Festive season is over and the holidays are slowly becoming a distant memory. To remedy your post-holiday blues, we have found the 6 best ways to kick-start your new year; from live music, to club nights and boutique festivals, here is a list of the Top 6 Not To Miss Events for January 2016.
Having visited Cape Town in last year, the power-duo of Tama Sumo and Lakuti are back in the Cape for another razzle alongside the Private Life crew. The Berghain resident and founder of Uzuri Records have become favourites in Cape Town, with their unique blend of soul, funk, house, disco and techno and are sure to have The Waiting Room heaving until the lights go on.
The Wolfkop Weekender epitomize's summer boutique festivals. With a fun-loving crowd, killer sound system and this installment's headliner, Frivolous, all alongside the freshwater Olifants River; you can be sure to start your year in the best way possible at the Weekender. Bring your lilo, some good friends and good vibes, and prepare to be astounded at how exceptionally majestic the Wolfkop Nature Reserve is, both during the day and at night.
South African music goers have a long history with the artist known as Rodriguez. His songs became the soundtrack to the fight against apartheid, and his music was banned on South African radio stations as a means to curb the resistance against the government. His tour in 1998 became one of the biggest moments in South African entertainment history and will be returning at the end of January for another historic tour in the Motherland.
The Zoo Lake Sports Club will play host to an impressive line-up this January including the likes of DJ Fresh, PH Fat, Goodluck Al Bairre, Goldfish and Grammy-Award winners Clean Bandit. The family-friendly one-day music festival is set to be one of the year’s biggest festivals so far and has added an electric dose of DJs to the Submerged Sunday’s party at Shimmy Beach Club in Cape Town as well.
The legendary Truth Nightclub will be opening their doors on the 16th of January, featuring UK deep house don, Huxley. He will be touring South Africa with 3 dates in the country; the first of which is at Kulture in Durban, as well as the event above and one date in Cape Town TBA. Nikolas Stadler (GER) will be taking care of proceedings upstairs as well, alongside the Kalushi Recordings collective of D’Rtimo, D’Phault, Brad S and Rob Toca.
Cape Town’s favourite yacht and rooftop party returns on the 30th of January for another soiree atop of the V&A Waterfront’s Clocktower. With the finest house music on the menu and an open-air experience like no other, the team have invited the protégé of Martin Atjazz, none other than Jullian Gomes for their 5th Birthday party at the end of this month. With breathtaking views and a penchant for quality music, this is a sure-fire winner to end the first month of 2016.