How cool is this 24 Meter structure of the Spring Fiesta Butterfly Mascot? The Soul Candi Live crew erected it to offer an exciting visual element to the Main Stage, and boy, oh boy projection mapping is the business…
On the 1st of October 2016 South Africa’s House Music annual holiday came around for its 6th edition, hosted by Soul Candi Live, Metro FM & SABC 1 in the City of Ekurhuleni, at the Wild Waters Complex. The Spring Fiesta has become synonymous for producing the freshest music experiences this side of the hemisphere mixing local and international talents to perform live at the event across various stages catering for diverse musical tastes.
Soul Candi Live held a press conference at the Emperor’s Palace Convention Centre to offer insight on the music festival. Festival Director Ricardo Da Costa, shared perspective on the growth of the Spring Fiesta since its inception as a ‘passion project’ adding that the festival now generates in the regions of R20 million in economic activity in Ekurhuleni. Da Costa added that, every year the team would push the envelope in their delivery of the festival, and if this years offering is anything to go by – I can’t wait to see what next year will bring. Facilitated by 5FM’s DJ Warras the Spring Fiesta press conference featured two panels, including event sponsors and performing artists.
One has to applaud the event keepers for a seamless operation on the day, the visibility and presence of the policing forum, bouncers for crowd control and the health faculty was definitely reassuring, although one has to add that the crowd in attendance was equally well behaved and it wasn’t as tedious navigating between the 6 stages.
International guest headliner Atjazz treated patrons to a blend of works from his extensive 20 year music catalogue alongside bassist and long time friend Magic Number. It seems that the Spring Fiesta is a good omen on the South African sports fraternity as its the second year in a row the Springboks play and win on the day of the festival.
The Evolution of DJ Kent was live on the main stage and Mi Casa presented an extended live musical offering blending in palatable South African classics to their mix.
…then it was #CaptainOClock at #SpringFiesta2016…
Lulo Cafes’ #WhatAboutSoul stage was pulsating with deep and soulful vibes as delivered by deep house mainstays’ Vinny Da Vinci, DJ Christos, Ralf GUM and international guests Lars Behrenroth, Rocco, N’dinga Gaba and Atjazz who closed off the night in emphatic deepness together with friends Jullian Gomes, Sio Blackwidow and Magic Number.
…Atjazz Playing Corba XL at Spring Fiesta 2016…
Collaborators Note: After experiencing Spring Fiesta 2016 we can safely say, “entlek di yawa da!”. View the Spring Fiesta 2016 Scenes photo album and share your moments at #SpringFiesta2016 with us @Houseonmag to be featured in the Spring Fiesta 2016 Scenes live gallery.