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An Evening Of Musical Storytelling From Our Finest Singer/Songwriters

10 Artists’ personal journeys through music and a special reasons to rediscover Kirstenbosch at the 13th annual Cape Town Folk ‘n Acoustic Music Festival

The 13th annual Cape Town Folk ‘n Acoustic Music Festival is going to be a special one. Dedicated to the beloved Kirstenbosch curator (and pioneer of cycling lanes at the gardens) who passed tragically last December, it features an incredible line-up of SA folk and acoustic artists sharing their personal journeys through music.

And your ticket gives you access to Kirstenbosch Gardens – such an excellent reason to come rediscover its beauty. Here’s what to expect at the concert (part of Kirstenbosch’s Summer Sunset concerts series) on Sunday 17 February 2019.

FOLK FESTIVAL 2019 LINE-UP

WATCH: QADASI AND MAQHINGA

WATCH: MANNY WALTERS

WATCH: ARD MATTHEWS

PLUS:

  • Arno Carstens
  • Femi Koya
  • BYRNN
  • Keren Lindley
  • Jeremy Olivier
  • Ben Dey And The Concrete Lions
  • AnecNote

THE GARDEN IN HER FULL GLORY
Your concert ticket grants you access from 8am to appreciate the gardens. Explore the expansive gardens and learn about Cape biodiversity as you stroll along the Boomslang canopy or mingle with the dinosaurs in the cycad garden. Gates to the concert area open at 4pm so lay down your blanket and tuck into a picnic as the show gears up. The concert starts at 5pm and continues until 7pm.

IN MEMORY OF  BELOVED GARDEN CURATOR
The concert is in memory of Philip Le Roux, the internationally-renowned curator of Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden. He was involved in an accident while cycling on 2 December 2018 at the Suikerbossie pass in Hout Bay. He later succumbed to his severe injuries and died in hospital.

Le Roux gave the thumbs up to cut a cycling trail through parts of the 528-hectare gardens so that cyclists could enjoy the scenery. Fellow cyclist friend Etienne van Cuyck said that Le Roux enjoyed attending outdoor concerts and would write down the name of a good band that was playing, look them up, and try to get them to perform at the gardens.

He spent eight years studying horticulture, parks and forestry, and became curator at Kirstenbosch in 1987. His legacy lives on in all that he built at Kirstenbosch in the 30 years that he served the garden.

TICKETS TO THE CAPE TOWN FOLK 'N ACOUSTIC MUSIC FESTIVAL 2019
Tickets cost R150–R190 online. Children under-six enter for free. Contact the venue on kirstenboschinfo@sanbi.org.za or 021 799 8783 for more details, or contact the organisers on Facebook.

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In June Cape Town will hosting three time Grammy award winner Ben Harper

Arrive early and explore the beautiful and diverse Kirstenbosch Gardens.

Check out the schedule and see what else is on at the Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concerts.

Mark them off in your diary; the biggest annual music festivals and a host of other events.

There are plenty of places to watch live music in Cape Town and other venues.

Pack your basket and lay out your blanket on the lawn at one of our favourite picnic spots in the city.

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