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Riky Rick’s Cotton Fest is set to hit Cape Town on 10 December. Image via Facebook: Cottonfest

Riky Rick’s highly-anticipated Cotton Fest to host more than 100 artists

Cotton Fest returns for its third year and is set to host more than 100 local artists. The two-day event will also feature a sports area.

Riky Rick

Riky Rick’s Cotton Fest is set to hit Cape Town on 10 December. Image via Facebook: Cottonfest

The third edition of Riky Rick’s highly-anticipated hip-hop event, Cotton Fest is back. The event is set to take place on 19 and 20 March in Newtown, Johannesburg under the theme “university and campus”. The festival will have three stages with over 100 local artists performing, merchandise, a sports area, cafeteria and more. 


Taking to Instagram on Wednesday 26 January, rapper Riky Rick announced the return of Cotton Fest. The last event took place in February 2020 just before the COVID-19 pandemic hit South Africa. The event will host over 100 local musicians and DJs.

Speaking to SlikouronLife, Riky Rick says his team is humbled to be back again to make an impact in the entertainment industry yet again.

“With the huge support and backing from artists around the country, we are ready to kickstart the road back to normality in a positive way and get the Creator Economy going again.”

“With the industry currently flipped on its head, Cotton Fest, together with exciting partners hope to bring together the industry and celebrate the graduation of the first class from the University of Cotton Fest 2022.” 

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Following the announcement of the festival’s return, tweeps expressed their excitement for Cotton Fest. 

One tweep wrote: “I need an outfit, tickets and most importantly new sneakers for Cotton Fest.” 

“Cotton Fest is our Coachella chile,” wrote another tweep. 

“I’ve never missed a Cotton Fest and I can’t start now”.

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The festival will take place on 19 and 20 March at The Station in Newtown, Johannesburg. Tickets for the highly-anticipated festival will go on sale on Monday 31 January on Webtickets and at Pick n Pay stores across the country.

A Day Pass for the event is R250, a Weekend Pass is R500 and a Day Pass package that includes merchandise is R600.

Festival-goers will be required to produce a vaccination certificate or a negative antigen/PCR test. If festival-goers are not vaccinated they must take a rapid antigen COVID-19 test at the venue that costs R150.