In our 12th year, we once again gather to build, create, perform, share and dream on the blank canvas of the Tankwa! Will it be incredible? That’s up to YOU.
After all – unlike other events – the city we raise from the dust is not built or managed by ‘someone else’ Out there, there’s no someone else – there’s just us, and we’re all in it together.
To create the magic of Tankwa Town takes a lot of hard work – and only together can we perform the magic of building a temporary city, filling it, and then making it vanish, leaving no trace. For that to happen means that we all have to pull our corner – so if you have a project, well played but if not there are dozens of ways you can step up and get involved in an area that appeals to you. Check out our Participation page to find something that suits your schedule and skills:
If you’re looking for something to do, build or bring – and you should be – our theme this time round is “Working Title________”, which provides some pointers and inspiration. If you’d like to dig into the theme, head this way:
To get prepared, there’s some highly recommended reading. First up, read the 11 principles that underpin everything about the experience you’re now headed towards. They’re available in 10 languages, including isiXhosa and isiZulu:
Once you’ve dug into the principles that act as guidelines for our culture, then there’s our utterly, critically and completely essential reading – the Survival Guide – which you’ll find along with other important links on our Preparation page:
WARNING: Please be aware that scammers are out there, and they take chances with folks who are desperate. Don’t be desperate: it’s not a good look on you, and there’s no need, because we have secure ways for you to buy or sell tickets, including STEP, which is our secure ticket exchange programme that’s hosted by our ticketing agent, Quicket.
For all info on tickets, including Kids, Maydays, Subsidised and Vehicle Passes, head to our Tickets page:
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Onward to the dust!