The European vacation-festival brand Lighthouse Festival returns to Cape Town with an all-star lineup.


Just a 45-minute drive outside of the city, along the dazzling Chapman’s Peak route,  we return to the iconic Slangkop point lighthouse for another round of the world-class Croatian bass festival Lighthouse.

The transcontinental underground music festival has its roots in Vienna/Austria, where it was founded 9 years ago at Pratersauna, one of the most renowned nightclubs in Europe today. A few years later they turned their club night into Lighthouse Festival – a boutique electronic vacation style festival gathering held in Porec, Croatia.

Last year, for the first time, the organisers brought their signature party brand to the shores of Cape Town and return this year to bring us locals another marathon of pre and post-festival activities and events as well as a smashing line-up of both local and international talent – while the full line up has yet to be announced, their first four confirmed artists should defiantly give you a taste of what’s to come and judging by last year’s phenomenal turn-out, production and world-class atmosphere,we guarantee you, this one’s not to be missed!

Confirmed:

Artist description courtesy of Lighthouse Festival 

GUI BORATTO

Lighthouse is proud to announce the first artist for the second edition of our festival in South Africa. This is also a premiere for him as this is his first appearance in SouthAfricaa. Gui’s first full-length album, the much-acclaimed ”chromophobia” was released in 2007 through kompakt and became an instant success, thanks to its lush melodies and enthralling beats. After 3 full-length albums under his belt – and with remixes and additional productions for Massive Attack, bomb the bass, pet shop boys, Goldfrapp and Moby amongst others. We can’t wait to hear him live for an exclusive 3h set.

CASSY

The former Berghain / Panorama bar resident with releases on Perlon, Ostgut Ton, Uzuri, Beatstreet, Playhouse and her own Cassy imprint was born in England and raised in Austria, with her mother from Austria and father from Barbados, Cassy was exposed to many cultures growing up. In 2016 Cassy released her debut artist album, produced with king britt. As un-yet unnamed, her emotive, soulful voice features on almost every track of the album, which draws you in, telling a story of her journey in human relationships. There is also possible talk of her going live with the album, in her own way and in her own time.

 

MAVI PHOENIX

Mavi Phoenix is known as one of Europe’s biggest newcomers and blends pop, rap, and r&b into a hard-to-classify but catchy mix. After a more than successful 2017 and gig´s all over Europe we decided to bring her to Cape Town after her amazing performance at the Lighthouse festival 2017 in Croatia. Born Marlene Nader to a family with Syrian roots (her grandfather came to Vienna in the ’70s as a refugee), the rapper-singer/songwriter-multi-instrumentalist grew up attending english-speaking schools and listening to rock acts such as David Bowie and Queens of the Stone Age. When she was 11, she began playing guitar and producing her own music in garage bands after her father gave her an old Macbook. Her musical tastes grew to include Kanye West and Drake, as well as Miley Cyrus and Lady Gaga, and Nader chose the performing name Mavi Phoenix as a tribute to actor River Phoenix as well as for its symbolic meaning of renewal. In 2016, she issued “quiet,” the lead track from her 2017 ep young prophet, which also spawned the singles “love longtime,” “fly,” and “aventura.”

ENOO NAPA

Soulistic Music’s recent signing, Enoo Napa has been recognized as one of the most prolific young house music producers in Africa. Enoo Napa was announced as #1 on the traxsource top 100 of 2017, outranking afro house heavyweights from around the world. Siphiwe Mkhize, better known as Enoo Napa, is a self-taught producer from the township of umlazi, Durban in KwaZulu Natal. after taking up production in 2013, his remix of Jackie queen’s “conqueror”, an ambient, dark afro sound with a hint of techy synths, caught the attention of black coffee in early 2015. In a short space of time, his productions have blazed a trail to the sets of prominent DJs worldwide and earned him the 17th spot on the traxsource top 100 afro house producers of 2016. the year 2017 has certainly been good to Enoo Napa whose real name is Siphiwe mkhize from the township of umlazi, Durban KwaZulu Natal. The self-taught DJ and producer featured alongside black coffee & da capo who are both also signed to Soulistic Music at hïIbizaa and now is part of the shimmy beach summer residency in Cape Town.

For more information join the event, visit their website or simply get straight to it book your ticket – see you there!

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