Cotton Fest 2024 Crowd, at the Cotton stage.
Cotton Fest 2024

Cotton Fest 2024: Let’s Relive the Epic Moments

Amidst rainy skies, Newtown Junction witnessed the monumental 5th edition of South Africa’s largest youth festival, Cotton Fest, last weekend.

Despite the weather’s attempts to dampen spirits, the resilient “Cotton Eaters” embraced peace, unity, community, and responsibility, creating an electrifying atmosphere throughout the venue.

The festival’s three dynamic stages catered to diverse tastes, offering an array of musical experiences, from EDM and Gqom to Amapiano beats. Established artists and emerging talents alike shone on stage.

Despite the rain, the iconic “Cotton Stage” remained the heart of the festival, drawing thousands captivated by stellar performances from stars like Young Stunna, DJ Zinhle, Elaine, Big Zulu, Emtee, Nasty C, Focalistic, and DJ Maphorisa and many more.

A poignant moment paid tribute to late icons Riky Rick, Costa Titch, and AKA, as the crowd joined in singing along to their timeless hits, echoing the festival’s purpose for the Youth.

Cotton Fest 2024 celebrated youth culture, music, and community, paving the way for an even bigger Cotton Fest 2025.