I had such FOMO when I missed the 2016 Littlegig early this year. A 24 hour all-inclusive experience of people simply loving life, dressed all kinds of crazy in a beautiful setting, dancing, frolicking and night shopping in the forest and [most of all] eating a myriad of delicious food prepared by various super cool chefs, namely Bertus Basson and the folks of Santa Anna’s. Just check out the 2016 gallery to see exactly what I’m talking about.

”The Littlegig experience is not about big headline acts that we rely on to draw on crowds, it’s a collection of musicians and DJs that move us in the environments we’ve created for them. There are no stages in a traditional sense, but 6 areas that pop up and close as the 24 hour festival journey progresses.” Check out the musical talent that will pop-up at Littlegig 2017.

Fashion, hair, make-up, art & design play a huge role at Littlegig. “Littlegig is a creatively-led festival with dressing -up at its heart. The festival fashion concept store is a curated collection of one-offs…handmade pieces by local designers and artisans, vintage finds, and key items from international festival fashion designers. Menswear too”.
Whether you come dressed up, purchase an outrageous piece at the festival or come as you are, its all good. And you can have your hair and makeup done for the occasion from 11am – 9pm for free!

I am so amped to attend the next one, Jan 28 -29th 2017. The part I’m most excited about, naturally, is the food. “We don’t want to just fill your stomach and get you plastered (although there’s more than enough to do just that!). Our focus is on taste and experience. There’s a Chef’s Table by one of the world’s best upcoming chefs, a chef-and-farmer’s tasting presented by 4 chefs and 2 farmers at the forefront of South African food and its production, a wine tasting curated by a top winemaker and a long string of pop-up bars in fantasical locations.”

Some of the ALL DAY BARS include:

food forest and bar
champagne bar
rum shack
tropical bass bar
wine tasting curated by Miles Mossop (Babylonstoren, Bartinney, Delaire Graff, Glen Carlou, Laibach, Muratie, Tokara, Vuurberg & Warwick)
tequila bar
barista bar
24 hour water station

The CHEF-AND-FARMER tastings  (2 – 5pm on Sat 28th Jan)
Chris erasmus
The Farmers: Angus MacIntosh (Farmer Angus) and Wayne Rademeyer (Buffalo Ridge)

The Chefs:

CHRIS ERASMUS from Foliage
Crayfish lime & ginger koeksister with charred corn and burnt cucumber salad + Buchu & wild dagga marshmallow with honeycomb, charcoal beetroot & hazelnut rocks.

PJ VADAS (The Hoghouse)
Smoked pork belly buns with hoisin kimchi & pineapple + Seared aged beef sirloin with ale pickled onions, watercress & sesame soy dressing.

JASON LILLEY (Jason Bakery)
Caprese Focaccia with buffalo ridge mozzarella, marinated beef tomatoes & fresh basil + Whey brine pastrami & piccalilli sourdough sandwich.

RASMUS MUNK (Alchemist)
”Ashtray” of caramelised leeks with potatoes & dehydrated tomatoes + Tartar of lamb hearts with blood sauce of chicken stock & cherries.

And then there’s the ALL-DAY FOOD (Sat 28th Jan)
Ploughman’s lunch with charcuterie, bruschetta, mozzarella and salads (12pm – 3pm)

Big daddy chilli dog with bacon and caramelised onion on Jason’s brioche roll (3pm – 7pm)
Mushroom dog with cheese and slaw on crispy roll
Plain Jane boerie dog with mustard and tomato relish
Falafel and veggie schwarma

Soft serve ice-cream bar (5pm – 9pm)

Sticky rice with asian chicken, tofu and edamame (7pm -11pm)
Slap chips with truffle salt and yuzu mayo

Croque monsieur with mozzarella and ham (11pm – 1am)
Melenzane fritte with chilli tomato relish
Pasteis de nata

And Breakfast! (8am – 11am)
Baguette with Farmer Angus creamy egg and crispy bacon
Healthy breakfast bowl with fresh fruit, nuts and seeds
Cold pressed fruit and veggie juices

Camping & Day Trip Tickets
You have an option to just attend the festival without camping. And if you are keen on camping, there are various options available. From ready set up basic tents with blow up mattresses to glamping and next level glamping! Check out the options here.

Day trip: R1950 per ticket
Basic tent for 2 with blow up mattresses: R5000
Glamping safari tent for 2- 6 people (includes foam mattresses, pillows, linen, towels and torches): from R6300 per tent
Glamping bell tent –  double or twin beds ( includes comfy beds, pillows. 100 % cotton linen, bed side tables, solar lamps, carpets and chairs): R9000 per tent
Single occupancy rates are available too.
Did you know, for the glamping tents, you can pre-order your own private loo behind your tent for an extra R1500?

These prices include all food and drinks (except 12-course chef table by Rasmus Munk, which can be pre-booked at additional cost of R1000 per head.

The venue
Wiesenhof farm, Stellenbosch – 40 minutes drive from Cape Town. Click here for more details.

To book a day trip or tent at Littlegig 2017, click here!

Hope to see you there, you’ll probably find me near the food – all day…and night 😉


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