Its all up hill from here. When the 1st of December falls on a Friday there can be no doubt that the stars have aligned in our collective favour – it is no coincidence; there is cosmic significance. December is no mere month, it is a feeling – an inescapable state of mind that propels us forward with excitement and optimism- at least while bank balances remain healthy. With that in mind, it’s time to look forward to the opening weekend of December with our top picks for the best events you wont want to miss out on.


Words: Tshiamo Seape


Synergy: 1-3 December



If you’re in Cape Town Synergy is a two day festival offering the full dose of weekend fun that is unlikely to be matched. The annual electronic showcase taking place in Anura wine estate is jam packed with exciting acts from the world of electronic music. Acts across the five stages include our fave K-$, Daddy Warbucks, Das Kapital, Kyle Watson and so many more catering to Electronic, Pop, and Hip Hop enthusiasts – there’s really no excuse not to go. As the high energy kickstart to the holiday season there is no better option than Synergy.


Sexy Groovy Love: 2 December



If an overnight excursion is beyond you, then Sexy Groovy Love is probably more your speed. The latest edition of Sexy Groovy Love. The playground of the young, tanned and beautiful Sexy Groovy Love is an all out party composed of beautiful people and even more attractive settings. This time round the folks at SGL have opted to throw the mother of all houses parties, and you’re invited. Once a royal homestead the Cascade Country Manor in Paarl is set in the middle of Olive Orchards and Vineyards. The venue boasts rolling lawns, an epic pool to cool off  while you take in the sounds on international headliners 16 Bit Lolitas (Anjunadeep) and Just Her (Constant Circles)If you’ve heard the name before then you know this party doesn’t disappoint. Tickets are available here.


CHURN: 2-3 Decemeber



Johannesburg will be putting its own spin on the festival offering with CHURN. In the festivals xd year Churn is a boutique festival highlighting the best in  alternative electronic music. About 50 minutes outside of Johannesburg at the Tweefontein Melkery, this intimate gathering is one of the more unique and memorable festival experiences you will encounter. Progressive musicians at the height of their prowess delivering genre expanding beats that are sure to have you partying well into the early hours  is what you can expect from Churn. The festival is the brainchild of expert curators steeped in the Johannesburg nightlife scene headquartered at the Braamfontein’s own KCB. If a fun, inclusive and alternative space is what peaks your interest then look no further than CHURN






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