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Cotton Fest Is Back This March

South Africa’s highly anticipated entertainment and lifestyle event, Cotton Fest is set to take place ion the 22nd of March 2022 in Newtown, Johannesburg. The theme for 2022 is “university and campus”. Cotton On has created their very own university of COTTON FEST campus. The festival will offer a multi-layered university campus experience including a concert, merch, cafeteria, sport area and even lockers for attendees to store their personal belongings. 

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What To Expect 

The class of COTTON FEST 2019 return with the sophomores from 2020, together with the freshers of 2022. With the best South African artists expected to perform over 3 stages, this action packed two-day festival returns to The Station in Newtown on the 19th & 20th of March. The event celebrates various lifestyle elements within the ‘culture,’ including fashion and sport. 
THE CONCERT: The COTTON stage will feature headline and legacy artists. The Bettr stage will feature the New Wave of young talent. House and Electronic talent will be performing at the Jägermeister stage , alongside some of the biggest names on the Amapiano scene right now.

SPORTS AREA: A half-court will be set up for basketball fans, along with a skating ramp for skating enthusiasts. FASHION: Various merchandise hubs will stock unique pieces, limited branded fashion items and other sought after accessories.

CAFETERIA: Food Court bringing you a huge variety of delectable options and several fully stocked bars positioned around the venue. Furthermore, a photo booth set up will be available for content creation.

Rules of Engagement

In line with current government regulation, tickets are limited to 2000 per day. ALL festival attendees will need one of the following to gain access into the venue:

  • Provide a personal fully vaccinated certificate (either printed or online)
  • Provide a negative PCR test, if only vaccinated with one dose, done within 48 hours of the festival (either printed or online)
  • On-site Rapid Antigen Covid Tests for people who have not yet been vaccinated, which is available for R150 at the venue.

Pricing And Where To Buy Tickets

Tickets will be on sale at Webtickets and Pick ‘n Pay outlets nationwide from Monday the 31st of January. For the early birds, tickets will be available for R200. To enter the event for one day will cost R275 and R500 for the 2 days. The merch bundle and day pass packages are going on sale for R600.

This year, the University of Cotton Fest 2022 is proud to be in collaboration with – Africa’s first digital banking app for creators, by creators. Furthermore, the event is supported by lifestyle giant, PUMA and iconic Elixir brand Jägermeister. The festival is powered by the iconic South African youth radio station, YFM.

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