There seem to be a lot of events coming our way this summer. After the COVID-19 pandemic, a lot of events were paused due to the restrictions but we are slowly making our way to the festivals and concerts this spring/summer. Here are the top 5 events to expect:
- Rocking The Daisies
Starting out in the world-famous winelands of the Western Cape over a span of almost two decades, the 3-day festival has expanded to include Johannesburg. Steyn Entertainment is the company behind Rocking the Daisies.
Where: Cape Town and Johannesburg
Price: R1295 for 3 days pass in Cape Town. The Joburg ticket retail from R795
Date: 6 – 8 October in Cape Town and 8 October in Joburg
Lineup: The lineup includes international star, Stormzy, Denzel Curry, J.I.D from Dreamville, Mnike star Tyler ICU, Kamo Mphela, Focalistic, Emtee, Ayra Starr and many more.
Add on: The Cape Town 3-day festival includes camping and retails from R1495 – R15 995
- Hey Neighbour
The new kids on the party block have raised everyone’s eyebrows with its 3-day festival which is similar to Rocking the Daisies. Hey Neighbour is brought to you by Glen 21 Entertainment. The festival will feature a blend of local and global music powerhouses.
Where: Legends Adventure Park in Pretoria
Price: General Admission for 3 days is R4 199, VIP admission is R5 199. 1-day pass retails for 1 R1 599, and VIP for 1 day is R2 199.
Date: 8 – 10 December
Lineup: The lineup includes 17 Grammy award-winning Kendrick Lamar, Khalid, The Chainsmokers, H.E.R, Swedish House Mafia and more
Add on: Similar to Daises, this event offers camping, pricing for camping and accommodation will be made available on the 27th of July.
- AfroFuture previously known as Afrochella
The last edition took place at Accra’s El-Wak stadium in December 2022.
Event details about AfroFuture haven’t been announced but you don’t want to miss it. The event is similar to AfroPunk or AfroNation.
Add on: Art displays, fashion shows, and culinary experiences.
- DStv Delicious
DStv Delicious is celebrating its 10-year anniversary. This year they partnered with Ticketmaster.
Where: Kyalami Grand Prix
Price: R950 – R7 300
Date: 23 – 24 September
Lineup: Tems, Maxwell, Zakes Bantwini, Incognito, Oskido, Robert Glasper, Ringo Madlingozi and more
- Burna Boy After Tour
Burna Boy’s last visit to South Africa was last year when he performed at DStv Delicious. He has a show on the same day as DStv Delicious on the 23rd of September. The Grammy award-winning artist is set to fill up the biggest stadium in the country.
Where: FNB Stadium, Johannesburg
Price: Tickets range from R950 – R5744
Date: 23 September
Lineup: This is one man show but on his tours, Burna Boy has had guest appearances from Stormzy, J Hus, Dave, and Popcaan.
The gig guide seems to be packed for this upcoming season, which event are you going to and have you bought tickets?