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This Saturday 5 October, for the 9th year in a row, the Hunter’s Spring Fiesta will be ushering in summer at its annual party playground – Wild Waters in Boksburg. The line-up boasts the best of both local and international dance music talent, including soulful US vocalist Monique Bingham, world-renowned French producer and DJ Franck Roger, deep house maestro Lars Behrenroth, and SA stars DJ Kent, Black Motion, Ricky Rick and Sun El Musician.

Six different stages, 50 awesome artists.

The Hunter’s Spring Fiesta is well known for offering a diverse and immersive musical experience, with longer sets from the musical talents and six different stages:

1. The Main Stage, which boasts all the top acts;

2. The Hip Hop Floor, which will be hosted by DJ PH;

3. The Deep House Stage with DJ Lulo Café;

4. The House of Flava, which showcases some of the best AfroTech and the new Amapiano genre

5. The Generation Next Stage, which will immerse festival-goers in the beats of some of the best up-and-coming local DJs

6. The Rock the Shades Floor

New headline sponsor and two new after parties

This year marks the first time that Hunter’s will be the headline sponsor for this popular music festival. Hunter’s Brand Manager, Banele Msimanga, says, “Most Hunter’s drinkers are young, social, music lovers. Hunters & Spring Fiesta are a perfect partnership as the Hunter’s Spring Fiesta represents an opportunity for us to refresh all party-goers as they enjoy their favourite DJs & artists.”

For the first time in the festival’s history, the Hunter’s Spring Fiesta will be hosting two after-parties to keep the vibe going well into the next morning. The parties will be hosted at Nicci Beach, which is at Wild Waters, and Luxx Night Club, which is just five minutes away from the venue. Those who have purchased either a VVIP or VIP ticket get in free, while others will get in for R150.

Workshop to train and mentor aspiring DJs

Before The Hunter’s Spring Fiesta gets underway, Hunter’s and Soul Candi will be hosting a full-day free workshop for aspiring DJs. This workshop will include teaching the basics of DJ-ing, scratching, sampling and trickery; a music production seminar; and a panel discussion with Metro FM jocks on the future of radio. Finally, there will be a mentorship panel featuring the local and international headliners of the Hunter’s Spring Fiesta to give these inspiring DJs insights into how to make it in the industry and what challenges to expect. Hunter’s will also be giving away two bursaries for DJ courses at the workshop, indicating their commitment to investing in young South African music talent.