Outdoor and Trance Parties in & around Cape Town 2018 - 2019
Outdoor and Trance Parties in & around Cape Town 2018 - 2019
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Outdoor and Trance Parties in & around Cape Town 2018 - 2019
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 2018 - 2019

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 2018 - 2019
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 2018 and 2019.

*This list will be updated monthly.

Don't forget to check what's happening in Cape Town Today

Quick JumpJanuary 2018Into The Wild | Raised By Wolves ft. PerfectOrigin Festival 2018February 2018GET REAL | The Outdoor Ft. Gustavo MotaSneaky Grounds - Volume 6Beat Route - Techno & Trance - Gonzo VS D-rANg3D 2hr ExclusiveEden ft. KVSH (Bra), Ryan Murgatroyd & Kostakis Live & moreAlien Safari Wild SpiritsMarch 2018SpiritFest 2018Love & Light Day FestivalAltered States Lunar 2018Tea in the Tree | A Whimsical TaleTRANSylvania: New DawnVortex Parallel Universe Easter WeekendApril 2018LevitateAwaken Minds ft Zezia /Mystrix /Elevation /Gray Matter & moreMystical Illusion : The BeginningIntroducing Garden StateOrganik ~ Love Project ~ 2018Psymedia | Recess pt.1EDEN presents The Cooperage ft. Franky Rizardo (Ned)Cosmic Circus ★ Cirque du PsychedeliaAfrikaBurn 2018May 2018Into the Wild | The Woodlands ft. SpheraEcho Gatherings (Elements of Life)Psymedia | Recess pt.2June 2018Psymedia | Recess pt.3Vortex Phoenix Festival of Fire 2018Elision Presents: Engage The NoiseJuly 2018The Magic MonkeyFull Moon: Masquerade Dance ॐ Ft Deliriant (2hrs Set)August 2018September 2018Sunflower Festival 2018Alien Safari Sprung 2018Earthdance 2018

January 2018

The Trance season is in full swing with the arrival of the warmer weather, get your stomping feet ready with our pick of only the best and biggest Trance parties this January.

Into The Wild | Raised By Wolves ft. Perfect

It’s almost time for the summer edition of ITW.

@Into The Wild Experience‎

They will be hosting the legendary Perfect Stranger, perhaps one of our biggest musical inspirations when developing the concept for Into the Wild, he encapsulates everything they're about, the bridge between techno and progressive psytrance, the beauty in the subtle progression of sound.

You could argue he created the genre psytech, or at least has become the master of it. He will be previewing his new album celebrating 11 years of perfectly strange music, due for release on Iboga Records soon.

He will also be playing as his notorious techno act Yuli Fershtat, under which he has played some of the best sets in Boom & Ozora in recent years. As always you can expect traditionally long sets, and another unique local back to back set only seen in the wild!

DJ Line Up:

  • YETI

This event is a 14 hours non-stop stomp for over 18's only, so be sure to bring your ID or driver's license along to prove your age.

  • Ticket Price:
    • R250 - Early Bird
    • R300 - Phase 1
    • R350 - Phase 2
  • When: 13 -14 January, 11am - 1am
  • Venue: The Slaley Forest, Stellenbosch
  • Event Info: Facebook Page

Origin Festival 2018

A weekend of Psychedelic Music, visionary art and conscious culture. Known as the home of Origin is the beautiful Elandskloof, tucked away between Villiersdorp and Greyton, only 125 Km from Cape Town.

This lush green valley with its fresh mountain streams, welcoming forest filled with Oaks, YellowWoods and Redwoods, and towering mountain backdrops, beckons us once more for an adventure in connecting, laughing, relaxing and enjoying nature in all its glory.

This 3 day outdoor festival is an artists dreams with the Visionary Art Gallery displaying pieces from artists all around the world. There will also be workshops hosted for the duration of the festival.

Three dance floors will ensure your feet are stomping all festival long, with amazing sound quality and top notch decor its a visionary sensation.

DJ Line Up:

  • Avalon (Nano, UK)
  • Extrawelt (Cacoon, Germany) - As part of their "Fear of an Extra Planet" world Tour.
  • Earthspace (nano, Brazil)
  • Future Frequency (Nanon, UK)
  • Tongue & Groove (Nano, UK)
  • Nonoplex (Iboga, UK)
  • Josephine Wedekind (Digital Structures, Germany)
  • Anestetic (Timecode, Portugal)
  • DJ Zen (Iono, Netherlands)
  • Ayjo (Germany)
  • Killer Robot
  • Headroom
  • Thor Rixon (Live Set)
  • Regan
  • Abstract method
  • Ambient Spirit
  • B_Type
  • Bernz
  • Breaker
  • Broken Toy
  • Bruce
  • D_Know
  • Dala
  • Dantempo
  • Desktop Desktop
  • Drifter
  • Dusty Human
  • Dynamic Range
  • Firehorse
  • Groovity
  • Ian Skene
  • Josh mac
  • Kanan K7
  • Mikey Dredd
  • Pierre Estienne
  • Raj
  • Richard Marshall
  • Rob Sloan
  • Saai
  • Sadhu Sensi
  • Scamantrix
  • Shift Mawalele
  • Silo
  • Special K
  • Spekta
  • Tersius
  • The Commercial Hippies
  • The Great Veroni
  • Toby2Shoes
  • A Kettle Called Black
  • Zupa Wow

Like all outdoor festivals there will be camping facilities available and optional tent hiring options. The festival will feature shaded dance floors, lush camping, chill zones, swimming, food stalls, bars, medical facilities, strong and friendly security, craft and clothing market, clean toilets and showers.

  • Cost:
    • R440 - Early Bird (Sale Closed)
    • R490 - Phase 1 Full Weekend Pass (available until 14 Jan)
    • R550 - Phase 2 Full Weekend Pass (available until 26 Jan)
    • R350 - Sunday Ticket (Valid from 8:30am on 28 Jan)
  • When: 26 - 28 January 2018
  • Venue: Elandskloof Farm, Helderstroom
  • More Info: Website
  • Event Info: Facebook Event

February 2018

The shortest month of the year is upon us, yet there is no shortage of epic trance parties and outdoor festivals. Take a look at what's happening this February in and around Cape Town.

GET REAL | The Outdoor Ft. Gustavo Mota

It’s time to Get Real as Cape Town’s beautiful party people embark on a magical adventure of music, fantasy, love, sunshine, laughter and dance.

Escape the mundane and revel with them at the lush oasis located in the picturesque Stellenbosh, embark on a sonic journey fuelled by positivity, enchanting lights, immersive sounds and lose yourself in this mesmerising visual and sensory extravaganza.

Come and play across 2 dance floors showcasing an all-star line-up of music mastros - headed up by International Superstar Gustavo Mota and supported by a veritable who's who of SA Nightlife including Strange Loving, Yeti, Syzo, Dane Stirrat, Mogey, Jayms, Minx, LMC, Kilopascal, CASTO, Jamie Saint and more.

  • Cost:
    • R150 - Super Early Bird (SOLD OUT)
    • R180 - Early Bird
    • R220 - late Bird
    • R250 - The Night Life VIP (Limited)
  • When: 3 February, 12pm - 2am
  • Venue: Protea Fram, Stellenbosch
  • Full Event Info: Get Real | TRhe Outdoor Ft. Gustavo Mota

Sneaky Grounds - Volume 6

It's a New Year, its 2018 and Shambala are back! Bringing you the biggest event and back by popular demand to the South.


Sneaky Grounds is a 12 hour outdoor festival with thundering sound and bass, lazers, give aways and the best stage you will see this year. There will be food stalls and plenty of space to shake your booty.

The organisers have an incredible line up waiting for party goers, with massive headliners taking to the stage.

Line up:

  • Headroom
  • Rubix Qube
  • Unison
  • RoomMush
  • Priest
  • GonZo
  • Inoculum
  • Loophole
  • TerraKota
  • Drifter
  • Brontide

This event is a bring your own booze, so pack that cooler and get ready to party!

  • Cost:
    • R60 - Limited guestlist until 7pm
    • R100 - Before 9pm
    • R120 - Thereafter
  • When: 3 February, 4pm - 4am
  • Venue: Marksman Sports Shotting Club, 13-19 Plantation Rd, Ottery
  • Full Event Info: Sneaky Grounds - Volume 6

Beat Route - Techno & Trance - Gonzo VS D-rANg3D 2hr Exclusive

Beat Route is a small gathering that aims at attracting like-mined individuals to enjoy a feast of Musical Ear Candy.

They have arranged a playground that will comfortably accommodate 150 people and allow ample space to express yourself through dance and peaceful devotion to a greater consciousness.

Dj Line Up:

  • Unison
  • Carbon8 - DJ
  • Inoculum
  • Gonzo - DJ VS DJ D-rANg3D
  • Lu Psyfer

There will be some smashing drinks specials all night long, arrive early so you can take full advantage.

  • Dbl Vodka + Energy Drink - R20
  • Castle / Black Label Quart - R35
  • Mini Cocktail Jug (450ml) - R35
  • 2 x Dbl Brandy + Coke - R50
  • 6 x Jagerbombs - R120

There will be also be a fully operational kitchen serving up tasty snack and light meals all night long.

The Enchanted Forest bares many gifts and hidden talents which have been kept secret for many centuries.

@EQUINOX Experience‎

Only the most valiant of warriors make it to these treasured lands. The path that leads to the Overlord’s den is something no man, nor woman, has ever dared to walk… But with great risk….comes great reward!

EQUINOX Experience presents a 3 day forest festival – taking you on a carefully curated musical journey through the realms of House, Techno and Progressive Psy-Trance, tucked deep inside a century old pine forest, majestically nestled at the foot of the second highest mountain in the province!

These spoken lands boast the crème de la crème of both our local South African and International talent, supported by mythically skilled Visual Arts Experts..... ensuring you leave musically and magically fulfilled!!!!

Let the music guide you..... but more importantly.....

Pay Attention To Your Senses.

Line up:

  • Ambient / House / Techno Elves
    • Sawlead Ground (Special Techno Set)
    • BamBeano
    • BANDER VS Lewis. (DBN)
    • Craig Shacid
    • Daniella da Silva
    • Deadbeat FM
    • DeFuse
    • Erebus (Jhb)
    • LEEU LIVE (Jhb - Special Guest)
    • Mark Valsecchii
    • Mogey
    • Nick Grater (Jhb)
    • Paz Shina LIVE 
    • Ryan Hill
    • Shugga (Dbn)
    • STAB Virus
    • Vo (Jhb)
    • Wulfsohn
  • Progressive / PsyTrance Mage Pool
    • Querox
    • Timelock
    • Sawlead Ground (Prog PsyTrance Set)
    • 34' South
    • Bongi
    • DAN SCOT NBM Records
    • Deliriant
    • Gonzo - DJ
    • RoomMush
    • Rubix Qube
    • Phixius Portal - ZA
    • Quantum Project VJ

The best party is with your closest friends! EQUINOX is an Exclusive "Invite-By-Nature” event that believes "the fruit doesn't fall far from the tree!" 

If you have been to EQUINOX before, you may invite 3 friends. If not, apply and attend. The year after, you will gain this invite privilege.

  • Cost:
    • R500 - Limited until November 2017
    • R550 - Until December 2017
    • R600 - Until January 2018
    • R680 - Until February 2018
  • When: 16 - 18 February, 12pm - 6pm
  • Venue: Ceres, Western Cape
  • Event Info: Facebook Page

Eden ft. KVSH (Bra), Ryan Murgatroyd & Kostakis Live & more

EDEN presents one of our most exclusive experiences to date. As always, we will be showcasing some of the best local artists as well as world renown international artists.

As always, the Eden team promises to bring you the freshest local and international talent in good quality Dance Music.

For this exclusive, intimate event they will be welcoming some of South Africa's biggest names, as well as an act who is taking the world of dance music by storm, KVSH!

Dj Line Up:

  • KVSH (Brazil)
  • Ryan Murgatroyd & Kostakis LIVE
  • L.A. Cruz & Master Simz (JHB)
  • Dane Stirrat B2B Brett Aitken
  • IKon & Kilopascal DJ
  • Byron B-Soulful

With Ampere Event Technology behind the production you can expect World-Class visual and sonic experiences at this February's EDEN!

There will be an Eden Food village and a fully stocked bar thanks to Carbon Events Bar Services! Card facilities will be available at the festival!

  • Cost:
    • R300 - Early Bird SOLD OUT
    • R360 - Phase 2
    • R420 - Phase 3
  • When: 17 February, 12pm - 12am
  • Venue: Wagon Trail Brewery, Anura Vineyards, Stellenbosch
  • Event Info: Facebook Event

Alien Safari Wild Spirits

We are all Wanderers,on this Earth. Our Hearts are full of Wonder, and our Souls are deep with Dreams.

The hosts of Masqued Ball and the famous Flying Circus return with Wild Spirits.

Wild Spirits will replace Masqued Ball this year. This is in line with their vission to move to smaller more intimate events. They used to do events called Wild Spirits Strong Medicine and so, the name derives from that.

Line Up:

  • Eat Static :: UK
  • Mesmobeat
  • Solstice
  • Twisted
  • Interchill
  • TIP
  • Fagin's Reject :: UK
  • Wildthings
  • Giuseppe :: Parvati
  • Broken Toy
  • Brontide
  • D Jay Mark
  • DJ Bruce
  • Dynamic Range
  • The Elusive Gluon
  • Gandalf Grey
  • Loophole
  • Priest
  • Profound
  • Shockwave
  • Skitzo

These events are a platform and catalyst for the search for truth and love. Never conform. Never stop questioning. Stand up and change the world. Always sing your song of freedom.

Organisers have arranged shuttle services to cart party goers to and from the venue at a small fee.

  • Shuttles:
    • Cost Round Trip:
      • R280 pp (individual)
      • R270 pp (Booking of 2 or more)
      • R260 pp (Booking of 4 or more)
    • Where:
      • Pick up and drop off at Burger King, Cape Town
    • Bookings:
      • 081 522 4471 - Shaun

There will be camping facilities available, both bring your own and pre set up camping areas, booking is essential. The bars will have credit card facilities but unfortunately there will be no ATM's at the venue so have cash ready.

  • Cost:
    • R420 - Online Pre Sale
  • Date: 24 - 25 February, 10am - 4pm
  • Venue: Kogel Baai, Gordons Bay
  • Full Event Info: Alien Safari Wild Spirits

March 2018

Global warming has done something crazy to our South African summers, they seem to extend long after falls arrival. With summer being as long as it is, there is no shortage in outdoor festivals in and around Cape Town.

SpiritFest 2018

SpiritFest is more than just a yoga festival. It's a spirit-full festival that brings body, mind and spirit together to nurture in nature.

SpiritFest attracts a conscious community of individuals, couples and families who want to play, explore, relax and dive deeper in a safe and relaxed, natural and alcohol-free environment. So expect children running and playing out in the open, meditators getting up at the crack of dawn, nature lovers swimming until sunset and yogi's stretching their physical and spiritual limits until the stars come out and the music kicks in with blissful beats that will keep you grooving until bedtime.

The festival is spread out over a beautiful natural landscape and river, allowing plenty of room to breath, move and be together… or alone. Everything is within easy walking distance… including nature walks and waterfalls. So if you want to be surrounded by people or nature, it’s your choice. Both options are open and available to you.

  • Cost:
    • R800 - pp (closes in 1 February)
    • R950 - pp
  • When: 1 - 5 March 2018
  • Venue: Somerset Gift Getaway Farm, Swellendam
  • Full Event Info: SpiritFest 2018

Love & Light Day Festival

In March they embark on their second instalment of the 2017/2018 summer with Love & Light.

@Love & Light

They are bringing along another stellar and world-class lineup featuring some of the best international progressive psytrance producers and DJ's including:

Dj Line Up:

  • Morten Granau
  • DJ Emok
  • Phaxe

The team will be creating a beautiful space for all of their Love & Light friends and family to come together in the mutual love for music, adventure and expression. They cannot wait to go on this magical journey with you.

  • Cost:
    • R250 - Early Lover
    • R300 - General Lover
    • R350 - Late Lover
  • When: 3 March 2018, 11am - 2am
  • Venue: Nelson Wine Estate, R44, Paarl.
  • Event Info: Facebook Event

Altered States Lunar 2018

Altered States remains a highlight on the beloved Psytrance calendar, and known as one of the few authentic and underground psychedelic gatherings left in Cape Town.

@Altered States of Africa

Altered States are very proud to welcome old and new Altered States lovers to join our special gathering. This gathering is about more than juts the music, the organisers have prepared full days of entertainment as well as a killer line up:

  • Ward 10
  • Dan Scot
  • Sonic Druid - Zenon Records
  • Tune Raider
  • K - Jos
  • Geoffrey JHB/KZN
  • ZZBING - Woo-Dog Records UK
  • Tersius
  • Drifter VS Daroom
  • Absynth
  • Dynamic Range
  • Prefix
  • Dala

This 3 day festival is calling all trance lovers connecting them through music and spirit. There will be plenty of food options available as well as full functioning bars to keep you lubricated under the South African sun.

  • Cost:
    • R320 - Early Bird (Limited 200)
    • R350 - Full Wkend Pass
    • R380 - At the Gate
    • R250 - 8am Sunday pass ( At the Gate)
  • When: 9-11 March, 4pm
  • Venue: Jongenskloof Country Retreat
  • Full Event Info: Altered States Lunar 2018

Tea in the Tree | A Whimsical Tale

Tea in the tree is a multi-genre day festival consisting of both acoustic and electronic bands during the day, and funked out disco, house, tech, and melodic electronica at night.

@Tea in the Tree‎

This festival revolving around fun, and venturing into the unknown, provides a platform for local talent to thrive. Beautiful locations, carefully crafted line ups, and attention to detail make this garden party experience unique.

The sister festival of Into the Wild Experience, Tea in the Tree is the natural evolution of the acoustic garden stage featured at Into the Wild Raised by Wolves in January 2017.

Line Up:

  • Native Young
  • Jackal & The Wind
  • Two Minute Puzzle
  • Ben Dey & the Concrete Lions
  • Daena Weeks
  • Terrasoul
  • Bambeano
  • Sacred Sun

Ridgemore Villa will play host to this epic gathering, the lush green gardens seem to not be feeling the drought at all. The organisers have provided a shuttle service that will leave from Sea Point library and will return the following morning for drop offs.

  • Cost:
    • R200 - Early Tea Cup
    • R250 - Normal Tea Cup
  • Shuttle Services:
    • Departs at 12pm
    • R140 - per person
    • Purchase Shuttle tickets here
  • When: 10 - 11 March, 12pm - 12am
  • Venue: Ridgemor Villa Guesthouse, R102 Figrove, Somerset West
  • Full Event Info: Tea in the Tree | A Whimsical Tale

TRANSylvania: New Dawn

Upon the conclusion of the second chapter of Redemption Island series, Transylvania are excited to announce their move into a New Dawn.

@TRANSylvania SA

They have found a new home, one which allows them to party for 27 hours straight with no interruptions or breaks in music.

DJ Line Up:

  • RoomMush
  • Phixius
  • Plastic Vision
  • Priest (LIVE)
  • Capes (LIVE)
  • Final Flash (LIVE)
  • Rubix Cube (LIVE)
  • Biorhythm
  • Loophole (LIVE)
  • The Mentals (LIVE)
  • Can Of Tomotao Soup (LIVE)
  • TerraMoon
  • Archive
  • Fright Rate (LIVE)
  • Jester
  • EMP (LIVE)
  • Shameless (LIVE)
  • Deliriant (LIVE)
  • sHiFt (LIVE)
  • Qube and Dyce (LIVE)
  • Tune Raider
  • Mark
  • Dave Mac

80% of the line-up will consist of full-on/psychedelic/higher BPM beats, which means get ready for full-on psychedelia during the daytime, including Sunday. They are bringing back psychedelics to the Mother City.

  • Cost:
    • R280 - Phase 1 (SOLD OUT)
    • R320 - Phase 2
    • R360 - Phase 3
    • R400 - Phase 4
    • R420 - At the Gate
  • When: 17 - 18 March 2018
  • Venue: Malmesbury - Western Cape
  • Full Event Info: TRANSylvania: New Dawn

Vortex Parallel Universe Easter Weekend

The home of Vortex Trance Adventures for many years, Easter Vortex, is thrilled to return to the Circle of Dreams, a space where the trance dance ritual is held sacred and conscious vibrations lead to new perceptions of mind expansion.

Join the circle for a weekend of connectedness, togetherness, happiness, peace and love all shared in a truly magical space. Dance under the African sky amidst the forest, endless river and mystical mountain range, as it all comes together in a dazzling display of radiance and energy.

There will be 4 international headliners, and organisers are keeping mum about who they are for now and we're excited to find out closer to the event, so stay tuned as we will include the DJ line up as soon as it's released.

Join them at the Circle of Dreams for an outdoor gathering you will not forget!

  • Cost:
    • R450 - Early Bird (Online)
    • R470 - Pre Sale (Outlets)
    • R480 - Full Festival Pass (Online)
    • R550 - At the Gate
  • When: 31 March - 2 April, 10am - 4pm
  • Venue: Circle of Dreams, Riviersonderend
  • Full Event Info: Vortex Parallel Universe Easter Weekend

April 2018

The outdoor festival season is drawing to a close as the colder weather creeps in, but that doesn't mean there will be any shortages on entertainment this April.


Tranzl8tor and DJ Ocean Deep invite you to join them on their musical journey every Friday night at Wild Fuzion in Observatory.

@Tranz L8tor‎

Be prepared to be amazed with the most amazing sounds, décor, affordable drinks and good vibes. Entry fee R30 before 11pm and R50 thereafter. Should you decide to join, please share this event with your friends.

  • Cost:
    • R30 - Before 11pm
    • R50 - Thereafter
  • When: 6 April, 8pm - 2am
  • Venue: Wild Fuzion, 60 Lower Main Rd, Cape Town
  • More Info: Facebook Event

Awaken Minds ft Zezia /Mystrix /Elevation /Gray Matter & more

Foundation for the Awakening Mind is about Awakening to the truth of who we are. It is a collaborative venture of undoing the ego and learning to live a life that is truly inspired by a course in miracles.

@Awaken Minds‎

Every moment is a gift; an invitation to extend the love that we are, and to forgive what is blocking the awareness of our true identity.

Line Up:

  • MystrixX
  • Elevation
  • ZaziaIA
  • Tranz L8tor
  • Techno Syndicate
  • Snow Bros
  • Gray Matter
  • TJ Psyfunk
  • Semantic Shift

They have prepared for a large crowd with massive dance floors giving you plenty of space to stomp around. There will be state of the art lighting and decor as well as an outdoor area for party goers to enjoy the fresh crisp night air.

  • Cost:
    • R50 - Guestlist before 10:30pm
    • R80 - Thereafter
  • When: 6-7 April, 8pm - 4am
  • Venue: Club Chishona, 11 Mechau St, Cape Town
  • More Info: Facebook Event

Mystical Illusion : The Beginning

A full 14 hour experience to immerse yourself in mother nature, to lose your soul in blissful music, to create memories with friends old and new.

@Mystical Illusion‎

Like a well nurtured tree, the space has grown to great and fruitful heights, creating a utopian playground pure of intent that you can call home.

Dj Line Up:

  • Maxim (Competition Winner)
  • Cody Meyer
  • Dkon vs Kong
  • Douglas Olsson vs CJ
  • Ikon vs Kilopascal
  • Defuse
  • Mogey
  • RoomMush
  • Dan Scot 
  • Geometric Flux
  • Headroom
  • Danger
  • Gonzo vs D-ranged 
  • Rubix Qube

They meet where Sundays beam and starlight twinkles, to love, to dance and become one.

  • Cost:
    • R120 - Rise and Shine
    • R160 - Early Bird
    • R190 - Phase One
    • R240 - Phase Two
  • When: 7 April, 12pm - 2am
  • Venue: Protea Farm, Bottelary Farm, off the R300
  • More Info: Facebook Event

Introducing Garden State

What’s that noise in the glade, I hear you say? The call of the wild, the invocation of a rhythmic bass line swelling in your chest? Curious and Curiouser...

@Garden State Festival‎

This is the Garden State! A festival. A state of mind. A place to BE...where nature rules and humans play.

Line Up:

  • Kyp Malone of Tv On The Radio
  • Laura Burhenn of The Mynabirds
  • Dave Depper of Death Cab for Cutie
  • DJ Invizable
  • The Liminals
  • Bam Bam brown and Friends
  • The Jack Mantis Band
  • OBie Mavuso
  • Age Of Waves
  • Jeri Silverman
  • Orah & The Kites
  • KoisanBoy.Man

This sneaky launch party will be bringing you a taster of the Garden State music festival, taking root in Knysna 2019. The launch introduces Garden State with an array of intriguing and innovative live music and offers audiences a showcase of creative art, progressive lifestyle, plant-based cuisine and unexpected spaces for engagement.

  • Cost:
    • R470 - General Online (Booking fee not included)
    • R1 200 - VIP Online
  • When: 7 April, 3pm - 2am
  • Venue: Centre for the Book, 62 Queen Victoria St, Cape Town
  • Full Event Info: Introducing Garden State

Organik ~ Love Project ~ 2018

Love Project is a gathering for family and friends taking place at the dreamlike utopian venue just outside Caledon.

This year they return to one of our favourite venues just outside Caledon. Lush camping areas set next to a mountain stream and a fully tree shaded dance floor!

The line up will be announced soon, so stay tuned to find out more. Bring your tent and setup a campsite with your friends. There is a dedicated camping area and access to this is included in your ticket price.

Please bring any spare blankets and clothing you may have. These will be donated to the less fortunate, there will be a collection box at the gate.
  • Cost:
    • R340 - Early Bird
    • R340 - Sunday Ticket active from 8am
    • R410 - Pre Sale
    • R450 - At the Gate
  • When: 14 - 15 April, 11am - 4pm
  • Venue: Google Map pin (near Caledon)
  • Full Event Info: Organik ~ Love Project ~ 2018

Psymedia | Recess pt.1

Come out and enjoy 7 hours of uninterrupted Techno and Progressive Psytrance at none other than the District.

The stage is set and we are ready to stomp our hearts out to this amazing DJ Line Up:

  • Sacred Sun
  • Geometric Flux
  • Dynamic Range
  • Deliriant

With some amazing drinks specials during happy hour, like 50% off all house spirits, District will keep you well lubricated throughout the night.

  • Cost:
    • R70 - Pre Sold (Online)
    • R100 - At the Door
  • When: 20 April, 9pm - 4am
  • Venue: District, 61c Harrington St, Cape Town
  • More Info: Facebook Event

EDEN presents The Cooperage ft. Franky Rizardo (Ned)

EDEN presents another one of our most exclusive experiences to date and this time around, they have a surprise for you.

@The Eden Experience‎

As always, they will be showcasing some of the best local artists as well as a world renowned international house music artist.

Due to the extremely luxurious and intimate nature of this venue, LIMITED tickets are on sale.

  • Cost:
    • R300 - Early Bird
    • R360 - Phase 2
    • R420 - Phase 3
  • When: 21-22 April, 11:59am - 12am
  • Venue: The Cooperage Event Space, Anura Vineyards, Simondium Rd, Stellenbosch
  • More Info: Facebook Event

Cosmic Circus ★ Cirque du Psychedelia

Come together to take a break from the day to day… to partake in a twisted reality and an art-filled wonderland. Escape into a multi-coloured, inter-spiralled, over the top and out of the box place where our worlds become one happy heart beat!

@Cosmic Circus‎

Reality is bent out of shape, lines are crossed, and rules are broken. Minds are stretched, and ideas are born… This is the space where you can come to create magical wonderlands and stories that change the world. We come together to play, to dance, to be true, to be real, to be raw and mostly to BE FREE!!

Join them for a journey of enchanting performers to tantalise your mind and mystify your eyes, a truly psychedelic sound adventure conjured up by mesmerising and super talented musical wizards and a rainbow of exciting, fresh décor to keep you floating in the cirque wonderland.

Dj Line Up:

  • Wobblz
  • Juke Biox
  • Moog
  • Potty
  • Boogy Monsta
  • Dala
  • Rubix Qube
  • Technicolor
  • Plusminus
  • Deliriant
  • Josh Mac
  • Psymantis
  • Bazooka boy
  • MrSub
  • Tyro
  • Roezax
  • Dr. Katz
  • Grimm
  • Amodkit
  • Chockies
  • Ant
  • Xenogressive
  • Tranceforms
  • Ceraphim
  • Dmtricks
  • Pure

Explore your creative side, bring your flow toys so you can play all day. Dress up to the max – get involved, get inspired, jump into the creative magic and ignite the cirque du psychedelia heart beat… Together we are ONE circus.

  • Cost:
    • R320 - Full Weekend Pass
    • R360 - Gate Pass
    • R200 - Sunday Pass
    • Camping options are available via booking: 082 091 2890 (Whatsapp)
  • When: 27 - 28 April, 12pm - 6pm
  • Venue: Eagle Falls Lodge & Adventures, Eagle Falls Ruigtefontein, Cape Town
  • More Info: Facebook Event

AfrikaBurn 2018

In their 12th year, they will once again gather to build, create, perform, share and dream on the blank canvas of the Tankwa!

To create the magic of Tankwa Town takes a lot of hard work - and only together can we perform the magic of building a temporary city, filling it, and then making it vanish, leaving no trace.

This is not your average outdoor festival, but rather a community gathering and sharing of oneness. The festival is themed each year and applications occur way in advance.

Preparing for AfrikaBurn can be daunting but the organisers have put together a helpful guide on everything you need to know to attend the burn. To read up about the 11 principles behind the Burn, click here.

They have also put together a handy survival guide on surviving the Burn, you can read it here.

  • Cost:
    • This is not your average event and this is not a spectator sport, crews and communities have first dibs on ticket purchases.
    • Apply for tickets here
  • When: 23 - 29 April
  • Venue: Binnekring Rd, Tankwa town, Cape Town
  • Full Event Info: AfrikaBurn 2018

May 2018

The parties might have moved under cover due to the cold creeping in but the trance DJ's are sure to warm you up with the hottest beats on the decks this May.

Don't forget to check out what Cape Town has in store this Mother's Day!

Into the Wild | The Woodlands ft. Sphera

It's their 2 year anniversary and they are hosting a special season closer in the most mystical of surrounds.

@Into The Wild Experience‎

They welcome another stellar line up of artists to make magic with you, including the legendary Sphera, from Israel, performing for the first time in SA.

DJ line up:

  • Sphera (Israel) Iboga Records
  • Headroom
  • Geometric Flux
  • Fogshow
  • Maximilian
  • Dave Irish
  • Bambeano

Like previous Into The Wild experiences, organisers have provided convenient shuttle services at a small fee, to safely bring you to and from the very magical venue.

Tickets for this event are limited, and should tickets sell out prior to the event there will be no cash sales at the door.
  • Cost:
    • Shuttle Services depart from Sea Point Library at 11am and return the following morning.
      • R140 + Booking fee R5
    • R250 - Early Bird
    • R300 - Phase 1
    • R350 - Phase 2
  • When: 12 - 13 May, 12pm - 1am
  • Venue: Between the Trees
  • Full Event Info: Into the Wild | The Woodlands ft. Sphera

Echo Gatherings (Elements of Life)

The entire universe is formed from material particles in the act of Elements. It is just the dissimilarity of the elements to which we owe many thanks for the diversity of the world we live in. However, all things visible and invisible originate from only one source of life.

@Subliminal Productions‎

Fire, water, air and earth as we commonly know them, are but outwardly manifested forms of the Elements themselves. Their manifestations are as follows: the element of water has magnetic properties; it nurtures and sustains. The element of fire has electrical and creative properties. Air is a detaching element and enables co-existence of the two main elements, fire and water. The element of earth binds fire, water and air in various proportions, which makes possible the formation of materials with different properties.

Dj Line Up:

  • Tune Raider
  • Dan Scot
  • Singularity
  • Killer B
  • Plastic Vision
  • Siren
  • Danimal
  • Tranceforms
  • Roezax
  • Dr Katz
  • Cleartone
  • Psytronik
  • Psytist
  • Xenogressive
  • Terramoon
  • Contrast
  • Pathcode
  • Arcane Fungus
  • Ryan
  • Luca
  • Alchemist
  • Ceraphim
  • Chockies
  • More TBA

Well as they head into their 7th Edition of << ECHO GATHERINGS >> They thought this would be the right date to celebrate other chosen "HANG OUT SPOT " With like minded souls coming together to celebrate the 5 core Elements of life , as well good music, good vibes and freedom of life itself.

Psymedia | Recess pt.2

Calling all techno and psytrance fans, Psymedia is back with Recess part 2!

@Psymedia Mag

Are you ready for a 7 hour stomp and the chance to win epic prizes? Two lucky pre sold ticket holders will win a limited edition Psymedia hoodie, Olmeca Tequila and Red Bulls as well as free entry to Psymedia pt 3 happening in June!

  • Cost:
    • R70 - Online
    • R100 - At the Door (Limited)
  • When: 26 May, 9pm - 4am
  • Venue: District, 61c Harrington St, Cape Town
  • More Info: Facebook Event

June 2018

It seems as if the Trance season now stretches from January right throughout the year. Even with with June bringing in the colder weather, it does not put a damper on the Trance scene.

Psymedia | Recess pt.3

Psymedia are warming things up for one last time this winter season 🔥.


Proudly supported by the finest, Olmeca Tequila and Red Bull, Psymedia Mag presents Recess | Part 3 at District for a night of quality Techno / Progressive / Psytrance. Four of Cape Town's finest music makers selected to bring you thumping beats with extended journey sets on a thunderous sound system.

Dj Line Up:

  • Friend
  • Zezia
  • Broken Toy
  • DJ Mark

There will be a happy hour drink special from 9pm - 10pm where Olmeca Tequila shots from R12 or a Dbl Olmeca + Red Bull for R45. Come early and take full advantage of these specials.

  • Cost:
    • R70 - Online
    • R100 - At the Door
  • When: 16 June, 9pm - 4am
  • Venue: District, 61c Harrington St, Cape Town
  • More Info: Facebook Event

Vortex Phoenix Festival of Fire 2018

"Fire, Symbol of Rebirth, Regeneration & Growth"

Celebrate the Winter Solstice with the magical element of fire and the mystical Phoenix. The end of old cycles and embracing new spirals of light, growth and life.

DJ Line Up:

  • Freedom Fighters
  • Headroom
  • Creator
  • Bernz
  • K-Jos
  • DJ Mark
  • Connecto
  • Dan Scot
  • i-Tone
  • Psy-Mantis
  • Crushharder
  • Deleriant
  • Rubix Qube
  • Disco Volante
  • Plastic Vision
  • Contrast
  • Can Of Tomato Soup
  • Zezia
  • Jukebox
  • Gryphon-X
  • Loophole
  • Clockwise
  • Plus Minus
  • Iron Lotus
  • More TBA

As one they inspire to be more hopeful, more joyful, more thoughtful, and more alive. Every time our feet touch Mother Earth in dance, a consciousness connection begins with those who dance with you…

As the Phoenix rises in a River of Dreams. You wander bare feet under the caress of trees. In flow with the magical sparkling river, past bon fires and chill spaces.

Seeing familiar faces, while the grass tickles your feet & the winter sun kisses your face and your senses tingle. Psychedelic beats fill your body and soul. And as the dance floor unites.

  • Cost:
    • R450 - Early Bird
    • R550 - Full Festival
    • R600 - Friday @ Gate
    • R550 - Saturday
    • R250 - Sunday
  • When: 22 - 24 June, 10am - 6pm
  • Venue: Kam'Bati River Resort, Jubileeskraal, Swellendam
  • More Info: Facebook Event

Elision Presents: Engage The Noise

On the 5th of May 2018 come together as one and dance the day and night away under the stars as a psytrance family.


Engage The Noise will be taking place at the Ostrich Ranch, about a 25 minute drive from the base of our beautiful city, Cape Town.

The line up:

  • Qube & Dyce (Live)
  • Archive
  • Danimal
  • Eolithic
  • Ahee vs Siren
  • The Exhibition
  • Hallucigenik
  • Rebellion
  • Brainstorm (Live DJ set)
  • Radiant
  • Psyfunk
  • More TBA...

This 18 hour non-stop party is something not to be missed, and tickets are selling out fast so get yours now!

  • Cost:
    • R130- Early Bird (Closes 30 April)
    • R160 - General
    • R180 - At the Door
  • When: 30 June - 1 July, 12pm - 6pm
  • Venue: Cape Town Ostrich Ranch, N7, Cape Town
  • Full Event Info: Facebook Event

July 2018

Some of our favourite things are happening in July, including a team member's birthday - he loves trance parties! Take a look at some of the outdoor fun happening this July.

The Magic Monkey

The Magic Monkey is the new Psychedelic event planned for every Wednesday at the epic Club 89!

@Derik Love Mountain‎

From a young age, Dan Scot has had a passion for the electronic outdoor scene – specifically Psychedelic Trance. His musical journey began 10 years ago with techno on turntables and finally finding his love for psy trance all the while being nurtured into what is the Dan Scot sound today.

DJ Line Up:

  • JFK
  • Dan Scot
  • Loophole
  • Aviator
  • Derik Liebenberg

There will some insane drinks specials happening all night long, you can grab a dbl Vodka and mix for R40 or tequila shots for R20 each. Buckets of beer will also be massively reduced to ensure you stay well lubricated while dancing your socks off.

  • Cost:
    • R50 - Cover charge
  • When: 5 July, 9pm - 4am
  • Venue: 89 Long St, Cape Town
  • More Info: Facebook Event

Full Moon: Masquerade Dance ॐ Ft Deliriant (2hrs Set)

Wolf Pack Productions presents: Full Moon: Masquerade Dance ॐ

“I believe in my mask- The man I made up is me, I believe in my dance- And my destiny” We dance for laughter, we dance for tears, we dance for madness, we dance for fears, we dance for hopes, we dance for screams, we are the dancers, we create the dreams."

@Wolf Pack Productions SA‎

Join Wolf Pack Productions SA "19th" Full Moon party. This one Promises to be even bigger and better! This 13hr event will feature 2 dance floors, 3D mapping and laser shows, atmosphere decor, ball pits, temp tattoo artists and Cape Town's finest DJ's.

DJ Line Up:

  • Deliriant
  • The Disc Jockeys
  • More TBA

The 1st dance floor will be based in the main arena with trippy UV atmosphere decor, crazy laser shows and lighting that will definitely be of top quality, Let's not forget about the massive sound system, so be ready to feel the bass!

The Second Dancefloor is for VIP Troopers 18+ only. It will feature Trippy UV decor and lighting that will definitely be of top quality. It also has 2 pool tables, its own dance floor and much more.

  • Cost:
    • R100 - Presold (Reps)
    • R100 - Online
    • R150 - At the Door
  • When: 7 - 8 July, 6pm - 7am
  • Venue: Club Fever, C/o Pollux and Castor Rd, Cape Town
  • More Info: Facebook Event

August 2018

With the wetter weather arriving (hopefully), the outdoor Trance scene takes a short break, but will be ready for action once Spring starts!

September 2018

September is the official start of Spring which in turn means the Trance season is back and ready to stomp!

Sunflower Festival 2018

Spring symbolizes new beginnings and a rebirth of the Summer Spirit. For 2 days and 1 night, we all join together, embracing the transcendence of dance, music and lights under the African Sun and Stars.

As we dance our way into spring with Cape Town’s season opening, The Sunflower Outdoor Music Festival promises to produce the biggest and most sensational festival for their 6th year celebration.

A place of majestic backdrops and greenery, you are invited to come make new memories, sing along with new friends, and move with the soul of old companions. Allow your spirits to run wild as your flow through a selection of international and local talent presenting the very best in dance music.

Line Up:

  • Ace Ventura
  • Comign Soon
  • Felguk
  • Dazzo
  • off Limits
  • Reality test
  • Meduza
  • Strange Loving
  • More TBA

Submerge yourself in the sounds of your favourite genres. Ride every rhythm, jump with every beat, and relish in the audio waves pulsating from two live stages created by artists from all corners of the world. Be entranced by 3D visual effects, a 4-storey high main stage, we present you an experience to entice all your senses.

  • Cost:
    • R250 - Early Bird
  • When: 1 - 2 September, 3pm - 4pm
  • Where: Cape Town Ostrich Ranch, Nz, Western Cape
  • More Info: Facebook Event

Alien Safari Sprung 2018

The Art of Living is to be like the Alchemist. Just like he transforms lead into gold, we must learn to transform all negative situations into positive situations to make the world a better place.

Since the beginning of time mankind used music and dance to commune with nature and the Spirit of the Universe. We are using trance music and the trance dance experience to set off a chain reaction in consciousness. This is what we call: "Redefining the ancient tribal ritual for the 21st century.

Line Up:

  • Chris Rich
  • Earthling
  • Mad Maxx
  • More TBA

Dance is active meditation. When we dance we go beyond thought, beyond mind, and beyond our own individuality. This is the essence of the trance dance experience.

Some important things to remember:

Love the Earth - Keep it tidy, put cigarette butts in the bins provided or use a portable ashtray, use biodegradable toiletries and packaging, car pool to the event, look out and guide one another and be respectful to both other party goers and the venue.

  • Cost:
    • R350 - Early Bird
    • R380 - Presale Outlet
    • R390 - Presale Online
    • R420 - At the Gate
    • R300 - Sunday Funday
  • When: 1-2 September, 10am - 5pm
  • Where: Blue Hippo, Greyton
  • More Info: Facebook Event

Earthdance 2018

Earthdance is a Global outdoor music festival. Our message, Give Peace a Dance! Aims to inspire you to join in the spirit of promoting Peace through dance.

Watch this space for more exciting festival info coming soon on the 1st of July...

  • Cost: TBA
  • When: 21 - 23 September, 12pm - 6pm
  • Where: TBA
  • More Info: Facebook Event

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