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The Two Oceans Aquarium & Texx and the City Present: After Dark

We’ve joined forces with the Two Oceans Aquarium to bring you a stripped down series of events this winter featuring some of the Mother City’s finest bands.

On three nights only, in June, July and August 2018, the area in front of the I&J Ocean Exhibit will be transformed into a cozy, living room-style setting where you’ll be able to enjoy two bands on each evening. Holding 1.6 million litres of sea water, the I&J Ocean Exhibit provides a massive home to rays, musselcracker, green sea turtles, a giant guitarfish and many more marine creatures. Grassy Spark and Southern Wild (June), AKING and Bam Bam Brown (July), and Majozi and Gemma Griffiths (August) have been handpicked to perform on these evenings.

“We used to host music recitals at the Aquarium years ago and they were very popular. Because of demand, and recognising that the Aquarium is a unique, spellbinding venue where truly anything is possible, we’ve been keen to bring live music back for quite some time now,” says Two Oceans Aquarium Marketing and Online Executive Ingrid Sinclair. “Of course, we needed to make sure that we could put on the perfect show that showcases the best of local talent while inviting listeners through our doors, after closing time, to experience music in a whole new way.”

About the launch of After Dark, Texx and the City’s founder and editor Tecla Ciolfi says, “The Two Oceans Aquarium is without a doubt my favourite place in Cape Town and I’ve never been more excited about any events I’ve ever hosted. Texx and the City also turns 10 years old this year so I’m using After Dark as the perfect excuse to have three birthday parties that feature some of my favourite SA bands.”

Sinclair says, “Texx and the City was the obvious choice of partner for After Dark – Tecla is highly respected in the industry, has her finger on the pulse of local music, and just so happens to be a genuine fan of the Aquarium.”

Joining the After Dark family is nautical themed microbrewery, Drifter Brewing Company, known for their exciting and unusual brews – like the Ocean Aged Tripel which was sunk on the Atlantic seabed for a full year. Drifter will provide either a tasty Buchu-infused Gin ‘n’ Tonic or a Pick Me Up Pale Ale to each guest upon arrival and the full range of Drifter beers will be on sale throughout each event.

Check out all the Event Details below.

Wednesday 25 June 2018

Grassy Spark & Southern Wild

Tickets: R295 at Quicket https://www.quicket.co.za/events/47122-after-dark-southern-wild-and-grassy-spark-on-25-june/#/

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/595582920800954/

Wednesday 25 July 2018

AKING & Bam Bam Brown

Tickets: R295 at Quicket https://www.quicket.co.za/events/47123-after-dark-aking-and-bam-bam-brown-on-25-july/#/

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/170534773590969/

Wednesday 29 August 2018

Majozi & Gemma Griffiths

Tickets: R295 at Quicket https://www.quicket.co.za/events/47124-after-dark-majozi-and-gemma-griffiths-on-29-august/#/

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/465969797174276/

Tickets are limited to 180 pax per event.

Doors open at 7pm with the first act on stage promptly at 8pm and the second act on at 9pm. A cash bar will be available but no food will be served.

Drifter Brewing Company will also be providing a welcome drink upon arrival. If you’d like to see where your beautiful bevvies are produced, the Drifter Brewery tasting room is open every Friday evening from 4 pm to 10 pm and is available to hire for functions or parties.


Social Media Links

Two Oceans Aquarium

Facebook: @twooceansaquarium

Twitter: @2oceansaquarium

Instagram: @2oceansaquarium

Texx and the City

Facebook: @texxandthecity

Twitter: @texxandthecity

Instagram: @texxandthecity

Drifter Brewing Company

Facebook: @drifterbrewingcompany

Twitter: @drifterbrewing

Instagram: @drifterbrewing