By Marley

It has been said that the number 7 is a very lucky number and in 2018, the 7th Mieliepop music festival is sprouting excitement and music flavours like the Easter bunny.

The Republic of Mieliepop is back baby, offering you 90 acts performing on 6 different stages. Mark your calendar for 21-24 March 2018 and 4 days is just enough to experience the true Mielie experience. The venue which is one-of-a-kind picturesque venue in Mpumalanga, where you can dip in a lake or lounge in a heated pool. There are also some caves to explore (and dance in), green lawns to park on and some good camping. Don’t worry about finding a dirty bathroom; their ablution facilities are truly good.

If you are wondering who is on the line up then let us lay it out for you:

DZ Deathrays (from Australia)


Crimson House


Jonathan Peyper

Nick Hamman

Wolfgang Marrow

Moonchild Sanelly

George Town

Van Pletzen

Zionrust Family

And the list goes on.

But it’s not JUST live bands. Nope, there is a boat full of comedians which are brought to you by Savanna. Expect funny bones like:

Lazola Gola

Byron Davel


and so much more.

There will also the Rave Cave where the DJ’s can bring you into a different world at night. Lights, lasers and a tight group of party people are on the menu with mixes from:

Metro Ticket




Sound Sensible

and more.

We couldn’t get enough of Mieliepop last year and we are sure the team from Mieliepop is going to blow our minds again.

Tickets are on sale right now for R750 (only through Plankton) or R850 at the gate. It’s at Tolderia Resort which located just outside Lothair, Mpumalanga.

Check out last year’s highlights – filmed by Dizzy Khaki:

Marley is the founder and owner of Small Town Music. Born and bred in Nelspruit aka Nelsparta. Marley loves music (rock being a firm favourite), tattoos, festivals, animals and South Africa. Self-taught photographer and writer.