VOC summer festival

Festival organisers to meet with stallholders

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[…]

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VOC festival cancelled due to strong winds

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[…]

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Countdown to Carnival themed VOC Summer Festival

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[…]

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2017 VOC Summer Festival launched

“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[…]

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Manenberg boys dominates Mini Olympics

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[…]

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VOC Summer Festival: Day 4

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[…]

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Die-hard festival supporters turn up in numbers

“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,[…]

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VOC Summer Festival, your one stop FOOD shop

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[…]

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VOC Summer Festival officially open

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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