There are three high profile international acts joining the local stars, and a nice mix of old favourites and new faces at Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concerts . The line-up looks set to surpass all others.
It is that time of year again, when fans of the Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concerts start digging out their picnic baskets and planning their weekends for the next six months.
“We are really excited to be starting the season on November 19 with Senegalese legend, Ismaël Lô,” says Sarah Struys, Events Manager for Kirstenbosch. “We are bringing his 11 piece band to Kirstenbosch all the way from Dakar, for a special treat to some of the best music from West Africa.”
Other international stars at Kirstenbosch
• The UK’s The Christians on March 11 – famous for ‘Forgotten Town’, ‘Ideal World’ and a host of other top 40 hits;
• Petite Noir hails from Belgium and his La vie est belle / Life Is Beautiful sums up the season. Petite Noir will be joined by Cape Town band Slow Jack.
The local stars more than hold their own
Making their Kirstenbosch debut will be the hugely popular Zakes Bantwini on November 26; Majozi who will be joining Matthew Mole on December 10; and The Kiffness who will take the stage with Goodluck on March 4.
If camping was allowed over the Christmas holidays in Kirstenbosch, the concert lawn would be booked out from 23 December to the beginning of January, with Mango Groove, Goldfish, Hot Water, Freshlyground, Prime Circle and the Parlotones following one after the other.
And if you need cheering up after the new work year begins in mid-January, there will be Fokofpolisiekar, the Soil, Beatenberg , Alice Phoebe Lou, Lira, Jeremy Loops, Dan Patlansky and Albert Frost to keep you in the mood for summer.
And of course, who could forget the annual treats of The Cape Town Philharmonic and the Cape Town Folk ‘n Acoustic Music Festival?
The full line-up for the Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concerts
Sunday 19 November Ismaël Lô (SEN) R295 (regret no free entry for kids under 6)
Sunday 26 November Zakes Bantwini R180 / R135
Sunday 3 December Mi Casa R180 / R135
Sunday 10 December Matthew Mole / Majozi R180 / R135
14 – 17 December Christmas Carols To be announced
Saturday 23 December Mango Groove R180 / R135
Sunday 31 December Goldfish / Hot Water R385 (regret no free entry for kids under 6)
Monday 1 January Freshlyground R180 / R135
Sunday 7 January Prime Circle R180 / R135
Sunday 14 January The Parlotones R180 / R135
Sunday 21 January Fokofpolisiekar R180 / R135
Sunday 28 January The Soil R180 / R135
Sunday 4 February Beatenberg R180 / R135
Sunday 11 February The Cape Town Philharmonic R180 / R135
Sunday 18 February Cape Town Folk ‘n Acoustic Music Festival R180 / R135
Sunday 25 February Lira R180 / R135
Sunday 4 March Goodluck / The Kiffness R180 / R135
Sunday 11 March The Christians (UK) R180 / R135
Sunday 18 March Jeremy Loops R180 / R135
Wednesday 21 March Petite Noir (BEL) / Slow Jack R180 / R135
Sunday 25 March Dan Patlansky / Albert Frost R180 / R135
Sunday 1 April To be announced To be announced
All tickets are available on Webtickets, Kirstenbosch’s ONLY online ticketing partner. Kirstenbosch cannot guarantee that tickets purchased from third parties will be valid.
WHERE: Kirstenbosch National Botanic Garden, Rhodes Dr, Newlands, Cape Town, 7735