Up The Creek 2020 is a bit of a special one. They’re turning 30 so it’s time for a Reunion at the River. This is the one year you definitely can’t miss!

23km outside Swellendam, Western Cape

Thursday, 6 February to Sunday, 9 February 2020

Gates open at 11h00 on Thursday, 6 February

Full weekend pass (Thursday to Sunday) R1 240
Friday to Sunday pass R1 090
Tickets available from Howler


Established in 1990, Up the Creek is the second longest-running outdoor music festival in South Africa. Set annually on the banks of the magical Breede River, about 23km outside Swellendam in the Western Cape.

Your festival ticket includes access to the festival’s campsites: The Hilton, Ellis Park, Country Club or Hillbilly.

Want to camp in / with / next to your vehicle? Then choose Hillbilly campsite. Don’t need to be with your vehicle? Then go for Ellis Park, The Hilton or Country Club – green grass and flat ground is your reward! Campers have access to two ablution blocks – indoor hot showers and flushing toilets. Outdoor showers (hot and cold) are also available, as well as ample portable loos around the festival grounds.

For your ear-listening, foot-stomping, woohooing pleasure, Up the Creek 2020 will include the following artists:

  • Francois van Coke
  • WONDERboom
  • The Kiffness
  • Hot Water
  • Shortstraw
  • Albert Frost & Tubatsi Mpho Moloi
  • The Black Cat Bones
  • Amy Ayanda
  • Bam Bam Brown
  • Jägermeister Brass Cartel
  • Rob van Vuuren
  • Basson Laubscher
  • Bombshelter Beast
  • Boyes Drive
  • Crosscurrent
  • Dave Ferguson
  • Dr Khumalo
  • El Cantante, Emerger
  • The Fake Leather Blues Band
  • Flying Bantu
  • Frizz Pop: Kate Pinchuck and Lindy Johnson
  • Gerald Clark
  • Ghetto Sessions
  • Half ‘n Half
  • Jak Skandi
  • Jake Gunn
  • Jeandré Swanepoel
  • Jules Terea
  • Little Ringo
  • Nick Turner
  • Orah & the Kites
  • Paradise Citizens
  • Poor Princes
  • The Robfather
  • Rockskandi Kings
  • Southern Wild
  • Sutherland
  • The Blues Broers
  • Akkedis
  • The Toast
  • The Unity Band
  • The Van Der Mentals
  • Warongx
  • World of Birds

Grab your festie besties and enjoy four days of celebrating 30 years of great music, good food, chilled vibes, short queues, and a whole lot of gees!

This event is a cashless event. Pre-load the money you’d like to spend on food, drinks and merch online , and leave your wallet at home. Need more? You can still topup at a Howler topup station inside the event.