The KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Government recently announced their continued support for the Youth Hip Hop Festival, with their new official partner Brand South Africa. Now in its third year, the annual Hip Hop Youth Festival, taking place on June 11 at Peoples Park East, Moses Mabhida Stadium, has expanded to include a youth talent development programme which seeks to discover and nurture young musicians looking to break in to the highly competitive South African hip hop industry.
Richie R Concepts, Established Productions and KgoloDaGuru – who are committed to finding new talent across the KwaZulu Natal Province – will spearhead this mammoth task. Twenty-four artists emerging from the artist development programme will share the stage with South Africa’s top hip hop artists at the main event. The line-up for the festival includes over twenty headlining local artist and DJ’s along with an International act.
Also, in celebration of the South African Music Awards also taking place in the city, the Best Hip Hop SAMA21 winner will perform at this year’s festival at the Moses Mabhida Stadium, alongside a long list of hip hop greats. Following the main event, ten artists groomed through the development programme will be selected to represent South Africa in American in October.
The journey of these young emerging artists can be followed on the TV series ‘My Connect – Road To The Cmj’, to be aired on the national broadcaster after the festival. With the hope of attracting over 25000 youth, organisers of the 3rd Youth Hip Hop Festival are working hand in hand with The KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Government, Brand South Africa and media partners Gagasi FM and Channel O.
Part of the confirmed line-up includes the likes of Riky Rick, Major League, Junior De Rocka and WTF.
The long list of other confirmed artists are to be announced on Gagasi FM and social media in the run-up to the event.
DURBAN YOUTH HIP HOP FESTIVAL INFORMATION
Date: Saturday, 11 June 2016
Venue: Moses Mabhida Stadium , Peoples Park East
General Access: R160
Golden Circle: R280
AT THE GATE
General Access: R200
Golden Circle: R350