For over 15 years South Africa’s electronic music scene has lived in the shadow of its counterpart, the greater global scene at large. That is, until now.
From a genuinely ‘underground’ scene devoid of industry and support, it has been slowly growing and has finally caught up with the rest of the world to the point of being taken seriously (even if still not entirely understood) by more mainstream channels.
The Cape Town Electronic Music Festival (CTEMF) is the celebration of a scene coming of age. It marks the point at which the electronic music scene in South Africa has been recognized by itself and beyond as an industry that has reached the state of being self-sustainable.
The first edition of CTEMF in 2012 boasted a 100% South African line up over 3 days, creating awareness and confidence within the local scene about its own achievements.
In 2013 CTEMF presented one international guest – techno pioneer Richie Hawtin. Globally recognized for his forward-thinking approach to making and playing electronic music, Richie Hawtin embodies relentless innovation and the development of the global electronic music movement.
The 2014 edition of CTEMF signaled the festival’s evolution from Cape Town’s electronic music festival into an internationally relevant music festival anchored in Cape Town. With its fundamental principles still rooted in the unified growth of the South African scene, 2014 saw the line-up at CTEMF transform to reflect its global relevance.
The CTEMF is not about how many feet pass through the door, it’s not about booking the biggest acts to ensure radio play or getting as many ‘likes’ on Facebook as possible. It’s about communicating the ethos, passion and musical creativity that has driven the scene from its early days to its current position as a global player in the world of electronic music.
We’re extremely blessed and fortunate to have such a festival of this magnitude and quality, with CTEMF bringing us world class underground acts, that will leave you feeling educated and inspired after leaving the festival, time and time again. This time round in 2015, the CTEMF team are holding nothing back and have announced their headliners and the first two days of their weekend line, with today being the Sunday line up announcements.
The CTEMF 2015 headliners are:
With the additional announcements of:
LINE UP TIMES:
18:30-19:30 KANAN K7
18:30-19:30 RYAN MURGATROYD
Full CTEMF Dates: 3rd – 8th February 2015
Workshop and Satellite Events: 3rd – 5th February 2015
CTEMF Festival: 6th – 8th February 2015
We’ll be adding all the workshop details soon!
Full weekend pass: R550
Day pass: R250
Tickets are available now through Webtickets http://bit.ly/1wYCAZG
We have been given 2x DOUBLE tickets to give away and a bottle of Viva Vodka for the first prize winner!
Here’s what you need to do:
1) Like this post and share it to your Facebook & Twitter wall.
2) Comment below with your favourite headliner & favourite support act
3) Explain what CTEMF means to you & South Africa as a whole
4) Like the CTEMF (click here) & Viva Vodka (click here) pages
Winners announced on the 25th of January.
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