White Mountain Folk Festival

VIDEOS: White Mountain Folk Festival Highlights

The White Mountain Folk Festival strings off this year from 29 September to 2 October. The juicy 2011 line-up includes the talents of Aking, Dan Patlansky, Guy Buttery, Jesse Clegg and Rory Elliot.

The setting for the White Mountain Folk Festival is simply superb. Camping and lodges are available with the backdrop of the beautiful central Drakensburg mountains. A small dam is centre stage for boating, fishing and swimming. Food stalls, clean toilets and hippie trinkets are in abundance. There is also an outdoor playpen for the little ones.

The event offers a four-day programme of laid-back acoustic music, as well as a wide choice of outdoor leisure activities, arts and crafts and a beer market. Festival-goers can also make full use of the lodge’s facilities, including a restaurant, pub, games room, swimming pool and satellite TV.

The White Mountain Folk Festival really is one great, family-friendly vibe that (in my opinion) is the best acoustic music festival in South Africa. I’ve been an avid supporter for years and have attended the previous four festivals. I wanted to share my little video productions highlighting the event for anyone who is considering going to White Mountain this year. Hopefully see you there!

White Mountain Folk Fest 2009

White Mountain Folk Fest 2008

Aunty yo, a South African poi instructor, describes the history and origin of this colorful technique as her students demonstrate the art of poi at the White Mountain Folk Festival.

Poi People


Galen (name), meaning: "Curious One". A lover of language, human ingenuity and the forces of the universe. Hugely drawn towards the mysterious and unknown. Regular laughter and escapism essential.

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