Boiler Room returns to South Africa on 25 April 2020 to bring its latest experience to local fans – the Boiler Room Festival.

South African music lovers have already been spoilt by the cultural curator’s showcase of talent across amapiano, qgom, house, and hip-hop. The format for the next one will be intimate and raw. Early Bird tickets are R150 here and via Herotickets. Get your updates here.

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First wave of Boiler Room Festival acts

Cassper Nyovest: one of Africa’s biggest rappers and certainly one of the most successful music artists to come out of South Africa. A career spanning almost 20 years has seen Cassper perform to sold-out audiences around the world.

BCUC: an eclectic and energetic jazz sensation from Soweto, whose sounds are a combination of the traditional whistle, percussion and a rocking guitar, creating what has been labelled indigenous funky soul.

Kabza De Small: the king of amapiano. Hailing from Pretoria, he is a pioneer of the genre with many of his tracks hitting record streaming numbers across multiple platforms.

Performance art duo and fashion icons FAKA explore a combination of mediums from sound, performance, literature, video and photography. Their growing appeal stems from their unapologetic representation of black queer culture in South Africa.

“This festival is about the diversity of one city,” says Blaise Bellville, CEO Boiler Room. “We are creating a first-of-its-kind immersive experience with music and installations that epitomise the vibrant underground music and cultural scene of Johannesburg.”

The Johannesburg event is the second in a series of international Boiler Room Festivals and follows the successful launch in London in October 2019, which saw 20,000 people attend across multiple days and venues.

Boiler Room has once again partnered with Absolut Vodka, Ballantine’s Scotch Whisky, Beefeater London Gin, and Jameson Irish Whiskey to bring the festival to South Africa.

What: Boiler Room Festival Johannesburg
When: 25 April 2020