Cape Town Electronic Music Festival Up And Running

The third edition of the Cape Town Electronic Music Festival kicked off in Cape Town on 4 February and will run through until 9 February. Workshops, showcases and satellite events will precede the main music festival, which will be held at The Grand Parade from Friday, 7 to Sunday, 9 February, 2014.

Cape Town Electronic Music Festival

Cape Town Electronic Music Festival

The headline acts were announced via social media In December 2013: deep house Don Dixon (Germany), drum ‘n bass trio Noisia (The Netherlands) and hip hop pioneer DJ The Original Jazzy Jay (US) are the house, bass and hip hop headline acts, respectively – only three of the 13 high-profile acts making up the first announcement.

Other acts revealed 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.

Presenting SA’s most interesting and innovative electronic artists

CTEMF was established in 2012 as a platform to celebrate the progress made by South Africa’s electronic music scene over the last 15 years. Its objectives are simple: annually presenting South Africa’s most interesting and innovative electronic artists to a local and international audience, 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, artist and label showcases in both main cities and townships, CTEMF aims to create opportunities for those willing to be a force for change regardless of their socio-economic standing.

Through a comprehensive and ever-expanding representation of South Africa’s dynamic electronic music scene, CTEMF’s reach now transcends socio-economic, racial and geographical boundaries.

The 2014 edition of CTEMF signals the festival’s evolution from Cape Town’s electronic music festival into an internationally relevant music festival anchored in Cape Town. With its fundamental principles still rooted in the unified growth of the South African scene, 2014 will have the line-up at CTEMF transform to reflect its global relevance.

The festival’s satellite event series will reach further across South Africa and the extended workshop programme will uncover and connect the industry with up-and-coming talent in an unprecedented way.

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