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South Africa’s iconic music festival turns 20 this year

South Africa’s iconic music festival turns 20 this year and organisers today officially announced taking two decades of their magical years of H2O parties and creating one unforgettable event, later this year.

February 1999 saw the birth of the H2O Party brand. Since its inception 20 years ago, South Africa’s iconic daytime to night time dance music festival has grown in size and stature to boast attendance in excess of 10 000 electronic dance enthusiasts at every H2O party.

H2O has hosted some of the world’s finest DJs and dance acts including Deadmau5, Steve Aoki, Swedish House Mafia, BLACK COFFEE, Gareth Emery, Dash Berlin, Fatboy Slim, Paul van Dyk, Sister Bliss, Bob Sinclar, Technasia, Dyro, Hardwell, Nicky Romero, DJ Jean, Judge Jules, Cosmic Gate, Randy Katana, Steve Hill, Kid Creme & Junior Jack, Chris Lake, Oscar G, Hoxton Whores, Kid Massive, Major Lazer, Juicy M, Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano, Tony Cha Cha to name a few!

And with what promises the event of the year in 2019, the first wave of confirmed international acts include superstar German DJ Duo COSMIC GATE, Ukranian sweetheartJUICY M and the legendary Dutch sensation TONY CHA CHA.

These international headliners together with 50 of SA’s hottest artists in the dance music movement will play across 6 dance floors. Confirmed so far are the legendary Goldfish , hip hop royalty Nasty C, Timo ODV, heavy hitter DJ Fresh, Kyle Cassim, Vimo, Vin Deysel, Mark Stent, Abby Nurock, Ricardo da Costa and Chunda Munki.

Known for spectacular lighting & laser shows, mind blowing staging & world class sound rigs, in addition to the top class production, the story about to unfold this September can’t be explained but experienced. Each of the showcasing acts will offer a unique sound and energy catering for all dance music lovers and H2O fans over the past two decades alike. The two decade H20 musical journey will be narrated across 6 dance arena’s and will feature various different types of dance music to cater for two generations of fans.

Hosted and presented by founders Dave Forbes and Itsik Bouhbot alongside Anthony Forbes and Ricardo da Costa, all of whom pioneered and changed the face of the South African dance scene for the past 20 years, this celebration will take place at the well-known, well-loved party indoor/ outdoor venue Wild Waters in Ekurhuleni this September.

H2O Decade 2 Decade will also pay homage to one of the late founding members Paul Forbes who passed away last year.

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H2O co-founder Itsik Bouhbot today commented: “Doing this for 20 years obviously has a story behind it and we’ve got one insane one to tell, that’s for sure! Memories, moments, magic and some of the best times of our lives! This event is going to encapsulate 20 years of party history, nostalgia, 20 years of dance, this will for sure be one of our most special events, it’s definitely not one to miss!”

The special anniversary ticket launches today at a special discounted birthday rate from Howler

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