Littlegig, the world’s only all-inclusive 24-hour festival, returns to Wiesenhof Farm in Cape Town for the second time, from 28-29 January 2017 with a progressive line-up of highly coveted experiences spanning international music, food tastings, fashion, fine art and design. Littlegig is the first festival of its kind to include access to carefully handpicked events, food, drinks and accommodation in the ticket price. This year’s event will once again inspire lovers of art and design by showcasing new bespoke pieces created by upcoming furniture designer Xandre Kriel, a sculptural installation by fine artist Rowan Smith, and a live painting performance by rising star, Atang Tshikare. These highlights are featured alongside a glittering array of custom-designed installations staggered throughout the festival landscape. Some wildly popular elements from the inaugural Littlegig event will return to contribute to the spirit of the 2017 event. Together, stimulating installations and themed zones by leading stylists will make for a heady visual and sensory feast.
Acclaimed local artist, Tshikare, will do a live 6-meter painting installation in his signature graphic style on the Basketball Court Night Dancefloor, raised on scaffolding behind electronic headliner Seth Schwarz. Schwarz, who hails from Germany, will perform a three-hour live DJ and violin set.
In addition, Littlegig has used leading stylists to conceptualise ideas for the different areas that the festival spans: Tasha Tyler returns to the Food Forest and will also execute a Congolese Jungle feel at the Tropical Bass Bar on the island; Ilana Swanepoel will transform the Hair and Make-Up Champagne Salon into a forest boudoir; and Lucia Brain will design the seating pods tucked away in the forest as well as the secret After-Party experience.
So, a giant nose will parade around the festival carrying a sign to notify guests that the Chef-and-Farmer Tasting is happening; an outsize ear will announce a headline music act; an eye will announce the opening of the festival fashion concept store...
Finally, yet another of the art and design highlights for Littlegig 2017 is the DJ Art Car. A Land Rover Defender has been converted into a mobile stage for headline DJ, Culoe de Song’s sunset set on the island. The car will then move to a secret location for the After-Party, which starts on Sunday at 01h00. Guests who are still up for it will walk for 5 minutes to a different venue hidden within the forest.
It’s all in keeping with Littlegig’s design philosophy of functional art that enhances the festival experience…
Date: 28-29 January 2017
Venue: Wiesenhof farm, Stellenbosch
Ticket price (includes all food, drinks and accommodation): R2 500 for a camping ticket, from R3 150 to R4 500 for a glamping ticket and R1 950 for a daytrip ticket (accommodation not included). No under-18s allowed.
Book: Via Quicket www.quicket.co.za