This summer season in Cape Town is guaranteed to tickle each and every one of your festive season fancies! From November 2018 to March 2019, Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden will host its annual Summer Sunset Concert series.

Over the course of the summer, each Sunday will see the world heritage site transform into an outdoor live music location. Beloved local favourites and international artists will grace the stage while music lovers will enjoy the tunes from the summer sun.

Two friends walking through Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens

Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden is world famous for being one of the most breathtaking botanical gardens in the world. Nestled in the eastern slopes of Table Mountain, the garden is home to 7000 species of indigenous plants, as well as a wide variety of birds, animals, reptiles and frogs.

 

Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concerts 2018/2019

Boasting beautiful landscapes and views of Table Mountain, Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden is the perfect location for a glass of chilled wine under the sun, with a music concert as the backdrop!

Bring friends and family, blankets, picnic baskets (or pre-order one from Kirstenbosch Tea Room or Moyo Restaurant) and enjoy grooving and jiving to some of the best local and international music that Cape Town has to offer!

Tresor and Majozi, 18 November 2018

Majozi recently emerged onto the music scene from the coastal city of Durban. He describes his music as Indie-folk with subtle influences an electro sound. Tresor (French for “treasure” and pronounced “Trezor”) is an award-winning and multi-platinum selling artist, whose songs reflect the realities of so many people on the continent of Africa. His Afropolitan sound won the Best Pop Album in 2016 and 2018.

  • Cost: R190.00 for adults | R150.00 for youth (6 – 12) | Free for children under 6  
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Mango Groove, 25 November 2018

Mango Groove is a world-renowned 11 piece Afro Pop group formed in 1984 in Johannesburg, South Africa. The band has released six studio albums and have sold more than 1.5 million albums in South Africa alone. Some of Mango Groove’s most popular hits are “Dance Some More” and “Special Star”.

  • Cost: R190.00 for adults | R150.00 for youth (6 – 12) | Free for children under 6  
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Lady Zamar and Black Motion, 2 December 2018

A singer, songwriter and businesswoman, Lady Zamar incorporates African house music with a soulful and soothing tone. She will be joined on stage with popular house duo, Black Motion, for a night of enchanting vocals and enticing drum beats.

  • Cost: R190.00 for adults | R150.00 for youth (6 – 12) | Free for children under 6  
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Mi Casa, 9 December 2018

Consisting of three band members, Dr.Duda, J’Something and Mo-T, Mi Casa was formed in early 2011 in Johannesburg and has since become an award-winning South African musical trio with a signature sound that has enabled them to reach a global audience.

  • Cost: R190.00 for adults | R150.00 for youth (6 – 12) | Free for children under 6  
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Boney M. Featuring Liz Mitchell, 23 December 2018

Just in time for Christmas, Boney M. takes to the stage along with original singer Liz Mitchell. The group formed during the disco era and since then have released a number of popular hits, namely a collection of beloved festive songs for the holiday season.

  • Cost: R350.00 for adults | R290.00 for youth (6 – 12) | Free for children under 6  
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Lira, 30 December 2018

Multi-platinum award-winning South African singer and songwriter, Lira has six studio albums, 3 concert DVD’s, an autobiography and has released her first independent studio album – Born Free.

  • Cost: R190.00 for adults | R150.00 for youth (6 – 12) | Free for children under 6  
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New Years Eve: Jeremy Loops and Crimson House, 31 December 2018

Formed in 2010, Crimson House is a multi-genre gypsy cabaret group that combine a number of styles including hip hop, ska, Afro blue and rock. For New Years Eve, Crimson House is joined alongside internationally acclaimed South African musician Jeremy Loops.

Goldfish, 6 January 2019

With their genre-defying mix of instruments, house beats and fiery vocal performances, the electronic duo from the Mother City, Goldfish, have long been headlining international music charts. Goldfish returns to their home soil for another stellar performance.

  • Cost: R220.00 for adults | R170.00 for youth (6 – 12) | Free for children under 6  
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The Parlotones, 13 January 2018

Proudly South African, The Parlotones are an indie rock band hailing from Johannesburg. Since their inception, The Parlotones have grown to become one of the biggest alternate rive bands in South Africa.

  • Cost: R220.00 for adults | R170.00 for youth (6 – 12) | Free for children under 6  
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Freshlyground, 20 January 2018

One of South Africa’s favourite live acts is without a doubt Freshlyground. Since forming in 2002, Freshlyground have played thousands of shows to adoring fans, and have found international fame with hits such as Castles, I’d Like and Doo Bee Doo.

  • Cost: R190.00 for adults | R150.00 for youth (6 – 12) | Free for children under 6  
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Mafikizolo, 27 January 2018

Mafikizolo is a South African house singing duo consisting of Theo Kgosinkwe and Nhlanhla Nciza. The group is a three-time winning South African Music Award for Group or Duo of the Year for their albums Sibongile, Kwela, Six Mabone, Reunited and 20.

  • Cost: R190.00 for adults | R150.00 for youth (6 – 12) | Free for children under 6  
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The Soil, 3 February 2019

The Soil is a 4-member acapella singing group whose music can be described as “Kasi Soul”. The Soil aims to use their voices as a means to deliver messages that are aimed at uplifting and healing the souls around the world.

  • Cost: R190.00 for adults | R150.00 for youth (6 – 12) | Free for children under 6  
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Fokofpolisiekar, 10 February 2018

Fokofpolisiekar was formed in 2003 in Bellville, Western Cape, by a group of friends who decided to start an alternative Afrikaans rock band. In the 14 years since their formation, they have made waves in their home country and local community. Fokofpolisiekar have become well-known for their explosive performances and controversial lyrics in the South African media.

  • Cost: R190.00 for adults | R150.00 for youth (6 – 12) | Free for children under 6  
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Cape Town Folk ‘n Acoustic Music Festival, 17 February 2018

With Gangs of Ballet, Guy Buttery, The Rudimentals, Vusi Mahlasela and many more, this year’s installment of the Cape Town Folk ‘n Acoustic Music Festival boasts an unforgettable line up of iconic South African folk and acoustic artists.

  • Cost: R190.00 for adults | R150.00 for youth (6 – 12) | Free for children under 6
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Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra, 24 February 2018

Founded in 1914 as the Cape Town Municipal Orchestra, the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra is one of the most superb acts to witness live, attracting leading international artists to play alongside them. The Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra assembles for an incredible, not to be missed live show in February.

  • Cost: R190.00 for adults | R150.00 for youth (6 – 12) | Free for children under 6  
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Sun El Musician and Amanda Black, 3 March 2019

Sun El Musician is a musician, producer and DJ whose sound is unbound by genre. His signature style can be described as smooth and groovy, don’t be surprised if you catch yourself dancing! Joining Sun El Musician is Amanda Black, a popular vocalist who achieved recognition when the release of her hit single “Amazulu” was nominated in several music awards.

  • Cost: R190.00 for adults | R150.00 for youth (6 – 12) | Free for children under 6  
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Matthew Mole, 10 March 2019

Hailing from Cape Town, Matthew Mole made waves with his independent EP online release of ‘You Did Well Kid’ in 2011. With a mix of folk and electric pop, his sound has allowed him to grow into an established musician and songwriter.

  • Cost: R190.00 for adults | R150.00 for youth (6 – 12) | Free for children under 6  
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Spoegwolf and Jan Blohm, 17 March 2019

Jan Blohm transcends borders as he sings and writes in both English and Afrikaans, writing about his personal journeys and life experiences. Blohm is joined by Afrikaans music group, Spoegwolf, who use a variety of unique instruments to produce a truly stand out sound.

  • Cost: R190.00 for adults | R150.00 for youth (6 – 12) | Free for children under 6  
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Shortstraw and Bam Bam, 24 March 2019

Formed in 2007, Shortstraw is an indie rock band from Johannesburg, South Africa. Popular songs from Shortstraw include ‘Good Morning, Sunshine’, ‘Bikini Weather’ and T-shirt’. Shortstraw plays alongside solo act, Kieron ‘Bam Bam’ Brown.

  • Cost: R190.00 for adults | R150.00 for youth (6 – 12) | Free for children under 6  
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GoodLuck and Easy Freak, 31 March 2018

GoodLuck is a South African electronic music band that was formed in 2011 by Ben Peters and Juliet Harding. With thousands of live performances and tours under their belt, GoodLuck’s their electro-swing dance sound has developed throughout the years. GoodLuck are joined by Easy Freak, a Durban Duo that is setting the South African music scene alight. The band, made up of Dom Hurd and Jude Hendrick, merges the sound of pop, electro, funk and soul.

  • Cost: R190.00 for adults | R150.00 for youth (6 – 12) | Free for children under 6  
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There you have it, the full breakdown of this season’s line up for the Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden’s sizzling summer sunset concerts. Book your tickets, grab your picnic baskets and get ready to groove and vibe to these amazing tunes!