It’s great that a sense of normality has returned this summer; with many restaurants, bars, clubs and festival venues being open for guests. However, we haven’t seen a huge influx of international guests, so it’s important that we support local business ventures – and that includes local music festivals in Cape Town.
Summer in Cape Town generally lasts from November until the end of February or March. This means we still have several weeks of good weather to enjoy a party in the outdoors. We have put together a list of 7 festivals near Cape Town that you should attend this summer!
Origin Festival – Emergence
Date: 28 – 30 January 2022
The mighty Origin Festival returns in 2022, albeit with a capacity limited to 2000. This event usually attracts thousands of guests – even many international psychedelic travellers from around the globe. However, we still expect the same quality of production – just expect to pay a higher price for the exclusive experience. Artists include Menog, Skyfall, Dirty Doering, Regan, Headroom and more.
Date: 12 February 2022
A new name on the block, Sungazer Festival held a successful first edition in December of 2021. Now they return to Nelson Wine Estate for another electronic day party over Valentine’s weekend!
The venue is jaw-dropping with lush green grass, a beautiful pool and more. The Sungazer team don’t skimp on production either for a new event – except Funktion-One, 3D mapping and more. Artists include DOBé, DJ Ipcress and more.
Habitat | Arcadia
Date: 19 – 20 February 2022
Another brand born during the pandemic, the Habitat crew are no stranger to the event production world. Arcadia will be their third outdoor under the Habitat banner, which has slowly been winning over the crowd with good vibes and careful curation of music. Artists include Geometric Flux, Portal, The Commercial Hippies and more.
Bazique Festival 2022
Date: 11 – 13 March 2022
An eclectic multi-genre event, Bazique Festival boasts several stages and activities. This year we’re expecting a slightly toned down event, however, it’s still bound to be an edition to remember! In 2020 they sold 4000 tickets, this year there’s half of that on sale!
Sungazer Festival | Beach Party
Date: 26 – 27 March 2022
The Sungazer crew are heading to the legendary Kogel Bay Resort for a 2-day, 1-night event. This is easily regarded as one of the best venues in the Western Cape. We’ve also been invited to curate a Sunday Funday – as we do best! Tickets are extremely affordable for this event too – starting at R500 for the full weekend and R300 for a Sunday pass.
Organik – Love Project 2022
Date: 01 – 03 April 2022
No strangers to the Cape Town festival scene, Organik returns with their first edition since 2019. For Love Project, they’ve secured international guest Modus at their much-beloved venue in Riviersonderend. The Organik crew have actually lined up 3 festivals – this one just kicks off the calendar for them!
Sexy Groovy Love
Date: 02 April 2022
Another regular in the Cape Town festival scene, Sexy Groovy Love has consistently been hosting lush electronic events for the past 5 seasons. So far they have 2 editions under their belt since the pandemic started, and have been noted for their quality in production and guest experience.