The Kraken is Alive presents PIRATE FEST 2019


Ever wanted to step foot on the Pirate Isles of Nassau ... make ya friend walk the plank on the edge of ya cutlass ... drink grog and dance till yar heart bursts from its seams?

Well, now you can!

Brought to you by The Sicario Effect, ‘The Kraken is Alive’ brand captures the spirit of benevolent rebellion and productive counter-culture by bringing you Pirate Fest; a themed music-and-alcohol experience set to ignite all the things we long to taste for in life … adventure, liberation and joy.

Held at Marks Park, Johannesburg, on 7 September 2019 and Mceed by South Africa’s eminent funny man Rob Van Vuuren, Pirate Fest is anchored by international Scottish Pirate Rockers ALESTORM and legendary American Metalcore Pioneers ATREYU.

With support from local punk legends Tweak (reforming for their only show in 2019) and Fuzigish as well as SAMA Nominated Hellcats, Pirate Fest is an event meant to live on in infamy!

But, Pirate Fest is more than just a music festival. When the bands aren’t playing, there is plenty to explore and experience. Embrace your inner adventurer and lose yourself in one of the other cool experiences that Pirate Fest 2019 has to offer:


1) Liquid Paradise - A themed alcohol experience where you’ll be spoilt for choice with a wide range of alcohol to suit their pirate drinking palates

2) The Bermuda Triangle - Lose your hunger with a premium food offering like no other

3) Mr & Miss Sparrow – Enter or watch the main-stage Cosplay Contest with cool prizes up for grabs

4) Captain Bad’s Pirate Games - Hosted by Rob Van Vuuren, Acolytes can enter their Krews to wage battle for the ultimate honour – ‘A Raider of Fortune’, Pirate Fest’s greatest champions

5) The Gypsy Part-Time Pirates - Like the gypsy forefathers of pirates past, the Part-Time Pirates travel around the festival regaling you with music, tales and ale

6) Bandidas Merch Market - Pirates have come in many forms throughout history, from Vikings to Bandits to the Modern Marauders of today. The Bandidas Merch and Exhibition area houses all their precious loot… from official Pirate Fest merch to flash tattoos to insane gaming and audio specials and experiences.


Tickets are out right now and can be bought at

Are you ready for Pirate Fest, South Africa? We are coming…

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