The Cotton Fest will be heading to the Mother City this summer. The fashion and music festival co-founded by rapper and fashion icon Riky Rick, who died in February.
Now, this popular festival is moving beyond Johannesburg, as its organisers announced it is expanding to Cape Town. The first Cotton Fest in Cape Town will take place at Paarden Eiland Park on Saturday, 10 December 2022.
Created by the global music and fashion icon, the festival exploded in popularity back in 2019 featuring over 150 artists. More than just a festival, this youth culture gathering celebrates the new wave of music, fashion and lifestyle.
Mainly known for merging both established and upcoming South African talent, Cotton Fest also showcases the diversities in music while fusing the gaps within the different local current movements.
“With what started out as a great idea between Riky and I many years ago, to a whole culture movement called Cotton Fest. Alongside his family, we are extremely excited to be building on his legacy and extending the festival to my city, which was always part of our plans,” said co-founder Alain Ferrier.
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Bringing the same authentic vibe to the Mother City, Cotton Fest Cape Town will feature some of South Africa’s finest talent performing over two stages.
This action-packed festival will not only showcase the diversities in the different popular music genres but will also feature various lifestyle elements existing within the ‘culture,’ including fashion and sport.
The cotton stage will feature headline artists from both Cape Town and Johannesburg. The second stage will feature the new wave of young hip-hop talent alongside some of the biggest names on the Amapiano scene right now.
What to look out for?
Bringing together proudly South African brands, the merchandise area will showcase the best of what local creatives have to offer with unique pieces, limited branded fashion items and other sought-after accessories.
A Cotton Fest half-court will be set up for basketball fans, along with a skating ramp hosted by Day Marumo and Jagermeister.
When you’re hungry, you can tuck into a wide variety of mouth-watering food selections and several fully stocked bars positioned around the venue to enjoy ice-cold alcoholic beverages.
Be sure to check out the photo booths which will be set up for content creation as well as various chill areas to relax, recharge and reboot.
- Location: Paarden Eiland Park, Transvaal Street, Paarden Eiland
- Date: Saturday, 10 December 2022
- Cost: R200 to R600 (Early bird tickets are coming soon)
Miss out? No way, be sure to secure your tickets from Webtickets and Pick’n Pay stores nationwide from Monday, 18 October 2022.
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