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Sunday, June 4, 2023



Cotton Fest, the popular music and youth culture festival, is set to make its debut in Durban this year. The festival, which started in Joburg in 2019 by the late global music and fashion icon Riky Rick, has grown to become one of the most anticipated events on the South African entertainment calendar.

Landing on the shores of KZN for the first time on Sunday, July 2, 2023, at Kings Park Stadium - Outer Field in Durban, this youth culture experience has become known for its diverse line-up and energetic atmosphere, with previous editions featuring performances from the hottest talent in all the land.

Cotton Fest is also a celebration of South African street culture, with not just good music, but also showcases fashion, popular sport, art, food, and so much more.

Performing across two stages, the line-up featuring some of the hottest SA talent is being kept under wraps for now, with the team promising that fans won't be disappointed as with the Joburg and Cape Town editions.

Festival co-founder Bianca Naidoo says: "Durban has always been a city that openly embraces and supports music and youth culture. And we are thrilled to finally bring Cotton Fest home. Taking Cotton Fest to Durban, Riky’s birthplace, which was always part of his plan, is particularly special to the whole team.

“And as always, we plan to bring together some of the biggest names from across country to not only create an unforgettable experience for the Durban family but also celebrate how precious life is, " she adds.


THE MUSIC: The COTTON STAGE will feature headline artists, while the second STAGE will feature the New Wave of young talent.

THE TUCKSHOP: The merchandise area will not only offer Cotton Fest classics but will also feature collabs from proudly South African brands and local creative collaborators, offering unique pieces, limited branded fashion items and much sought after accessories.

SPORTS AREA: A skating ramp and obscure games arena for all sport enthusiasts.

CAFETERIA: A huge variety of delicious options on offer at the food court, with fully-stocked bars positioned around the festival.

SECURITY: Both uniformed and undercover security will be present at the festival as an active deterrent for possible criminal activity, and further offer a vigilant and fast alert response in the event of any incidents.

AND MORE: Various photo opportunities, activation spaces, charging stations and cool bespoke experiences to be used for content creation. Also chill areas set up for festival goers to relax, recharge and reboot

Cotton Fest takes place from 12pm to 12am on June 2, 2023, at Kings Park Stadium - Outer Field, Durban.


R150 Early Bird (limited tickets available)

Phase 1 - R200

Phase 2 - R250

Phase 3 - R300

Ticket sales are now open and will be available from Webtickets and Pick 'n Pay outlets nationwide with ticket options as above.

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