In the City (South African festival)

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In The City
Vodacom In The City Logo.jpeg
Vodacom In The City's logo.
GenreAlternative Rock, Indie
Dates1st Friday of October
Location(s)Johannesburg, South Africa
Years activeSince 2012[1]
Founded bySeed Experiences[2]

In The City is a South African, one day[3] music festival that takes place annually in Johannesburg at the Mary Fitzgerald Square.[1]


In The City was started in 2012 by Seed Experiences, the same company responsible for the Cape Town festival Rocking The Daisies.[2] As such, both of the festivals have shared headlining acts since In The City's inception in 2012[4][5][6] and the first year's edition hosted Bloc Party as its international headlining act.[7][8] In The City 2012 was considered a huge success as it sold out all of its tickets.[7]

The festival is largely sponsored and endorsed by the South African telecommunications company Vodacom[1][9] resulting in the festival often being called "Vodacom In The City"[10] and "Vodacom Unlimited In The City".[11]

Previous Editions of In The City[edit]

The following table displays the year, date and key performers of each year's edition of In The City.

In The City Concerts
Year Date Notable Acts Attendance
2012 5 October[1] Die Antwoord, Tumi featuring Yesterday's Pupil, DJ Yoda, Bloc Party[1] 10 000[10]
2013 4 October[3] Skunk Anansie, Alt-J, The Hives, Boys Noize[3] TBC

See also[edit]


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