The Cape Town Festival, the city's premier arts and culture festival, has thrilled audiences over the past 13 years and the 2013 event will be no different.
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.
Over the past 14 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.