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Kirstenbosch Goes Big for 2017/2018 Concert Series

Latest update: 6 December 2017

Grab your picnic baskets, slather on that sunscreen and throw on those forgotten sandals; it’s Kirstenbosch summer concert season, and everyone is welcome. Billed to take over Cape Town’s historic botanical gardens every Sunday from 11 November 2017 to 1 April 2018 (although all of the dates for 2018 have not been released yet), the ever-popular outdoor live music series returns with a vast and varied line-up that’s likely to appeal to all music lovers.

This year, the exciting bill includes some seriously big names and lekker local acts such as Matthew Mole, Hot Water, Goldfish, Freshlyground, Mi Casa, Jeremy Loops and more! There are even some international acts billed to appear at the gardens this year including Texas, Yusuf (Cat) Stevens, The Vamps, Ismaël Lô and The Christians.


Plus, some concerts will  feature a kid’s zone, so moms and pops can chill out and soak in the music while the kiddies let loose and have fun running around in a designated area.

And if you don’t already know, Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden has a wide array of open spaces that make it the perfect picnic ground. So, concert-goers are encouraged to bring along blankets and picnic baskets filled with eats and drinks, including alcohol.

LINE-UP FOR THE 2017-2018 KIRSTENBOSCH SUMMER CONCERTS SERIES

 

DATE

ARTIST

COST

11 & 12 NOV

7pm

Yusuf (Cat) Stevens

SOLD OUT

19 NOV

4pm

Ismaël Lô

R295/p

26 NOV

5:30pm

Zakes Bantwini

R135/p - R180/p

3 DEC

5:30pm

Mi Casa

R135/p - R180/p

8 DEC

7pm

Texas

R495/p

10 DEC

5:15pm

Matthew Mole and Majozi

R135/p - R180/p

14 - 17 DEC

7:45pm

Carols at Kirstenbosch

TBC

23 DEC

5:30pm

Mango Groove

R135/p - R180/p

31 DEC

7pm

Goldfish and Hot Water

R385/p

1 JAN

5:30pm

Freshlyground

R135/p - R180/p

7 JAN

5:30pm

Prime Circle

R135/p - R180/p

14 JAN

5:30pm

The Parlotones

R140/p - R205/p

21 JAN

5:30pm

Fokofpolisiekar

R135/p - R180/p

28 JAN

5:30pm

The Soil

R135/p - R180/p

2 FEB

7pm

The Vamps

R570/p

4 FEB

5:15pm

Beatenberg ad Alice Phoebe Lou

R135/p - R180/p

11 FEB

5:30pm

The Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra

R135/p - R180/p

18 FEB

5:00pm

Cape Town Folk 'n Acoustic Music Festival

R135/p - R180/p

25 FEB

5:30pm

Lira

R135/p - R180/p

4 MAR

5:15pm

Good Luck & The Kiffness

R135/p - R180/p

11 MAR

5:30pm

The Christians (UK)

R140/p - R205/p

18 MAR

5:30pm

Jeremy Loops

R140/p - R205/p

21 MAR

5.15pm

Slow Jack & Petite Noir

R135/p - R180/p

25 MAR

5:15pm

Dan Patlansky & Albert Frost

R135/p - R180/p


TICKETS FOR THE 2017-2018 KIRSTENBOSCH SUMMER CONCERTS SERIES

Tickets are available via Webtickets.co.za as well as at the gate on the day, depending on availability. If online tickets for a particular show are sold out, do note that extra tickets will be on sale at the Kirstenbosch box office from the Tuesday before the specific performance. Shows are priced between R135/p and R550/p; concessions are available for some of the shows on presentation of a valid card to members of the Botanical Society.

Gates open at 4pm. Concerts are held between 5pm and 7pm, come rain or shine. Refunds are not issued.

 

 

A post shared by GoldFish (@goldfishlive) on Feb 20, 2017 at 4:34am PST

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.

We've got a list of annual music festivals that you simply can't miss, and if you like a little trance in your life have a look at our trance party schedule

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