Fringe Events

Wonderful sights & sounds and a taste of heaven await you at RedFest 2017. In a rich lineup of activities, events, eats and drinks, no one will be left uncatered for in this year’s amazing congregation of mobile deli experiences.

With some of the hottest names in culinary delight parking it, prepping it and cooking it up, a visit to any of the many food trucks and novelty mobile delis will take you to a new level of appreciation for good, wholesome, homemade food. Craft beer, exquisite icecreams, iced lollies and a varied menu of absolute wonder between all of the deli outlets make this year’s RedFest one of good company, exceptional entertainment and great food!

Their very first music video has been released - The Headlinerz Shake And Dance performed by The Buzz! If you like it, give it a like and a share and leave your comments! Click on the Facebook icon below. Buy the Tune on iTunes here: http://redhill.joburg/vpVfWj. RedFest 2017 looks forward to welcoming their vibey musical action this year!

General Access Tickets on Sale Now Too
(To be purchased if not intending on seeing shows)

Flat rate of R30.00 per person

General access will allow access to the Festival grounds.  With some of the hottest names in culinary delight parking it, prepping it and cooking it up, a visit to any of the many food trucks and novelty mobile delis will take you to a new level of appreciation for good, wholesome, homemade food. Craft beer, exquisite ice-creams, iced lollies and a varied menu of absolute wonder between all of the deli outlets.  A children’s activity area will also be available and is included in this fee.  Live music will be on offer featuring the vocals Ezra Mercury and Laurie Levine.

Engine 67
Engine 67
Catch Engine 67 onsite at RedFest 2017. Delicious and wholesome burgers, tacos and other American and Mexican dishes are always whipped up with excellent ingredients, care and passion and this is a boutique statement on food that should not be missed. Be prepared for a varied culinary wonderland as the crew walk you through the displayed menu in order to find your craving and then serve it up with gusto! Epitomising a great Jozi idea with tons of passion, Engine 67 is bright red (easy to spot when you enter), fully equipped (no limit to subtleties and nuances you can titillate your taste buds with here) and tastes so good! Come & view the menu at RedFest 2017 for wholesome delight.
Brew Bus
Brew Bus
What happens when two brothers and a mate all come to a point one day where they realise their absolute obsession with great craft beer and their burning desire to share the passion with all & sundry? The Brew Bus is born, that’s what. It’s a mobile hub of craft beer tastings and – complete with four taps serving ice cold brew from a converted old kombi – an experience of beer unlike any other. Definitely not to be missed by fans of good beer, the crew are onsite to regale you with the nuances of their brews – the ingredients and processes and outcomes they aim for in it all. For the real version of grabbing a beer and shooting the breeze, don’t miss Bob the Brew Bus at RedFest this year.
Sumting Fresh
Sumting Fresh
From breakfast tacos to chicken schnitzels, this phenomenal pop-up deli is not easy to leave! Having tailored their offering to an exquisite level of presentation and taste, Sumting Fresh is a regular outlet for many and a much-awaited presence at events all over Gauteng. Catch their delicious fare this year and enjoy food that speaks to the soul. Sumting Fresh prepares fresh and from-scratch, knows just how to tweak tastes to suit all comers and tasting their menu offerings is a moment-by-moment experience not to be missed. From soft and mild with alluring subtleties all the way through to rich and tangy with pizzazz and panache, this crew’s grub will redefine what is possible from a mobile deli.
Knickerbockers Icecream
Knickerbockers Icecream
The level-best artisan icecream outlet in the country, Knickerbockers can serve delight all day and, at RedFest 2017, that is exactly what they aim to do! From the hands of those so enchanted with icecream that they have made its superb rendering their life’s pursuit, comes a pop-up icecream bar experience absolutely everyone should sample. With fine ingredients, delicious rendering and a consummate taste sensation all meeting atop the cone, this is what icecream should be. Catch them on site this year and, remember, no one’s looking, so it’s ok to go back for more!
Ezra Mercury
Ezra Mercury
Ezra Mercury, Port Elizabeth born, Jo'burg based modern musician is bringing a fresh new musical element on the South African music scene, with a quicksilver sound that is flowing its way through popular live music venues.   The music is a fluid, out of this world experience with a hint of The Script, Coldplay and One Republic undertones and a distinct independent flair.   The sound could be described as Modern Pop Rock that is complimented by songwriting inspired by a collective love for telling stories. This is particularly true of hits such as Calling it Over, Lullaby and Caution to the Wind.  I want to sell an experience. Each song needs to be an experience through listening."
XSA Mobile Climbing Walls
XSA Mobile Climbing Walls
Great activities for the young and the gutsy abound at RedFest 2017. Of all the peripheral activities on site, probably the most popular is the climbing wall facility that will safely enable young and old to reach new heights, quite literally. XSA Mobile Climbing Walls seems a company that is doing things in threes, as there are three climbing instructors always on hand to gear up climbers and assist where necessary, three climbing wall sides to ensure no long queues or crossed ropes, and anyone from the age of three and up can have a go! The climbing tower stands out above its surrounds and provides hours of fun for novice or even highly technical, experienced climbers. For those more given to sand & surf, a mechanical surfboard is loads of fun to both master and fall off, surrounded as it is by plenty of cushioned surfaces. Little ones can get buried in thousands of multi-coloured balls in the ball pits, jump all day and well into the evening on the jumping castles, while others might want to indulge the bag design activities or other artistic pursuits. An available soccer field and various ball games round out a feast of entertainment at this year’s RedFest, providing playful fun for everyone!
SUCO - Secret Sunset
SUCO - Secret Sunset
Internationally acclaimed SUCO sessions arrives on South African soil for the launch of a newly developed product at RedFest 2017. SUCO sessions is a conscious silent disco workout combining meditation, breathwork, yoga, dance and cardio for an all-in-one workout experience. The team who brought you Secret Sunrise Jozi have been in Europe developing this new brand and are relaunching their movement as SUCO sessions. SUCO stands for the Sunshine Collective and the concept has been developed through experiences in the different European cities operated in. Drawing from the spirit of Barcelona, the freedom of Amsterdam and the edginess of Berlin, SUCO sessions provides a wholesome and supercharged silent disco immersion for the whole family.    All ages and fitness levels are welcome. The session is tailor-made for you to feel freedom, have fun and let go. Each session is designed from an integrated and holistic wellness approach. A truly different, innovative experience that will invigorate the soul.
Bearded Fella Pizzeria
Bearded Fella Pizzeria
The brainchild of entrepreneurs Wesley & Marie Watson and Phillip & Habre Oosthuizen, Bearded Fella pizza is a different planet. Made from imported Italian flour and the best local Mozzarella money can buy, an exemplary Napolitana sauce permeates their offerings and – if you’ve ever wondered what heights the common pizza can attain – this is outrageously good fare! With a dictate of uncompromising quality following every ingredient, a passion for making the ordinary extraordinary and a fully equipped mobile pizza parlour, this outfit will take you to a new level of appreciation for pizza. In their own words: “One of our dreams was not just to make pizza, but to make pizza like none you’ve ever tasted before.” They said it. The good news for all of us is – it’s true! Not to be missed at this year’s RedFest, indulge yourself with a pizza made exquisitely and exclusively just for you.
The Redhill Jazz Band
The Redhill Jazz Band
Highly accomplished and highly entertaining - that’s Redhill’s very own jazz ensemble. To see young adults display such deft lilts and swirls in the jazz genre is a treat not to be missed. Catch them live and making music at RedFest 2017.  Music is a varied and hotly pursued faculty at Redhill and, in addition to instrumental classes, senior prep students have regular class music lessons where they learn about the theory of music and explore music in history and society. Students also participate in regular ensemble classes where they are exposed to the benefits of group performance and collaboration. One of the persistent and amazingly accomplished upshots of such curriculum activities is The Redhill Jazz Band. Consisting of nine extremely talented young musicians who share a passion for live musical performances, The Jazz Band has performed at a great many music festivals and, in November 2016, took home the National Eisteddfod award for Best Contemporary Band in their district
Ice Bomb
Ice Bomb
Ice Bomb will be selling their delicious range of yummy lollies at this year's RedFest. Sorbet with real fruit, patient blending and tons of love! Restoring the legitimacy of ice lollies for an entire generation, good ingredients and great composition combine under the Ice Bombs crew’s expert skills. With lollies in the range including Strawberry Ice Bombs, Mango Ice Bombs, Litchi Ice Bombs and Granadilla Ice Bombs, you’ll be forgiven for trying out all flavours on offer! Fresh fruit and perfect sorbet have never been put together quite so deliciously before and no questions will be asked of anyone returning to this mobile deli, even on several occasions! Catch refreshment of the highest order at this year’s RedFest.
High Grounds Coffee
High Grounds Coffee
A boutique experience from coffee aficionados par excellence! A cappuccino from High Grounds will redefine coffee for even the most discerning patron. If you’ve ever wondered what coffee should be like – when it’s grown and harvested and handled and prepared and served up with care and an abiding passion for its very existence as a beverage – this is the answer you’ve been looking for! Outrageously good and always backed by a knowledgeable crew who delight in serving up the best cuppa you’re likely to encounter this year, High Grounds’ mobile deli will satisfy all comers and their brew is an experience not to be missed at RedFest 2017.
Babbaque Food Truck
Babbaque Food Truck
Smokey beef, chicken and pork, tastes between a bun you’ve never experienced before and portions to satisfy even bold men are all a given with the Babbaque food truck. Catch the crew who make smokey flavour a treat at RedFest 2017. Passionate about what they do and offering a truly delicious and unique culinary sensation at eminently reasonable rates, the Babbaque gourmet truck is somewhere you won’t want to leave in a hurry. A distinctive taste and a superb menu make it plain - these folks are not toying with anyone’s hunger - they serve up cuisine designed to cater for all comers and are taking customers to a delightfully new taste experience to rave reviews. Be warned - one pulled pork sandwich can change your expectations for ever more! Wholesome, freshly prepared and completely enjoyable, Babbaque will be on site all day every day this RedFest.
The Headlinerz
The HeadlinerzFeaturing | The Buzz
Their very first Music Video has been released; The Headlinerz! Shake And Dance performed by The Buzz!!! If you like it give it a like and a share and leave your comments click on the Facebook icon below. Buy the Tune on iTunes here: http://redhill.joburg/vpVfWj We are looking forward to welcoming them to RedFest 2017.
Pop & Wors
Pop & Wors
Not the average catering truck, Pop & Wors may play on the “pop up” nature of the business, but there’s nothing frivolous about the gourmet combinations they serve up and consistently delight crowds with. Pop into this pop-up treat station serving boerie rolls and sparkling wine for a classic SA ‘sunshine & yummies’ experience this RedFest. On site throughout the festival to meet the needs of nibblers and the ravenous alike, Pop & Wors will supply a delicious meal for all tastes. Savour the wide variety of mixes & matches at a delicious mobile deli experience, when Pop & Wors park at RedFest this year.
MC Churros
MC Churros
MC Churros are fast becoming the churro supplier in SA. In a client’s words: “These people make the best churros on the market.” Taking what at first glance might seem a common and modest rendering, MC Churros will blow you away with a traditional Mexican churro filled with Spanish chocolate mousse, crème brûlée or – it gets even better - their famous home-made dulce de leche (an Argentinian, slow-cooked caramel). After sticking one in your mouth, there’s really not a whole lot left to say. Besides perhaps the observation that one cannot possibly be enough. There’s no shame in it! It’s churro time at RedFest 2017.
Café 2 Go
Café 2 Go
Roasting fresh, quality beans daily from a mobile powerhouse of caffeine, Café 2 Go has a blend for everyone and knows just how to keep the clock ticking and the mouth tingling with their superlative brews. Owners Jan & Perri Grobler insist on roasting fresh beans daily and the smooth, rich taste of their brew is testament to the insistence on perfection and wholesale dedication that goes into every cup. For the cup of coffee you wish you could have every morning, noon and night, don’t miss Café 2 Go at RedFest 2017.
Laurie Levine
Laurie Levine
Since surfacing with her remarkable debut, Unspoken, back in 2007, Laurie  Levine has  meticulously  crafted  a  career  that  has  turned  her  into a singer-­‐‑songwriter of real substance. Over six records and countless live performances, the South African-­‐‑ based artist has taken her original material to a growing fan base, earning  multiple  accolades  along  the  way.  Among  these  were  four  nominations at the annual South African Music Awards (SAMA), the most  recent  being  for  ‘Tigerlily’-­‐‑  her  duo  project  with  singer  songwriter Josie Field. Over the last few years her performances at the Grahamstown National Arts Festival led to two Standard Bank Ovation Awards. Her music has also received some recognition abroad-­‐‑ the UK release of Six Winters led to two successful UK tours in 2012 and 2014 and  rave  reviews  internationally  (No  Depression  gave  it  10/10  and  Uncut gave it 8/10). It’s no secret why Levine has managed to sustain a career in a home market that’s dominated by gospel, urban and pop – and is now poised for a strong international push. As her fans know well, Levine’s gift lies in her ability to draw on the deep roots of folk music, and mix it in with a  myriad  of  other  influences,  including  from  America’s  Appalachia  region and her native South Africa. With the acoustic guitar as her main  instrument,  her  recordings  see  Levine  –  and  a  host  of  superb  musicians – deploy an array of instruments (pedal steel, dobro, banjo, mandolin,  harmonica,  strings)  that  add  the  kind  of  atmosphere  and  layers that propel her songs out of simple singer-­‐‑songwriter territory.