Kirstenbosch Summer Concert Series 2019/2020

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Kirstenbosch Summer Concert Series 2019/2020

The start date has been confirmed and the artist list has been released, plan you summer concert schedule now

Latest update: 14 October 2019

There are a number of things that signal the start of summer in Cape Town: Clear skies, hot days and the Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concerts. The 2019/2020 summer series kicks off on 17 November and as usual promises a star ridden lineup of musical acts. The lineup of performers has been released and, while it looks like there will be a few more performers announced, it's jam packed with some mouthwatering acts. Check out the grid below and plan your Summer Concert schedule. 

Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concerts 2019/2020 Line-Up:




17 November 2019

Andrew Young and Don Vino

R170 – R220pp

24 November 2019

Crimson House and Southern Wild

R170 – R220pp

01 December 2019

Black Motion and Amanda Black

R170 – R220pp

08 December 2019


R170 – R220pp

13, 14, 15, 16 December 2019

Kirstenbosch Carols

Prices to be confirmed

22 December 2019

Shekinah and Unathi

R170 – R220pp

29 December 2019


R170 – R220pp

31 December 2019

NYE: NYE: Freshlyground / Nomadic Orchestra / Native Young


12 January 2020

Mi Casa

R170 – R220pp

19 January 2020

The Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra

R170 – R220pp

26 January 2020

Goodluck and Tresor

R170 – R220pp

02 February 2020

Kwesta and Sjava 

R170 – R220pp

09 February 2020


R170 – R220pp

16 February 2020

Cape Town Folk ‘n Acoustic Music Festival

R170 – R220pp

23 February 2020

Spoegwolf and Jo Black

R170 – R220pp

01 March 2020

Matthew Mole

R170 – R220pp

08 March 2020

Prince Kaybee and Sho Madjozi

R170 – R220pp

15 March 2020

Sun El Musician and Simmy and Lady Zamar

R170 – R220pp

22 March 2020

Cape Town Opera

R170 – R220pp

29 March 2020

Jeremy Loops

R170 – R220pp




The 2018/19 Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concerts stage included several old favourites, including Mango GrooveMi CasaLiraGoldfishThe ParlotonesThe SoilFreshlygroundCape Town Folk ‘n Acoustic Music FestivalThe Cape Town Philharmonic OrchestraMatthew Mole, and Fokofpolisiekar.

Jeremy Loops, South African singer, songwriter and record producer, shared the stage with the seven-piece Cape Town-based band, Crimson House, for a New Year’s Eve performance.

Alongside these performances, Boney M. featuring Liz Mitchell also joined the festival with their European chart-topping hits such as Daddy Cool, Ma Baker, Belfast, Rivers of Babylon, Brown Girl in the Ring, Rasputin, Mary’s Boy Child and, of course with it being close to Christmas, Feliz Navidad.

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!

The Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concerts aren't all about old favourites. In 2018/2019 it opened up its stage to many artists new to the event. Tresor, winner for the Best Pop Album in 2016 and 2018, opened the 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, shared the stage with Collide singer, Lady Zamar.

Afro-soul singer-songwriter, Amanda Black shared the stage with producer Sun El Musician. Other newcomers to Kirstenbosch included Jan BlohmSpoegwolfMafikizoloBam Bam Brown and Easy Freak.

One of the biggest names in electronic dance music, UK and global sensation DJ Bonobo, brought his eight-piece band to perform for one night only at the Kirstenbosch Summer Concerts on 8 February 2018. 

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  • 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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