The closing parties are coming to an end, the chilly Autumn air is finally setting in and the last remnants of the amazing Summer season are slowly playing out, taking with them the memories of beach parties, rooftop jols and outdoor festivals. Kinda makes you want to curl up in a ball and sink your sorrows into a hot chocolate, under a duvet, while watching Game of Thrones re-runs on the couch.
But, if you’re not completely depressed that the sunny days are almost over, here are a few parties you can still check out this month, before Winter comes.
Paradise Springs - Montagu, Cape Town
Kicking off today (Friday 24th March) at Avalon Springs Spa and Resort, Paradise Springs is the ultimate send off for Summer, combining the luxury of room service, spa treatments and endless hours of poolside chilling with top-class selectas like Strange Loving, Ryan Murgatroyd and Kyle Watson, as well as two international headliners, Kolombo and Sandeman. They are literally taking over the entire resort for three days of frivolity, which includes four hotels, 10 swimming pools, 30 outdoor jacuzzis and four dancefloors with big sound. This has got to be one of the most lavish festivals in South Africa.
Sizzled Farewell Summer Block Party - The Castle, Cape Town
With a focus on local underground artists, Sizzled return to the Castle of Good Hope, bringing Cape Town’s finest hip hop, house and live music performers together as a celebration of music culture in the city. With over five years of parties under their belt, the dedicated Sizzled team continue to use their platform to showcase the cream of the underground, and have garnered immense support due to their tenacity and high-quality productions.
We House Sundays x Langa - Guga S’Thebe, Cape Town
Cape Town’s house music haven, We House Sundays, has become one of the most influential house music parties at their home at Colorbox Studios in Paarden Eiland. Going from strength to strength, their party was featured by Boiler Room as one of the tightest crews in the city and they have since created one of the most infectious dancefloors in the country. With relentless progression, the party moves to Guga S’Thebe in the heart of Langa, a vibrant township in Cape Town. Inviting some of SA house music’s biggest names like Vinny Da Vinci and Black Motion as well as Deeto Session, DJ Fosta and Sir Vincent to join the powerhouse of resident DJs, this party is gearing up to be one of the most electric parties of the year.
Pacha Ibiza On Tour - Taboo Night Club, Johannesburg
The world-renowned Pacha brand returns to South Africa with Pacha Ibiza On Tour, featuring Danny Wade and Taao Kross, two residents of the iconic Ibiza club. In the true spirit of Pacha, they bring their high quality production, decor and dancers for another razzle at Taboo Night Club in Sandton. This is about as close as you’re going to get to the real thing and if there’s anything Pacha is famous for, it’s throwing one helluva party.
Grimehouse & Friends - Arcade Empire, Pretoria
Arcade Empire are known for throwing some wild-ass parties and tonight they have another belter of a lineup in store. As a pre-birthday celebration, they have called upon South Africa’s number 1 dubstep DJ, the indelible multi-genre bass act Grimehouse. Supported by Bongani Zulu, T-Stak, Oookay and Reverse, Grimehouse & Friends is geared to be an intense night of mind-warbling sounds, and with one of our favourite producers, Chee, closing shop. You’re definitely in good hands to get your body rocking.