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Check Out The Full Lineup of Riky Rick’s Cotton Fest

All your South African hip-hop faves will perform at Cotton Fest.

Towards the end of 2018, South African rapper and producer Riky Rick announced his own festival, Cotton Fest. After teasing the lineup, the artists has finally revealed the names of the 80 artists billed to perfrom on the festival's two stages.


The star-studded lineup features usual suspects such as King Kotini himself, AKA, Nasty C, Kwesta, Stogie T, Emtee, A-Reece, Anatii, and a whole lot more, among newcomers such as Dee Koala, Dee XCLSV, Boity, Manu WorldStar and Una Rams, among others. There will also be a surprise performance.

The event will take place at the Old Park Station in Newtown, Johannesburg on the 2nd of February. You can view the full lineup below, and cop tickets here.

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A South African queer activist group has taken over a Cape Town mansion to protest lack of adequate housing and land rights in South Africa.

A queer activists group, under the name Coloured Mentality, has taken over a Cape Town mansion in a wealthy area of Camps Bay. The group consists of seven coloured, queer artists. According to EWN Coloured Mentality's actions are a form of protest to highlight the wealth inequality in South Africa, mostly inadequate housing and lack of land rights for Blacks.

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