Thursday 22nd June 2017 – Sportscene today announced the first annual CAPSULE FEST taking place in Johannesburg later this year. The festival will feature headliners American platinum-selling hip hop artist A$AP Ferg and SA superstar Nasty C.
This first of it’s kind in SA, CAPSULE FEST is a street culture festival that aims to be the Mecca for all urban culture brands, artists, designers, influencers, consumers and stakeholders. The objective of the event is to offer a credible platform that celebrates SA street culture in all its forms.
— sportscene (@sportsceneSA) June 21, 2017
Taking place on Saturday, 16th September 2017 at theMary Fitzgerald Square in Johannesburg, the fest will host a music concert amongst an array of street culture activities including the following:
- Charity Celebrity Basketball Tournament
- Skate park
- Brand pop-up stores
- Art installations
- Customizing booths
- Beer garden and Food village
- Gaming area
- VIP deck
The concert which is the biggest attraction of the FEST will be supported by a myriad of over 30 local artists and DJs. With two music stages: the MAIN STAGE for the big name acts and the WAVESXV stage for up and coming indie acts and DJs. Confirmed headliners are SA’s own Nasty C alongside A$AP Mob’s member A$AP Ferg. They will be supported by the likes of Sho Madjozi, DJ Speedsta, Da Les, Gemini Major and Yanga.
Full lineup to be announced closer to the fest date.
‘The street culture scene in SA has never been this big and impactful, yet the industry lacks a safe and family friendly event that brings all these street culture elements together in one place“, says Sportscene’s Head of Marketing Jonathan Muir. “We believe the Capsule Fest offers the market just that and hence we’re super excited to host the first of what will hopefully be many editions to come’.
Capsule Fest Information
Date: Saturday, 16 September 2017
Venue: Mary Fitzgerald Square, Johannesburg
Time: Doors open at 12pm. Ends at 1am
Age: 12 upwards
Tickets: R150 / R300 (VIP) – Available at selected Sportscene stores
Activities: Concert/ charity celebrity basketball tournament/ skate park/ brand pop-up stores/ art installations/ customizing booths/ beer garden/ gaming area/ VIP deck/ food village/ video booths
More About A$AP Ferg
He is one of the most influential hip hop artists of the 21st century generation. As a member of the Harlem-bred collective A$AP Mob, which also includes A$AP Rocky as a member, A$AP Ferg sets fashions and lifestyle trends that catch on globally.
A$AP Ferg has sold millions of records and has collaborated with artists such as Future, Kendrick Lamar, A$AP Rocky, French Montana and many others.
His top videos on YouTube which include chart-toppers such as Shabba, Work, Work (Remix), New Level & Strive have generated over 300 million views.
His sense of style – wild, wavy and rebellious – has turned him into a style icon for young hip hop consumers of all races.
More About Nasty C
At the tender age of 19 Nasty C released one of the most successful albums of 2016.
He won 4 Metro FM Awards this year (incl. Song of the Year) and he is nominated for 5 more at the SAMAs
His videos for Jump, Hell Naw, NDA et al. have generated millions of views on YouTube
Nasty C has a cult-like following amongst teenagers and is considered by many the heir to the SA hip hop throne.