MUSIC festivals in SA are raising their ticket and food prices but visitors continue to flock to them.Sowing the Seeds was held at the beginning of April this year and tickets cost R500 each.The festival, held on a Saturday, featured two international acts along with some popular South African performers such as Matthew Mole and BCUC. UK hip hop pop fusion band, Jungle, and Icelandic outfit, Of Monsters & Men, mustered two enjoyable performances too. From a sheer energy point of view, Jungle had no equal at the festival.Nevertheless, some patrons felt the price was steep for a festival that really only got going around 11am and ended by 6pm. Having taken place at Emmarentia Dam, it was subject to a ruling that live music could not be played after dark. Food and drink were also somewhat more expensive than they were at previous festivals. Perhaps South Africans need to appreciate that the rand is much weaker than the US dollar and euro which makes attracting bands from territories wh...

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