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.
|PRICE RATE||GATES OPEN||PERFORMANCE
|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|
|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.