Plus 1 Festival gears for its first Valentine’s Day


The new Plus 1 Festival will take place from 17-19 February 2017 at La Paris Estate in Franschhoek. This “festival of love” can be attended for the entire weekend or just for one of the three days.
Plus 1 Festival gears for its first Valentine's Day

The festival’s theme, “Happily Ever After Party”, is inspired by the idea of marriage and how a couple who make these vows to one another chooses to be with the one that stole their heart “till death do us part” for a lifetime of happiness. Therefore, the ultimate fairytale.

Local and international acts

Those attending can expect live performances from top local acts like GoodLuck, Euphonik, Mi Casa and The Kiffness. For the very first time in South Africa, DJ Lovebirds from Berlin will be performing to play a special set.

Plus 1 Festival gears for its first Valentine's Day

As the Plus 1 Festival will be celebrated as a marriage between contemporary Art and her groom, sexy Music, over twenty of South African original artworks will also be displayed in the winery, turned into a gallery for the weekend. Another five talented artists created five large art installations that will be placed across the picturesque estate as a symbol of love. Examples of this will include a “Steam Punk Bride” installation at the dam, as well as an almost six meter tall Eiffel Tower.

The “wedding reception” will be celebrated with a craft and gourmet food market while DJs will be playing reinvented classics on their “Something Old” dam side dance floor.

Says Greg Lipton, Plus 1 Festival director: “This all new festival invites discerning partygoers from all over SA and the world to come to one of the most beautiful settings on earth in order to get lost in this enchanted playground – effectively, when Art marries Music, everyone over 21 is invited!

Plus 1 Festival gears for its first Valentine's Day

Dress up

He adds that as Art and Music are stylish and fashion forward, those that attend should plan their outfits wisely. “Fantasy Friday is the Stag and Hen parties, so prepare for all kinds of sexy. Saturday will be the big Celebration, while Sunday is Funday to picnic and chillax,” says Lipton.

Costumes for Fantasy Friday should be a sexy expression of self, while outfits for the marriage on Saturday can be inspired by a variety of cultures and how they celebrate weddings. For Funday (on Sunday), the more outrageous, louder, artistic and original, the better.

Early bird tickets for the Plus 1 Festival are available until 31 January. A variety of limited accommodation and day pass ticket options are also available.

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