With the ongoing flood of love and support from the public, as well as the South African entertainment industry at large, the Cotton Fest team today confirmed that the two-day sold out festival planned for later this month, will still go ahead but is postponed to April.
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Following the endless endearing tributes and messages from across the globe over the past two weeks, the decision, together with Riky Rick’s family, was made to move FORWARD with the highly anticipated lifestyle festival.
Known for showcasing the diversities in various music genres with the aim of fusing the gaps within the different local movements, Riky Rick created the festival to merge both well-known and young emerging SA artists.
“We have to continue to keep his spirit and legacy alive. What better way to do this than to continue the work Riky has already started. Cotton Fest needs to go ahead as planned by him!” she said.
“His love and belief in showcasing young and upcoming talent is unquestionable, which is how Cotton Fest came about a few years back. And in his own words – we never die, we multiply!”
She went on to says, “Let’s build on this energy, and continue to spread the love and light at a time when we need it the most.’ affirmed Riky’s wife Bianca Naidoo this morning.”
Cotton Festwill now take place on the 23rd and 24th April in Newtown, Johannesburg.
The team apologises for any inconvenience caused to current ticket holders who might not be able to attend on these new days.
The weekend line-up will be announced later this month.