6–8 February 2015, Cape Town City Hall
The Mother City is in for a huge treat this year with the 2015 Cape Town Electronic Music Festival. Last year thousands descended upon the Grand Parade for the event that is establishing the city as a major contender in the global electronic music scene.
Founded in 2012, The Cape Town Electronic Music Festival aims to inspire the growth of the burgeoning South African electronic music scene. An aspect of the festival that really needs to be praised is the nurturing of local talent. CTEMF’s objectives are straightforward: through a development-focused program that includes workshops, lectures, artist and label showcases in the the city and in townships, the festival aims to create opportunities for those willing to be a force for change, regardless of their socio-economic standing. The workshops aim to stimulate the growth of electronic music culture in an inclusive, positive and responsible way while the event’s carefully curated line-up is a comprehensive and evolving representation of South Africa’s vibrant electronic music scene and culture.
This year, Cape Town can look forward to mammoth international headline acts, with the likes of Anja Schneider, Loco Dice, Maelstrom, Counterstrike, Slugabed, Mr Carmack, Four Tet, Octave One and Culoe De Song all featuring on the line-up. Many of these headliners will be involved in the wide-ranging three-day CTEMF workshop programme, which will roll ahead of the core music festival between 3 and 5 February 2015.
The cream of the country’s electronic music crop will be performing at the festival too. PH FAT, Fletcher in Dub, Lazersharkk, Fogshow and Felix Laband have all been confirmed over the course of the three days.
The Cape Town Electronic Music Festival has become one of the country’s seminal electronic music events – globally recognised for the blend of local and global talent it brings together to stage their sounds in the heart of one of the world’s most beautiful cities.