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Friday, March 6, 2020


Calling all artists, crafters, food traders, performers, musicians, singers, comedians!!

The dates for the most anticipated arts event in KZN - The Hilton Arts Festival – for 2020 are September 11 to 13. Applications are now open for those wishing to be a part of this great event.

(Mural by Ewok. Photo by Harry Lock)

Hilton has garnered a reputation of being the top spot for visual artists in KZN. All applications will be considered by a selection committee and successful artists will be housed in three exclusive marquees as well as in the Grindrod Bank Theatre foyer. Places are limited so as to avoid over trading and overcrowding in these exhibition areas.

The Festival hosts a quality bespoke craft market that prides itself in not being a flea market. Apply now for a stand if you sell homemade goods and foodstuffs, vintage goods, fun festival fare, plants or something original and exciting.

(Craft delicacy. Photo by Harry Lock)

Food trader selling good food will be considered. The organisers are looking for the original and the unusual as well as a variety to satisfy all tastes.

The Festival gained its reputation for the quality theatre, music and comedy it hosts as well as for its arts related lectures, workshops and movie screenings. Check out what you need to apply!

All application details are to be found on

The Jongosi Youth Day will take place on September 11, 2020.

The Festival takes place in the grounds of Hilton College, near Pietermaritzburg. It is a three-day celebration of all things arty.

The programme will be available from August 14 on Bookings will open on August 17, 2020

All queries: or phone 082 469 7222

The Hilton Arts Festival is presented by Hilton College in association with Grindrod Bank, Absa, Black Coffee, Extreme Events, DWR,  Bidvest Car Rental, KZN Dept of Art & Culture, Durban Youth Radio, BASA, Southern Sun PMB, Redlands Hotel,  Maritzburg Sun, Caxton, SA Artist, Loud Crowd Media, Sappi and Chilli Source.