The annual Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concert season will be kicking off in late November. As usual, the magnificent gardens provide the backdrop for these open-air concerts – the perfect place to spend a lazy Sunday afternoon.
New Year’s Eve show
To usher in the new year, Kirstenbosch will be hosting a New Year’s Eve party on 31 December from 8.30pm. The opening act is the talented Grassy Spark whose music fuses ska with rock, funk, reggae and Latin. Cape Town’s own Jeremy Loops will then take to the stage to entertain the crowd with his version of modern folk music.
It is a picnic-style concert, so bring a blanket and picnic basket.
Tickets cost R330 and are available from Webtickets.
The 2015/2016 line-up is amazing with Freshlyground kicking off the season on 22 November, the Parlotones being the first show for 2016 on 3 January and Beatenberg getting on the stage on 27 March 2016.
22 November Freshlyground (R150)
29 November Zonke Dikana (R150)
6 December Arno Carstens (R150)
13 December Mango Groove (R150)
17, 18, 19, 20 December Carols at Kirstenbosch (R90 to R100, adults; R65 to R75, 6 to 18 years; R20 to R25, 2 to 5 years)
27 December Jimmy Nevis (R150)
31 December New Year’s Eve concert: Jeremy Loops / Grassy Spark (R330)
3 January The Parlotones (R175)
10 January Prime Circle (R150)
17 January Karen Zoid and Francois van Coke (R150)
24 January Mi Casa (R150)
31 January The Soil (R150)
7 February Cape Town Folk ‘n Acoustic Music Festival (R150)
14 February Matthew Mole / Rubber Duc (R150)
21 February Goldfish (R150)
28 February The Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra (R150)
6 March Shortstraw / The Plastics (R110)
13 March Al Bairre / Bye Beneco (R110)
20 March Zebra & Giraffe / Monark (R110)
21 March Fundraiser: Performer to be confirmed
27 March Beatenberg / John Wizards (R150)
3 April December Streets / The Vanilla (R110)
Gates open at 4pm, and concerts start from 5.30pm to 7pm.
As always, the tickets for all the concerts are available online at Webtickets and at the gate on the day, depending on availability. Physical tickets will be on sale from the Tuesday before the concert at the Kirstenbosch Box Office. Come rain or shine, the concerts will go ahead.
Original Source: Inside Guide