First-Ever Boiler Room Festival

5 March 2020

Global independent music platform and cultural curator, Boiler Room, returns to South Africa this April to bring its first-ever and latest experience to local fans – Boiler Room Festival.

South African music lovers are no strangers to Boiler Room: the platform has hosted events across the country over the last few years, exposing audiences to fresh sounds and exciting new talent across amapiano, qgom, house, and hip hop.

The Boiler Room Festival continues this legacy by harnessing Johannesburg’s vibrant energy to push all limits at a one-day-only, multi-stage event. Broadcast online to the world, the ambitious programme will feature international and South African headliners alongside local artists at the cutting edge. The format will be quintessential Boiler Room: intimate, raw and in-the-round.

“This festival is about the diversity of one city. 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.” ~ Blaise Bellville, CEO Boiler Room

As part of its first wave of announcements, Boiler Room has just released the first names on the local line-up. Among the list of incredible local talent are Cassper Nyovest, BCUC, Kabza De Small as well as performance art duo and fashion icons, FAKA. The festival will explore a combination of mediums ranging from sound, live performance, literature, video, and photography. Their growing appeal stems from their unapologetic representation of black queer culture in South Africa.

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.

The Details:

Dates: 25 April 2020

Time: TBC

Venue: TBC

Tickets: Early Bird tickets are only R150 for a limited time. Get yours online at and on the ground via Herotickets.

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. Building on the strong associations each brand has with music scenes around the world, the festival will see immersive live music experiences broadcasted live from the event.

One City No Borders. Visit for more information, tickets and the full lineup and keep it social on their handles below:

Facebook: Boiler Room

Twitter: @boilerroomtv

Instagram: @boilerroomtv

YouTube: Boiler Room

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