Sunday, 10 January 2010

Thornfest The Camp at the Route 28 Resort, Jagfontein.

We are very please to announce that Enmity have been book to play at Thornfest The Camp later this month. We love going up to Jozi, can't wait!

Thornrose Music in association with The Black Dahlia Alternative Music Venue , Flag Music Group and Cool Runnings Africa are proud to present “Thornfest the Camp”. 

About this Johannesburg event

Thornfest is a music festival that was created by Thornrose Music in effort to create awareness about the South African music industry. Thornfest was originally a 1 day music festival that took place in January for the past few years. It has now been turned into a full 4 day camping festival taking place from the 28th – 31st January 2010 at Route 28 Resort. +- 50 km from JHB north. 

What to expect at the festival

Thornfest the Camp will host 100 Artists over 3 stages. There has not been a music festival in Africa yet to do this. Not only will there be plenty of live acts but also loads of other entertainment will take place at the festival including beer tents, food stalls, fashion, merchandise stalls, drinking games, movie theatre, extreme sports, swimming, comedy, DJ’s, fire dancers, wet t- shirt competitions, tattoo’s, bull rides, guitar hero, arts & crafts and LOADS more… 

Festival gates will open on Wednesday the 27th January 2010 at 12:00 to all campers, All entertainment including live acts will will start on Thursday the 28th January 2010. 

Please note that this is an all ages event. Children under the age of 14 should be accompanied by an adult of at least 21 years of age. 

There is ample parking space at the event and you may park your car at your camp site. Security will be allocated all around the festival to make sure everything runs smoothly. An ambulance will also be on site. 

There is clean ablution blocks at the festival with plenty toilets and hot showers. 

Stages and Bars

There will be 4 bars on site and 3 stages 

  • The Black Dahlia stage & Bar 
  • Thornrose Music Stage 
  • Stand Firm / Flag Stage 
  • Cool Runnings Beer tent 
  • 2 bars inside movie theatre and VIP 

    Confirmed artists

    Stand Firm / Flag Music Stage 

    Fuzigish; Swivel Foot; Hog Hoggidy Hog (cpt); Rambling Bones; New Found Disorder; Misled; Truth & its Burden; Submachine; Reason to Live; The Uncut; Crossingpoint (dbn); The Slashdogs; The Death Valley Blues Band; Half Price (cpt); Gross Misconduct; The Cavalier; The Revenants; Broadway Screamer; Shots Fired; Go! Go! Bronco (dbn); Dead Alphabet; The Black Pimpin Jesus; The One Night Stands; Japan & I; Reach;The Vendetta Cartel; Bloodline Ltd; Conqueror; The Mean Streets; Low Profile; The Car Boot Vendors; The Otherwise; Pistol Whip 45; Juggernaught 

    Thornrose Music Stage 

    Fokofpolisiekar (cpt); Seven Year Kismet (UK); Cutting Jade; Pestroy; Agro; Chromium; Knave; Deane Crescent; Warthane; Deity’s Muse; Jeremy Franklin & the Zulu Allstars; Visus; Bile of Man; Is that Blood?; Elegy; Emperium; Guns Go Bang; Fragmented Children; Muddpony; The Hammer of Redemption; Die the Betrayer; Theatre Runs Red (DBN); Contrast the Water (DBN); Erebus; All Forlorn; Hour of Blight; Stigmata Dawn (Nelspruit); Sathern; Silent Siren; 2nd Guess’D; The Frail; St. Mary; Sonsteek; 2 Battle for Thornfest winners… 

    The Black Dahlia Stage & Bar 

    Straatligkinders; Fire through the window (dbn); Enmity (cpt); Facing the Gallows; A.O.A; The Dead Will Tell; Hikatori; Arise To Conquer (DBN); Only Forever; Torment; Namuh; Auto Pilot (CPT); Unlisted; Unforsaken Truth; Haggis & Bong; Reverend Henry Kane (dbn); Fear of Falling; Beyond the Pale (dbn); Wake up Dead; All Will Fall (Bloem); Show & Tell (dbn); Empery; Betray the Emissary (CPT); 11th Hour; State Dependency; Mesadoth; Kill the Messenger; Wake to Wonder; Holly & the woods; LA Cobra; Rhutz; Fire through the Window (dbn); Where Martyrs Dare; Sons of Signal; 1 Battle for Thornfest winner; Black Dahlia battle Winner 

    Confirmed DJ's

  • DJ- JP 
  • Jamie Sharp 
  • Nick Vassilev 
  • Darren Morris


    Besides 100 artists performing at Thornfest the Camp there will also be loads of other entertainment!

    Cool Runnings Beer Tent:

    Open from Wednesday 27th January at 12:00 till Sunday 31st January at 09:00. Kick your feet up and enjoy a typical chilled Cool Runnings vibe.

    Mechanical Bull

    The opportunity to sample the life of a cowboy, if only for a minute...for you will be thrown!

    Guitar Hero

    Crank up the volume and prepare to rock around the globe with Guitar Hero

    Drinking Games:

    Drinking games will take place at specified times on all 3 stages and in the VIP area. Giveaways such as guitars, tattoo vouchers, free drinks, cd's, t-shirts and loads more!

    Fire Dancers:

    Entertaining, stylish, breathtaking and a night certainly to remember with our array of many different styles of dancers.

    Sumo Wrestling:

    Not many of us have the gift worthy of a Japanese wrestler, but you don't need to weigh in excess of 400kg to wrestle your way with one of these suits on.


    The Nomad Comedy Guide presents stand-up comedy at Thornfest 2010 the Camp
  • Thu 28 Jan @ 20:00 in the Lapa: Melt Sieberhagen, Vittorio Leonardi 
  • Fri 29 Jan @ 16:00 in the Lapa: Melt Sieberhagen, Martin Jonas 
  • Sat 30 Jan @ 16:00 in the Lapa: Warren Robertson, Martin Jonas

    Other entertainment:

    D-Tour Girls, Wet T-shirt competitions, Mini skate ramp (bring your skateboard), Flea Market, Extreme Sports, Swimming and loads more.


  • Early Bird: R200 (1st October - 1st November 2009) 
  • Normal Ticket: R300 (1st November - 28th January 2010) 
  • Tickets at the Gate: R350 
  • 1 day ticket: R200 (only available on Sat, 30th January 2010) 
  • VIP: R450 (limited to 2000)

    Tickets are available online, and also on sale at The Black Dahlia in Boksburg and Cool Runnings in Fourways.


    Route 28 Resort is on the R28 past Westonaria, Jagfontein.

    From Johannesburg take the N12 to Potchefstroom. Travel until you see the R28 intersection. Turn left onto the R28 and travel for 10km's. Take the slip road left and carry on for 400 metres. You will see signs directing you to the festival gates.

    GPS Coordinates:

    Latitude: 26°24’56.47” S, Longitude: 27°43’6.58” E 
  • Thornrose Music in association with The Black Dahlia Alternative Music Venue , Flag Music Group and Cool Runnings Africa are proud to present “Thornfest the Camp”. 


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