Don't be afraid of the rain and decide to stay home. We have catered for a Marquee tent - 24m x 65m ***NEWS FLASH*** TICKETS AVAILABLE AT for only R120.00 per person. ENTRANCE FEES FOR CHILDREN: • 1 to 12 Years – FREE • 13 to 17 Years - R50.00 (Gate Sales) • 18 and above - R120.00 ( • 18 and above - R150.00 (Gate Sales) • Tickets Sales after 20h00 - R200.00 Hillcrest Quarry is Wheelchair friendly and our friendly team will assist to make your day a pleasant and unforgettable one. Don't be afraid of the rain and decide to stay home. We have catered for a Marquee tent - 24m x 65m ***NEWS FLASH*** No festival will be a success without Food Trucks, Beverages etc. We secured the following Vendors for you to enjoy at the ALTERnatives – THE FESTIVAL on 26 August 2018 at Hillcrest Quarry. Food Trucks Chip ‘n Dip Smoked & Chilli MON AMI – French Afrik Bistro ZUZU's Halal Food Stalls • Laeveld Biltong Beverages • Riot Craft Beer • Hillcrest Quarry Bar • The BOSTON board room coffee Relaxing Studio • House of Frey Custom Photo Booth • Imagery beyond Imagination! Tattoo & Piercing Studio • Whitefox Tattoos Bouncy Kidz • Jumping Castle – Pirate Ship • Jumping Castle – Standard 4 x 4 with roof • Supervised by two Ladies Money Matters • ATM


Sun Aug 26, 10:00 - Sun Aug 26, 23:00

Hillcrest Function Venue


ALTERnatives - The Festival

26 August 2018 @ Hillcrest Quarry, Durbanville, Cape Town

Gate open at 10am

Tickets: R120 per person (online tickets

Tickets: R150 per person (on the day gate purchase)

An exciting (and long overdue) all-day Cape Town festival featuring 11 live acts of various Alternative extractions is set to reverberate through Hillcrest Quarry on Sunday 26 August 2018.

Alternative music comes in many shades and incarnations, ignores convention and pretense, and delivers a pure music experience that is not repellent as some ill-informed may believe. 

This eclectic and diverse line-up of 11 bands & artists (finding themselves very often defying genre-conventions) will unite to offer a true live entertainment. alternative.

They include:


Hard Rock Grunge

POLAR DUST (from Gauteng)

Post-Rock / Electro-Rock


Alternative-Metal / Industrial-Rock


Instrumental Progressive Post-Rock


Grime / Drumstep / Hardstyle DJ set


Rock / Pop


Alternative Pop-Rock


Post-Punk / Garage Rock


String & Piano Trio


Dark Folk / Alt.Acoustic


Ethereal Wave

DJs Nytrox and Myster-i will spin a wide variety of alternative favourites in between band sets.

All food and beverage facilities will be on site.

Since RAMfest called it quits, other events leaning more towards the overtly commercial side, or much heavier like the excellent Metal4Africa events, many not exactly as 'Rock' as they proclaim, a vacuum for a festival lay dormant where a wide range of Alternative styles (which doesn't lean too far to either side of these extremes) can let loose.

And here it is!

With the convergence of Dionysius Events, the Terminatryx 16th anniversary 'Duality Tour', and Polar Dust's 'Burning Water Tour', what was to be a regular show exploded into a full day festival with a never-seen-before collection of amazing acts on one stage.

And with the affiliation of Flamedrop's documentaries currently in production (looking at the SA Alternative music scene and its history), entitled ALTERnatives, the festival got its name! Straight, to the point, nothing cryptic.

This is the first of what is set to be an annual event, and is not to be missed.

A decade down the line, you'll want to say, "I was at the very first ALTERnatives music festival!"

See you there!


Hillcrest Function Venue
Tygerberg Valley Rd, Cape Farms, Cape Town, South Africa
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