Redhill Arts Festival

The 2023 Redhill Arts Festival Returns This Weekend

Sandton is once again ready to embrace the arts with open arms as the annual Redhill Arts Festival (#RedFest2023) returns from 28 to 30 July 2023.


  • Proudly presented by Redhill School in Morningside, this annual event promises to be bigger and better than ever,
  • #RedFest2023 features an array of renowned artists and performers from the world of theatre, music, and the arts.
  • With a plethora of activities catering to all ages, this three-day extravaganza will be a celebration of creativity, culture, and community.
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The Redhill Arts Festival, fondly known as #RedFest2023, has become a beacon of artistic expression in greater Sandton, and this year’s edition is set to be a reawakening of the arts scene after the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. Redhill School’s extensive grounds will be transformed into a playground of creativity, offering an impressive line-up of activities for attendees to explore.


Music enthusiasts can immerse themselves in a massive outdoor music festival featuring an outstanding line-up of local and international artists. From soulful melodies to high-energy performances, the MusicFest on 29 July 2023, promises to be a day of unforgettable rhythms and beats. Headlining the event will be Jesse Clegg and Mi Casa, two powerhouse acts sure to leave the audience in awe.


For theatre lovers, the Redhill Arts Festival is a treasure trove of performances. With a staggering selection of 34 incredible theatre productions, including renowned plays like Woza Albert, Defending The Caveman, The Dress Code, And Oh, What A Night?, attendees can indulge in the magic of live performances and theatrical brilliance. The festival truly showcases the richness and diversity of the theatrical arts.


The festival’s dedication to providing exceptional entertainment for all ages is evident in its line-up of children’s activities. Walton’s Wonderland will be a haven for kids, featuring dedicated childminders and a plethora of exciting activities, including giant outdoor games, inflatables, Art Jamming, beading, sneaker painting, sand art, face painting, stilt walkers, and balloon artists. The four spectacular children’s theatre productions, alongside internationally renowned magicians and mind-blowing illusionists, ensure that #Redfest2023 is an enchanting experience for young attendees.


As art enthusiasts roam the festival, they’ll be delighted by the 3-day Artisanal Market, showcasing over 40 high-end, carefully curated market stalls that proudly represent South African craftsmanship. The market will offer a treasure trove of unique and handcrafted items, making it the perfect place to find one-of-a-kind souvenirs and gifts. And for the foodies, Joburg’s finest food trucks will tantalize taste buds, while a dedicated beer, wine, and G&T area will offer refreshing beverages to savour throughout the festival.


Of course, no arts festival is complete without an innovative and inspiring art exhibition. Curated under the theme The Intersection Of Art, Hope, And Societal Change, this year’s exhibition is bound to captivate art enthusiasts of all levels. From established artists to emerging talents, the exhibition will present a diverse collection of artworks, making art appreciation accessible to all.


Since its inception in 2017, the Redhill Arts Festival has gained recognition as a leading platform for embracing and celebrating the arts. Each year, the festival draws in a diverse range of up-and-coming artists and performers, fostering a sense of community and camaraderie among creatives.


Thanks to the generous support from Standard Bank, Waltons, and SAB, the Redhill Arts Festival has been able to expand its offerings, accommodating even more theatre productions and artists. This support not only provides much-needed revenue to artists as they recover from the impact of the pandemic but also enables them to reach wider audiences and create more opportunities for future performances.


Whether you’re a passionate arts enthusiast or simply seeking a phenomenal day out, the Redhill Arts Festival is the place to be from 28 to 30 July 2023.


For more information, a detailed program, and direct ticket booking links, visit the Redhill Arts Festival website.


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