This past Saturday (01 February 2020), it was all things Music, Fashion and Culture at the 2nd edition of Cotton Fest which took at The Station in Newtown.
Curated by Riky Rick and friends, the festival is about uniting all genres of music together with the street culture and not forgetting the fashion part which is also a major factor.
Fans got to enjoy performances from the likes of AKA, A-Reece, Riky Rick, eMTee, Shane Eagle, DJ Maphorisa, Kabza De Small, Kwesta and Frank Casino to name a few.
The beauty that we also saw at the festival is seeing everyone come together embracing local music, artists, fashion and art. Furthermore, Cotton Fest gave a platform to young rising hip-hop talent that actually never got to perform at major concerts and festivals.
The festival will for years take reign for being a key gathering and celebration for the culture. And this is because of Riky’s touch and understanding of what the kids want. Of course, we cannot discredit other festivals like Back to the City, Capsule Fest, Spring Fiesta and Afropunk Joburg, which also contribute to uniting the culture.
Being at the festival and seeing so many rising and talented stars getting to perform their music on such a big stage, and being watched by a packed crowd of fans – did satisfy anyone who’s about progress and seeing the culture growing forward.
At the Festival, we saw many people showing off their own fashion taste and style, and just being able to create their own looks. For fashion lovers, this was about being in one room full of the people who share the same thought like you, who are able to express themselves freely.
For our ongoing series of ‘what people wore‘, we were attending the festival and had time to capture some of the best fashion fits – check the pictures below:
Photography by @ThaboThabiso