CrashCarBurn ready to bring the fire at Beefstock

CrashCarBurn is ready to bring the heat at thie first Beefstock event
CrashCarBurn is ready to bring the heat at thie first Beefstock event

This November, a new 3-day music festival will heat things up on the ouskirts of Johannesburg at the Bosheuvel Country Estate. Beefstock will surely gives music fans the opportunity to witness some truly meaty music with a couple of the best local bands tearing up the stages from morning to midnight. Potchefstroom Herald spoke to Garth Barnes (vocalist and guitarist) of CrashCarBurn to hear his thoughts on performing at the upcoming Beefstock event.

  1. Hey Garth, how excited are you to be part of the first Beefstock event? And what are you expectations of it?

Super excited! The festival circuit needs some new blood and this lineup is amazing! I’m expecting it to be something very different from the same old festival scene punters have become used to…I mean Braaivleis and Rock n roll! What a combo!

2. Your latest album Headlights was released earlier this year. It had a different sound to previous releases but still had the signature CCB sound in my opinion.  How was the feedback to it this past couple of months?

it’s been really great! Of course you’re always a bit nervous about how fans will react, but I think it would have been disappointing if we made people wait for so long and not give them some spice! So it was a gamble, but we’re super proud of the way it turned out and the feedback has been very positive.

3. What are your favourite tracks from Headlights and why?

I love ‘Headlights’ and ‘ On top of the world.’ I’m sure you’ll get a different answer from each band member here. Headlights is just something totally unexpected for CCB, so I love it for it’s uniqueness. Then ‘On top of the world’ is just such a fun song to play live, it goes down a treat!

4. You will be sharing the stage with some of SA biggest and well known talent, as well as some up and coming bands. What is your opinion on the local rock scene and the need for festivals to promote it?

I think it’s never been tougher to be in a band (especially to start a new band) in SA than it is right now. Rock is in a bit of a downswing at the moment, and popular music is about dance and hip hop right now. Thats all mainstream radio is willing to play. I have no doubt this will turn around soon (music always goes in cycles) but for now, it’s great that there are festivals like Beefstock to keep things afloat!

5. What is the best part of playing at a festival as opposed to a gig at a venue?

Ah man, a warm summer wind on your face instead of stale cigarette smoke! Cannot beat playing under the stars!

6. Which bands are you looking forward to seeing perform at Beefstock?

Shoh, there are so many! Of course the Nudies and wonderboom are on my list of ‘Don’t Miss’…but there is also a band called ‘Midget Submarine’…I cannot WAIT to see what that is about!

7. Any chance we might hear an old school track from This City Needs a Hero at Beefstock?

It’s almost guarenteed!;)

8. Five festival do’s and don’ts?


Bring a positive attitude. Festivals are for a jol. Someone is gonna spill beer on you. Chill, that’s how it goes.

Bring your braai game!!

Bring wetwipes and TP just in case!


Watch the bands! Don’t just Drink!



Read more on this event here:

On Fire Events is proud to announce Beefstock, a new annual 3 day festival taking place from the 23rd to the 25th November.  The line-up consists of South Africa’s top rock bands including Francois Van Coke, Springbok Nude Girls, CrashCarBurn, Hellcats, Dirty Moonshine, WONDERboom and The Black Cat Bones.  Set on the beautiful Bosheuvel Country Estate in Nooitgedacht on the outskirts of Johannesburg. From humble beginnings the Bosheuvel brand has developed into a fully-fledged stud farm, breeding and hosting Pinzgauer cattle of the highest calibre. There is a deli, a restaurant “Cattleman’s Kitchen”, a Boutique Hotel, conference rooms, a variety of venues and much more. Larnie Solomon Director of On Fire Events commented – “The idea behind the Beefstock festival came from the love of music. We wanted to create a relaxed space for all to enjoy a weekend with some of SA’s biggest names in the local music scene. We also wanted to make the public aware of the venue itself. Bosheuvel Country Estate has some of the finest meat available.”

Performances will start at 10am each day, ending at 12am on Friday and Saturday night. Day pass visitors will only be allowed in until midnight. For weekend festival goer’s music will continue until 2am on Friday and Saturday night. Entertainment will continue until 5pm on Sunday.

Limited early bird tickets are available NOW at R300.

Phase 2 goes on sale on the 1st October at R400 and phase 3 will be available from the 1st November at R500.

All tickets include camping for the weekend.


Wouter Pienaar
Sport Journalist

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