Thousands Turn Up for Pure & Crafted South Africa

A Fun Festival With Everything Included

We told you to come early and stay late. That’s exactly what thousands of Jo’burgers did this past Saturday, 30 September, when they partied, ate, drank, danced and shopped their way through Pure&Crafted SA, presented by BMW Motorrad.
From the moment gates opened at 11am, people streamed into the festival grounds to enjoy the daytime activities and the nighttime party vibe. It only ended at 1:30am. With everything from live motorcycle stunts and tattooing to and high G&T’s and two stages, there was plenty to see and do.
A packed 15-hour festival meant there were loads of highlights across music, motorcycles and new heritage. Pure&Crafted SA lived up to its promise of being a truly unique experience in Gauteng.
Across the Twin Cylinder and Vintage Stages, the highlights were certainly the festival’s two international headliners; Lost Frequencies and Nora en Pure. The crowds were loving their epic sets. A little bit of rain didn’t dampen the electric energy. A strong local showing included big names like DJ Fresh, Timo ODV, Matthew Mole, Bye Beneco, The Rocketeers, Dean Fuel, Euphonik and many more.
During the day, motorcycle fans young and old got to see world-renowned international BMW Motorrad stunt rider, Mattie Griffin. He performed his signature live stunts on the purpose-built Smoking Rubber stunt slab. There were riding lessons for those who wanted to feel the power of a BMW motorcycle. Two Cylinder Avenue was home to one of the best displays of vintage BMW motorcycles in the country. They showcased no less than 20 beautifully restored and preserved motorcycles dating back as far as the 1950’s.
The New Heritage Square was a shopper’s paradise. Some of SA’s coolest homegrown brands were on sale. From custom helmets, leather, denim, wood products and watches. Some even booked a cut and shave while others got new tattoos. 
All of this made for hungry and thirsty festival-goers, who were catered for by more than 20 food trucks, craft beers and special bars: The Pogues Whiskey Bar, Windhoek Bar and the Whitley Neill Gin Bar. A highlight – literally – was the Whitley Neill High G&T Ferris Wheel — a festival first! Windhoek made sure people got to enjoy 100% pure beer with 100% pure beef as they partnered with Balkan Burger to pair great burgers with the best beer and Wing Republic for the best wings.
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Pure&CraftedSA is proudly produced by G&G Productions, presented by BMW Motorrad and supported by Windhoek Lager, The Pogues and Whitley Neill Handcrafted Gin.