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The Event

Step up, roll up & dress up - it's Decompression time again! This year's event is a pageant, a carnival, a fiesta and a variety show - and it's one at where YOU MAKE IT HAPPEN. 
And hey - when we say 'dress up', we really mean it: this Decom is a costume-only affair, so if you or a mate rock up at the gate looking normal, that'll mean double at the door. So get your best Tankwa finery out of that closet or cupboard and prepare to dazzle in the default!  

What's in store? 
This year's Decom is an experiment where, just like Tankwa Town, you create the performance, the art, the sound and the experience. It's a space where you're able to bring along the thing you love to do, and do it.

There'll be different areas, for various kinds of activities - and with a midday start, it'll be a family affair, so bring the kids. Here's a list of the activities already planned:

In the Main Hall:

- 2018 Theme to be announced!
- The Steampunk Saloon at Afrikaburn (burlesque & DJ's)
- Best Dressed Costume Contest with MC Archie Bishop-Loon!
- Theme Camp areas, with decor & activities
- Silent Disco with the following DJ's:

JNN KPN, Wulfsohn, Lieutenant Fizzer, Jews For Techno, Sadhu Sensi, Aanga, Psi36, Chocolate, Martin Luther Queen Jr, Jas-D, Loic 2-D, Chocolate ++

Note to bands and DJ's: This year's Decom is a variety show and won't feature large stages or sound rigs. If you'd like to perform acoustically (as in, no amps, no backline, no monitors, no PA), feel free to get in touch. Small DC (as in battery) powered sound setups are welcome - as are portable speakers in the Sound Zone.

In the Side Hall:

- Talkshops covering a range of topics including Diversity, Inclusion, Psychoacoustics, Art & Psychedelics, Sexuality & Gender ++
- Projections of films & shorts from AfrikaBurns past
- Slides of a variety of photographers' shots from Tankwa Town
- DIY Camp Tech plans
- MOOP Photography Exhibition (photos by Conrad Lattimer)

Throughout the venue:

- Bishop Loon's TARDIS
- The Theatre of Playful Banter
- Artworks large and small from this year in Tankwa Town , incl:
- ChockyBot v.X
- Big Beach Scene
- Rocking Horses
- Malta the Horse
- Collaborative sound zone: bring a portable speaker
- Mutant Vehicles incl Adoons the Skullcar, Katryn ++
Got ideas, art, or an activity you want to add to the mix? Great - mail [email protected] to start chatting about how it can be plugged in. And if you'd like to volunteer to assist the event team, go right ahead and mail [email protected]
Looking for the Facebook event page? That right HERE

When and where?

The German Club
6 Roodehek Street
Cape Town
South Africa

Sat 15 Jul 2017 at 12:00 PM (SAST)
Sat 15 Jul 2017 at 10:00 PM (SAST)

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