CTEMF has a new format going into 2019 – here’s what you need to know!

CTEMF has a new format going into 2019 - here's what you need to know!


Say the words CTEMF & we immediately think back to the Breakwater Parking Lot (now an office & apartment block) at the V&A Waterfront, where the very first 3-day Cape Town Electronic Music Festival was hosted, a weekend of music, culture and a new beginning for the Electronic Music Scene in South Africa. As the years have evolved, so has CTEMF and this brought about a change, bringing in 3 fundamental new changes.

CTEMF has gained international recognition for being one of the most relevant, forward-thinking and inclusive events on Africa’s festival calendar. 2019 sees CTEMF return to the heart of the city for the electronic music institution’s 8th edition.

There are three big changes to this years CTEMF:


CTEMF 2019 will take place over one day (and night), with various stages that reflect our rich music culture. This also keeps the festival affordable and inclusive without compromising on the high standards you’ve come to expect from us. As usual, our workshop programme will take place in the week leading up to the event.


The CTEMF team have heard the calls to bring the festival back to the city. CTEMF 2019 will take place at the Cape Town Castle! This plays perfectly into their core beliefs & ethos of making this easy and accessible for all party-goers.


Past editions of CTEMF have featured acclaimed international headliners. This was important because it helped CTEMF get global recognition but they’re putting the spotlight back onto homegrown artists in 2019. International guests will feature at satellite events, but the core festival is a showcase of the finest artists in this country.

We look forward to seeing you at The Castle on the 9th of February, where CTEMF 2019 will pave the way for a new generation of local stars.

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