The Cape Town World Music Festival, newly-named the Cape Town Nu World Festival, will bring a taste of Africa to Cape Town City Hall on Mandela Day weekend – 17th and 18th July 2015, it’s third year. The two day music festival will offer event-goers a unique experience, which will inspire, unite and educate by representing South Africa (and beyond) in a journey of musical discovery.

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  • Waxon

    Paul Waxon

    Paul Waxon is a vinyl enthusiast, DJ and event promoter of the “Wax On” events and “Afrobeat goes On”.Through his DJ sets and events he likes to explore a wide range of music; spanning decades and continents. He has a special love for Afrobeat and Highlife but look out for anything soulful from anywhere. “I’m […]

    DJ Stage / Friday

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    Aero Manyelo

    Aero Manyelo is adding his own twist to South African Electronic Music. He calls it Township Electro or Kasi Vibes. He likes it rough and raw, kasi style. He draws inspiration from the German and French electro scene with artists like Booka Shade, Amé or Sebo K & Anja Schneider. 2015 is starting off great […]

    DJ Stage / Saturday

  • Elomotho

    Elemotho (Namibia)

    Elemotho is the first
Namibian musician to win
the RFI-France 24
Discoveries Awards-
2012, among a list of more
than 500 African, Indian
and Pacific artists. With a
third album to his name,
Ke Nako (its time), this
hard working artist has
taken his new sound of the
Kalahari everywhere from
Accra, Addis Ababa, Dakar,
Antananarivo, Khartoum,
Cotonou to name some of
the cities Elemotho has
crazed with his powerful
and poetic […]

    Seated Stage / Friday





‘Wild & Wise’ will be the theme for this year’s festival. This interesting juxtaposition of old & new, of the knowing & naïve, will bring some exciting collaborations; pairing local music legends with fresh, up-and-coming artists. The Cape Town Nu World Festival 2015 is set to offer event-goers a unique, culturally diverse, socially inclusive and proudly African musical experience.

The event will run over two evenings on 17th and 18th July. Three different stages will cater to the diverse audience - a seated stage for more intimate performances, a main arena for larger acts, and a late night DJ stage playing beats from all over Africa and the world. The festival will also host a number of TED-style talks and a yet to be revealed programme of workshops & fringe events set to take place all over the city.