Time to enjoy winter in style at the 2018 Plett ARTS Festival 25 June – 8 July 

Published: April 13th, 2018

Work by John Moore, Master Printmaker who will be hosting a workshop during Plett Winter School

Work by John Moore, Master Printmaker who will be hosting a workshop during Plett Winter School

Plettenberg Bay celebrates the arts with two weeks dedicated to live performances, workshops, fashion and much more from 25 June – 8 July, 2018 during 5th annual Plett ARTS Festival. As always, Plett presents a one-of-a-kind backdrop to an arts extravaganza not to be missed. Enjoy exciting international performances and unique cultural activities at one of the most exciting new festivals along the Garden Route.

Port Elizabeth-based artist Wezile Mgibe will be showcased at the Plett ARTS Festival

Port Elizabeth-based artist Wezile Mgibe will be showcased at the Plett ARTS Festival

We bring you two weeks filled with interesting and exciting festival events and activities. The town will be salivating with its arty self; relishing in music, pop-up art exhibitions, street performances and street food during the Twilight Meander along Plett’s Main Street for those adventurous souls who are looking for something to do after sunset. A popular feature, the Plett Food Film Festival, offers a journey of compelling food and delicious film at select restaurants throughout town.

A new addition, Plett Winter School, will educate and inspire people of all ages about the visual arts, music, viticulture, wine tasting, quilt making and more with workshops and short courses from printmaker John Moore, the Cape Wine Academy, African music authority Richard Nwamba and fashion designer David Tlale. The Plett Fringe Festival brings comedian Daniel Richards to town for serious light-hearted entertainment. 2018 also brings a new member to the Plett ARTS line up – AFRIDOCS in Plett, featuring documentaries, special guests, and a nightly afterparty with DJ Jazztrain and Plett’s unrivalled hospitality.

Chill at Plett SunSets on a Friday with musicians like Koos Kombuis and other yet to be revealed legends. Another new entry with live music takes centre stage on Central Beach.  Plett AFROJAZZ has jazz masters, Pops Mohamed, Dave Reynolds, Ronan Skillen and Charlton Daniels opening the night and ushering in the Afrobeat sounds of Femi Koya and his 9-piece band – an exuberant finale to Plett ARTS Festival.  

 

PLETT ARTS FESTIVAL ACCOMMODATION

Several hotels, guest houses and B&B’s are conveniently in walking distance of the events, and others are along the N2 within a 5 minute drive to Plett Central. VACATION PLETT is offering festival accommodation packages for those interested in a 2 or 3 night packaged itinerary including tickets to select Plett ARTS Festival offerings, wine tours, activity tours and more. Or book your festival tickets online and get the code for a less 50% off your reservation at The Bayview Hotel in Plett.

The 2017 Plett ARTS festival is scheduled for 25 June – 8 July, and tickets will be available through Plett Tourism’s website www.pletttourism.com and Quicket. For more information about the line-up of events, visit www.pletttourism.com.

 

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