Arkology in Eden (NYE)

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Cairnbrogie Farm, Plettenberg Bay, South Africa


This NYE the exquisite Cairnbrogie Dairy Farm will be host to ARKOLOGY - a diverse collective of designers, craftsmen, musicians, visual artists and lighting specialists - that have been playing at the intersection of art, technology & sustainability.

We will be bringing the desert magic back from THE WATERING HOLE and THE ARKOLOGY STAGE to this lush coastal paradise at the most sought after venue in Plettenberg Bay. 

Join us this NYE for a variety of music, unique staging, ambitious visuals, organic food and wholesome people. In preserving the intimacy and quality of the event, tickets will be limited - so move swiftly! 


Arrive at the exquisite Cairnbrogie Dairy Farm, located just outside Plett central. This pristine stretch of farm & coastal land is managed by an ethical dairy farmer, deeply active in nature conservation throughout the region. The land here aligns strongly with Arkology’s ethos of ‘regenerative play’, and therefore by supporting this festival you’ll also be directly contributing to the protection and biodiversity of this wild and precious forest and fynbos region.





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General Sale R320,00 Off Sale
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Open Mic (curated by The Live Lounge)
TIME: 15:00 - 17: 00 
This collective are as talented as they are friendly. After running a successful theme camp this year at Afrikaburn, their warmth and kind heartedness has wriggled its way into of Arkology set up once again. This time, they will be sharing the love and the mic over an afternoon of lazy beers on the grass. Come early - come play!



Ben Badenhorst
TIME: 17:00 - 18:00
With 20 years of dedicated musical endeavours, Ben combines Jazz and world music with rolling bass lines and his own brand of progressive desert rock. His sounds are groovy and introspective as he develops a unique fusion of genres. Playing through the sunset, Ben will weave the history of the universe into an eclectic and organic musical performance:


Well Done Sun
TIME: 18 00 - 19:00
Known for their sentimental performances that incorporate a cross pollination of genres including jazz, folk, rock, funk and reggae - we present the band - Well Done Sun. Allow the infectious personality of lead singer and guitarist, Hanno and his accomplished band members to slow down time and transport you to a soft green meadow:


Thor Rixon & Albany Lore  
TIME: 19:00 - 20:30
Enigmatic and industrious, Thor Rixon has taken South African electronic music and moulded it, revved it up and dressed it down. Each of this multi - instrumentalist performances are unique, incorporating extensive improvisation coupled with a distinct stage presence.  Thor collaborates with a range of diverse artists from varying genres with a focus deep and rolling dance music. For this NYE, the dynamic artist and close friend of Thor - Albany Lore will be joining him on stage. As a singer and a saxophonist, the sonic collaboration of the electronic and live elements of these two artists promises to be high in energy and fun.  For a taste, groove along with Thor and local songbird ALICE PHOEBE LOU at Fusion Festival 2018:



TIME: 20:30 - 22:00
Thrown between the intricate beats and sounds of the city, Sunavagun aka Brode Gleeson finds passion in selecting a mixture of house and disco for the lighter side of the day and night. He’s no odd stranger to the decks - with his trademark vocal “woos and wahs” amidst the high-end hats and moving bass rhythms he’s sure to get hips and hair swinging. Put your denim on denim on, take a stroll down Kloof Street and have a listen to his Yours Truly entrance exam:


Just J
Time: 22:00 - 23:30 
Brothers by heart. Synergised by sound.
With a wide range of genres and experience, churned from rhythms and melodies of deep house, dark disco and techno - they have captivated the dance floors of Afrikaburn and their residency at Forgotten Culture.  Listen to the steam up the dance at arguably the best received set at the Arkology Stage this year:

TIME: 11:30 - 13:30
BamBeano is no stranger to Arkology or the dusty plains of the Tankwa Karoo - with an unmistakable palate for organic and deep Afrotec sounds - a dancefloor quickly organises itself for a collective experience. Feel the thump in your chest with his feature on ODE Radio:


TIME: 1:30 - 3:00
Through the skillful manipulation of sound in their unique live electronic music performances - Bakai immerse their audiences using a range of audio generating devices such as synths, drum machines and modified musical instruments. Taken a listen to their progressive digital landscape:


Headliner (Visual): PUPIL Visuals 
TIME: Sunset - Close
PUPIL Visuals creates visuals for music. His work explores the micro & macro, geometries and audio-visual synesthesia - drawing often from years of self-collected organic content (think vivid landscapes, atmospheres & wild coastlines!).  Catch PUPIL throwing light, colour and form onto an enormous Victorian-style barn that will form the backdrop of Arkology in Eden (NYE).



To accommodate those who are making a long trip down for the event and are looking for beautiful, affordable and convenient accommodation - there is a newly renovated campsite just 3 km down the road from the venue. R 500 per night for 4 people and R 150 pp thereafter.
For more details contact: 
Berry Hill Estate (+27 82 881 0147  /

The bar will be fully stocked with local brands and managed by a professional bar company. Cash and card facilities will be available. Come thirsty! 



Devil's Peak Brewing Company
Leonista 100% Karoo Agave Spirit
Alpha craft

There will be a healthy, organic and local food stall taking care of our tummies on the evening.
Come hungry! 

A safe and affordable shuttle service will be running all night - please make use of their services (DON'T DRINK AN DRIVE) 
CONTACT: 0612867330
NOTE: There will be parking available at the venue. 


GPS directions: 34°04'47.4"S 23°16'46.4"E

Disclaimer: Participation in this event is entirely at own risk. The organisers and venue take no responsibility for injury, death, loss or damage to persons, vehicles or belongings. Suitable care has been taken to make this event safe and secure. There will be filming and photography taking place at the venue throughout the event: by entering you allow organisers to make use of and publish any footage taken on the day. This is a private event owned by Arkology (PTY) LTD.


Doors open 14:00
Age Restr. 18+
Tags Garden Route, Arkology, Plett, Plettenberg Bay, Visual Art, Projection Mapping, Acoustic, Live Electronic, Instrumental, Knysna, New Year [‑] less


Cairnbrogie Farm
Airport Road
Plettenberg Bay
Plettenberg Bay
South Africa