Having announced the return of the annual Cotton Fest taking place in February 2020, the highly anticipated line-up was today revealed at an intimate media event in Fourways, Johannesburg.
Featuring over 100 of South Africa’s finest talent, this one-day urban music and fashion explosion is back with plans to be even bigger and better from its inaugural event this past January.
Merging both well known and young emerging South African artists, Cotton Fest showcases the diversities in hip-hop, while fusing the gaps within the different local movements, will be taking place in central Johannesburg in the early part of next year.
SA media giants MTV base and YFM return as media partners for the 2020 edition to ensure the messaging gets to every corner of the country.
“Cotton Fest is a platform that resonates closely with the YFM brand. We were here in year one and following the success of this year’s festival, it was an obvious we would get behind Riky and his team again. They are 100% in it for the culture and their work represent the voice of young people in the city. Cotton Fest 2020 promises to be bigger and we look forward to growing the brand while supporting the youth as we defy the odds”. said YFM’s Lisa-Marie Modise earlier this week.
CONFIRMED LINEUP INCLUDES:
AKA, Areece, Ayanda MVP, Black Motion, Boity, Da Le, Dr Peppa, Emtee, KO, Kabza DE Small and Maphorisa, Kwesta, MAe, Major League + Focalistic+ Kamo, Mphel, Ms Cosmo and MVD
Nadia Nakai, Nasty C, P Kuttah, PH, Reason, Riky Rick, Rouge, ShoMadjozi and Skinny Macho
Scoop, Kings of the Weekend Sphe and Naves, Shane Eagle, Speedsta, Stilo Magolide, Tshego, Uncle Partytime,Vato Kayde, Wobbly, Yanga Chief, YoungstaCPT, ManuWorldwide and Zan D
Michael and Co Dean, DJ Doowap, Champagne 69, Capital, Lord Kez, Moozilie, Una Rams, Mr X, Faith K, DJ Zero, DJ Kyottic, Kash CPT, Money Badoo, Smokes, Banques, Ganja Beatz, Deep $, Sean Kross, Lucasraps, 2Lee Stark, Babyface Dean, Venom, 45 Degrees, Windows 2000
J Molley, Slice Pink Molly, 25K, Frederico Kaymo/Cye/Espiquet, Priddy Ugly, KLY, Zingah, Touchline, DJ Slim, Infigo Stella, Beast, Willy Cardiac, Yan Solo and Costa Titch
Benny Chill, Patrickxxlee, Dee Koala, Southside Mohammed, Gemini Major, TLT, Themba Lunacy, The Big Hash, D Double D, The Young Stilo and Flame
Distruction Boyz, Lalla Hirayama, Moonchild, DJ Fresh, Bekzin Terris, DBN Gogo, Killer Kau, Semi Tee, The Voice, Miano Kammu Dee, DJ Sandiso & Infinix, Lemon & Herb, DJ Big Sky and King Deetoy
“With plans to take Cotton Fest 2020 to another level, our media partners MTV Base (Channel 322) and YFM have firmly stood behind us. Through music and fashion, the platform not only creates a great party in a controlled environment for young adults, but it’s really more about nurturing and developing young artists. We are all aligned in our visions to grow the culture and a movement to expand the pool of talent in our country.’ confirmed concept creator Riky Rick this morning.
Cotton Fest 2020 will take place at the Old Park Station in Newtown, Johannesburg. Tickets now on sale at Webtickets and Pick n Pay outlets nationwide.
COTTON FEST INFORMATION
Date: Saturday, 1st February 2020
Venue: The Station (Carr Street & Nelson Mandela Bridge, Newtown, JHB)
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