Garden State was born out of a dream to create a space that resonates with alternative creation. Jess and Jess moved to the Garden Route – part looking to align with a new era and lifestyle in one of the most magical regions of the country – and part to join forces and devise an event that would set the experiential bar for audience and artists alike.

Why Cape Town for the launch event? We want to bring the concept to locals where it’s easily accessible. From there we’re sure to have their attention to lure them a few hours further East.” This particular launch event will exhibit the enchantment of wilderness – in the city. “You can expect ambient sounds of nature between acts, a showcase of plant-based cuisine, unusual crafters, awe-inspiring art installations and unexpected spaces for human engagement. We’re bringing a taster of what exists on our back door – back home, and our vision for the festival.”

Win A VIP Experience:

Want to WIN the chance for you and a friend to hang out with Dave Depper (Death Cab for Cutie), Kyp Malone (TV on the Radio) and Laura Burhenn (The Mynabirds)? Garden State Festival is giving you the chance to join them for sundowners before they head back to the USA – we’ll also upgrade your access to VIP at Introducing Garden State with free drinks thrown in!
Step 1: Go to to purchase your tickets.
Step 2: E-mail your ticket numbers to
Step 3: Comment on this post and TAG the artist you’re looking forward to seeing most.
Competition closes Thursday 29th March 2018. Winners will be contacted with more info. It’s that easy! We keep it simple here in the Garden State. (P.s. tickets are only R550.00 and close next Tuesday, so hurry!)

Event details:

Date: 7 April 2018

Time: Doors Open at 4pm

Venue: Centre for the Book, 62 Queen Victoria Street, Cape Town