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A networking experience unlike any other

THE OFFICIAL NETWORKING EVENT OF AFRICACOM, THE AFEST BRINGS 1000s OF INDUSTRY LEADERS TOGETHER IN ONE OF CAPE TOWN'S HOTTEST VENUES.

The AFest returns to Shimmy Beach Club on Tuesday 13 November.

Powered by Deezer and UMG Live


We're delighted to announce that for 2018 the AFest will be powered by Deezer and UMG Live. 

Free 3-month subscription to Deezer


Global music streaming service Deezer are offering all AFest 2018 attendees a free 3-month subscription, giving you the chance to experience the most innovative streaming experience around.

The 2018 Line-Up Announced!

TRESOR


TRESOR is a stylish, multi award-winning and platinum-selling singer-songwriter who first made a splash with his 2015 VII debut release. The album housed collaborations with Beatenberg, Khuli Chana and The Soil and won Best Pop Album at the 2016 South African Music Awards.

The Muses


Johannesburg-based electric string quartet, The Muses, have a passion for entertaining. Combining evergreen classics with monster hits, this funky four-piece from Gauteng draw from The Muses of Greek mythology who inspired the creation of literature and the arts - playing, singing and dancing as they stir others to do the same.

Swing City


It's easy to see why Swing City is called 'SA's Sexiest Swing Act' - these are three singers on their A-game! Swing City is made up of Lonehill Estate's Nathan Ro; Graeme Watkins, whose background in music started as a swing singer before his success on Idols or in the Graeme Watkins Project; and Loyiso Bala, whose classically trained career placed him in the frontline of the TZKee crew and in The Bala Brothers.

2 ways to book

Attend AfricaCom as a free exhibition visitor

Register your pass here and then purchase your AFest ticket for just $40 here.

Attend AfricaCom as an all-access delegate

The all-access pass includes entry to the AFest, as well as access to 15 premium conference tracks, 450 world-class speakers and various networking events. Register for an all-access pass here.

Opening Times:

Sponsorship & Hospitality Opportunities


The AFest is more than just a party, it's a ready made, hassle-free opportunity for you to wine and dine the industry elite in one of Cape Town's most stylish and sophisticated locations. With spectacular ocean views, a buzzing atmosphere and exceptional performances from leading artists, this is client entertainment at its very best!

Branding & Hospitality Opportunities include

The VIP Experience

Talk to us about branding opportunities on our luxurious VIP deck. With unbeatable views of the main stage and ocean, there's no better place to make a good impression on senior TMT leaders.

Host at the AFest

Many of our clients host dinners, drinks and events, so why not host yours at our party? Choose from private areas like the Jameson Bar, where you can host whiskey tasting for small groups of clients, to our Absolute Deck, a scenic outside lounge suitable for larger parties.

Book an area

If you want your meetings at AFest to be memorable, why not book one of our VIP Lounges? With seating for up to 10 guests, and views of both the stage and a private beach, the lounges offer comfortable surroundings for you to network, relax and get business done.

AFest 2017 Highlights


Work hard. Play hard. This was the AfricaCom AFest