Dullstroom, one of the premier weekend destination towns in South Africa, is gearing up for the Dullstroom Winter Festival 2013, their third annual event of this kind.
Over the weekend of July 5 to 7, Mpumalanga (celebrating its 120th birthday this year) will be transformed into a hive of musical activity and a whole lot more as Dullstroom Winter Festival 2013 takes centre stage. Apart from a rocking musical line-up, the weekend also features a winter festival trail run, a family fly fishing event and a mountain bike race.
The town, it’s ample shops and eateries offer specials all weekend and fun things to do from Whisky tastings, displays at the town’s raptor centre, cheese tastings, food markets, and a wide range of arts and crafts activities.
This year’s musical line-up is set to blow away the mid-Winter blues. Dan Patlansky returns to Dullstroom by popular demand, after shredding the event last year. Also on the bill are the ever popular Radio Kalahari Orkes, fronted by the inimitable Ian Roberts. Matthew Mole, the highly rated young folk music star from Cape Town makes his Dullstroom debut. Naming James, a folk rock outfit from Joburg is also on the bill, as well as The Runaway Train Cult, an act whose classy, bluesy folk has been wowing local audiences over the past couple of years.
This year’s official music program takes place over several unique venues. The Cherry Grove Centre Piazza will once again be transformed into a hotbed of world class Blues and Folk, while the ever-popular Dullstroom Grill, The Mayfly, The Dullstroom Inn and Wild About Whisky venues join the musical festivities this year. Tickets for the music events are available at Ticketbreak and be sure to visit Dullstroom Winter Festival homepage for more information. Come July, Dullstroom Winter Festival 2013 will be the place to be.