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Vortex Trance Adventures Presents Open Source

Head to Riviersonderend for a trance experience you’ll never forget

Let your mind unwind and your spirit soar at the harmony-infused legendary Open Source Vortex Trance Party, sounding off from Thursday, 7 to Monday, 11 December 2017.

Held twice a year in the sultry summer months, this psychedelic outdoor music festival is a favourite among electro enthusiasts and eco-warriors on a quest to reconnect with nature. The organisers behind Vortex have been putting on stellar trance parties for two decades, and have become legends on the trance scene. In a colourful celebration of psy-culture, this five-day trance party will create a whimsical world where dance and art are infinitely fused and where body, environment and soul are reunited.

The one central stage will form the focus of the festival’s head-spinning beats. Partygoers can look forward to an exhilarating electro line-up of top local DJs and producers.

If you can’t make this stompfest then be sure to browse our guide to upcoming trance parties in our pretty city and surrounds.


  • Silo
  • Sadhu Sensi
  • TigerLili
  • Absynth
  • Saai
  • Siren
  • Roommush
  • Drifter
  • Geometric Flux
  • Abra
  • Killawatt
  • And more!

Bring your tents and sleeping bags and set up your own fantasy fort in the shade of the surrounding trees. There are taps throughout the campsite offering clean, running water, and flush toilets and hot showers will be available too. To curb hunger and satisfy stomachs, there will also be a number of food stalls on offer. This year, the organisers have ensured that the facilities are even bigger and better than before to keep partygoers happy and comfortable, which includes keeping the campsite clean.


A full festival pass, which includes the booking fee, is valid for a five-day camping and party experience from 9am on Thursday, 7 to 5pm on Monday, 11 December 2017 is available for R650/p. Those who can’t make the entire five-day festival can purchase a weekend pass for R550/p.

Check out our list of trance parties this season. If you like being outdoors, have a look at the Kirstenbosch Summer Concerts or the Galileo Open Air Cinema.


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