The Brickfields Musical Festival steers clear of mainstream sounds. The left-of-centre line-up showcases alternative South African talent is a refreshing change from what has become the city’s standard Saturday night scene.
Multiple stages mean S
outh Africa’s musical innovators will be in one spot for one night: the notorious Carfax in downtown Johannesburg. Afrikaans punk rock band Van Coke Kartel, rapper Tumi and the afro-futurist himself Spoek Mathambo will share the Live Stage.
the Brickfields festival so exciting is that you move from amazing acoustic acts to getting lost in the electronic sounds of acts like Das Kapital on the Red Bull Sound System.
Deep house and techno lovers will certainly gravitate toward the TOY TOY stage. Electronica heavyweight Felix Laband headlines this stage with vocalist Monique Pascal and DJ Ivan Turanjanin get together to assume their Space Time Continuum guise.
The Mielie Beat Bar promises to unite beat slingers, hip hop turntablists and a solid line-up of drum ‘n bass DJs. Capetonian trio Mix ‘n Blend will share the stage with a trio of Jo’burg’s Tha Cutt, DJ Soosh and DJ Hamma. Brickfields is a chance for artistes to express their creativity outside of the norm but we think it’s the audience who will have an extraordinary Saturday night.
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