Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concerts in association with Old Mutual released the list of artistes performing in the upcoming season and features a diverse mix of genres with fresh, exciting new talent on offer, as well as many much-loved favourites. The concert season, which starts on Sunday 24 November 2019, has become a much anticipated top outdoor music event in Cape Town, where families and friends flock in their droves to soak up world-class live music in a unique and awe-inspiring open-air setting.
A diverse mix of artistes
The 2019/2020 line-up kicks off with Crimson House who will be launching their Bounceology album, the show promises to deliver a sensational mix of afro-balkan, gypsy blues and cabaret rock that is designed to make you bounce! Newcomers to KBrocks – Southern Wild will open the stage for Crimson house with their alternative rock shifting between rock, neo-soul and folk.
This inaugural show leads the way for a diverse range of exceptional artistes such as Jo Black, Craig Lucas, Paxton Fielies, Black Motion, Amanda Black, Kwesta, Sjava, Prince Kaybee, Sho Madjozi, Shekinah, Unathi and Hip Hop sensation AKA – who is taking to the Kirstenbosch stage for the first time. Favourites that will be back again included Spoegwolf, Matthew Mole, Sun El Musician and Simmy, Lady Zamar, Jeremy Loops, Goldfish, Jimmy Nevis, Mi Casa, Goodluck, Tresor and Watershed – who will be kicking off their 20 year anniversary tour.
The Cape Town Folk ‘n Acoustic Music Festival will be taking place once again, as well as the much loved Christmas Carols, hosted by the Rotary. In addition to this, a special New Year’s Eve concert is scheduled with performances from Freshlyground, who will be joined by Nomadic Orchestra and Native Young. This will be the last time that Freshlyground will be playing together and promises a not to be forgotten end to 2019.
On 22 March a fresh new addition has been added to Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concerts Line-Up – The Cape Town Opera starring Ms Pumeza Matshikiza, who has won the hearts of audience members in the world’s great opera houses (including London, Milan and Paris). This summer, Capetonians will have a rare opportunity to hear Ms Matshikiza on home soil for an evening of gorgeous classical and African arias and duets, with the Cape Town Opera Chorus and the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Maestro Jeremy Silver.
The concert line-up winds down with the smooth jazz tunes of Andrew Young and Don Vino – with guest vocalists Amy Jones, Gavin Minter and Selim Kagee joining them on stage.
#KBRocks Official Line-Up
|24 Nov 2019||Crimson House / Southern Wild||R170/p – R220/p||BOOK NOW|
|1 Dec 2019||Black Motion / Amanda Black||R170/p – R220/p||BOOK NOW|
|8 Dec 2019||Watershed||R170/p – R220/p||BOOK NOW|
|12, 13, 14, 15 Dec||*Christmas Carols – Hosted Rotary Club||R25/p – R125/p||BOOK NOW|
|22 Dec 2019||Shekinah / Unathi||R170/p – R220/p||BOOK NOW|
|29 Dec 2019||Goldfish||R170/p – R220/p||BOOK NOW|
|Tue 31 Dec 2019||*NYE: Freshlyground /Nomadic Orchestra /Native Young||R435/p||BOOK NOW|
|5 Jan 2020||Jimmy Nevis / Craig Lucas / Paxton Fielies||R170/p – R220/p||BOOK NOW|
|12 Jan 2020||Mi Casa||R170/p – R220/p||BOOK NOW|
|19 Jan 2020||The Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra||R170/p – R220/p||BOOK NOW|
|26 Jan 2020||Goodluck / Tresor||R170/p – R220/p||BOOK NOW|
|2 Feb 2020||Lady Zamar / Kwesta||R170/p – R220/p||BOOK NOW|
|8 Feb 2020||*Yo-Yo Ma (International Concert)||R900/p||BOOK NOW|
|9 Feb 2020||AKA||R170/p – R220/p||BOOK NOW|
|16 Feb 2020||Cape Town Folk ‘n Acoustic Music Festival||R170/p – R220/p||BOOK NOW|
|23 Feb 2020||Spoegwolf / Jo Black||R170/p – R220/p||BOOK NOW|
|1 Mar 2020||Matthew Mole||R170/p – R220/p||BOOK NOW|
|8 Mar 2020||Prince Kaybee / Sho Madjozi||R170/p – R220/p||BOOK NOW|
|15 Mar 2020||Sun El Musician and Simmy / Sjava||R170/p – R220/p||BOOK NOW|
|22 Mar 2020||Cape Town Opera||R170/p – R220/p||BOOK NOW|
|29 Mar 2020||Jeremy Loops||R170/p – R220/p||BOOK NOW|
|5 Apr 2020||Andrew Young and Don Vino||R170/p – R220/p||BOOK NOW|
“The Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concerts have become a Cape Town institution and a must-attend event for locals as well as visitors. As the World’s Leading Festival and Event Destination, the City of Cape Town is proud to partner with the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden to support the series of concerts. We encourage our residents as well as visitors to the city to get their picnic baskets and enjoy wonderful local and international music acts at the world’s most beautiful botanical garden this summer with Table Mountain as the backdrop.” Stated by Executive Mayor, Alderman Dan Plato
Bring family and friends, pack a picnic (or pre-order 5 days in advance from the Kirstenbosch Tea Room or Moyo Restaurant Kirstenbosch) and relax on the lawns listening to world-class musical performances with Table Mountain as the backdrop. Moyo food trucks will also be offering freshly made burgers, boerie rolls, chipstix, beverages and snacks – so make sure you come hungry!
Book tickets online at 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.
For more information visit www.sanbi.org/gardens/kirstenbosch or follow them on Social Media and tag them in your #KBRocks experiences.
Details at a glance
Where: Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, Rhodes Drive, Newlands, Cape Town
When: 24 November 2019 to 5 April 2020
Times: Gates open 16h00, concerts start time varies 17h00/17h15/17h30, concerts end at 19h00. Concert Tickets: Adults: R220, Youth (age 6 to 21 with ID): R170, children under 6 years do not require a concert ticket. *Christmas Carols, *New Year’s Eve and *International Performances have separate rates for adults and children.
Concert Info: 021 799 8783/8620/8773
Note: Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concerts are picnic-style, so bring a blanket and a picnic basket. All concerts take place irrespective of rain. Regret no refunds are issued. The Kirstenbosch concert arena is a non-smoking venue, there will be no designated smoking areas available. Smoking is prohibited in all areas of the concert arena (this includes all smoking tobacco, e-cigarettes and vaporizers).