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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Main Stage / Saturday
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DJ Stage / Friday
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DJ 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.