Workshops, showcases and satellite events will precede the main music festival, which will be held at the Grand Parade. Headliners were announced via social media in December 2013 – three of the 13 high-profile acts comprising the first announcement are deep-house don Dixon (Germany), drum ’ n bass trio Noisia (Netherlands) and hip-hop pioneer DJ The Original Jazzy Jay (US).
Other acts announced include American house producer Justin Martin, UK bass hero Benga, a collaborative performance from local stars Jullian Gomes and Culoe De Song, one of South Africa’s most successful trance exports, DJ/producer Protoculture, Black Coffee, Dirty Paraffin, Haezer, Portable (UK), J-Phlip (US) and Crazy White Boy.
Established in 2012 as a platform to celebrate the progress made by South Africa’s electronic music scene over the last 15 years, the Cape Town Electronic Music Festival (CTEMF) is gaining recognition as one of the most relevant and forward-thinking events on the South African calendar.
CTEMF’s objectives are simple: annually presenting South Africa’s most interesting and innovative electronic artists to a local and international audience and thereby contributing to the growth of electronic music culture in an inclusive, positive and responsible way.
With a development-focused programme that includes workshops, lectures, and artist and label showcases in both primary cities and townships, CTEMF aims to create opportunities for those willing to be a force for change regardless of their socio-economic standing.
Workshop and satellite events: 04 – 06 February; CTEMF main event: 07 – 09 February. Grand Parade. R200-R500 via Webtickets.