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South Africa hosts country fest

Wednesday, February 14, 2024 – South Africa will host a country music festival this summer, featuring Kip Moore and Zac Brown Band.

Cape Town Country Festival (CTC '24) will be held Oct. 26 and 27. Tickets go on sale Friday at

Other playing include Darius Rucker, Brothers Osborne, Cam, James Johnston, Morgan Wade and Craig Morgan.

Moore already has played in South Africa. Last year, Moore sold 44,000 tickets in Cape Town and Pretoria.

"When we went to SA for the first time last year, the surprising part was it felt like a grass roots fan base that had been with us all along. There was a spark in that audience that I've been itching to light again. We are more than excited to see the South African fan base again," said Moore.

"I absolutely love Africa and try to visit every year," Zac Brown commented. "We're so excited that we get to perform at South Africa's first-ever country music festival in October."

Wimpie van der Sandt (Heroes Events, Breakfast DJ at Bok Radio), who brought Moore to South Africa last year, is producing the first of its kind event in 2024, with Gaines Sturdivant (Red Light Management) serving as executive consultant.

"The success we had last year with Kip Moore in South Africa proved there's a vibrant and healthy country music scene over here. People in the music industry were skeptical when we explored the market, but we proved the concept and that gave us confidence to build the biggest country festival in the world outside the U.S.," van der Sandt shares.

"Wimpie and I dreamt up this idea together on a napkin after watching Kip's jaw-dropping success in South Africa last year. I am incredibly proud of the new ground Kip has plowed for country music and music in general. We all took a chance on each other, Kip delivered colossal performances, and the fans poured in. CTC '24 is the next iteration, and the door is now wide open for the entire country music genre," said Sturdivant.

The host country will be represen3ed by 11 local South African artists, including Ricus Nel, Riaan Benade, Demi-Lee Moore, Juan Boucher, Appel, Ruhan du Toit, Brendan Peyper, Ivan Roux, West and Cheree. Roan Ash, who left South Africa for Nashville in 2022, makes a welcome return to his hometown for the inaugural CTC Festival to perform his new songs, shaped in Music City, for the first time on South African soil.

DHL Stadium will be transformed into a 60,000 daily-capacity.

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