The festive season may be over, but there are loads of festivities to look forward to in 2020 and we’re excited to be sharing them with you. So here are a selection of festivals happening in Cape Town and Johannesburg this year and what you can expect from them:
Ultra Music Festival
Ultra Music Festival is undoubtedly the biggest electronic music festival in the country and the line-up speaks for itself. Artists slated to attend the event include DJ Snake, Afrojack, Black Coffee, Steve Aoki and many more. The festival takes place from the 28th to the 29th of February 2020. On the first day, the event will be in Johannesburg at the Nasrec Expo Centre and on the second day, it will take place in Cape Town at the Ostrich Farm. Ticket prices range from R650-R3000, so if you’re an electro head, you won’t want to miss out on this opportunity.
Cape Town International Jazz Festival
Jazz lovers, we did not forget about you! Did you know that the Cape Town International Jazz Festival is the largest music event in sub-Saharan Africa? This comes as no surprise, because the event has not one, not two but five stages and it hosts over 30 000 people annually! It takes place from the 27th to the 28th of March 2020, and the line-up consists of Abdullah Ibrahim, Jonathan Butler, The Ndlovu Youth Choir, Lady Zamar, Lira and Femi Koya – amongst many others.
Rocking The Daisies
This year, Rocking the Daisies is celebrating its 15-year anniversary! The festival will be from the 2nd to the 4th of October 2020 in Cape Town at the Cloof Wine Estate and it will surely be a weekend filled with euphoria and unforgettable memories. Rocking the Daisies is known for bringing some of the best international and local artists to one stage to give us the experience of a lifetime. British rapper and singer Stormzy has been announced as the headliner for the event and the rest of the line-up will be revealed in the course of the year.
Back To The City
Back to the City is an event that’s all about live music, street art, break-dancing, art installation, skateboarding, film, street fashion, and so much more. It takes place in the heart of Johannesburg at Mary Fitzgerald Square in Newtown on Freedom Day and this festival has grown into the largest public display of both commercial and underground Hip Hop in Africa. So, if you’re a Hip-Hop fanatic, this is an event you don’t want to miss out on.
Now if you are attending any of these festivals, and are the designated driver, make sure that you’re up-to-date with your car insurance premium. This way, you’ll be covered if anything unexpected happens along the way.