The Ultimate Outdoor Music Celebration

Loyal Creekers, New Creekers and everyone in between. Up the Creek is making it’s return from 6-9 February 2025! It will be our first reunion back at the river since 2020.

Established in 1990, Up the Creek is the second longest-running outdoor music festival in South Africa. Set annually on the banks of the magical Breede River, about 23km outside Swellendam in the Western Cape. 

Grab your festie besties and enjoy four days of great music, good food, chilled vibes, short queues, and a whole lot of gees.

As soon as we’re ready, we’ll start announcing artists for the 2025 festival, watch this space.

Tickets are limited to 2 500.

Don’t be kak, be lekker!

Get Your Tickets

Only 2 500 are available!

Secure your shotgun seat to South Africa’s most unique outdoor music experience – four days, four stages and more than 50 of South Africa’s best acts.

Curate Your Creek

Up The Creek loves hearing from you and really values your constructive feedback. Your opinions on things like the line-up and food vendors matter. It helps us to tailor-make a fun and unique festival experience for all Creekers. Who would you like to see at the festival?

Submit your favourite:

Are You a Camper or a Glamper?

We cater for both at Up the Creek!

Want to camp yourself? General camping is included in your festival ticket. Want to camp with your car? Book yourself a ticket for Hillbilly camping.

Prefer to glamp and arrive to a pre-pitched tent? You can book yourself one of two options at the Heartbreak Motel.

Camp without a car?

Hilton, Ellis Park and Country Club.

Access to all three areas is included in your general festival ticket.


Camp with a Car or Campervan?

Hillbilly Campsite

Make sure you purchase a Hillybilly ticket option, there is an extra charge to camp with your car.


Camp like a Rockstar?

Heartbreak Motel

Then go for the more luxurious Heartbreak Motel at an additional cost.


So Where Is Up The Creek Exactly?

Up The Creek is hosted at it’s namesake, a long standing river camp, about 23 kilometres outside of South Africa’s fourth oldest town, Swellendam.

Perched on the banks of the Breede River overlooking a tranquil creek, this fantastic location is surrounded by the majestic mountain ranges of the Overberg district – less than a 3-hour drive from Cape Town or George in the Western Cape.

Countdown to Up The Creek