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Tuesday, December 13, 2011


A small acoustic and blues festival to take place in the Midlands is the brainchild of well-known musician, Josie Field.

“As a South African musician, I have found that there are not enough platforms supporting original SA music,” explains Josie Field. “My hope is to make this festival an annual event in which we showcase the best in South African music and help add to the sustainability and long life of original music. The aim is not to compete with other festivals, but to add to the overall SA music scene, enriching SA culture and nourishing audiences with superb home grown music.

“The Drake Music Festival takes its name from our family farm in Rosetta,” Field continues. “My grandparents moved to Rosetta 1965! The farm is where all the family spent most of their holidays. The festival is a festival by artists for artists, for the benefit of all South Africans.”

The line-up includes John Ellis, Guy Buttery, Nibs van der Spuy and Josie Field herself as well as Nate Maingard, Shannon Hope, Joshua Grierson, Naming James and Malory Torr.

Food and beverages will be on sale. Bring chairs, blankets, cushions, hats, raincoats, gum boots and umbrella’s. DON’T bring glass, food, drinks, pets, cooler boxes, guns, knives and drugs.

Tickets R190 pp (no under 12’s) available on the website, click on the Buy Tickets icon, fill out details and print your ticket at home. Alternatively, the only local ticket outlet in the Midlands is Knotts Salon

The Drake Music Festival takes place on December 17 between 12 noon and 23h00 at Willowvale, R103 Rosetta, KZN Midlands (on the R103 between Nottingham Road and Rosetta) and contact 033 266 6545 or 083 577 7726.

For more information contact Josie Field on 083 577 7726 or or visit