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Up The Creek 2020 announce third wave of artists ahead of 30 year anniversary

Alongside staple headliners Francois van Coke, Shortstraw and WONDERboom, there have been a whole host of artists that have been added to Up The Creek’s 2020 line-up.

They include Flying Bantu, Jak Skandi, Paradise Citizens, The Unity Band, Boyes Drive and comedian Rob van Vuuren.

With the support of Jägermeister, Francois van Coke will be returning to Up the Creek for their big 30 Year Reunion at the river celebration. Organisers say Francois was the most requested artist amongst festival-goers to perform at the 2020 fest.

“I first played Up the Creek in 2002 with my band at the time, New World Inside. I remember throwing up on the stage and our stage manager, Dagga Dirk, made me clean it up,” Francois reminisces. “Since then I have been back twice with Fokofpolisiekar and once with Van Coke Kartel. So for me, Up the Creek is no regular show, it’s a moerse honour to play there, especially for their 30 Year Reunion at the River! Up the Creek 2020 will be my first time there as a solo artist and I can’t wait. Especially can’t wait to hang out at the river, cause the festival always looks so epic on Instagram. My band and I are amped!”

No Creek Reunion would be complete without WONDERboom. This iconic quartet first played at Up the Creek back in 1997, and they are still one of the most legendary rock bands in the country.

Shortstraw are a firm favourite with festival-goers countrywide. Having performed at the Creek many times this indie rock band from Joburg know how to bring the vibe every time.

Rob van Vuuren’s relationship with Up the Creek goes as far back as the days of Corné and Twakkie. Add to the fact that he is one of South Africa’s finest comedians with seemingly unlimited performance capacity, and the organisers felt it wouldn’t be a reunion without him. Rob will be performing stand-up comedy on the Savanna Stage on Saturday as well as MCing the main stage on Saturday night. More comedians joining the line-up to be announced soon.

More artist announcements will be made again in December and January.