Beauties, high speed action and popular music at the Namaqua Richtersveld Festival in Port Nolloth

December 2011

IMPORTANT TO REALIZE

The Namaqua festival rotates on an annual basis through the 6 Local Municipal areas of Namaqualand. This year it was the Richtersveld's turn, and it was held together with the annual "Lights Festival" or "Liggiefees" in Port Nolloth.

Next year the Namaqua Festival will be held in another Local Municipal Area, but the annual Lights Festival will still be held in Port Nolloth

 

Once a year, for four days around 16 December - reconciliation day - the peaceful little coastal town of Port Nolloth erupts into an activity centre of music, beauty contests, bike rallies, mixed emotions and divisions amongst local residents, public drunkenness and dirty streets, immorality and morality fighting for a place in the same street, hard work and dedication amongst participants, a tired and frustrated police force, enjoyment of seeing favourite musicians live and selected businesses experiencing harvest time.

For tourists who wish to visit Port Nolloth in December during the festival - remember, you have the choice of attending the festival and being part of it, or you can select to stick to the more isolated areas and beaches, like the local residents depicted in the pictures on either side of these paragraphs. Port Nolloth offers the best of both worlds even in December!!!

The festival programme for the 2011 festival below will give you an idea of the effort and money going into the festival.

 

PROGRAM / PROGRAMME:  DONDERDAG / THURSDAY, 15 DESEMBER / DECEMBER 2011

(Program begin 19h00 by die Markiestent, Port Nolloth / Programme start at 19h00 at the Marquee Tent, Port Nolloth)  

  • 18H00 19H00  KLANKTOETS / SOUND CHECK

  • 19H00 23h00   Mej. Namakwa 2011 / Miss Namakwa 2011

  • Optrede: Plaaslike Kunstenaars / Performance: Local Artists

  • (Verskeie stalletjies beskikbaar / Various stalls available)

  • Toegangsfooi / Admission fee Voor (R50), Middel (R40), Agter (R30)

PROGRAM / PROGRAMME:  VRYDAG / FRIDAY, 16 DESEMBER / DECEMBER 2011

(Program begin 15h00 by die Markiestent, Port Nolloth / Programme start at 15h00 at the Marquee Tent, Port Nolloth)  

  • 10H00 14H00 CARNAVAL & FEES BEMARKING (Parade)

  • 14H00 15H00 KLANKTOETS / SOUND CHECK

  • 15H00  - 16H00 BABA KOMPETISIE

  • 16H00 18H00 Optrede: Plaaslike Kunstenaars / Performance: Local Artists

  • 18H00 19H00  Optrede / Performance: Bronwyn Cook

  • 19H00 20H00  Optrede / Performance: Kelly Fortuin

  • 20H00 20H15  Optrede / Performance:  Yanga

  • 20H15 20H45  Speech -  Exec. Mayor (Namakwa District Municipality)

  • 21H00 22H00  Optrede / Performance:  Crushanda Forbes

  • 22H00 23H00  Aanskakeling van Kersliggies / Switch on the Christmas Lights

  • Vuurwerke / Fire Works

  • 23H00 24H00  Optrede / Performance : Gas Kunstenaar  

  • (Verskeie stalletjies beskikbaar vir hele dag / Various stalls available the whole day)

  • TOEGANGSFOOI / ADMISSION FEES: R30,00 (VOLWASSENE/ADULT) | R10,00 (KIND / CHILD)

  • Kind onder 6 jaar Gratis / Child under 6 years Free | Pensionaris / Pensioner Gratis / Free  

PROGRAM / PROGRAMME:  SATERDAG / SATURDAY, 17 DESEMBER / DECEMBER 2011

(Program begin 12h30 by die Markiestent, Port Nolloth / Programme start at 12h30 at the Marquee Tent, Port Nolloth)  

  • Beach Volley Ball & Soccer

  • 12H00 13H00  KLANKTOETS / SOUND CHECK

  • 13H00 14H00  Optrede: / Performance: Real Sounds

  • 14H00 16H00  Optrede / Performance: Bike/Motorfiets Vertoning

  • 16H00 16H30  Optrede / Performance: Bee-Wings

  • 16H30 17H00  Optrede: Plaaslike Kunstenaars / Performance: Local Artists

  • 17H00 18H00  NAMA HUT STORIES / Past. Bakker

  • 18H00 19H00  Optrede / Performance: JOHN PERKINS

  • 19H00 20H00  Optrede / Performance: BOETA GAMMIE

  • 20H00 21H00  Optrede / Performance: MONIQUE

  • 21H00 22H00  Optrede / Performance: MARIO OGLE

  • 22H00 23H00  Optrede / Performance: JAY (EDEN)

  • 23H00 24H00  Optrede / Performance: THE ROCKETS

  • (Verskeie stalletjies beskikbaar vir hele dag / Various stalls available the whole day)

  • TOEGANGSFOOI / ADMISSION FEES: R30,00 (VOLWASSENE/ADULT) | R10,00 (KIND / CHILD)

  • Kind onder 6 jaar Gratis / Child under 6 years Free | Pensionaris / Pensioner Gratis / Free  

PROGRAM / PROGRAMME:  SONDAG / SUNDAY, 19 DESEMBER / DECEMBER 2011

 (Program begin 14h00 by die Markiestent, Port Nolloth / Programme start at 14h00 at the Marquee Tent, Port Nolloth)  

  • 09H00 10H00  KLANKTOETS / SOUND CHECK

  • 10H00 10H10  Open / Opening / Verwelkoming / Welcoming

  • 10H10 10H30  Optrede: Plaaslike Kunstenaars / Performance: Local Artists   

  • 10H30 11H30  Oggend Boodskap

  • 11H30 14H00  Optrede: Plaaslike Kunstenaars / Performance: Local Artists

  • 14H00 14H10  Afsluiting / Closure

  • TOEGANGSFOOI / ADMISSION FEES:  GRATIS / FREE  

With the festival being the NAMAQUA RICHTERSVELD festival, it is important to know how and where Namaqua and the Richtersveld fits into the bigger picture of South Africa and the Northern Cape

We have compiled 2 web pages to guide you through this information. Follow the links below to orientate yourselves!

The Richtersveld Local Municipal Area and

Where IS Namaqualand

It would be great to see Namaqualand as a whole being better represented in e.g. the beauty contests, with regional contests leading up to the grand finale at the Namaqua Festival. The beauty contest is an open competition and ladies of all ethnic groups are invited to enter.

The high-tech HUISGENOOT marque tent was used for the occasion, which includes state of the art stage lighting and video recording fascilities

The panel of judges had the time of their lives trying to make a decision amongst the 13 contestants for the title of Miss Namaqua 2011!

And the winners: Miss Namaqua (above). First princess and Miss Personality (Right). Second princess and Miss Creativity (Left). 

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To this man the festival was wipe-out and man-down. He did get up and walk away on his own though!!!!!

Credit need to be given to the municipality for the way that the streets were cleaned up the mornings after the nights before.

 

 

CLICK HERE TO VISIT THE PORT NOLLOTH INFO WEBSITE

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