VOC’s festival convening team will meet on Monday evening to discuss concerns raised by stallholders after the cancellation of the festival yesterday. In an unprecedented move, organisers called off the festival at Vyigeskraal stadium due to the risks posed by gale force winds, which had damaged marquees and parts of[…]
UPDATE: Organisers made a tough decision to officially cancel the VOC Summer Festival 2017, due to the gale force winds that have wrecked havoc in the Mother City. The festival, which was meant to take place at Vygieskraal stadium in Athlone this weekend, was hampered by strong, gusty winds since[…]
As the countdown to the highly-anticipated VOC Summer Festival 2017 officially begins, the festival organisers have released key details around the upcoming event. The community festival, organised by the Voice of the Cape, attracts thousands of people from the Mother City for a weekend of events at the Vygieskraal stadium[…]
“The time has come”. When the sounds of this much-loved song ring out on air, VOC listeners know only one thing – the 2017 VOC Summer Festival. It is official – festival goers can now mark off the dates between the 7th to the10th December as the days to attend[…]
By Ra-ees Moerat Despite overwhelming socio-economic difficulties on the Cape Flats, sports seems to be the one passion that drives many youth, particularly a group of youngsters from Manenberg. Completely unprepared and with only socks and flip-flops, Team Phoenix managed to dominate VOC’s Mini Olympics at the annual VOC Summer[…]
VOC’s biggest community event, the VOC Summer Festival 2016, was a resounding success with thousands of festival-goers attending the event over the three days. Organisers estimate that 20 000 people supported the event this past weekend, mostly families who seek an environment where there is clean fun. The festival brought together a myriad of local[…]
VOC’s festival convening team and staff might be tired, groggy and bleary-eyed on Monday, but they can smile knowing that another successful festival was pulled off. With the start of the December festive season, the VOC Summer Festival 2016 ushered in summer (and some wind) with a fantastic line-up of[…]
“Come rain or shine. No matter what happens, we are there!” These were the emphatic words of some die-hard festival-goers, who braved Saturday’s mid-afternoon heat for the summer vibe of the VOC Summer Festival at Vygieskraal stadium. More than 10 000 people made their way to the festival complex on Saturday,[…]
In case you missed it, on Friday evening, the VOC Summer Festival 2016 kicked off with an exciting start. Following grueling months of planning, festival goers were treated to the annual opening of the festival at the Vygieskraal Stadium, after which the eating began! The stadium, filled with an array[…]
Luminous colour, drums and songs to pull at the heartstring, the opening of the VOC Summer Festival 2016 on Friday night struck at the core of what the festival stands for – bringing the community together. While a cold wind set into the Vygieskraal stadium, the hearts were warmed as[…]
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