The Toyota SU Woordfees

The Woordfees started in 2000 as an all-night party for Afrikaans literature and poetry, but in the past two decades it has grown into of one of South Africa’s biggest arts festivals. With more than 500 shows and events in more than 70 venues, the Toyota SU Woordfees transforms the university town of Stellenbosch in the Western Cape winelands into a whirlwind of energy and creativity. Artists, audiences and communities find one another in a joyous celebration of writers, books, theatre, music, visual arts, dance, discourse and films.
In 2021, the festival will be presented in two parts for the first time, with a boutique weekend festival in February/March and the main seven-day festival in September/October.