Temporary Events is an exciting new venture in the Cape Town electronic music scene that aims to usher in a new era of festivals and nightlife unlike anything we have seen before in the Mother City.
The owners, Sebastian Milner and Julen Rojo-Roos, seek to combine the knowledge from their involvement in the European rave scene with their vast experience of Cape town’s electronic music festival landscape and nightlife.
“It literally started with a dream,” says Sebastian Milner. The company was imagined into existence during the co-owners’ time in Europe while they networked and gained experience in the rave scene. Based on their experience of the festival landscape in Cape Town and their new found understanding of Europe’s luxurious nightclub environment, the pair saw a gap in the market and decided that they would challenge themselves to start an events company that would throw events that were bigger and better than anything Cape Town had experienced before.
But like any new business, starting out small is essential to organically growing a brand name. Upon returning to South Africa Sebastian and Julen officially launched Temporary Events, throwing small parties at secret locations around the city, bringing in crowds through friend circles and word of mouth.
Their popularity has grown quickly, leading the team to make their next step from secret locations to official venues with world class sound and lighting. The company has also been successful in partnering with some big names like Monster Energy and Air Scream, who will be a part of their events going forward.
The brand’s first major event was an outdoor festival hosted in the Rocky Mountains of the Cederberg, Cedar Fest. The venue had a desert feel and a seven meter tall robot-like structure made entirely from recycled materials.
Having tried their hands in the outdoor festival game, Temporary Events moved onto their next challenge of hosting a high-end European style warehouse party. The aim was to create a space that might fall into the category of ‘classy-rave-filth’, and they named their vision Project-T.
To achieve this incredibly niche atmosphere, the team carefully selected a line-up of DJ’s that would meet the standards they had set, combining local and international names like FOX (SA) and DOBE (BER). To top it all off and really set the tone for what is still to come, the lighting setup was rigged with the first ever indoor LED visual mapping system in the country. The audiovisual results were breathtaking!
Their next event is a one day outdoor party called Pandora and is coming up on the 5 March 2022. In typical Temporary Events fashion the team have set the bar higher for themselves, aiming to accommodate 1500 people on a beautiful farm in Paarl that has never been used before called the Ashanti Estate. Plenty of fresh air for everybody.
The farm boasts sublime mountain views and an idyllic lake. There will be outdoor visual mapping, two stages, one beside the lake and another underneath the trees, and a line-up stacked with a selection of Cape Town’s most sought after DJ’s. If that wasn’t already enough, they’ve also landed a major international name in Oliver Koletzki from Germany. It’s going to be absolutely wild!
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The owners of Temporary Events say that they owe a lot of their recent success to their amazing partners, particularly Cayla Koehn (co-organiser and graphic designer), and Shaun Wagner (content creation).
Visit Temporary Events Instagram for more details on upcoming events.
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