AFest 2017: Spreading AfricaCom vibes across Cape Town
Networking, hosting, and a night to celebrate African technology
An unmissable live music event in the center of Cape Town
The AFest is your opportunity to relax, unwind and soak up the atmosphere at one of Cape Town's hottest venues, Shimmy Beach Club. Featuring a host of leading local and international artists, informal networking areas and an exclusive VIP lounge, this is a party you won't want to miss.
The VIP Experience
For a more exclusive experience, book a table or a VIP space at the AFest. We have a variety of options available to help you create the perfect atmosphere for you and your group. Please get in touch to find out more.
Host at the AFest
Many of our clients host dinners, drinks and events, so why not host yours at our party? Not only will you get additional branding and exposure, but you can be as private or as open as you’d like. Get in touch to find out more.
Immerse yourself in the action
We have a leading line-up of local and international artists ready to light up the stage and get you on your feet. Check out who's performing below, and don't forget to register now to secure your place at the party.
2016 artists included:
Considering his meteoric rise to fame, it would be easy to stereotype Black Coffee as just another black diamond, a BEE beat magnet out to mine the insatiable upwardly mobile urban house party market. But as he proved on his South African Music Award-winning album “Home Brewed”, this DJ and producer defies convention. Sidestepping Afro-house clichés and stage-managed highs in favour of restrained sophistication, Black Coffee's penchant is for true Afropolitan house: home-brewed but fresh and future-focused.
Attention grabbing performances for the likes of Ultra South Africa, FabricLive, BPM Festival, Ballantines’ Boiler Room Stay True, Sonar Barcelona, Mixmag Live, SW4, an 8-date North American tour, RMBA debut tour of Japan, two consecutive seasons as a one of Circoloco’s most talked about residents and a 2015 world tour this past summer which spanned 17 countries across 4 continents over 5 months has elevated Black Coffee into the realm of global superstar in waiting.
One of the most acclaimed and successful bands to emerge from South Africa in recent years, Freshlyground blends the infectious kwela style and musical traditions from Zimbabwe and Mozambique with elements of pop, jazz, blues and indie rock. Formed in Cape Town, the band became a national hit with the release of their 2003 debut, Jika Jika, and a year later they found themselves performing for South African President Mbeki. Over the ensuing years, Freshlyground toured the world and recorded six increasingly popular albums, culminating in a collaboration with pop superstar Shakira that was chosen as the official song of the 2010 FIFA World Cup. On a visit to South Africa in June 2013, President Barack Obama cited Freshlyground as an example of the contributions South Africa has made to the world. They truly represent the fresh new face of African music.
Mi Casa, a trio of J-Something, Dr Duda and Mo-T, is a band which has managed to capture the hearts of South Africans. The group is famously known for fusing elements of jazz, house and pop to product music which people of all ages can thoroughly enjoy. With their signature sound and unparalleled creativity, Mi Casa have skyrocketed to success since the day the band formed in 2010. Mi Casa challenges audiences from around the world to take an interest in their unique sound that is hailed truly African with an undeniable international appeal.
Mi Casa has performed in sold out concerts around the world; from Nigeria and Angola, to London, Italy and Canada. They had the great honour of performing for President Barack Obama at his inauguration, and have shared the stage with grammy award-winning Ladysmith Black Mambazo.