#InTheCityJHB connects Culture, Music and the city’s colourful youth
Budweiser was the official beverage sponsor at the festival, concert-goers were spoilt for choice at the foodcourt stands. The Wing Republic stand proved its popularity, as it was one of a few stands most frequented by the party goers. The event line up started off with sahar habibir and soulections’ in house DJ, Sasha Marie, sosupersam followed up afterwards, she was later replaced by Full Crate with one of the most remarkable sets of the festival. Soulection’ artists blended well with the South African culture, as jarreau vandal shouted out the crowd using South African slang in between his set and Sango thrilled the audience with his own rendition of the gwaragwara.
Vocal performances came on later in the day, and the alternative rapper Aminé was the first to be introduced to the crowd, performing songs from Good for you as well as the recently released ONEPOINTFIVE album, he showed that he was a rebel at heart as he encouraged fans in the general section to jump over into the golden circle. Security was left confused and powerless as a crowd of fans jumped into the golden circle and ran to the front of the stage. The R&B duo Majid Jordans’ set right after Aminé was extraordinary and had the most creative stage setup of the night.
6lack’s performance came on as the highlight of the night, he performed songs such as ‘prblms’ from his debut album and brought the crowd close to tears with the song ‘disconnect’ from his recently released ‘East Atlanta Love Letter’ album. His set was filled with hype and included Nasty C as the surprise act. The festival closed off with the final perfrormance by Mura Masa. InTheCityJHB was a memorable and highlight festival this year, and it is safe to say that anyone who didn’t attended the festival suffered from a severe case of FOMO! Fortunately there is next year’s festival to look forward to.