If you are looking for enthralling entertainment this summer season in Cape Town, don’t despair, the Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concerts 2018/2019 returns on Sunday 18 November 2018 to Sunday 31 March 2019. The concert series which is hosted at a world heritage site, Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, will undoubtedly be the highlight of Cape Town’s Sunday events.
On Sunday afternoons, Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden will be transformed to accommodate a stage for outdoor live music concerts. Well-loved local and international artists will grace the stage, while lovers of music and the outdoors enjoy the tunes and the summer sun. Bring along your friends and family, picnic baskets (or pre-order one from the Kirstenbosch Tea Room or Moyo Restaurant Kirstenbosch) and blankets to enjoy the country’s indigenous flora with Table Mountain as the backdrop to the music.
The Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concerts stage will include several old favourites, including Mango Groove, Mi Casa, Lira, Goldfish, The Parlotones, The Soil, Freshlyground, Cape Town Folk n Acoustic Music Festival, The Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra, Matthew Mole, and Fokofpolisiekar. Jeremy Loops, South African singer, songwriter and record producer will be sharing the stage with the 7-piece Cape Town based band formed in 2010, Crimson House for a New Year’s Eve performance. Alongside these performances, you can also look forward to Boney M. featuring Liz Mitchell with their hits that dominated the European charts, such as Daddy Cool, Ma Baker, Belfast, Rivers of Babylon, Brown Girl in the Ring, Rasputin and Mary’s Boy Child.
Sarah Struys, Events Manager of Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden says that Kirstenbosch is thrilled to be having Boney M. featuring Liz Mitchell perform for the Cape Town public.
“Yes, the real Boney M. featuring Liz Mitchell are coming to Kirstenbosch! Boney M. and the former lead singer of the group, Liz Mitchell were not only the disco cult band of the 70’s and 80’s but remain a living legend of the entire disco era. We are looking forward to singing along to those many Boney M. Christmas hits on 23 December!”
This year, the Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concerts 2018/2019 will also open up its stage to many artists who will be performing at Kirstenbosch for the first time. Tresor, winner for the Best Pop Album in 2016 and 2018, will open this year’s concerts series with his Afropolitan sound. The house duo Black Motion, well-known for their use of the African drum and not conforming to the usual house music sound, will be sharing the stage with Collide singer, Lady Zamar. Afro-soul singer-songwriter, Amanda Black shares the stage with producer Sun El Musician. Other newcomers to Kirstenbosch are Jan Blohm, Spoegwolf, Mafikizolo, Bam Bam Brown and Easy Freak.
Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concerts 2018/2019 Line-Up:
|18 November 2018||Tresor/Majozi||R150/p – R190/p||BOOK NOW|
|25 November 2018||Mango Groove||R150/p – R190/p||BOOK NOW|
|2 December 2018||Lady Zamar / Black Motion||R150/p – R190/p||BOOK NOW|
|9 December 2018||Mi Casa||R150/p – R190/p||BOOK NOW|
|13, 14, 15, 16 December 2018||Kirstenbosch Carols||Prices to be confirmed||BOOK NOW|
|23 December 2018||Boney M. featuring Liz Mitchell||R290/p – R350/p||BOOK NOW|
|30 December 2018||Lira||R150/p – R190/p||BOOK NOW|
|31 December 2018||NYE: Jeremy Loops / Crimson House||R415/p||BOOK NOW|
|6 January 2019||Goldfish||R170/p – R220/p||BOOK NOW|
|13 January 2019||The Parlotones||R170/p – R220/||BOOK NOW|
|20 January 2019||Freshlyground||R150/p – R190/p||BOOK NOW|
|27 January 2019||Mafikizolo||R150/p – R190/p||BOOK NOW|
|3 February 2019||The Soil||R150/p – R190/p||BOOK NOW|
|10 February 2019||Fokofpolisiekar||R150/p – R190/p||BOOK NOW|
|17 February 2019||Cape Town Folk ‘n Acoustic Music Festival||R150/p – R190/p||BOOK NOW|
|24 February 2019||The Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra||R150/p – R190/p||BOOK NOW|
|3 March 2019||Amanda Black / Sun El Musician||R150/p – R190/p||BOOK NOW|
|10 March 2019||Matthew Mole||R150/p – R190/p||BOOK NOW|
|17 March 2019||Spoegwolf / Jan Blohm||R150/p – R190/p||BOOK NOW|
|24 March 2019||Shortstraw / Bam Bam Brown||R150/p – R190/p||BOOK NOW|
|31 March 2019||Goodluck / Easy Freak||R150/p – R190/p||BOOK NOW|
Where: Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden, Rhodes Drive, Newlands, Cape Town
When: 18 November 2018 to 31 March 2019
Times: Gates open 16h00, concerts start time varies between 17h00, 17h15 and 17h30, concerts end at 19h00.
Concert Info: 021 799 8783/8620/8773
All concerts take place irrespective of rain. Regret no refunds are issued.
Book tickets online on www.webtickets.co.za. Please note that Webtickets is the ONLY online ticketing partner. Kirstenbosch cannot guarantee that tickets purchased from third parties will be valid.
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Do’s and Don’ts at Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden
- Do not sit on chairs that block other people’s view of the stage.
- Do not pick flowers or walk in flower beds.
- Do bring something to take your rubbish home with you; this is a bin-free world heritage site.
- Do not leave a mess.
- Do not smoke in the audience, look for designated smoking areas
- Do bring alcohol along but leave the bad attitude at home.
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