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About Cape Town Festival

The One City Events Company was formed in 2002 as a Section 21 Company to arrange the Cape Town Festival, which had been run as a joint venture between the City of Cape Town and Independent Newspapers since 1999.

The aim of the Cape Town Festival has always been to promote a more tolerant, more integrated and united city. We have realised that the work of creating a more tolerant, integrated and united city should not start and end on specific days of the year. This work needs to continue throughout the year and the One City Events Company is ideally-placed to tackle this challenge.

The vision of the One City Events Company is to become a major events company operating in the city of Cape Town and the Western Cape Province and, in so doing, contribute to the unity of all the people in the Western Cape.
The One City Events Company believes in empowering individuals. As such, our work ethic is based on teamwork and human resource development. Under the leadership of our Executive Chairperson, we have developed a credo of "no problem, no challenges, only opportunities". We believe that there is no problem or challenge that cannot be overcome.
After organising our twelfth Cape Town Festival, the team at the One City Events Company feels confident that they can use their immense knowledge and experience in organising other events. We trust that we will be given the opportunity to show that we can become one of the biggest and most successful events company in the Western Cape. This will also determine the success of the One City, Many Cultures initiative and the Cape Town Festival.

If you support local music, local job-creation and a more tolerant and integrated city of Cape Town, then you must support the Cape Town Festival.

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Cape Town Festival History

The Cape Town Festival is the original South African festival promoting tolerance and understanding between diverse communities.

Established in 1999, the Cape Town Festival has a track record of empowering communities, discovering talent and creating a platform for community artists.
The Cape Town Festival supports a multitude of artistic disciplines, including music, performing arts, dance and visual arts. Over the years, it has developed from a three-day main festival into a series of interventions over several months in a range of communities. Continue Reading

Over the past 15 years, the Cape Town Festival has showcased some of the most prominent names in South African music and dance, including Hugh Masekela, Judith Sephuma, Vicky Sampson, The Soweto Gospel Choir, The Rudimentals, Prime Circle, HHP, Big Nuz, Emo Adams, The Rockets, Buddy Wells, Black Noise, Errrol Dyers, Freshlyground, Nomfusi Gotyana, Allou April, Robbie Jansen, The Glenn Robertson Jazz Band, Allistair Izobell, Gugulethu Tenors, Sophia Foster, Sons of Sellassie, Pops Mohamed and Dizu Plaatjies, Steve Newman, Zaki Ibrahim, Jesse Clegg, Chad Saaiman, Claire Phillips, Isabel Novela, Virtual Jazz Reality, Tucan Tucan, Die Heuwels Fantasties, The Dirty Skirts, Zayn Adam, Coda, Godessa and Hilton Schilder.

If you support local music, local job-creation and a more tolerant and integrated city of Cape Town, then you must support the Cape Town Festival.




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