The 3 Day New Years Music Festival called the Smoking Dragon is situated in the Northern Drakensberg and is hosted by the Amphitheater Backpackers. This is a fairly new music festival and is growing year by year. Now with a bar and food court, market and kids area. Amphitheater Backpackers provides a secure and spacious camping area with toilets and showers. There is also the lodge too. Tickets are limited.
The Smoking Dragon NYE festival was brought to life 9 years ago by the founders of the Amphitheatre Backpacker’s Lodge, in order to provide entertainment for their visitors over New Year’s Eve. Since those early days, it has grown into an annual music festival, increasing in size every year – with a better and better line-up to look forward to. Smoking Dragon tries to expose festival-goers to exciting new sounds while also bringing in musicians from all parts of South Africa.
Each year the organisers try to introduce more and more eco friendly practice.
Some of the acts that have been announced include Jeremy Loops, DJ Invizable, Napalma Fridge Poetry Veranda Panda Cortina Whiplash DJ Michael Lesar Mickey Burns BeatBox Campus Savage Lucy, Nje Laura Gear Meth Breath Manuvah To Land Black Math The Moths The Black South Easters Stray Natives Laura Gear, Gus Brown Band Fools Of Fate, Boxer Inkhonjane No Bheseni Greedy Greg The Pranks Hezron Chetty & many more…
DJ’s – The General(AUS) DJ InviZAble Shapeshifter Dr Khumalo Half n Half Fuego Heat Renaud5 Mfana Mhlope