NOW in its 14th year, the White Mountain Festival will be offering music lovers a chance to enjoy the best acoustic acts in the country, from September 26 to September 29.
Known for its intimate and relaxed atmosphere, the festival is held at White Mountain Lodge in the foothills of Giant’s Castle Nature Reserve.
This year’s line-up includes Crimson House, Zebra, Simpl3 Stori3s, Indie Dog, Ross Charles (from The Voice), Pedro Barbosa, Black Harbour, Sea of Green, The Fishwives, Roarke Angelbright, Tanner Wareham and The Carmen Rodrigues Band, among others.
Festivalgoers can also look forward to a vibrant arts and crafts market, a wide variety of food and drink outlets, and loads of outdoor activities for the whole family. These include everything from a 100 m zipline to a leisurely dip in the pool, hikes, fishing and boating on the dam and fun stuff like scavenger hunts for the kids.
The lodge has spacious grounds and a charming old stone pub with satellite TV and late-night live music. This year’s festival will also feature a new wellness area, offering free morning and sunset yoga classes on the banks of the dam, reflexology and other health and beauty therapies.
Aside from general camping, which is included in the ticket price, there is also the option of booking into a stylish on-site “tent hotel”, offering a relaxing, hassle-free camping experience with all the comforts of home. Think spacious walk-in tents, comfy beds, linen, towels, chairs, tables and hot showers.
On the food front, festivalgoers will find freshly baked paninis and pizzas, lamb roasts, quality fast foods, authentic vegetarian and Indian fare, seafood, Belgian waffles, soft-serve ice cream, smoothies and speciality coffees.