My favourite electronic music festival celebrates its 5th installment this coming February 2016. CTEMF is a boutique electronic music festival held in Cape Town, South Africa. With the focus on showcasing a variety of electronic genres, the festival aims to feature the many facets of electronic music, from original styles like hip hop to later styles like dubstep. For the second year in a row, the Cape Town Electronic Music Festival 2016 will be held at the iconic Cape Town City Hall. CTEMF is already being recognised as one of the world’s best up n coming festivals and has been featured in numerous publications overseas.
Today they have announced their PHASE ONE international line up and it includes the godfather of drum n bass (and one of my favourite dnb artists), GOLDIE (UK). Trip hop group Nightmares on Wax (UK), House duo Harri & Domenic (UK) and minimal techno artist Boris Brejcha (Germany).
Local South African artists at this time include Vinny Da Vinci, DJ Kenzhero, DJ Superfly, Okmalumkoolkat, DJ Lag and Rudeboys. Terrence Pearce, Andi Dill, Adam De Smidt, Kyle Rousoouw and Robin Would are also on the line up.
Renowned for its carefully curated line-ups, CTEMF brings together an assortment of local talent and imported luminaries to create a programme that aims to represent a cross-section of South Africa’s vast, thriving electronic music industry in its global context. The 2016 line-up will run the full gamut – from hip hop and disco to bass, house, techno and newer forms of electronic music unique to South Africa that now resonate in dance music’s capital cities such as gqom.
EVERTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CTEMF 2016
- Where: Cape Town City Hall
- When: 5th – 7th February 2016
- CTEMF 2016 ticket prices: Full weekend passes now available for R470 (early bird so hurry!) on Nutickets.
Thank goodness Red Bull is a sponsor as well. We can have tasty energy drinks (hello yellow ones!).
FULL CTEMF 2016 LINEUP
SEE YOU ON THE DANCEFLOOR! YIPPEE!!
PS This includes the R20 Nutickets fee. At first I really hated Nutickets for charging us for the service “Total booking fees comprise charges for IT services, credit card charges and other administrative fees allocated by the event organiser.” but then I asked myself, ‘would I rather drive someone right now and buy a ticket or sit here on my PC & buy one?’ The latter, it’s cheaper than spending the petrol and time driving to get tickets.