Rocking the Daisies is the largest open air festival in the Republic of South Africa. It started in 2005. Traditionally it’s held on the first full weekend in October, thus opening the festival season in South Africa (don’t forget that this country is in located in the Southern Hemisphere, where October is one of the spring months). Over 250 concerts are held during four festival days. Musicians, bands and singers come from South Africa as well as foreign countries to entertain the public. Comedy, films and modern art are also presented at the festival.
Over 22,000 people from South Africa and the continent annually come to Cape Town to visit the festival. Almost 200 artists, bands and DJs form the line-up of the festival. Rocking the Daisies is a high-class show, and its tickets are sold out really fast. By the way, the selling starts in April, six month before the start of the festival.
The organizing party of the festival pays attention to environment protection and eco friendly lifestyle. One of the festival traditions is called the Walking in Daisies. The participants walk 65 kilometers from Cape Town to Daisies and pick up garbage and plant trees on their way. Also different entertaining events are organized for the participants. This event is supported by a growing number of eco enthusiasts, who want to see their country cleaner, greener and better.
The motto of the festival is “Leave no trace”, that means that the place where the festival is held must be clean. All guests are encouraged to pick up their litter and gather it in disposable garbage bags. The guests of the festival have to bring their own bags and make sure, that the campsite, whether its theirs or not, is clean.