When i started attending the first back to the city i was from Johannesburg computer club house in New town. This was back in 2007 and i didn’t even know what was happening but because i heard the sound and i could see people where having fun under the bridge i ended up there.From that time until today it has become a tradition than just been a culture that every year i should be there to celebrate what have made me be who i am today.
On Thursday 27 April 2017, Newtown will commemorate Freedom Day with thousands of youth celebrating the holiday through Hip Hop in the form of dance, DJing, graffiti, emceeing, beatboxing and skateboarding. This year it marks 11 years of Back to the city.
Local talent got a chance to enter a competition powered by Sprite, called Jump On, where they could possibly produce a track with Apollo Brown, Skyzoo and Ginger Trill, just to mention a few and with this opportunity it give upcoming artists to have a chance to shine and might get to make it big in the industry.
POWERPLAY 10K CHALLENGE
An opportunity for upcoming producers and upcoming artists to showcase their talent and stand to a win R10 000 cash prize. The Top 20 finalists have been announced and public voting has started, click on the links to hear their offerings: Top 20 Emcees http://www.backtothecityfestival.com/p/vote_13.html
Top 20 Producers http://www.backtothecityfestival.com/p/vote_1496.html
Thorisa Ngwenya Terris Macco Spiro beats Dj Sequal Speeka Mace Bsx Inc Kritical Beatz Klasick Kassie Kandy Beatz Jabulani Cindi ImB Frigid Armallio Evans Excvs Eternal Kev Dj Skinniez Dj Pringles Dj Male Factor Coz Mic Kingcan
Top 20 Emcees
Gravity AyZee Tyrant Abnormal Bricka Dotso Froz Gking Jay El Yung Tyran Young Cannibal Lataz Kelibogileeren Lida Srat Mthinay Tsunami Lolo Vandal SkinieBlooToei TBO Thabza Vee Dot
THE MIXTAPE CHALLENGE
Listen via http://www.backtothecityfestival.com/p/mixtape.html , the following artists were challenged to release mixtapes in a short space of time: Beat Mochini Instro Ace of Spades TTP Presents Jay Stash Point Blank & Kataqoumb C-Ya Boiz Lavisa
BATTLE OF THE BANDS
R30,000 is up for grabs! Local bands will have to battle it out to win the grand prize.
TRADING STALLS Email all queries to backtothecitystalls@gmail Food Stalls @R2300 per stall (only 5 left) For vetting purposes, please send the following: – Profile of your food business – Valid health certificate. – Menu options – Images of food and previous setups Clothing/Merchandise Stalls @ R800 per stall (Only 9 left) For vetting purposes, please send the following: – Profile of your clothing business – Images of clothing or merchandise
TICKETS Tickets are on sale at all Nutickets outlets: Edgars, Legit and Jet, also via https://backtothecity.nutickets.co.za/April2017 . 2017 Ticket prices: Early bird: R150 (1 Jan to 31 Jan) Rooster: R200 (1 Feb to 28 Feb) Eagles: R250 (1 March to 31 March) Ostrich: R300 (1 April to 26 April) Gate sales: R350 Presidential/Grandview R450 (1 Jan to 26 April) Helicopter rides will be available on the day of the festival between 13h00 – 17h00 for R350 per person. Seats are limited to a 100 people. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to book now!
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