The event in Langa attracted crowds from all walks of life through strategic music programming. Hoping to build on this by not only focusing on great music but by offering a wide range of activities that also appeal to families.
Why Muizenberg – as a location?
Muizenberg is well located, accessible and the community and businesses are used to hosting a large number of visitors.
Muizenberg comprises of the ideal mix of public nature spaces, urban infrastructure and public transport system to create an Urban Lifestyle Style festival using local venues and businesses with an outdoor style festival utilising many areas in and around the town.
The local residents are open-minded, caring, and community-focused residents. They are used to hosting tourist, this along with all the existing attractions makes this dreamy beach community ideal village to host a festival.
Unity Jam is decentralised, self-organising festival. So what does this mean? The Unity Jam management team will design and manage an operating framework that makes it easy for local businesses, artists and charities to participate as partners.
What is the aim of Unity Jam?
Unity Jam is a community festival and the key goals are to support the community by:
- Providing a platform for charities, NGOs, and artists to share their work
- Help grow local tourism opportunities by encouraging people to explore and spend time in the iconic beach resort of Muizenberg. We hope that visitors experience of the warm, friendly village environment will encourage repeat visits and longer stays
- Create an affordable family festival experience/weekend away that is accessible and affordable for all Capetonians
- Create a festival concept and supporting model that can easily be replicated by different communities.
Who should come to Unity Jam?
Unity Jam is everyone’s festival. There will be a wide range of activities and you are encouraged to come along and participate, bring your children, grandparents, neighbours even the family dog is welcome.
One of the aims of the festival is to encourage unity through celebrating and taking part together.
What activities will be available?
Music – there will be a wide range of music from brass bands to inclusive hip hop, SKA to classical music. Musicians will perform on 3 outdoor stages, in intimate existing venues (e.g. The Striped Horse) and in larger indoor venues like the Pavilion.
Brain food – a wide range of talks on topics from the environment to neuroscience. We will also provide children’s activities where kids will be able to learn more about beach safety, sharks and fishing
A chance to get active – visitors will have a chance to experience mountain hikes, yoga, surfing lessons, sailing, putt-putt and beach activities
Art – Muizenberg is home to some extremely talented artists, visitors will be able to meet these artists in their studios
Theatre – our local children’s theatre group are putting together a magical show
Relax and enjoy – enjoy the beach, get to know the locals, have something to eat at one of the many restaurants, dance and participate
What happens on the day?
Once you have made your way to Muizenberg you will exchange your ticket for a wrist band. This band will give you access to all the festival sites. Please remember that some of the venues are small and you may have to attend another activity if one is fully booked.
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Date: Saturday, 14 – Sunday, 15 December
Venue: Muizenberg (Multiple Locations)
Tickets: R90 – R300 available from Howler.co.za