Backsberg hot line up for 2020 picnic concert series

By MapMyWay
16 January 2020

Picnic concert series
Backsberg Estate Cellars' picnic concert series - 16 February to 15 March

Backsberg Estate Cellars’ picnic concert series returns once again by popular demand, running weekly on Sundays from February 16 to March 15, 2020.

Since inception in 2008, the ‘ picnic concert series has grown in popularity and become a staple on the region’s outdoor entertainment calendar. This year, as always, ten outstanding main and supporting bands will take to the stage over a five-week period, presenting music genres to suit all tastes, from folk to blues, rock, Afro and pop.

The A-lister line up for the 2020 Backsberg Estate Cellars’ picnic concert series

  • Bottomless Coffee (see photo) on February 16 (opening act Dani Villé),
  • Blues Broers on February 23 (opening act BrotherBrother),
  • Arno Carstens on March 1 (opening act Crosscurrent),
  • Albert Frost on March 8 (opening act Alanna Joy) and to bring the series to a cool close,
  • Easy Freak on March 15 (opening act Bam Bam Brown).

Backsberg was established more than 100 years ago and is one of the Western Cape’s most beautiful estates with a glorious outdoor setting. Think lush lawns in the shade of ancient oak trees with the majestic Simonsberg Mountains as a backdrop, and you have a recipe for a long, lazy summer afternoon best spent picnicking to live music in the Paarl Valley.  Backsberg Features on the Cape Town Green Wine Route Map

Families with children are well catered for during the concerts as well, with a supervised play area, a jumping castle and face painting facilities.

Doors open at 15h00, bands start playing at 16h00, and the final set ends at 19h00. Backsberg wine (no BYO), refreshments and snacks will be on sale on the day and picnic boxes can be pre-ordered online with tickets, via Quicket.

WHERE: Backsberg Estate Cellars, Klapmuts – Simondium Rd, Paarl, 7625
WHEN: Dates as above. Doors open at 15h00, bands start playing at 16h00, and the final set ends at 19h00.
TICKETS: Tickets cost R150 online via Quicket or R170 at the gate, and R60 for students with a valid ID card. Children under 12 enter free of charge.

INFO: T 021 8755952 or visit
PHOTO: Arno Carstens Bottomless Coffee (February 16)

See also Cape Town Green Map