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Vetkoek and Vleis Festival 2017 | Ardingly South Of England Showground | Friday, 08. September 2017

Biltong Not Jerky Presents…Vetkoek And Vleis Festival 2017 #VandVFest from Friday 8 September to Sunday 10 September 2017 at South Of England Showground, Ardingly, Haywards Heath, Sussex ft. Justin Serrao, Jami Hilton & Red Tape Riot with more acts TBC.


The UK’s biggest South African food and music festival returns this year since it was last held in 2015 with over a whopping 2000 tickets sold.

Thank you to all our supporters who attended in 2015. We listened to your comments and this year we aim to have even more live South African music, a feast of food stalls and of course plenty of childrens entertainment to keep them happy.

Everyone is welcome to bring picnic blankets, camping chairs, umbrellas, tents & sports games.
The event is open to everyone, so feel free to invite your friends who aren’t from South Africa to experience a little slice of home and that warm SA hospitality.

We have so many lekker things planned for you all this year:

There will be a number of stalls serving all the South African favourites like vetkoek and mince/curry, Bunny Chows, Biltong, Droëwors, Chilli Bites, Boerewors, Pap, Koeksisters, The Original Mozambique Preggo Roll, Kudu & Ostrich burgers and of course Castle, Amstel, Savanna & Klipdrift. We are also introducing some World Foods this year. The cocktails and drinks bars will be available from Friday through to Sunday.

Campers are welcome to bring along their own cold food and drink but this will only be permitted into the campsite and not the festival area. STRICTLY NO OWN ALCOHOL BROUGHT INTO FESTIVAL AREA. Camp fires are unfortunately not permitted on the campsite.

Catch Australia vs. Springboks live on Saturday 9 September at 10AM on a HUGE OUTDOOR LED SCREEN! If you’re camping with us, wake up to the smells of fresh breakfast cooking followed by this Rugby Test of epic proportions!

We had Justin Serrao with us in 2015 and we are super happy to have him back this year. This SA Idols finalist and sentimental heartthrob has been wowing audiences back home with his soul fire voice and unmistakable solo acoustic guitar act.

Jami Hilton is on the bill and will be showcasing his unique one-man band talent of soulful blues and folk.

Cape Town indie-rock band Red Tape Riot are fitting us into their UK touring schedule!


☼ Selection of Bouncy Castles and play areas
☼ Vetkoek and Vleis Egg races
☼ Vetkoek and Vleis Tug-Of-War
☼ Touch Rugby field

Instead of attending on just the Saturday, why not enjoy the entire weekend at the Vetkoek and Vleis Festival and take advantage of our special EARLY BIRD CAMPING TICKETS? Then if you live far, there is no need to drive early in the morning of the Saturday to catch the rugby game between the Bokke and the Wallabies. Full camping facilities are provided with built-in hot showers and toilets. Camping tickets include entry to the Festival and start Friday 8th from 2PM through to Sunday 10th 5PM.

We are giving YOU the chance to hear your favourite SA song at #V&VFest! Be it a 'lekker liedjie' or 'kwaito track' - we're giving everyone in our colourful Rainbow Nation the chance to hear their favourite song on the day!

All you need to do to is...
☼ Email your song to info@vetkoekandvleis.co.uk
☼ Song quality: Please submit 256kbps MP3 files or higher.
☼ Anything less than this will not sound good on the sound system.
☼ Please do not submit low quality songs from YouTube etc
☼ All songs will be played on Saturday from 12pm

☼ Gates open Fri 8th September at 2PM for those with camping tickets.
☼ Gates open Sat 9th September at 8AM for those with standard day tickets
☼ Early Bird Day Tickets (Saturday ONLY): £15 | Under 12: £8 | Children Under 6: Free
☼ Early Bird Camping Tickets: £42 | Under 12: £18 | Children Under 6: Free
☼ Tickets: available online here http://bit.ly/2nJhF3q and on the gate (cash only)
☼ A wristband will be provided upon entry relevant to your ticket or service offered at the festival. Proof of booking or payment (TICKET) will be required to obtain a wristband - NO TICKET NO ENTRY
☼ For more info please email info@vetkoekandvleis.co.uk

☼ For the full list of rules please visit www.vetkoekandvleis.co.uk
☼ Festival Goers are solely responsible for their own actions and the actions and behaviour of their guests. Unacceptable behaviour by a Festival Goer or Festival Goer’s guest(s) will reflect upon that Festival Goer and their future admission to this event.
☼ No Fireworks, Rowdy or Aggressive behaviour, Under-age drinking, Vandalism, Profanity, Selling or use of listed drugs, possession of fireworks or any other potentially lethal device.
☼ Pets are permitted to the event provided that the owner undertakes the relevant responsibilities as laid out in the Festival Rules at www.vetkoekandvleis.co.uk
☼ Racial abuse or political activity will not be tolerated.
☼ Parents are responsible for the actions and safety of their children at all times
☼ Festival Goers are expected to respect the rules of the venue at which the event is being held.
☼ Festival Goers may not bring and cook on their own Braai (BBQ) equipment except that of campers with a valid camping ticket and wrist band.
☼ Any Festival Goers not abiding by the rules and regulations of the Vetkoek and Vleis Festival and Venue may be expelled from the event by mutual consensus of the event officials.
☼ Refunds on ticket sales will only be made in event of festival cancellation.

About Justin Serrao:
Justin has Performed shows with the likes of Prime Circle, Parlotones, Albert Frost, Aking, Wrestlerish, Short Straw, Jeremy Loops, Southern Gypsy Queen, Naming James, Wickhead, Wonderboom and Shawn Phillips just to name a few…

Justin began his career in 2001 in a punk rock band "74%stupid" and then moved to a more mature sound as the bassist for "Grounded" who's single "Getting Tired" did well nationwide on Radio in South Africa. Justin then moved to the acoustic guitar and wrote his own songs and formed the band Smash & Grab Hotspot, who recorded their album but it was never released due to the band breaking up. In 2011 he made top 33 in SA Idols and decided to go solo

“ This sentimental heartthrob is no newbie to the SA Music scene.” Said GENEVIEVE VIEIRA FROM INDIE DOES IT.CO.ZA

"His Soul-Fire voice" Frans JET BLACK CAMARO

"There really are few things as riveting as being introduced to new music that you can’t help getting lost to. It’s that feeling of getting chills right down your spine as it feels that every chord and note that gets played just speaks to you. This was the exact effect that Justin Serrao had on me. To be completely honest, the name Justin Serrao was new to me and I didn’t really know what to expect. Luckily, being the fine guy that Mr. Serrao is, he didn’t leave me in the dark for too long. From the moment he picked up his acoustic guitar to the moment he put it down, it was like I was lost in a trance of acoustic amazement. Serrao had the whole Tanz Café hanging on his every word as he filled the venue with a beautiful display of raw emotion and musical brilliance. If you feel like your life has been missing some good ol’ acoustic vibes, be sure to get a copy of Justin Serrao’s debut album, Touching Toes Without Clothes and watch the minutes fly by as you lose yourself to his emotion-charged acoustic tunes." - Written by Chris van der Merwe (SA Music Scene)

About Jami Hilton:
Jami needs no introduction, but for some fellow South Africans you may have bumped into him busking his soulful blues and folk tunes in London’s tube stations. Here’s a musician who can juggle slide guitar and harmonica whilst singing and playing percussion with his feet – it’s not a wonder Brixton Buzz are all over this guy.
Having recently played The Bedford in Balham, we’re thrilled to have Jami Hilton playing at Vetkoek and Vleis Festival this year.

About Red Tape Riot:
Red Tape Riot would describe their music as Groove-Pop, an evolution of all the band member’s influences that range from the post-punk sounds of the 80’s, to the swagger of Arctic Monkeys and The Cure, through to elements of Incubus, Dire Straits, 2 Door Cinema Club, and everything in between. Culminating into an altogether unique foot tapping contrast between heartfelt melodies and strong
party grooves.
Red Tape Riot has been earmarked as one of the most exciting additions to the South African music industry since forming in 2012. Over the last 4 years they have cemented themselves into the South African live performance scene, and have created a loyal and steadily growing fan base. Recent live performance triumphs include playing on the Main Stage at the internationally acclaimed 25 000 person
strong Rocking The Daisies music festival in Darling, CT, along with stand-out performances at many other large scale festivals such as The Wacky Wine Festival, Darling Beer Festival, National Coffee & Chocolate Festival, SA Bike Festival, Electric Vines, as well as many of the top live music venues in their home country of SA – The Assembly, Mercury Live, Café Roux, Aandklas, Hillcrest Quarry, to name but a few.