Those who enjoyed the Wilderness Festival in 2017 – and those unfortunate enough to miss it – needn’t worry. There will be another chance to enjoy what the 2017 crowds experienced, when the sounds, colours and variety of tastes once again fill the seaside village in 2018. The next edition of The Annual Wilderness Festival will take place on 13 to 15 April 2018.
With plans already underway for the 2018 Wilderness Festival, the annual event is scheduled for a new earlier slot in April April school, so even more people will be able to join in the festivities which made the 2017 festival hum.
This 2017 event, the second to be held in Wilderness, brought a whole new gamut of attractions to what is set to become an annual festival. These included the popular Music Colour Run, which saw more than 550 participants running, walking or dancing through blasts of music and colour. For less active music lovers, 30 hours of music, headlined by national musicians Anton Goosen and Andre Schwartz, kept the toes tapping and rhythm going, from two stages. Algoa FM also joined the merriment with a three hour live broadcast of the Algoa FM Top 30.
For the children, Milo the Clown proved a major attraction with his balloon art, flame-blowing and other circus tricks.
For those after really fine food and wine, stalls at the Wilderness Hotel venue put the festival further on track to becoming the premier food and wine festival on the Garden Route.
Though fun and enjoyment for the whole family was at the core of the 2017 festival, organisers and festival-goers alike proved they have big hearts when it comes to supporting those in need. Thousands of rand in funds were raised for the NSRI; and the SPCA took the opportunity to boost their animal rescue efforts. At the same times, Kula Malaika, a local NGO, exhibited some of their handmade crafts, raising funds for various charity projects.
The 2018 Wilderness Festival will take place on the weekend of April 13 to 15, a weekend chosen in order to not overlap with other festivals and activities in and around The Garden Route. You can once again look forward to national and local music artists, a larger selection of exclusive wine estates, while maintaining the high standard of food on offer.