The sportscene capsule fest event was live at Mary Fitz-gerald square in Newtown Johannesburg this past Saturday. The event was organised by South African fashion retail chain Sportscene to showcase the best in street culture from music, fashion, art, to food and a whole lot more.

There was a NIKE pop up store, where you got to choose between a fresh new tattoo and your sneakers cleaned while you are sitting in a shoe shining stool fashioned kind chair, only if you came to the event wearing NIKE sneakers though. The Adidas pop up store had its own goodies to offer too, with patrons wearing adidas sneakers getting an access tag into the adidas lounge where Jameson Whiskey and Absolut Vodka was the order of the day.

Other notable pop up stores at the event were FILA, Chuck Taylor, La Familiar x Cutthroat which was the designated pop-up store selling ASAP Ferg’s Trap lord merchandise. The food courts had varieties and food showcasing to melt anyone’s tongue. Cool kids, dressed to impress, came in numbers to the event which was MC’d by non-other than the bubbly V-Entertainment host and entertainer Nomuzi “Moozlie” Mabena and the bubbling YouTube trio The Microwave Boys. Members of prominent fashion and art movement Boyz ‘N’ Bucks were also spotted at the event donning their wonted edgy getups. The event was set to officially start at midday but the crowd started gathering at the main stage at around 18:00 when the DJ duo Darren and Ryan Rigney known by their stage name Twins on Deck hit the stage. Their resonating house mixes elevated the energy and the DJs and performers that came on thus never allowed the energy to subside.

DJ Milkshake handled the decks after the twins and debut a song titled “I got it” with new wave kids Champagne 69 and February. Hip Hop DJ and radio presenter DJ Capital’s set was not one without hindrances with patrons pointing out that his drummer was more audible during his set. Frank Casino titivated the night with fan favourite jams Family which features Riky Rick, whole thing also with Riky, and sawce before passing the baton to Nasty C who seldom disappoints. AKA and his band were arguably the best performers of the night with a perfectly composed performance accompanied by an unparalleled stage presence and flawless charismatic choreography that further cements the rapper as the international entertainer that he undoubtedly is. Kwesta, who was among the headliners the event was announced to be on route but palpably never made it. Other notable acts at the event were the Cape Flats’ pride and joy Youngsta CPT and the “Let it Flow” hitmaker Shane Eagle who held down the second stage. Tsonga Rap Queen SHOMADJOZI regaled the crowds with her unique fusion of Tsonga dance and rap.

ASAP Ferg got on stage around midnight and brought the house on fire. He stopped his performance mid-first-song to exclaim his surprise that NANDOS, which is also the name of his latest single, was actually South African and not British like he initially thought. He had the longest performance of the night which lasted a little over an hour and left the stage with fans still wanting more. The first capsule fest, which looks to be an annual event according to Sportscene Marketing Manager Lulama Mnisi, was indeed one for the culture and as such COSEFFECT will be there to cover all their events from hereon.