Cradle Colour Fest

It’s that time of year again, when the dry grasses of the Cradle of Humankind slowly start to turn green and we start to feel that irrepressible energy of spring. It’s also the time of year when South Africans ponder our collective and individual identities during Heritage Month.

At Maropeng, we started a new tradition last year to celebrate both the vivid colours of spring and the rich diversity of South Africa.

It’s called the Cradle Colour Fest and this year it’s happening on 28 September. The Cradle Colour Fest is a one-day music festival held at our beautiful Stone Park that features a star-studded line-up of local musicians. Festivalgoers can spend the day dancing, chilling out on the grass or throwing colourful powder at each other, in the air and on themselves.

This year’s amazing line-up features Sho Madjozi, DJ Ms Jones, DJ Dino Bravo and many other great local artists.

Excited? Well, tickets for the festival cost R150 per adult, and R80 for children (12 years and younger). All food and drinks will be sold on site. Remember, it’s a cashless environment, so pay with your card and don’t worry about carrying around cash.

Gates open at 10am, and the festivities are expected to wrap up around 6pm.

“This is going to be a day for every individual to celebrate who they are,” says Maropeng MD Michael Worsnip.

”Come and listen to wonderful music, enjoy fantastic food and revel in a spectacular feast of colour, our heritage and our uniqueness. The Cradle Colour Fest has something for everyone.”

Check out photos from last year’s festival here.

For the latest, follow the Cradle Colour Fest on Twitter here.

You can buy your tickets here.