Frequently Asked Questions
How far is Up The Creek from Cape Town?
What times are the festival gates open?
Thursday 11:00am – 00:00
Friday 08:00am – 00:00
Saturday 08:00am – 14:00
Can I come into the festival on Wednesday night or early Thursday morning?
How can I pay for food & drinks at the festival?
Once you have purchased at ticket to the festival, you can set up your account and preload your festival wristband. You can preload online until the day before OR you can simply load up with your debit/credit card at the Howler Top Up Station inside the festival. You can also top up your Howler ‘wallet’ throughout the weekend. And don’t worry you can tick the Auto-Refund option when you create your account, and any leftover funds will be automatically refunded into the bank account you provide.
We have used Howler since the 2018 festival and it is fantastic! No queues (at the bars or traders) and no need to carry cash and fight with the ATM. It’s an offline system so doesn’t rely on internet signal to work (we all know how bad that is at the Creek!)
Can I camp next to my vehicle?
Yes, there is a designated campsite called Hillbilly for those campers who want to be next to their vehicles. Please make sure you buy an entry ticket to gain access to this campsite with your vehicle. This is the area to go if you have campervans, rooftop tents etc. Be warned, it isn’t a green grass area, only for the rough and ready. If you’re happy to leave your car in the parking lot, you will be rewarded with green grass and can camp very close to the toilets and showers.
Does the campsite have showers and toilets?
Can I braai on an open fire next to my tent?
Can I bring my gas skottle or cooker along?
- Please, weather conditions permitting- you might have to use them in a designated controlled area. The Fire Marshall will make the final decision and you will be informed on arrival at the gate about whether gas cookers are allowed in the campsite.
- You need to bring a 5L water container/ fire extinguisher with you – the Fire Marshall will be roaming the campsite and will check all skottle owners have the right safety precautions in place.
If the wind is strong and we’ve had dry conditions in the run up to the event we might be forced to have a gas cooker area demarcated for the duration of the festival- this space will be monitored and fire extinguishers provided.
No open fires please, the farm we rent is very dry in the peak of summer, and open fires are a very dangerous hazard with so many people and tents.
Can I bring my own food and drinks into the festival?
Where can I get safe drinking water from during the festival?
What to bring?
- Your I.D Book.
- A Tent, mattresses, sleeping bag/duvet, pillows, camping chairs, torch.
- The ESSENTIALS: Sun Block, insect repellent, cap/hat, towels, something warm, swimming gear, headache pills, sunglasses!
- The FUN STUFF: Camera, Oh and of course, ANYTHING and EVERYTHING that floats – Lilo, Paddles, Boats – We’d like to see some creativity here.