COTTONFEST LAUNCHES THE LAB LIVE SERIES 5th August 2020 news THE DEPARTMENT OF ARTS AND CULTURE GET BEHIND RIKY RICK’S NEW EDUCATIONAL SERIES ANNUAL COTTON FEST CURRENTLY SET FOR FEBRUARY 2021 Popular lifestyle youth platform CottonFest today announced their partnership with The Department of Arts and Culture, as they launch the upcoming digital series The Lab Live next week. As a build-up to the 3rd annual Cotton Fest set to take place in February 2021, the Lab Live is an initiative powered and supported by The Department of Arts and Culture, set up to empower future industry players from the safety of their homes, in light of the current global situation. @CottonFestJHB presents the Lab Live series in partnership with @SportArtsCultur Watch this powerful series right here on all @CottonFestJHB channels from 11 to 15 August 2020. pic.twitter.com/G5loMrE4vV — CottonFest (@CottonFestJHB) August 3, 2020 South African hip hop artist and festival creator, Riky Rick, will host this powerful series of educational sessions that will be featured on all CottonFest channels for fans to both enjoy and also learn from. Curated under the main theme of Going Forward, the series will center around four relevant topics, where experts, in their own field, will share their knowledge and advice to encourage the industry during this difficult time. Topics include The Industry; Your Brand; Legalities and Royalties; Festival and Brands. View this post on Instagram @zeus.omega & @kai_inthekut Founders of @kreative.kornerr are writing the story of kulture and tapping into the future of the kreative industry 🇿🇦🌎 These two inspiring creatives will chat to our host @rikyrickworld about content, the industry and the future. Tune in to Lab Live Episode 1 on @cottonfestjhb ITV on Tuesday, 11th August 2020 at 2pm #cottonfest #lablive #theindustry #southafricanmusic #weareinthistogether #goingforward #creativecontent A post shared by CottonFest (@cottonfestjhb) on Aug 4, 2020 at 1:58am PDT The Lab Live guest speakers are a list of high profile industry players including: Kreative Kornerr Founders, Mzukisi Siwundla and Thato Tlhankana Matchbox Live CEO, Theresho Selesho Jägermeister Experiential Marketing Manager, Bea Theron Attorney, Manaileng Maphike Artist manager and A&R, Bash Vision Publicist extraordinaire, Melanie ‘Hypress’ Ramjee “With the industry currently flipped on its head, the CottonFest family came together with the Department of Arts and Culture to bring you this interactive and informative digital series. The initiative was created to gather some of our favourite industry leaders to share their knowledge and insights around various topics within the entertainment industry with us. Ultimately it’s all about being informed, regrouping, and finding the new norm, so we can progress as a culture and figure out what comes next” said Riky Rick on Instagram yesterday.