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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    Riky Rick

    KwaMashu-born Rikhado Makhado, popularly known as Riky Rick, is an accomplished producer, writer, rapper and actor. Riky, who was introduced to the music industry in a recording studio session with Bongani Fassie, this son of South African music legend Brenda Fassie, has had a phenomenal year and has enjoyed major succes with hit singles “Nafukwa”, […]

    Main Stage / Friday

  • CardOnSpokes

    Card On Spokes

    Card On Spokes is a South African artist based out of Cape Town. He performs and releases a unique style of future bass music with chunky rhythms, textured harmonies, and lyrical melodic stylings. With 4 EPs out, he continues to spread his music across South Africa – including reaching number 1 on the YFM ‘Tha […]

    DJ Stage / Friday

  • Majozi


    Majozi is a proudly South African musician from the coastal city of Durban who wears his heart on his sleeve. Literally. He has tattoos dedicated to Jesus and to his mother ­ two very defining aspects of his life, both of which inspire the music he writes. At the age of thirteen, he started to […]

    Main Stage / Saturday





‘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.