again be opening up the Urban Beatz Floor, giving party goers more wiggle room and a wider kaleidoscopic musical experience by adding deep and funky Techno and rolling Drum&Bass grooves on a spacious outside dance floor.

Expect some fresh psychedelic eye candy throughout the venue, backed up by earth shaking sound frequencies brought to you by some of the creamiest of the crop in the Cape Town party scene.

Psychedelic Trance Party At Nikita's

Nikita's presents their much loved indoor Psy Trance party. It's time to get stomping again, are you ready?

The fantastic line up:

  • Metasonic
  • Zezia
  • Deliriant
  • Culture Shock
  • Distorted Thought

With an awesome line up like this one, this party guarantees to keep you on your feet all night long.

Hakuna Matata In The Forest

Trance Parties don't get any more exclusive than this one. Hakuna Matata are gathering the trance community for an epic sound journey.

The line up:

  • Astral Labyrinth (Biomechanical recs) Brazil
  • Full Lotus (Mushroom hunters) England
  • Fluoelf (Uroboros recs) Spain
  • Hawaiik (Lost Theory recs) Estonia
  • Kutanimal ( Pleiadian Rec/ Urban Antidote rec) Portugal
  • Mark Day (Bluehoursounds) England
  • Melodic Noise ( Mind tweakers recs) Brazil
  • OmSoul (HaKuNa MaTaTa) India
  • Psypirate (Psypirates) England
  • Ritual (Disco valley records / medulla oblongata) Greece
  • Sacha (Free radical records) South Africa
  • Serena (Urban Antidote rec) Italy
  • Svess (Mosaico recs) Sweden

This super exclusive party promises to display the true essence of what the trance community is.

  • Date: 29 April
  • Venue:
    • Email the Hosts Hakuna Matata for the details: hakunamatatacrew@gmail.com
  • Full Event Info: Hakuna Matata In The Forest

Shambala Presents - Inoculums Birthday Bash

Billing itself as a dual experience - an outdoor and indoor trance spectacular - this one-day event is sure to be a good one for club kids and hippies alike.

Held at On The Green in Wynberg, this rapid-fire event promises a non-stop trance experience as it celebrates the birthday of Inoculum - the event headliner.

May 2017

It might be getting colder but that doesn't mean the partying comes to a stop. May brings more indoor trance events that could easily rival some of the bigger outdoor ones.

The Magic Monkey Presents : Connect The Dots

The Magic Monkey is the newest Psychedelic event on the block, presenting Connect The Dots at Club 89 on Long Street. With an incredible line up, this party is surely one not to be missed.


VAULT brings you yet another truly unique, avant-garde, raw techno experience to the new underground space we know as Mødular which seeks to promote forward-thinking electronic music.

Influenced by the labels at the forefront of techno, from Polegroup to Token, VAULT carries you through an event series which comes alive with an unexpected, rare, and evolving soundscape, fiercely charged with a continuum of raw sounds, into the darkest and obscurest realm of the electronic underground.

  • Date: 12 May,
  • Ticket Price:
    • R70 - per person
  • Venue: Modular, 34 Riebeek Str, Cape Town
  • Full Event Info: Vault @ Modular

Into The Wild | The Woodlands ft. Talpa

Just 48km from the Cape Town, in Stellenbosch, lies a forest ready to be transformed into the picturesque Woodlands setting for their 1 year anniversary.

They welcome a stellar line up of artists back for another round in the wild, and have the legendary Tapla, from Serbia, joining us, for what is set to be our wildest experience yet!

Line Up:

  • Talpa - Serbia
  • Headroom
  • Geometric Flux
  • Yeti
  • Brother
  • Rob Sloan (JHB)
  • Fogshow
  • Pierre-Estiennne

There will be various food stalls and a full bar available. This 14 hour techno progressive trance party is hosting a special summer season closer for all you wildlings.

  • Date: 13,14 May, 11am - 1am
  • Ticket Prices:
    • R240 - Early Bird
    • R300 - Phase 1
    • R350 - Phase 2
  • Venue: The Woodlands, Stellenbosch
  • Full Event Info: Into The Wild, Woodlands ft Talpa

Rooster And Weasel: Winter Edition

Rooster & Weasel gatherings offer an artistic space in which creative local brands can showcase their work.

The Line up:

  • TBC
  • Jennifer Nel
  • Amy May ft Billie-Mae
  • Kirsty
  • Deana Weeks
  • Jay Bone

Rooster & Weasel will also feature a unique market place where you can find locally sourced creative brands, handmade accessories and much more.

Winter Edition is an art showcase where there will be various workshops and art spaces to take part in. If art isn't your thing you could cool off in the swimming pool the amazing venue has to offer.

  • Date: 13 May
  • Ticket Price:
    • R30 - Presold
    • R50 - At The Door
    • R10 - Kids U12
  • Venue: Dtrekka, Stellenbosch
  • Full Event Info: Rooster and Weasel

TRANSylvania: Redemption Island

This May, the people of TRANSylvania are looking to transform the landscape out in Malmesbury into something of note! A space in which attendees can let go, be and experience a transcendental trance music experience.

Once again, the former headliner Gonzo will be rocking out a set in addition to a massive line-up. With food stalls, camping grounds, hot showers and every other desirable facility this event runs at a premium standard with previous attendees raving about the experience. So, on all accounts, this event will be a great one. Do check it out!

  • Date: 13 - 14 May 2017.
  • Ticket Price:
    • Phase 2: R350
    • Sunday, R250 - From 10am
    • Full Festival Gate Sales: R380
  • Venue: Moreson Farm, Malmesbury
  • Full Event Info: TRANSylavnia: Redemption Island

ECHO Spirit Gathering

Akasha is a kind of super-element: the binding force between the other elements, or demi-goddess or, for that sake: if you want to look at it from a scientific point of view, a kind of black hole that emanates and absorbs energy/matter.

Akasha is the fifth element, the binding part that runs through all matter, and it is also the collective unconscious life-forms. The word itself is Persian/East Indian and means 'inner space'.

  • Date: 26 - 28 May, 3pm -6pm
  • Ticket Price: R260
  • Venue: Kwelanga Country Lodge, Pacaltsdorp
  • Full Event Info: Echo Spirit Gathering

June 2017

This June Cape Town is jam packed with all the best Trance beats featuring at some of the biggest Trance events South Africa has seen.

Deliriant & Roommush Birthday Bash

Stop what you are doing, turn up the music and let the bass kick, grab your dancing shoes and join in on the most epic birthday celebration of two of Cape Town's most iconic Progressive and Minimal DJs.

Expect a visual treat, with Tech X delivering an amazing visual experience with unique stage design crazy LED Screen panels, lights, lasers, smoke and effects.

Phoenix: Festival of Fire

With a strikingly original slant on the idea of the trance party- that of linking it to the already existing celebration of the winter solstice, this 3-day event offers the opportunity for a kind of renewal, a rebirth of energy for the second half of the year.

Set up all the way out in Riviersonderend, this event promises that the drive will be utterly worth it as it celebrates the existence of fire - fire as renewal, as rebirth, as the ultimate natural force.

One dance floor. One energy. One love.

Fever Fridays Interstellar Lockdown

Join Club Fever for the Interstellar Lockdown as they embrace the New Horizon. With this event they have 5 Live acts performing, 2 EP Launches and 1 Super Reunion of all Space Cadets.

Dare to aim higher and reach for the stars! Let's travel to the unknown where music opens our hearts. Be sure to arrive early so you can take part as we dance in the galaxy amongst the bright shining stars! Everyone will be together to embrace the power of the music.

July 2017

July brings about what we used to call the end of the Trance season, but this year things are happening throughout the year.

Cyborg Productions presents: Deep End

Cyborg Productions presents Deep End. New things to be unleashed and a bigger journey to be discovered. Many brought together to unite as one with the universe. The Deep End is yours to discover.

Trilogy Productions presents Urge

Trilogy brings Progressive and Dark psy to the masses. The Urge is the vibe, the trance, the people and the amazing psychedelic atmosphere that you need to let loose.

This is going to be one crazy winter party. With Limitless XP mentoring them on this event and the psytrance scene they will surely bring you nothing... but the best!

The Winter Project is aimed at keeping the homeless and the underprivileged warm, they also aim to not let them go hungry over the winter.

They will be taking donations at the URGE gate so bring along any old towels, clothing, blankets and nonperishable foods. They will be donated to two shelters in Cape Town that really need the help. Join in for a good cause.

  • Date: 15-16 July 2017, 3pm - 4am
  • Ticket Price:
    • R70 - Pre sold
    • R100 - At the Door
  • Venue: Springboks Newlands, 1 Sports Pienaar Rd
  • Full Event Info: Trilogy Productions presents Urge

Full Moon Masquerade Dance

Wolf Pack Productions SA Presents: Full Moon: Masquerade Dance ॐ

If you haven't heard yet, Wolf Pack Productions SA will be hosting their "15th" FULL MOON party. This one Promises to be even bigger and better!

With two dance floors to let loose, this promises to be an epic party. The first dance floor will be based in the main arena with "trippy" UV decor and lighting that will definitely be of top quality, And let's not forget the massive sound system. So be ready to feel the bass.

The second dance floor is for VIP Troopers only. With UV decor and lighting that will definitely be of top quality. It has 2 pool tables, its own dance floor and much more.

This amazing indoor venue has a capacity for 2 000 troopers. Come out and make this another night to remember!

  • Date: 8-9 July, 6pm - 7am
  • Ticket Price:
    • R100 - Pre Sold
    • R120 - At the Door
  • Venue: Club Fever, Corner of Castor & Pollux Rd, Lansdowne
  • Full Event Info: Full Moon Masquerade Dance

PsySa Presents: The Egoless Experience

A small indoor psychedelic event hosted with the intention of bringing Port Elizabeth's Psychedelic community together for an evening of absolute madness.

Featuring local talent from in and around the Garden Route area of South Africa. There will be various drink specials available like R12 Tequila, R25 Dbl Vodka/Brandy and mixer, keeping you well lubricated throughout the night.

Spectrum/Reboot Present: The Blue Moon Festival 2017

Tickets will be under very strict supervision so as to keep the event as safe as possible.

The venue will open at 11am Saturday with braai places and camping space. They would like to have a epic get together before the music kicks off at 5pm in the early evening.

  • Date: 29 July
  • Ticket Price:
    • R80 - Online
  • Venue: Stags Head & Hectic On Hope, 69 Hope St, Cape Town
  • Full Event Info: The Blue Moon Festival 2017

Psychedelic Vibrations

A gathering where everyone comes together to share peace, love and happiness. It's simply just to release and receive pure positive energy. We come together to dance to the music, share good vibes and meet great people along the way.

This winter edition PsyMon brings you some of the top up and coming Artists/DJs. It's very different to the usual; come experience a taste of the next generation.

The venue is a beautiful garden space and is surrounded by trees. The dance floor will be on soft green grass offering the perfect place for good vibes.

  • Date: 29 July, 11am - 5pm
  • Ticket Price:
    • R150 - Early Bird (Limited)
    • R250 - Pre Sale
  • Venue: Portersville, Western Cape
  • Full Event Info: Psychedelic Vibrations

The Red Telephone presents Journey

Expect the unexpected and join The Red Telephone for this exclusive event. Tickets are limited as they don't want a crowding issue, so be sure to purchase yours ASAP. They would like to encourage everyone to make use of taxis to and from this event so as to promote safe and responsible fun.

  • Date: 29-30 July 2017
  • Ticket Price:
    • R1000 - Cabin + 4 Early Voyage Passes (until 1 July)
    • R1500 - Cabin + 4 Std Boarding Passes (from 1 July)
    • R 200 - Early Voyage Pass
    • 250 - Std Boarding Pass (from 1. July)
    • R 300 - Express Boarding Pass (door tickets if available)
  • Venue: Ticket Holders will receive the location, Cape Town
  • Full Event Info: The Red Telephone presents: Journey

August 2017

With the sun finally making a reappearance, Cape Town is getting warmer and the parties are even hotter than before.

We <3 Psy - Down The Rabbit Hole

PROJECT: C.H.A.N.G.E is an initiative aimed at raising awareness about the underprivileged and homeless in and around Cape Town. As part of their annual winter charity campaign they are aiming their sights at the families recently affected by the Imizamo Yethu Township Fire.

They are asking you to open up your hearts and cupboards and donate any unwanted clothing, blankets, shoes etc to the affected families of the Imizamo Yethu informal settlement out in the Hout Bay area.

Thousands of residents were recently stripped of all possessions due to the recent fire.

  • Cost:
    • R80 - Presold
    • R100 - At The Door
  • When: 5 August, 8pm - 2am
  • Venue: Mercury Live, 43 De Villiers Street, Zonnebloem, Cape Town
  • Full Event Info: We <3 Psy - Down The Rabbit Hole

Darkness Falls

Conscious Productions is a label compiled by three local Capetonian artists that will be bringing their first instalment the day before Women's day.

Their mission is to induce music evoked nostalgia by bringing back the rawness of psychedelic music. With their first event they would like to give back to those in need. At this point, they kindly ask you to please bring any spare warm clothing, blankets or any thing that could help those in need this winter.

Line up:

  • 09:00-10:00 - Gizmologist
  • 10:00-11:00 - U-Genetix (Conscious Productions)
  • 11:00-12:00 - Dj M.A.C (UltraNoize)
  • 12:00-01:30 - SINGULARITY (Kaos Krew)
  • 01:30-02:30 - NickNack (Evolve Productions)
  • 02:30-04:00 - Satellite Riders (Conscious Productions)

The night will be done by Evolve Production that has been hosting some of the best underground events in The Garden Route and the Cape Town scene. They will be bringing you pure Psychedelic colours.

  • Cost:
    • Free - Ladies from 9pm - 10:30pm
    • R60 - At the Door
    • R20 discount of ticket price, for a donation
  • When: 8 August, 9pm - 4am
  • Venue: 45 Waterkant St, Cape Town
  • Full Event Info: Darkness Falls

Sunflower Festival

This festival, only 3 years old, took the South African festival scene on with an unexpected storm.

Billing itself as the official opening event to festival season, this fest provides partiers with 2 days and 1 night of bliss as trance leaks out of every nook and cranny of this universally welcoming experience - with splendid visuals to boot.

  • Date: 26 - 27 August 2017
  • Ticket Price:
    • R380 - Super Early Bird
    • R460 - General
    • Sunday Tickets are Limited
  • Venue: Cape Town Ostrich Farm, Durbanville
  • Full Event Info: Sunflower Festival

September 2017

With the arrival of Spring which also happens to be the official start of the Trance season; some of the biggest outdoor parties in Cape Town are happening this September

Pulse - Ultimate Indoor Grand Finale

Pulse wishes you positive energy, positive thoughts and positive circumstances. You are invited to The Pulse, created to uplift and inspire. This gathering brings the community together in unity to celebrate sound and give gratitude to the gift of music, a precious wonder.

They strive for excellence to uphold the psy-trance genre and open your hearts to the pulse. May the pulse be with you. And may music follow you wherever you go.

"If music be the food of love, play on..." - William Shakespeare

Into the Wild: Moon Child

Into The Wild is a 14 hour techno and progressive day party, ringing in the dawn of a new spring, come out and dance beneath the trees once more.

They return for the second edition of Moon Child, featuring the South African debut of Israeli progressive sensation Omiki, accompanied by more artists than they have ever hosted on a single stage.

Expect traditionally long sets, and some unique back to backs going down!

  • Cost:
    • R240 - Early Bird (Online)
    • R300 - Phase 1 (Online)
    • R350 - Phase 2 (Online)
  • When: 16 September, 11am - 1am
  • Venue: R44, Stellenbosch, Western Cape
  • Full Event Info: Into the Wild: Moon Child

Alien Safari: Sprung

This party has served as a bastion of the local trance scene for years. A celebration of the commencement of spring, this event is designed to stir the consciousness of new things.

It’s a space of freedom and new beginnings, to open yourself up to all the potential the universe has to offer.

Traditionally hosted at the Silwerstroom resort just outside of Cape Town, this party rages on all through the night with a steady stream of DJs to ensure that even though this event is only one day long, it will be the best party you could possibly have.

  • Date: 9 - 10 September 2017
  • Ticket Price:
    • R360 - Presold
    • R300 - Sunday
  • Venue: Silwerstroom Resort
  • Full Event Info: Alien Safari Sprung 2017

Earthdance 2017 Cape Town

Earthdance happens all around the world, and this year marks a full 20 years of global trance events characterised by the same mission statement, "Unitedness".

This party seeks to create a shared platform for humans from all around the world to unite under the same umbrella. Locally, this party is spoken about year-round and is prepared for as a must for trance partiers.

Held over the course of 3 days, this party serves a constant stream of the world’s best trance - culminating in a mass meditation early on Sunday morning. It is simply a must.

  • Date: 23 - 24 September 2017
  • Ticket Price:
    • R320 - Early Bird (SOLD OUT)
    • R300 - Sunday Day Pass
    • R380 - Phase 1
    • R420 - General
  • Venue: Nekkies Resort, Worcester
  • Full Event Info: Earthdance 2017

Reboot's 3rd Birthday Celebration

Reboot will be celebrating their 3rd year of hosting Psychedelic events every Friday! This birthday is a big one for them and they are pulling out all the stops, with 2 dance floors jam packed with South African talent the line up couldn't be better.

Upstairs Line Up:

  • Psy-Mantis
  • Deliriant
  • Disco Volante
  • Final Flash
  • Mad Hatter
  • more TBA

Downstairs Line Up:

  • TBA

This one promises to bring out your creative side, with chalk boards scattered throughout to express your creativity. This rocking party has something for everyone with food stalls, boutique vintage shopping, foosball, crystals and all things psychedelic.

  • Cost:
    • R60 early bird (5th - 11th September)
    • R80 pre-sale (12th - 29th September)
    • R100 at the door
  • When: 29 September, 8pm - 4am
  • Venue: Stags Head & Hectic On Hope, 53 Hope St, Cape Town
  • Full Event Info: Reboot's 3rd Birthday Celebration

UltraNoize - The Higgs Boson

This September UltraNoize is coming your way with a night jam packed full of powerful grooves and 'psychedelicious' soundscapes experienced within an amazing spectrum of shapes and colours.

Their very own Digital Hippie (known to some as Clive) will also be celebrating his birthday with you, so if you know this creature,be sure to come join him for some crazy psychedelic celebrations.

Line Up:


You can expect superb lighting and psychedelic decorations throughout, with fully stocked bar to keep you well lubricated this promises to be a night for the books. Get ready, cause UltraNoize will be taking you on another next level adventure!

  • Cost:
    • R60 - From 8pm - 9pm
    • R80 - Thereafter
  • When: 29 September, 8pm - 4am
  • Venue: Tiekiedraai, 12 Viben Street, Brackenfell Industria
  • Full Event Info: UltraNoize - The Higgs Boson

October 2017

Summer is almost in full swing and October promises more fun in the sun, with super exclusive outdoor festivals to niche trance parties that happen behind closed doors, Cape Town is the place to be this October.

Rocking The Daisies 2017

Rocking the Daisies Music and Lifestyle Festival is South Africa’s biggest and hottest outdoor gathering. Taking place over four days on the first weekend of October every year, it officially kicks off the summer season.

Festival-goers can expect a multi-faceted and multi-sensory action-packed weekend featuring the best local and international entertainment across music, comedy, art, film; hundreds of top local acts and some of the world’s most inspiring artists performing on multiple stages. Daisies is all about camping; good times and making incredible memories.

With the motto “Play hard, tread lightly”, Daisies spearheads green thinking in the country’s festival space and is set to be the most explosive experience yet. Widely looked forward to by most of the country, people travel from far and wide to attend this one. Festival-goers will spend three magical days camped beneath the stars.

  • Date: 5-8 October
  • Ticket Price:
    • R850 - Phase 1 Full Weekend Pass
    • R950 - Phase 2 Full Weekend Pass
    • R1050 - Phase 3 Full Weekend Pass
  • Venue: Cloof Wine Estate Darling, Cape Town
  • Full Event Info: Rocking The Daisies

iPotsoyi Festival

Groove Afrika bring you Cape Town's freshest outdoor experience, the iPotsoyi Spring Festivali. Potsoyi has grown to be known as one of the biggest Urban Festivals in the country.

This Spring, Cape Town's most beloved festival returns to the outskirts of the city, for the brands 3rd Annual Spring edition at the infamous Ostrich Farm. Bring your camping chairs, blankets, cooler boxes and come enjoy the vibe at the iPotsoyi Spring Festival.

  • Cost:
    • Super Early Bird:
      • R120 - General Admission
      • R300 - VIP
    • Early Bird:
      • R150 - General Admission
      • R350 - VIP
    • Normal Presale:
      • R200 - General Admission
      • R400 - VIP
    • Cooler Boxes:
      • R100 - Per Box (No glass bottles)
  • When: 14 October, 12pm - 12am
  • Venue: Cape Town Ostrich Farm
  • Full Event Info: iPotsoyi Festival

10 Years of Organik: Gaian Dream 2017

Set over the course of a weekend, this festival offers a trance stage of note with the kind of music the organisers know will ensure transcendence.

To drive this point home, the entire event comes to a halt on the Saturday afternoon as a mass yoga/meditation session is undertaken by all festival-goers.

If ubuntu stirs you and Earth is your element, why not check this one out.

  • Date: 13 -15 October
  • Ticket Price:
    • R300 - R500
  • Venue: Near Greyton, Cape Town
  • Full Event Info: Organik Gaian Dream

Limitless Experience presents - Cosmic Nataraja

The annual event Cosmic Nataraja is upon us once again, this time around it will be bigger and the energy will be much more vast. This is the second depiction & will surely be one memorable experience.

They have one beastly line up planned for you, these top class heavy hitters have played at many outdoor festivals & gatherings bringing along with them some powerful psychedelic melodies to keep your energy at its peak.

November 2017

With the arrival of the month of November, the Trance scene is becoming quite a buzz of activity. Here are the top festivals happening this November.


Pulse wishes you positive energy, positive thoughts and positive circumstances. They welcome you to The Pulse, created to uplift and inspire. A gathering of unity to celebrate sound and give gratitude to the gift of music - a precious wonder.

Dj Line Up:

  • Tune Raider
  • Archive
  • Shockwave
  • Josh Mac
  • Satori

They strive for excellence, to uphold the psy-trance genre and open your hearts to the pulse. May the pulse be with you. And may music follow you wherever you go.

  • Cost:
    • R50 - Before 10pm
    • R60 - Thereafter
  • Date: 3 November, 8pm - 2am
  • Venue: The Nameless Pub, 101 B Main Road, Somerset West
  • Full Event Info: Pulse


The Modern Primitives present Psykiss. This event is for the nature lovers. Pyskiss are sowing the seeds of love, it is a time to grow plants , trees , friendships, good thoughts spiritually and artistically. A tribute to Mother Nature as this event falls on the annual spring full moon.

DJ line up:

  • Friday
    • 3pm: DJ Pure
    • 5pm: Ben 3rd eye
    • 6:30pm: GeTFX
    • 8pm: Tyro
    • 10pm: Talking Decks
    • 11.30pm: Flower Power
  • Saturday
    • 1am: Aviator
    • 2:30am: Hallucigenik
    • 4am: Enigmatix
    • 5am: Zukumdukum
    • 6am: Xenogressive
    • 7am: Dr.Katz
    • 8:30am : Malcolm X
    • 10am: TheaTrix
    • 11:30am : The Green Gattler
    • 1pm: Danimal
    • 2:30pm: Skitzo
    • 4pm: Sonicdruid
    • 5:30pm: Tranceforms
    • 7pm: Psytronik
    • 8:30pm : DMTricks
    • 10pm: Psydewise
    • 11:30pm: Siren
  • Sunday
    • 1am: Dan Scot
    • 2:30am: Abramelin
    • 3:30am: Roezax
    • 5am: Arcane Fungus
    • 6:30am: Contrast
    • 8am: Killer B
    • 9:30am: Tystix
    • 11am: ABRA
    • 12:30pm: Tersius / Kabi
    • 2pm: Psy Mantis

A kiss symbolises love and peace. As far as your memory will take you, feeling good was achieved by feeling free. Come and enjoy the indigenous forest and wild life at this beautiful coastal farm in the Garden Route of South Africa and allow the music to set you free!

  • Cost:
    • R280 - Early Bird
    • R300 before 12am Friday.
    • R350 from 12am - 8am Saturday.
    • R300 from 8am Saturday - 8am Sunday.
    • R200 from Sunday 8am.
  • When: 3 - 5 November, 4pm - 4am
  • Venue: Kai Tikquoa Farm, George.
  • Full Event Info: Psykiss

Psych Night & Vans present: Endless Daze Festival

Psych Night & Vans present the Endless Daze Festival, a boutique music and arts festival set in a beautiful outdoor safe and secure environment.

The picturesque Silwerstroom Resort make the perfect backdrop for any great party. Frolic in the forest and explore the hidden banks of the Silwerstroom Lake.

There are camping facilities and the usual food stalls ready to satisfy your hunger. Tickets are limited making this a very exclusive party, there will be no day passes available only full weekend passes.

PsynOpticz brings you Jungala Festival 2017

Nestled in the beautiful Berg River valley, Jungala promises to deliver that which it has become well known for.

Billing itself as a festival of life, attendees are sure to feel as hyped as a wide trance music selection is pumped out over the duration of the party. This paired with the incomparably beautiful Jungala grounds, it's sure to make for a spectacular end to the year.

  • Cost:
    • R420 - Early Bird
    • R500 - Presale
    • At the Gate:
      • R580 from Friday 12pm
      • R460 from Saturday 8pm
      • R350 from Sunday 8am
  • When: 10-12 November 2017
  • Venue: Buffalo Drift on Ruigtevlei Farm
  • Full Event Info: Jungala Festival

Kaleidoscope & Ambition present Summer Vibrations

Kaleidoscope Gatherings and Ambition have joined forces to bring you a sneaky co-lab, Summer Vibrations. With summer hot on our heals, the need to dance is here. So they have decided to bring you the best of both worlds under one roof.

This is a first on the Garden Route where you will have 2 productions house under one roof. There will be two dance floors run by each of the production houses, the Ambition floor will be pumping out the hottest deep house, tech house, bass house and techno tunes while the Kaleidoscope floor will have all things trance.

Line Up: TBA

Get ready to stomp the night away while taking full advantage of the great drink specials that will run at both bars.

The Last Oracle

Welcome yourself into a realm of euphoric beats where you experience the known, the unknown and what is yet to come. Immerse yourself into the music and get lost with us in the ultimate experience.

Enjoy 3 days and 2 nights with non stop continuous music from Friday right through to Sunday, what better way to celebrate and getaway with your friends for one weekend only. This event will bring out the tech head in anyone with two beautiful dance floors for both Psy/Trance and the Techno family!

  • Cost:
    • R400 - Early Bird
    • R500 - Phase 2
    • R600 - Phase 3
    • R350 - Sunday Funday
    • Gate Ticket Price - TBA
  • When: 24 - 27 November
  • Venue: Die Plaasmol, Hartenbeesfontein, Hopefield
  • Full Event Info: The Last Oracle

Alien Safari Flying Circus

Alien Safari Flying Circus is back this November, after the successful Alien Safari Sprung event. The Flying Circus promises top notch entertainment and DJs spitting only the best tracks. They have released the event early for their waiting supporters but even without much info out, the attention this event is receiving is out of this world.

  • Cost: TBA
  • When: 25 - 26 November, 12pm - 4am
  • Venue: The new forest venue will be announced soon
  • Full Event Info: Alien Safari Flying Circus

December 2017

With the trance season in full force only the biggest Trance parties happen in December.

Synergy Live 2017

Synergy Live is back in their new home just 45 kilometres from the city, with all the beautiful scenery and spectacle you’ve come to expect from the Synergy Live festival experience.

Think amazing music and sound, killer decor, mind-blowing audiovisuals, multiple stages, the best in artisanal food and 3 fun-filled days and nights in nature with friends old and new. They’ve even got a few surprises up their sleeves, so expect the unexpected!

Anura Wine Estate is located an easy 45km outside of Cape Town on the foothills of the Simonsberg Mountains. The Estate is a nature-lovers oasis, with rolling green forests, stunning mountain vistas, large open spaces and a sparkling clear dam, conditions are perfect for three days of summer fun.

The Line Up: TBA

Red Bull Main Stage is an extraordinary visual adventure, showcasing an equally world-class line-up of live acts and DJ's across all musical genres, from big name international stars who will blow you away – to superheroes of tomorrow earning their stripes. The Red Bull Main Stage is the place where rocking out in the great outdoors really comes to life.

The festival will feature a unique market place where some of the best in Cape Town’s food trucks, market stalls and artisanal food purveyors will showcase their goods. Whether you’re after a smoothie to replenish the vitamins lost along the way, a power pizza to boost that midnight rave stamina, or something light to munch midday, you’ll find all the stuff to tickle your taste buds at The Market Place.

The traders square is home to the medical tent among other stalls selling crafts, festival merchandise, and more. There will be a general camping area with the glam camping options available for those who want a little luxury under the stars, however spots are filling up fast so book now to avoid disappointment.

  • Date: 1 - 3 December, 12pm - 2pm
  • Cost:
    • R395 - Early Bird Tickets
    • TBA - Phase 2
    • TBA - Phase 3
    • TBA - 2 Day Pass
  • Venue: Anura Wine Estate,
  • Full Event Info: Synergy Live 2017

Vortex Open Source

With a 2017 venue confidently booked nearly 12 months in advance and dates already set, this event is sure to be the monumental experience it always is. This is Vortex Open Source. A 3-day event with a killer setlist.

Encouraging a broad-based, inter-dependent experience, this event is about energy. It’s about the creation of a positive space with good vibes only, this one is worth all the effort.

Trance Tip!: The drive is long. Make sure to get enough sleep the night before.
  • Date: 7 - 11 December 2017
  • Ticket Price:
    • R550 - Early Bird
    • R650 - Late Bird
  • Venue: Riviersonderend
  • Full Event Info: Vortex Open Source

Solid Chaos - Spirit Of The Cosmo's

This December Solid Chaos is providing a unique psychedelic experience, a night jam packed full of powerful grooves and a fat bass experience within an amazing variety of shapes and colours. They will be taking you on another next level of adventure.

DJ Line Up to be announced soon.

Psybology v1.0

Psybology is here to recreate the underground scene, focusing on music genres that are never played at events in East London. They have a beautiful venue located away from the city so noise levels will not be an issue.

DJ Line up:

  • Filth
  • Real Feels
  • Von Dirty
  • Dan Hugo
  • Damian Meyer
  • Dylan Thatcher
  • Neave Mj
  • Jacksource - Woo Dog Recs/ Our Minds Recs

For those 'vapers' out there, vape benefits on pre-sold tickets purchased at Vape Arcade, If you bring your vape to this event get an instant R40 off your pre-sold ticket purchased at Vape Arcade.

  • Cost:
    • R100 - Presale
    • R150 - At the Door
  • When: 22 - 23 December, 6pm - 6am
  • Venue: C11 Events Venue, C Rd, East London
  • Full Event Info: Psybology v1.0
Trance Tip: Out of town parties can be difficult to attend, why not stay over at one of the many Backpackers available in SA.

Wildfarm: New Years Festival in The Wilderness

Wildfarm has excitedly announced their New Years Eve Festival, and this one looks like it's one for the books. Set in the heart of the Wilderness, party goers can embrace nature while stomping to a beat of their own.

The details are yet to be confirmed but the hype is already here. This 3 day New Year's celebration will leave you with lasting memories and stories to tell for years to come.

  • Cost: TBA
  • When: 29 December 2017 - 1 January 2018
  • Venue: The Wildfarm, Wilderness National Park, Wilderness
  • Full Event Info: Wildfarm New Years Festival

Rezonance: NYE Festival

Now, if Cape Town is known for anything, it is its New Years’ Eve events. Every year things in the city are done in a big way.

So, what to do? Throw a three-day festival, says RezFest. And throw it they do!

Set in an incomparable dreamscape, this festival pulls out its best every year. A psychedelic takeover of note with thousands of bodies in the same space - this festival is simply not-to-be-missed.

Trance Tip!: At an event like this one, it’s important to remember to pace yourself. Three days is a long time when you’re having the time of your life. Stay safe!
  • Date: 30 December 2017 - 1 January 2018, 10am - 4pm
  • Ticket Price:
    • R500 - Early Bird (75% Sold Out)
    • R200 - Rejuvination Centre
  • Venue: TBA
  • Full Event Info: Rez fest NYE 2017-2018

Love & Light

Often referred to as the outdoor club of the year, this event’s focus is on the music. It aims to unite those with a passion for electro and trance music and to serve as the delivery service for the best that the genre has to offer.

A sea of bodies with a singular goal, dancing to the jams they love for hours on end, it’s an event that has consistently delivered on its promises, so do check it out!

  • Date: 23 - 24 December
  • Ticket Price: TBA
  • Venue: Cape Town Ostrich Farm, N7, Cape Town
  • Full Event Info: TBA
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