More than you ever imagined at Hilton Fest!

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Hilton Festival - The Craft - Photo: Jonathan Burton
Hilton Festival – The Craft – Photo: Jonathan Burton

The Festival Director, Sue Clarence, has just spent a happy hour calculating the intricacies and magnitude of the festival. Faced with these statistics, she challenges anyone to say that there is nothing for them. There are:

  • 237 scheduled events: plays, concerts, music revues, talks, workshops, demonstrations, street theatre performances, live music, films, wine and bubbles tastings … in 23 venues;
  • 91 visual artists in 6 different venues;
  • 5 exhibitions in 5 venues;
  • 38 spots to get coffee, food and snacks
  • 125 bespoke craft stalls
Hilton Festival - The Vibe - Photo: Jonathan Burton
Hilton Festival – The Vibe – Photo: Jonathan Burton

All these are within walking distance from each other. Park safely once only!
Entrance to the grounds is free.
Live music is free: The Stella Festival Marquee and the Crookes Craft Beet Bistro.
All art exhibitions are free.
All street theatre is free.
The Kidzone will keep small people happy … and it’s carefully positioned for Mums and Dads to have a coffee or even a sip of something stronger

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In fact, the vibe is FREE … so come along. Be prepared for all weather.
Is there any reason to stay at home?

The Hilton Arts Festival, now in its 27th year takes place from 13 to 15 September in the grounds of Hilton College, near Pietermaritzburg.

Hilton Festival - The Crowd - Photo: Jonathan Burton
Hilton Festival – The Crowd – Photo: Jonathan Burton

The full programme will appear in KZN copies of The Sunday Times on Sunday 11 August. Booking opens on 12 August, and the programme will be live on the festival website from the morning of 12 August. For more info visit www.hiltonfestival.co.za or contact the Festival Office on admin@hiltonfestival.co.za or 033 383 0127.

The Festival is presented by Hilton College and tiso blackstar in association with Grindrod, Black Coffee, Extreme Events, DWR, Absa, Bidvest Car Rental, FNB, KZN Dept of Art & Culture, BASA, Southern Sun PMB, Stella Artois, Redlands Hotel, Martizburg Sun, Caxton, SA Artist, Loud Crowd Media, Sappi.

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