Add a splash of colour to your life with the Cradle Colourfest

Posted on September 20, 2019 — Kgomotso Phoofolo

The Cradle Colourfest is inspired by the traditional Hindu festival Holi, which usually takes place in March an marks the coming of spring. On this day, people throw powdered paint, known as gulal, at each other. For one day the distinctions between castes, religions and gender are set aside and everyone is equal.

Heritage day and Spring are in September in our part of the world and there can be no better way of celebrating our diversity.(And the warmer weather)

This years line up includes

sho madjozi

sho madjozi

Maya Christinah Xichavo Wegerif, known professionally as Sho Madjozi, is a South African rapper, singer, songwriter, actress and poet. Regarded as one of the best performers in Africa, Madjozi incorporates the Tsonga culture through her music and public image

Nariska Zietsman

Nariska Zietsman

A firm favourite from last year Pretoria songbird, Nariska Zietsman describes herself as an indie singer/songwriter. This up and coming artist specializes in live acoustic performances.

Ms Jones

Ms Jones

Tarsha Nicole Jones, better known as Miss Jones, is a former R&B artist and radio personality. She previously worked for WQHT in New York City and 1039 The Beat and WUSL in Philadelphia. Miss Jones was the first black woman to host Morning Radio on a hip hop radio format

Heading to the Festival?

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.