The second edition of Pure&Crafted SA Festival presented by BMW Motorrad went off with a bang this past weekend at The Ground in Muldersdrift, Johannesburg. The brief was come early and stay late, and that’s exactly what 4,300 Joburgers did.
Gates opened at 11am on Saturday, 30 September and festival goers streamed into the festival grounds to enjoy the daytime activities and the evening music line-up across two stages, which ended at 2:00am on Sunday, 1 October. The event programme included live motorcycle stunt shows and displays, tattoo parlours, clothing stalls, Gin & Tonic cocktails on the Whitley High Ferris wheel. There was plenty to see and do ensuring that Pure&Crafted SA lived up to its promise of being a truly unique festival experience.
Across the Twin Cylinder and Vintage Stages, the festival’s two international headliner acts, Lost Frequencies and Nora en Pure were the highlights. Brief thundershowers did not dampen the crowd’s enthusiasm, who also enjoyed local music line-ups including DJ Fresh, Timo ODV, Matthew Mole, Bye Beneco, The Rocketeers, Dean Fuel and Euphonik amongst others.
Motorcycle enthusiasts were spoiled for choice. Entertainment included world-renowned international BMW Motorrad stunt rider, Mattie Griffin who performed his signature live stunts on the purpose-built Smoking Rubber stunt slab, which also hosted novice riders wanting to learn basics of riding on the new 313cc BMW G 310 R.
Also on display in Two Cylinder Avenue were 30 of the best vintage BMW motorcycles in the country.
The New Heritage Square was a shopper’s paradise. Some of the country’s most sought after home grown brands were available and featured custom helmets, leather, denim, wood products as well as watches.
Festival-goers were catered for by more than 20 food trucks, craft beers and special bars, which included: The Pogues Whiskey Bar, Windhoek Bar and the unique Whitley Neill High G&T Ferris Wheel – a festival first. Windhoek partnered
with Balkan Burger to ensure that festival goers enjoyed great burgers with the best beer and Wing Republic for the best wings.
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