The festival is currently in its 8th year, having attracted a patronage of 17 000 in the recent past. Target for this year 20 000. Back To The City has become an iconic day nationwide, as it is the biggest outlet and platform for the Hip Hop community. Consequently, making it one of the biggest cultural experiences in Africa.
R80 general. R180 Presidential Card. Presales end 20 April.Outlets are Suprembeing Rosebank, OST Newtown 111 Cnr Bree n Henry Nxumalo, Dope Store 85 Comissioner Str, Thesis Soweto Mofolo Village. Online purchase option via www.backtothecityfestival.com
- 3 Stages - 20 Emcees - 1 Surprise International Act - 12 DJs - Basketball Court - 12 Graffiti Crews - Hip Hop Summit - Street Fashion - Dance Crews - Game On: Fifa Challenge - Bmxers -10k Challenge: Upcoming rappers and producers - Skaters - Paid In Full- Rap Battles - Beatboxers - A bigger beer garden - A Trade Village - A Game Zone - A Chill Zone- Freestyle Tournament
MAIN STAGE LINEUP
The Anvils- Reason- Blaklez- Ginger Breadman- Cassper Nyovest- Towdee Mac- Rashid- Revivolution- Yugen Blakrok- Gigi Lamayne- Big Zulu- Ill Skillz- Cashless Society- Zubz- Yahkeem- Blayze- Lection- Jay Stash- Siya Shezi- Hymphatic Thabz- Supa- Qba- Miss Nthabi- Skye Wanda- DJ Bubbles- Maraza- Blaqfamous- Devious Dee- Infa- F Eeezy- Mizchif- [Robo Tribute]
DJ Kenzhero- DJ X- DJ Switch-DJ Herbalist- DJ Zakesmixmaster- Deeboi- P Kuttah- Coppa Shot- Bobotikal- Themba Lunacy- Vardz- DJ Capital- DJ Speedsta- Tha Cutt- KGB- PSsquared
Wily Wroth vs Sledge Lee
Vegita vs Raw Artifact
Billy vs Armando
Fimo vs Dumo
Public voting ended 7th April 2014. The Top 5 Emcees and Top 8 Producers, who made it to the finals, will be announced tomorrow, Wednesday 9th April via our website and social media platforms.
HIP HOP SUMMIT
This workshop will be kick-starting the event. It will be hosted by Ritual Stores and Rashid Kay at Museum Africa (10h00-13h00) – offering an exchange of knowledge from our panel of music industry experts: Kevin Mdubeki (Electromode), Vusi Leeuw, Sjula (TV Producer), Mollo(YFM Music Compiler), Lesiba (Accountant), Mhlanganisi (DTI), Hlukani Rikhotso(Brand Manager), Thabang (Banker), Itumeleng (Banker), Titus ( Department of Sports and Recreation).Our aim is to utilize the culture as a tool to encourage critical thinking, social change and unity, while empowering communities through media, arts, and education, preservation and independent initiatives.
STREET FASHION SHOW
8 independent designers have been selected, each will showcase 6 street fashion inspired looks:
Adriaan (LISOF student)- Dayana (LISOF student)- Kreative Beings-
Macgale Designs-Real Papergang- Sibu FDB- State of Guru- Stylagang
Double ticket giveaways every Thursday until 17th April 2014 via our Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/Backtothecityfestival and Twitter Timeline https://twitter.com/Backtothecity
BUILD UP SESSIONS
Every Friday our street team hosts open mic sessions, dance-offs, ticket giveaways to introduce people to the hip hop culture| 16h00| Free entry