Aardklop

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Aardklop
Begins24 September
Ends29 September
FrequencyAnnually
Location(s)Potchefstroom
Years active20
Inaugurated1998
Attendance70 000
Websiteaardklop.co.za

Aardklop is an annual South African arts festival held in Potchefstroom, South Africa. Potchefstroom has always been a cultural city and home to several well-known South African writers and artists.

The Aardklop National Arts Festival has been in existence from 1998 and has since become a bastion of arts and culture in South Africa. The festival incorporates predominantly, but not exclusively, Afrikaans theatre, music, cabaret and visual arts, presented in a variety of venues across the town.

A large crafts market and open-air performances also form an integral part of the festival. The event annually draws more than 700 artists over a period of 6 days.

The festival not only plays a huge role in the local economy of Potchefstroom, but also contributes largely to the economy of the greater North West Province.

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Coordinates: 26°40′40″S 26°54′08″E / 26.67771°S 26.9022247°E / -26.67771; 26.9022247