Cape Town Electronic Music Festival Reveals Full 2016 Lineup: Petite Noir, Okmalumkoolkat, Rudeboyz, Aero Manyelo & More

Petite Noir, Rudeboyz, Aero Manyelo, Nightmares On Wax and more will perform at the 2016 Cape Town Electronic Music Festival

Petite Noir. Photo Credit: Travys Owen

Update February 3, 2016: Angel-Ho & Dope Saint Jude have been added to the 2016 CTEMF lineup. They will replace Okmalumkoolkat. See below for an official map and schedule of CTEMF events. 

The King of Anxiety is finally going to perform for his hometown.

Last month, Cape Town Electronic Music Festival revealed the first phase of its 2016 lineup, with Okmalumkoolkat and gqom producers DJ Lag and Rudeboyz among the artists repping for SA and longtime Warp Records producer Nightmares on Wax joining them from overseas. Today, CTEMF added an additional 24 acts, bringing the total to 39 artists who will perform next month at Cape Town City Hall.

Petite Noir will be making his South African live debut. The Cape Town-raised artist put out one of our favorite albums of 2015 with his stunning debut LP, La Vie Est Belle.

Limpopo-born producer and current Batuk bandmember Aero Manyelo has also been announced, as have Cape Town electronic music pioneer Sibot & Toyota and Cape Town 'spaza' rappers Driemanskap.

CTEMF goes down February 5-7. Check out the full lineup below. Tickets are available for purchase here.

Revisit our exclusive Cape Town In Your Earbuds mixtape series with 2015 CTEMF artists Thor Rixon, John Wizards, Ill Skillz and Jumping Back Slash.

Cape Town Electronic Music Festival 2016 Full Lineup

Adam De Smidt

Aero Manyelo

Andi Dill



Beat Sampras

Boris Brejcha (Germany)


Chloé (France)

Crosby And Friends

Dala Flat


DJ Kenzhero

DJ Lag

DJ Loyd & Sir Vincent

DJ Realrozzano

DJ Rolando (US)

DJ Superfly


Goldie (UK)


Harri & Domenic (UK)

Kyle Russouw & Robin Would


Nightmares On Wax (UK)



Paul Waxon


Petite Noir

Ralf Kollmann (Germany)


Sibot & Toyota

Stone-Age Citizens

Strange Lovers

Terrence Pearce


Vinny Da Vinci

White Nite

Update to the original lineup: Angel-Ho & Dope Saint Jude have been added to the 2016 CTEMF lineup. They will replace Okmalumkoolkat.


Sarkodie Is Not Feeling Any Pressure

The elite Ghanaian rapper affirms his king status with this seventh studio album, No Pressure.

Sarkodie is one of the most successful African rappers of all time. With over ten years of industry presence under his belt, there's no question about his prowess or skin in the game. Not only is he a pioneer of African hip-hop, he's also the most decorated African rapper, having received over 100 awards from close to 200 nominations over the span of his career.

What else does Sarkodie have to prove? For someone who has reached and stayed at the pinnacle of hip-hop for more than a decade, he's done it all. But despite that, he's still embracing new growth. One can tell just by listening to his latest album, No Pressure, Sarkodie's seventh studio album, and the follow-up to 2019's Black Love which brought us some of the Ghanaian star's best music so far. King Sark may be as big as it gets, but the scope of his music is still evolving.

Sonically, No Pressure is predominantly hip-hop, with the first ten tracks offering different blends of rap topped off with a handful of afrobeats and, finally, being crowned at the end with a gospel hip-hop cut featuring Ghanaian singer MOG. As far as the features go, Sark is known for collaborating mostly with his African peers but this time around he branches out further to feature a number of guests from around the world. Wale, Vic Mensa, and Giggs, the crème de la crème of rap in America and the UK respectively all make appearances, as well as Nigeria's Oxlade, South Africa's Cassper Nyovest, and his fellow Ghanaian artists Darkovibes and Kwesi Arthur.

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