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Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concerts announce 2018-19 line-up

The Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concerts line-up announcement is one of the year’s musical calendar highlights, but over the last two years they’ve drawn a bit of criticism for booking the same acts year after year.

So while this year’s line-up does feature the usual suspects (The Parlotones, Goldfish, Freshlyground) there are a few fresh faces on the line-up as supporting acts (Easy Freak, Bam Bam Brown, Sun El Musician, Crimson House) which I’m very keen on.

But perhaps the most exciting booking comes in the form of a little band called Boney M (featuring Liz Mitchell, Boney M.’s OG vocalist), who will be playing on the 23rd of December. Two days before Christmas. Mary’s boychild Jesus Chriiist did someone say Boney M. Christmas Album?? Pa rum pum pum pum pummm.

Can you tell we’re excited?

Check out the full line-up below as well as all the ticketing details you’ll need and remember, don’t wait to buy your tickets on the day – you’ll most likely be disappointed as these concerts sell out in a flash.





18 Nov Tresor / Majozi 1 16h00 17h15-19h00
24 Nov James (UK) R545* 18h00 19h00 – 22h00
25 Nov Mango Groove 1 16h00 17h30 -19h00
2 Dec Lady Zamar / Black Motion 1 16h00 17h15-19h00
9 Dec Mi Casa 1 16h00 17h30 -19h00
13,14, 15, 16 Dec Kirstenbosch Carols TBC 18H00 18h30 – 21h30
23 Dec Boney M featuring Liz Mitchell 3 16h00 17h30 -19h00
30 Dec Lira 1 16h00 17h30 -19h00
31 Dec NYE: Jeremy Loops / Crimson House R415* 19h00 20h30-00h15
6 Jan Goldfish 2 16h00 17h30 -19h00
13 Jan The Parlotones 2 16h00 17h30 -19h00
20 Jan Freshlyground 1 16h00 17h30 -19h00
27 Jan Mafikizolo 1 16h00 17h30 -19h00
3 Feb The Soil 1 16h00 17h30 -19h00
10 Feb Fokofpolisiekar 1 16h00 17h30 -19h00
17 Feb Cape Town Folk ‘n Acoustic Music Festival 1 16h00 17h00 -19h00
24 Feb The Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra 1 16h00 17h30 -19h00
3 Mar Amanda Black / Sun El Musician 1 16h00 17h15-19h00
10 Mar Matthew Mole 1 16h00 17h30 -19h00
17 March Spoegwolf / Jan Blohm 1 16h00 17h15-19h00
24 Mar Shortstraw / Bam Bam Brown 1 16h00 17h15-19h00
31 Mar Goodluck / Easy Freak 1 16h00 17h15-19h00


Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concerts Ticket Prices
  Rate  1 Rate 2 Rate 3
Adults R190 R220 R350
Youth  (6-21 yrs with ID) R150 R170 R290
Children under 6 years Free Free Free


Please note that concerts highlighted in red do not form part of the Summer Sunset Concert series and are included for information purposes only.

*Only one ticket price – regret no discount for youth and children under 6 years also require a concert ticket.