Cape Town’s most anticipated electronic music festival returns this weekend, and is bigger than ever before, with a selection of solely local talent. Since its debut in 2012, the acts at Cape Town Electronic Music Festival (CTEMF) have ranged from high-potential to world-class.

“CTEMF provided a platform to showcase their talent at an important point in their careers. We’re proud of that and it made us reconsider our approach to the 8th edition of this festival,” the CTEMF said. “We’re making a return to the source with three big changes to ensure an event worth looking back on.”



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CTEMF 2019 will take place over one day (and night) and will have various stages that reflect the Mother City’s rich musical culture. This also keeps the festival affordable and inclusive, without compromising the high standards festivalgoers have become used to.

The event has also moved back into city limits to remain more accessible for all of its attendees.


“Past editions of CTEMF have featured acclaimed international headliners. This was important because it helped us get global recognition but we’re putting the spotlight back onto homegrown artists in 2019. International guests will feature at satellite events, but the core festival is a showcase of the finest artists in this country,” the festival said.

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