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Cotton Festival 2022: line up announced and tickets on sale

Over 130 top local artists are now confirmed with tickets available for Cotton Festival 2022; the event created by the late South African rap star Riky Rick. The two day festival is a celebration of popular South African music and fashion. The event will take place at The Station in central Johannesburg on the 23rd and 24th of April.

The festival will feature amapiano acts including South African duo Amaroto as well as singer, rapper and DJ Lady Du. Amaroto and Lady Du both featured on The Kings of Amapiano UK tour presented by Pie Radio. They performed last Friday (1st April) at the Bowlers Exhibition Centre in Manchester. Last weekend also saw both artists play in Birmingham and London, with the performances delivered reaffirming their status as exciting and talented artists.

Champion Sound, also presented by Pie Radio, took place last month at the 02 Victoria Warehouse in Manchester. The amapiano event featured twenty-one-year-old Eswatini DJ Uncle Waffles, who will also perform at Cotton Festival.

In order to honour founder Riky Rick, over 130 talented artists within South Africa‚Äôs music scene have come together. The first Cotton Festival took place in 2019. For this year’s edition South Africa media giants MTV Base returns as the media partner, alongside YFM.

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Cotton Festival has built a reputation for itself for platforming the diversity in a variety of music genres in South Africa. A goal of the event is to fuse the gaps within different local movements. The festival offers a combination of both established and emerging talent within South Africa across three stages.

The Cotton Festival weekend will also provide entertainment on site other than music. This includes a games area, food court, a live skating competition, a half-court, live art, Cotton Fest x Puma customisation station, a retail fashion tuckshop featuring Cotton Fest merch and other limited edition clothing items will be available for sale.

Tickets for day passes for Cotton Festival 2022 on Saturday and Sunday are available via Webtickets here.

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