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Line-Up Kirstenbosch Summer Concert Series 2018/2019

Just confirmed: DJ Bonobo. Plus: From Boney M to Mafikizolo – from Fokof to Goldfish and Lira

Latest update: 1 October 2018

What better way to welcome the warmer months than with live local and international music acts in Cape Town’s historic botanical gardens. Read all about the summer concerts and get a feel of what to expect this year. 

THIS JUST IN: DJ BONOBO CONFIRMED FOR 8 FEBRUARY
One of the biggest names in electronic dance music, UK and global sensation DJ Bonobo with his eight-piece band is performing for one night only at Kirstenbosch Summer Concerts on 8 February 2018. Get more details about DJ Bonobo in Cape Town.

What's the fuss about? See for yourself:

OLD FAVOURITES RETURN TO KIRSTENBOSCH FOR PERFORMANCES
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 seven-piece Cape Town-based band, 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 European chart-topping hits such as Daddy Cool, Ma Baker, Belfast, Rivers of Babylon, Brown Girl in the Ring, Rasputin and Mary’s Boy Child.

CHRISTMAS AT KIRSTENBOSCH HITS ON 23 DECEMBER
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 70s but remain a living legend of the entire disco era. We are looking forward to singing along to many Boney M. Christmas hits on 23 December!

FIRST TIME DEBUTS AT KIRSTENBOSCH
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:

DATE

ARTIST

COST

18 November 2018

Tresor/Majozi

R150pp–R190pp

25 November 2018

Mango Groove

R150pp–R190pp

2 December 2018

Lady Zamar / Black Motion

R150pp–R190pp

9 December 2018

Mi Casa

R150pp–R190pp

13, 14, 15, 16 December 2018

Kirstenbosch Carols

Prices to be confirmed

23 December 2018

Boney M. featuring Liz Mitchell

R290pp–R350pp

30 December 2018

Lira

R150pp–R190pp

31 December 2018

NYE: Jeremy Loops / Crimson House

R415pp

6 January 2019

Goldfish

R170pp–R220pp

13 January 2019

The Parlotones

R170pp–R220pp

20 January 2019

Freshlyground

R150pp–R190pp

26 January 2019

James Morrison 

R325pp–R650pp

27 January 2019

Mafikizolo

R150pp–R190pp

3 February 2019

The Soil

R150pp–R190pp

10 February 2019

Fokofpolisiekar

R150pp–R190pp

17 February 2019

Cape Town Folk ‘n Acoustic Music Festival

R150pp–R190pp

24 February 2019

The Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra

R150pp–R190pp

3 March 2019

Amanda Black / Sun El Musician

R150pp–R190pp

10 March 2019

Matthew Mole

R150pp–R190pp

17 March 2019

Spoegwolf / Jan Blohm

R150pp–R190pp

24 March 2019

Shortstraw / Bam Bam Brown

R150pp–R190pp

31 March 2019

Goodluck / Easy Freak

R150pp–R190pp

FAMILY & FRIENDS

Time to share with the friends and get your tickets from webtickets.co.za

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DOs & DON'Ts AT THE KIRSTENBOSCH BOTANICAL GARDENS

  • Do not smoke in the audience.
  • 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 bring alcohol along, but leave the bad attitude at home.

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Sinatra lives on as the acclaimed show featuring British performer, Richard Shelton and the 17-piece Johannesburg Big Band comes to town in Sinatra and Me.  

Every Friday, watch the free sunset series at Battery Park

Want to watch one of SA’s craziest and talented guitarists? Then go see Derek Gripper at Maynardville

See some great up and coming musical talent for free at the Mercedes Summer Session

Along with ten artists, celebrate the 13th annual Folk ‘n Acoustic Music Festival.

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Sing along by candlelight this December at the Kirstenbosch Carols. Find out all about Cape Town’s free Silo Concerts.

Dance on the lawn as the sun goes down at Camps Bay Sunset Silent Disco, or maybe watch a movie under the stars at Kirstenbosch Gardens with The Galileo Open Air Cinema.

Take a look at our not-to-be-missed list of annual music festivals. If you like a little trance in your life have a look at our trance party schedule

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