The House of Vans Johannesburg pop-up will offer live musical performances by local and international acts, art installations, workshops, open skate sessions, a local community street market at 1 Fox, Ferreirasdorp from 22 to 25 August 2019.
The pop-up experience is set to be South Africa’s biggest House of Vans experience to date.
“Johannesburg is known for its cultural diversity and has strong roots in art, music and skateboarding,” says Warren Talbot, Vans marketing manager, South Africa.
The pop-up will kick-off with a lineup of acts, which include Gemini Major, Ray Barbee, PATRICKxxLEE and Gina Jeanz.
Throughout the weekend, House of Vans will showcase several local musical talents from across the country including the likes of Riky Rick, Desmond and The Tutus, Bye Beneco, Marena Leraba, DJ Speedsta, Stilo Magolide, Batuk and DBN Gogo. Two international acts are set to headline the main stage.
Vans has partnered with local heroes Baseline and Skate Society Soweto, alongside UK-based company Yardsale to help curate a unique indoor skatepark.
The open skate sessions will be available at scheduled times for the duration of the weekend along with Vans’ signature girls skate clinics and board building. The skate sessions will culminate in a “cash for tricks” contest on Saturday afternoon.
House of Vans Johannesburg will offer an art programme including installations and workshops by some of South Africa’s finest. Furthermore, an exhibition will be dedicated to the history that highlights the skateboarding heritage and evolution of Session Magazine over the years.
Those attending House of Vans Johannesburg will also see some of the country’s most creative talents with a curated Community Market hosting the likes of DEAD. Clothing, Baseline, Khaya Records, Sk8 Shades, Sealand and Roastin’ Records, where they will showcase and retail their artistic ingenuity and connect with event guests. Attendees can also expect flash tattooing from Palm Black and a barbershop pop-up from Legends Barbers.
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