Escape into nature for twenty-four hours at Wiesenhof farm, for a sensory-heightening experience featuring South Africa’s top creative talents. With a carefully curated line-up, a festival never looked, sounded or tasted this good. So gather the troops and get to Littlegig festival from 13 to 14 February 2016.

I became very excited about the possibility of using the key elements of a festival, an unbroken length of time, and a space in nature outside people’s everyday lives, to create an inspiring experience. – Georgia Black, founder of Littlegig

Porky sketch
The Moonshine Still bar designed by Porky Hefer

Several ‘functional’ installations will provide the backdrop to the event. Designer Porky Hefer will create a ‘moonshine still’ bar that will open after dark and serve high-end gin and single malt whiskeys. Husband-and-wife team Sean (an architect and co-founder of StudioMAS) and Justine Mahoney (a sculptor represented by Southern Guild) have created an artwork projection onto two giant inflatable swans that will float on a lake.

Mahoney Swans Concept
The artwork projection and giant inflatable swans by Sean and Justine Mahoney

A water fountain in the form of a fantastical figure will be built and photographed by London-based South African photographer / set designer duo Kevin Mackintosh and Daryl McGregor. They have collaborated on numerous shoots for brands such as Hermes, Kenzo, The Royal Opera and the Royal Ballet and for publications such as Harpers Bazaar, American Vogue, GQ and Casa Vogue.

A festival fashion concept store will sell fashion items curated by artist Shirley Fintz and fashion designer Lindy Cohen.

With three music areas, you will enjoy an international and local music line-up curated by muso and former editor-in-chief of the Mail & Guardian, Chris Roper, and the electronic line-up by New York and Cape Town-based music producer and DJ Marc Algranti. The headline act is US singer-songwriter Diane Birch. Discovered by Prince, she has shared the stage with Stevie Wonder and been a guest with Jimmy Kimmel and Ellen DeGeneres. But the best part? There will be more than 20 of South Africa’s most interesting and accomplished music acts spanning genres from jazz to folk to Afro psychedelia.

Food Bertus Spek
Bertus Basson of Overture restaurant is the headlining chef

An adventurous and directional food menu has been created by a range of celebrity chefs, curated by Taste magazine editor Kate Wilson and Taste magazine food editor Abigail Donnelly and headlined by Bertus Basson of Overture restaurant. There really is so much more to expect, and not enough space to write about it.


Noon, Saturday 13 February – Noon, Sunday 14 February 2016
Wiesenhof farm, Stellenbosch


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