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The countdown for the Rise & Shine - Eco-Friendly Acoustic Music Festival has began!

Following the success of the first Rise & Shine Eco-Friendly Acoustic Music Festival, Rain Productions, Pangolin Productions and Mix-FM 93.8 in association with Greenpop bring you the next edition on Saturday 8 June 2013.

The festival will provides an opportunity for music-lovers to return to the garden oasis that is Sandton Central Park, while enjoying some of South Africa's brightest musical talents in their acoustic formats.

The first Rise and Shine raised over 60 trees, ensuring a Green footprint was left behind. Rise and Shine, in association with Greenpop, will once again plant a tree for every 50 people that attend the festival. Collectively, festival-goers will be responsible for the small forest we have already created continuing to grow.

Tickets will be for sale at at R150 per person, with the option of paying an additional R100 for a 'Green ticket', whereby Greenpop will plant a tree on your behalf in Zambia in July. A certificate with the co-ordinates of your sponsored tree will be sent to you once its toes are in the soil.
Festival-goers will also be able to volunteer to join Greenpop in planting the trees by visiting

The line-up includes Francois van Coke, Naming James, Laurie Levine, Bongeziwe Mabandla, Black Cat Bones, Lucy Kruger, Them Particles and Earl Grey and Croquet.

In addition to the world-class music on offer, guests are encouraged to arrive at the park as early as 9.00am for a Yoga session included in the ticket price.

With the Gautrain in walking distance from Sandton Central Park, guests from as far afield as Pretoria, Centurion, Midrand, Benoni abd Rosebank will be able to join in the festivities. The festival concludes at 6.00pm and the Gautrain runs every 30 minutes until 8.30pm on the day.

Those driving to the event are encouraged to car-pool and park their vehicles within the safe confines of Sandton City from where it is a gentle 500m stroll to the park. Saturday parking is a flat-rate fee of R10 for the day.

This outdoor production aims to showcase – through entertainment, enjoyment and experience – what can be achieved through a collective awareness.

“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago, the next best time is now”
~Chinese proverb

Rise & Shine – Eco-Friendly Acoustic Music Festival
Saturday 8 June 2013 – 9am-6pm
Sandton Central Park

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