Line-up times for Origin Festival 2016

It’s here, the moment we’ve all been waiting for; Origin Festival has released the official line-up. Stand a chance to win two tickets here or keep reading for line-up times.

Origin 2016

Psychedelic Temple designed once again by ARTESCAPE.

19h00 Afterlife
21h00 Flooting Grooves
22h30 The Commercial Hippies
24h00 DJ Osho
02h00 Broken Toy
03h30 Prefix
05h30 Geometric Flux
07h30 ScamAntrix
09h30 Bayawaka
11h30 – close

– Video Mapping by Afterlife and Image Master Blink
15h30 Sadhu Sensi
17h00 Kabi
18h30 Breaker
19h30 SiLo
21h00 Regan
22h30 Altruism
23h45 Pogo – Live
00h45 Dala
02h30 DJ Pogo
04h30 Anestetic
06h30 Tersius
08h00 Bruce
10h00 DJ Thatha
12h00 Symbolic
13h30 Headroom
15h30 Nanoplex – DJ
17h00 CLOSE

10h00 Agugio
12h00 Dusty Human
13h30 Dirty Doering
15h30 Toby 2 Shoes
17h30 Ipcress
19h00 Hugo
20h30 Danalog
22h15 B_Type
24h00 Dosem
02h00 Monique Pascall
04h00 Kyle Russouw

SUNDAY (Hosted by the Headspaza)
06h00 Mey
09h00 Lucky Luke
10h30 Bayawaka
13h00 Thor Rixon
14h00 Spekta

The Great Veroni
Mikey Dredd
A Kettle Called Black
Something Blue
many more lovely chilled out beat providers
& morning Yoga !

Visit the event page.

Win double tickets for Origin 2016

Experience a weekend of psychedelic music, art and culture at Origin Festival 2016. This iconic event returns to Elandskloof Farm in Helderstroom to bring you ten international artists as well as your favourite local talent (scroll down for the full lineup).

Psyked in the City is giving away a set of double tickets. Stand a chance to win by following the instructions below.

Origin 2016

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Win a set of double tickets for Spectrum and Valley of Psy – HIGH TIDE

Get #psyked for another edition of Spectrum and Valley of Psy at Zone 7. We invite you to feast your ears on some psychedelic goodness at HIGH TIDE featuring international legend GONZI and your favourite local talent. Plus, Kieron (Rubix Qube) and Rory (Dyce) will be performing a very special “versus” set to celebrate their birthdays.

Psyked in the City is giving away 3 sets of double tickets to the event. Follow the insturctions below and you might be the lucky winner.

Cape Town trance party

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Win a set of double tickets for {psy.ology} festival 2016

{psy.ology} records is proud to present the second edition of {psy.ology} festival, hosted at the beloved Buffalo Drift venue of Ruigtevlei farm in Gouda. This year’s instalment promises to be even more entrancing than the last with a line-up featuring two prime Israeli acts, namely Faders (Tip Records) and Kopel (Blue Tunes); as well as top local talent.

Psyked in the City is giving away a set of double tickets to the event. Follow the instructions below for a chance to win this epic prize.

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1. Tell us which act you are #psyked to see by commenting on the event page (remember to use the hashtag!)
2. Share this post on your timeline
3. Like Psyked in the City for competition updates


The competition will close on Monday the 08th of February 2015. The winner will be selected at random and contacted via email – please respond as soon as possible in order to claim your prize.

Don’t be shy. Give us a tweet @psykedinthecity.

And the beat goes on: Celebrating 21 years of Vortex with Grant Dreyer

The legendary Vortex celebrates 21 years of pure psychedelic bliss this year at the iconic Circle of Dreams. With more than two decades in the running, the Vortex name has become synonymous with psytrance not only locally but on a global spectrum. In this exclusive interview, we chat to the one and only Grant Dreyer – the man behind the magic.

Vortex Eclipse oldschool psytrance
Eclipse 2002

Throughout his evolutionary journey, Grant has continued to live out his dream, spread the love and rally the troops for one of Cape Town’s most celebrated occasions; his dedication to the dance and his belief in the perfect party is clearly reflected in the alchemy of every seamless Vortex event. But what does it take to plan the perfect Vortex party remaining true to one’s own philosophy and having fun to boot? Let’s take a look behind the scenes.

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Easter Vortex 2004

With special thanks to Louise Harford.

Thank you for joining us Grant and congratulations on the 21st anniversary of Vortex Trance Adventures. Wow. 21 years is a long time! Tell us a bit about the first ever Vortex Party; what was it like and how did it come about?

Hi! Thank you very much for doing this. 21 Years, it’s been a pretty wild ride! The first Vortex party was Essence of Fluorescence, and it was held in a warehouse in Woodstock, 21 years ago. Vortex originally came about as an attempt to be the first Electronic Dance Music nightclub in South Africa. When friends of ours came back from the UK and told us about the warehouse parties that they had been going to on that side, we decided to start it up in South Africa.

South African Psytrance Hippies by Hippie Van Minibus
“The gang.” Est: 1998

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Massive Ultranoize X-Mas Special Giveaway: win guest list, tickets, music and merchandise

It’s that time of the year again when we gather for one last psychedelic celebration before New Year’s Eve; Ultranoize invites you to celebrate its annual psychedelic X-Mas gathering to the sounds of local veterans including Tune Raider, SwiTcHcaChe, Sonic, Deliriant and Killawatt – to name a few.

Following its fourth X-Mas event, this year we return to the infamous warehouse venue at Tiekiedraai where Ultranoize aims to re-create the  spaced out spacious psychedelic playhouse we all love, complete with the mandatory UltraNoize eye candy you have come to expect as well as a few seasonal tweaks for good measure.

Stand a chance to win the very best of X-Mas presents by following the competition instructions below.


– 3 x spots on the guest list for UltraNoize X-mas
– 2 x tickets to Psyology Festival (February)
– 5 x digital downloads courtesy of Psynopticz / Psyology Records
– 2 x original MMD Records CDs
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Win 1 of 4 tickets for PROJECT C.H.A.N.G.E. – NYE Tranzition Festival

PROJECT: C.H.A.N.G.E is an initiative aimed at raising awareness about the underprivileged and homeless in and around Cape Town. Known for hosting annual charity events, PROJECT: C.H.A.N.G.E collects items such as clothes, shoes, blankets, and food to donate to shelters around Cape Town.

For the first time ever, PROJECT C.H.A.N.G.E would like to present the opportunity to create a celebration like no other on a very special occasion: New Year’s Eve 2015 / 2016. Join us as we can gather to celebrate the Tranzition into the new year and party like never before – all for a worthy cause! Headlining acts include Eqlipse, Myzo, Hoax, Sway, Matron, PsyNtist, D-Ranged and others. As usual, we urge you to support the charity drives like the KEEP WARM INITIATIVE and FEEDING SCHEME. Find out more and read the full line-up here.

Stand a chance to win 1 of 4 tickets by following the instructions below.

project change nye psytrance party

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The spirit of South African psy.


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