South Africa’s music community is vast, rich and home to staggering variety and the Cape Town Electronic Music Festival (CTEMF) offers a rare occasion for its different sects to come together under one roof. International pioneers and innovators share the stage with the hottest emerging acts and globetrotting titans of the South African scene.

CTEMF is not about how many feet pass through the door, nor booking the biggest acts to ensure radio play or getting as many 'likes' on Facebook as possible. It's about communicating the ethos, passion and musical creativity that has driven the scene from its early days to its current position as a global player in the world of electronic music. CTEMF is the celebration of a scene coming of age. It marks the point at which the electronic music scene in South Africa has been globally recognized as an industry that has attained the state of being self-sustainable.

In our opinion, CTEMF is undebatably the best boutique festival in South Africa and certainly in our '5 Must-Do African Boutique Festivals'. CTEMF also serves as an annual electronic music industry gathering for promoters, agents, artist to congregate, connect and engage on their plans for the year. CTEMF is more so about the wonderful stories of its platform that allows 'the next hot young artist' to make their breakthrough into the scene, it's a platform that has seen international artist connect with local artist and organically collaborate on a new project, it's a platform that allows you to connect to your 'Electronic Roots' and 'Define Your Sonic Identity'

Now in it’s the fifth year, CTEMF was established as a platform to celebrate South Africa’s thriving electronic music culture and industry. The festival has fast gained international recognition for being one of the most relevant and forward-thinking events on Africa’s music festival calendar.

CTEMF 2016 will expand its world-class sound and production from two to three stages; festival goers can expect the same heavy hitting line-ups and soaring atmosphere that lured thousands to the grand spaces of City Hall in 2015.

Each year a 3-day inclusive, workshop programme rolls out ahead of the core music festival. Free and open to all, the workshops explore the many different facets of this rapidly growing industry from the inside out. The workshops aim to stimulate the growth of electronic music culture in an informative, participatory and responsible way while the festival’s carefully curated daily line-ups strive to be a comprehensive and evolving representation of South Africa’s thriving, diverse electronic music scene.


Full CTEMF Dates: 2nd – 7th February 2016
CTEMF Workshops: 2nd – 5th February 2016
CTEMF Festival: 5th – 7th February 2016


A limited supply of Early Bird Full Weekend Passes are available now through

Early Bird Tickets // 2 - 9 November 2015 - Full Weekend Pass: R450
Payday Special // 25 - 27 November 2015 - Full Weekend Pass: R500
Christmas Special // 15 – 25 December 2015 - Full Weekend Pass: R500
Full Line-up Reveal // 12 January 2016 - Full Weekend Pass: R550
January 2016 Specials // (13,14,15) - 1 Day passes: R250
Online Full Price Tickets // 1 Day pass: R300 | Full Weekend Pass: R700
Door // 1 Day pass: R300 | Full Weekend Pass: R750

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