Rapper and Fashionista Riky Rick will on the 2nd of February 2019 host a debut of his festival titled Cotton-Fest all about Hip Hop music and fashion.
The show will be held at The Station on Carr Street Newtown, Johannesburg set to feature 80 acts on two stages.
Speaking to TshisaLIVE Riky said the idea came from a desire to unify the hip-hop industry and give young talent a chance to shine.
“I have been watching this wave of artists taking their destiny into their own hands and making shows they want to make. It inspired me to start a festival where I can merge the youth with established artists. These are all my friends so it is like Riky and friends. It’s about unifying everyone.”
Riky said Cotton Fest represents freedom in an industry that can sometimes be restricting.
“I don’t know about other festivals but this one is about freedom. It is about the kids being free. It is about the kids coming through and doing what they want to do. It is about them being handled the way they want to be handled.
“So many times event organisers won’t let us do what we want to do. Promoters won’t let us do what we want to do. So, this is about us knowing what is best and how to cater to the kids.”