From the creators of H2O comes Octopia FSTVL (pronounced “festival”) – an electronic music festival with a fresh future forward approach to event décor, production, music and expression, a perfect paradise for house, hip hop, EDM and trance music lovers. Presented by the very same H2O team who pioneered much of the formation of the South African dance scene over the past 20 years, this fest boasts nearly 70 performers and DJs – 8 of which are the finest on the international circuit. It will take place at the well-known and well-loved party venue – Wild Waters, in Gauteng on 8 October.
Grammy Award-winning German DJ and producer, Paul van Dyk is the event’s main headliner, he will be gracing the 8 Energy System – main stage. This will be his first performance in South Africa since 2012 and one of the first after a life threating accident from which he hasjust recently recovered. This main arena will also feature major international acts such as Dutch superstar duo Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano, House heavy weight Ferreck Dawn and Swiss based Psy-trance connoisseur Liquid Soul together with the likes of Armada Music’s own South African DJ and producer, Protoculture as well as local house music powerhouse, F.Eu (DJ Fresh and Euphonik).
The 3 Hearts Project stage, which is powered by SA’s dance floor elite; Truth Nightclub, Electric Circus and Vimo & His Ous, will feature Berlin-based DJ and producer, Oliver Dollar, local house DJ, Ricardo da Costa and Divas on Decks founder, Lady Lea.
Octopus Valley, a stage that is powered by Sunday Funk, is the place to be if you love techno and tech house. Catch the likes of local house maverick, Jazzuelle and Paris’ own, Technasia.
The Illusions side stage – which is powered by Household Funk & the Deep Revival crew – presents artists like localvocal powerhouse, Timo ODV and Dutch deep house DJ, Alex Cruz.
Over on the Bass Union stage – which is powered by Lush and Hip Hop and High Tops – commercial house and hip-hop will be the order of the day. Here, your hosts with the most will be DJ Warras and Morgan Beatbox. You can expect to see DJ Switch, Sliqe, PH and more.
Nicci Beach powers the Blame It On The Dance floor stage where you can dance to commercial and deep house cuts courtesy of Bobstar Delux and more after 11pm. Don’t miss this after party stage.
Octopia FSTVL promises to be an all-day event to remember. As brothers Paul & Dave Forbes and partner Itsik Bouhbot, owners and promoters of H2O and Octopia FSTVL, comment:
“We are pushing the boundaries with this event and are putting in a lot of effort to create something new and fresh for the SA dance scene, focusing on décor and production for something never seen before! “
The event is brought to you by LENOVO, inassociation with Svedka, Lovoka and Ice Watches.
Catch the wave now and buy your tickets early to avoid disappointment.
Date: Saturday 8 October
Venue: Wild Waters, Boksburg
Starts: 12 pm
Tickets: Early bird general access tickets are R299 while V-VIP tickets are R1399.
Tickets and package deals are available at http://octopia.nutickets.co.za