Tuesday 09 October 2018 – Leading SA streetwear retailer Sportscene recently announced the first wave of performers for the second annual CAPSULE FEST taking place in Joburg next month. The festival will feature international headliner Vince Staples alongside some of SA’s hottest acts right now.
From his critically acclaimed debut Summertime ’06 album in 2015 to his most recent project, Big Fish Theory, this Compton local Vince Staples keeps his sound deeply tied to his west coast roots and his message is one that knows no boundaries. Currently a member of the hip hop trio Cutthroat Boyz, he is a standout rapper in today’s hip hop world reaching critical acclaim with every release.
Taking place on Saturday, 24th November 2018 at Zone 6 in Soweto, the festival will host a music concert featuring SA heavy hitters Riky Rick, AKA and Babes Wodumo, amongst an array of other popular street culture activities to do.
The second annual CAPSULE FEST is an urban street cultural festival that brings together artists, music lovers, influencers, designers, creatives, sport enthusiasts, consumers and brands in an authentic celebration of SA and African street culture.
Following last year’s success, the festival will again package a unique experience offering including brand exhibitions, Sneaker activations, Gaming, Skating, live music talks and a host of other exciting activities to cater for various age groups.
‘We at Sportscene are super excited about getting involved in the second annual Capsule Fest again this year. We believed in the concept last year, put all our resources into it, and the culture supported it wholeheartedly’, says Sportscene Head of Marketing Jonathan Muir. “This year we are keeping it fresh taking the fest right to Soweto. The festival plan is to deliver an even bigger experience with more brands involved. Growth was imminent when you have the market behind you”.
Capsule Fest Information
Date: Saturday, 24th November 2018
Venue: Zone 6, Soweto
Time: Doors open at 12pm. Ends at 3am
Line Up: Vince Staples, Riky Rick, AKA, Babes Wodumo, Shane Eagles, DJ Speedsta, DJ Lag
Age: 16 upwards
Vince Staples Biog
Recording artist Vince Staples has come a long way from his trying upbringing in Long Beach, California’s Ramona Park neighborhood. Releasing his critically acclaimed debut Summertime ’06 album in 2015, the then twenty-year-old saw his life turned right side up, going from being nearly trapped to having what appeared to be complete freedom.
Yet, as his most recent project, Big Fish Theory, suggests, appearances can be deceiving. The LP delves into the confusion of sudden fame and acclimating to a lifestyle antithetical to the one he’d known in Long Beach – one wrought with gang violence and poverty. It’s a fundamental narrative in hip hop, but rappers have always found a new way to breathe life into it. Staples brings forth a vision that’s brutal, elegant, playful, and despondent in one breath.
Such is the nature of his music, as self and socially aware as it is comical. With Prima Donna and Summertime ’06 behind him, Staples has set the tone for what’s yet to come. A standout rapper in today’s hip hop world, he keeps his sound deeply tied to his west coast roots and his message one that knows no boundaries.
Vince Staples is confirmed to perform at some of the year’s biggest global music festivals such as Coachella (Us), Roskilde (Dk), Lovebox (Uk), and Rock Werchter (Be)