Annual Festivals & Big Events In Cape Town 2018
Annual Festivals & Big Events In Cape Town 2018
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Annual Festivals & Big Events In Cape Town 2018
Events and festivals you should not miss! See our month-by-month calendar of Cape Town’s best, biggest and hottest events in 2018.
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Annual Festivals & Big Events In Cape Town 2018

Events and festivals you should not miss! See our month-by-month calendar of Cape Town’s best, biggest and hottest events in 2018.
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Annual Festivals & Big Events In Cape Town 2018
Events and festivals you should not miss! See our month-by-month calendar of Cape Town’s best, biggest and hottest events in 2018.

Cape Town is truly the city that never sleeps, with parties and activities happening all year round; even in our rainy season, it’s no wonder why Cape Town is the tourist’s party-central destination.

Please note: This list will continuously be updated during 2018.

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January 2018
February 2018
March 2018
April 2018

January 2018

Summer is in full swing and all the party people are taking the city by storm, the festive season might be coming to an end but the festivities are in no short supply.

Prime Circle @ Kirstenbosch

The South African rock band, Prime Circle has returned to the shores of Cape Town.

This year they will be jamming some of their favourite tracks at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens.

Book your tickets now to avoid disappointment and arrive early to grab the perfect spot to rock out to one of South Africa's very own rock sensation.

Angus & Julia Stone - Live at Kirstenbosch

Multi-platinum selling Australian duo Angus & Julia Stone announce their first tour to South Africa in January 2018.

Celebrating a career spanning 10 years, Angus & Julia Stone have released countless hits since first performing together in 2006. Fans can finally look forward to seeing their favourite songs performed live with a selection of timeless gems such as Big Jet Plane, Just A Boy, Heart Beats Slow, Mango Tree and many more.Angus & Julia Stone will also perform songs from their brand new album, SNOW, released September 2017.

The album features 12 glorious tracks penned by Angus and Julia together and was produced, and largely engineered, by the Sydney-born siblings themselves.

See them live at the beautiful open air space at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden. Remember to arrive early to secure the perfect spot to view the show.

Jägermeister presents Up The Creek 2018

Join in for the 28th annual Jägermeister presents Up The Creek festival happening alongside the Breede River just outside of Swellendam this January.

This mammoth outdoor festival attracts party goers from across the country. There will be 2 stages showcases over 40 artists and bands.

The Artists lineup:

  • Mango Groove
  • Fokofpolisiekar
  • Albert Frost
  • The Kiffness
  • Nomadic Orchestra
  • Crimson House
  • Bongeziwe Mabandla
  • Sublime Tribute Project
  • Southern Wild
  • Half 'n Half
  • Opposite the Other
  • Native Young
  • Jackal & The Wind
  • Veranda Panda
  • Spoegwolf
  • Ben Dey and the Concrete Lions
  • Sol Gems
  • Aidan Martin
  • Jak Skandi
  • Boulevard Blues
  • Slow Jack
  • Fox Comet
  • MT Seas
  • Veladraco
  • Lucy Kruger
  • Bad Peter
  • BRYNN
  • West Coast Wolves
  • Van T
  • We Are Charlie
  • Stone Jets
  • The Steezies
  • Sunset Sweatshop
  • Jews For Techno
  • Jerry & The Bandits
  • Mobbing Bali

Apart from the live musical acts there will be a Savannah Comedy act by Schalk Bezuidenhout.

This 3 day festival promises to be one for the books with a variety of food stalls and pop up shops, Up The Creek will definitely be keeping you busy.

Tip: Do't forget your lilo, as nothing compares to watching your favourite artists from the river.

UCON 2018

Once again Genshiken is proud to bring you UCON. The anime, gaming, and general nerd convention returns to UCT's sports centre for a weekend of unrivalled fun and adventure.

Visitors can expect to find anime and fandom related stalls, maid cafe, gaming tournaments and demos (hosted by the marvellous Zombiegamer), demonstrations, quizzes, and much more.

With an array of traders featuring their goods this is one expo you don't want to miss!

  • When: 27 -28 January, 10am - 6pm
  • Venue: UCT Sports Centre, Rondebosch, Cape Town
  • Full Event Info: UCON 2018

STBB Red Hill Marathon and Classic #RunClean2018

The Smith Tabata Buchanan Boyes Red Hill Marathon and Classic takes place this January along the Fish Hoek mountain side.

Both races will proceed from Fish Hoek AC along Kommetjie Road to Kommetjie, up Slangkop, through Misty Cliffs and Scarborough to the Perdekloof intersection.

The 36.2km Classic will fork to the left up Red Hill. The Marathon will fork to the right and do a 6km loop towards Cape Point returning to the Perdekloof intersection where it re-joins the Classic up Red Hill. Both races are then run over Red Hill, down towards Simonstown Main Road and back through Glencairn.

Just before the traffic circle runners will turn right into Beach Road, left into Recreation, then into Upper Recreation, through the back roads of Fish Hoek before finishing on the field at Fish Hoek Athletic Club.

February 2018

February means the arrival of the sun and it is said that this summer will be the hottest yet!

Zando Cape Town 10s

The Zando Cape Town 10s is turning 10 in 2018! Come and join them for an epic weekend in which they celebrate their 10 year anniversary!

They have an incredible lineup of artists will rock the stages throughout the weekend. Catch a glimpse of your favourite rugby legend or play against one of the celebs! Come and enjoy the weekend with Zando.

  • Cost:
    • R279 - Weekend Pass
    • R3000 - VIP Weekend Pass
  • When: 1 - 3 February, 9am - 11:30am
  • Venue: Hamilton's Rugby Club
  • Full Event Info: Zando Cape Town 10s

M4A SummerFest '18

A place for Friendship and Metal. SummerFest'18 celebrates all-African heavy metal music and its nearest musical cousins, now in its twelfth year in Cape Town, South Africa. Brought to you by www.metal4africa.com & affiliates.

For those of you who attended the 2016 /2017 at 12 Viben Avenue (now named METRONOME), they are happy to let you know that M4A SummerFest has settled there.

A diverse and carefully selected mix of new & old local metal acts to span across a multitude of sub-genres on the main stage. Each event enjoys its own unique blend of metal flavours; keeping in mind that even 9 bands is not enough to please every heavy metal.

Band Line Up:

  • As Time Divides
  • Abaddon
  • Rhakshah
  • Treehouse Burning
  • With Dawn
  • The Fallen Prophets
  • Ohgod
  • Ill System

This industrial space will feature a great indoor area where they have installed an impressive stage fully equipped with the best sound and lighting in Cape Town. There will also be a second party area where Nytrox Productions & friends will host DJ's spinning the best in all known local and international heavy metal in an industrial complex setting.

The courtyard will host an alternative market and plenty of street parking with private security. party Goers are encouraged not to drink and drive and make use of the bus service available.

  • Cost:
    • R120 pp
  • When: 3 February, 4pm - 2am
  • Venue: 8 Viben Ave, Brackenfell Industrial, Cape Town
  • Full Event Info: M4A SummerFest '18

Sneaky Grounds - Volume 6

It's a New Year, its 2018 and Shambala are back! Bringing you the biggest event and back by popular demand to the South.

Sneaky Grounds is a 12 hour outdoor festival with thundering sound and bass, lazers, give aways and the best stage you will see this year. There will be food stalls and plenty of space to shake your booty. The organisers have an incredible line up waiting for party goers, with massive headliners taking to the stage.Line up:

  • Headroom
  • Rubix Qube
  • Unison
  • RoomMush
  • KEELO
  • Priest
  • GonZo
  • Inoculum
  • Loophole
  • TerraKota
  • Drifter
  • Brontide

This event is a bring your own booze, so pack that cooler and get ready to party!

  • Cost:
  • R60 - Limited guestlist until 7pm
  • R100 - Before 9pm
  • R120 - Thereafter
  • When: 3 February, 4pm - 4am
  • Venue: Marksman Sports Shotting Club, 13-19 Plantation Rd, Ottery
  • Full Event Info: Sneaky Grounds - Volume 6

The Illusionists - Cape Town

After record breaking runs in New York, London and Asia, The Illusionists 2.0: The Next Generation of Magic will be in South Africa for the first time ever!

This mind blowing spectacular showcases the jaw dropping talents of seven of the most incredible illusionists on earth. It has shattered box office records across the globe and dazzled audiences of all ages with a powerful mix of the most outrageous and astonishing acts ever to be seen on stage. The non-stop show is packed with thrilling and sophisticated magic of unprecedented proportions.

Audiences will witness stunning acts of grand illusion, levitation, mindreading, and disappearance. Collectively these performers have been seen by millions of people around the world and this production showcases their incredible talents together on stage for the very first time.

  • Cost:
    • From R250 - R500
  • When: 7,8,9,10,11 February, 6pm - 9pm
  • Venue: Grand Arena, Grand West Theatre, Goodwood
  • Full Event Info: The Illusionists - Cape Town

Ultra South Africa - Cape Town

Ultra South Africa, Africa’s largest electronic music festival, proudly announces its return to Cape Town for its fifth anniversary.

Ultra Music Festival is gearing up to celebrate its 20th anniversary at the flagship event in Miami in 2018, with South Africa celebrating the 5th year of magic.

This means that 2018's festival will be bigger than ever before! The Cape Town event will be held earlier in the year, on Friday 9th February 2018, and will once again be held at the Cape Town Stadium, that iconic venue that all visitors to the mother city know and love!

  • Cost:
    • General Access:
      • R600 - Early Bird (Limited)
      • R700 - Tier 1
      • R800 - Tier 2
    • VIP
      • R1000 - Early Bird
      • R1250 - Tier 1
      • R1500 - Tier 2
  • When: 9 February, 2pm - 12am
  • Venue: Cape Town Stadium, 10 Fritz Sonnenberg Rd, Green Point
  • Full Event Info: Ultra South Africa

Heart Cape Town Music Festival

Heart 104.9FM presents Heart Cape Town Music Festival, a family day of music and fun.

Expect to see big bands and your favourite artists with a convenient setup for festival goers.

Entertainment line up:

  • Emo Adams
  • Airborne
  • Jimmy Nevis
  • DR Victor
  • Sketchy Bongo
  • Mango Groove
  • AKA & more.

Watch this space as more artist to be announced. There will be a cash bar and refreshments available at venue. Tickets are priced between R70 and R150. Children under 2 enter free. Children aged 2-12 R70.

  • Cost:
    • R150 - Adults
    • R70 - Children (Ages 2-12yrs)
    • FREE - Children u2
  • When: 10 February, 10:30am - 8:30pm
  • Venue: Newlands Cricket Grounds, 148 Campground Rd, Newlands
  • Full Event Info: Heart Cape Town Music Festival

The First Thrift Fest Of 2018

You are invited to the First Thrift Fest of 2018, where you can find treasures at the lowest prices in Cape Town.

Sellers come from all over the city to sell their secondhand, handmade and new items. It is a day of entertainment and shopping. There will be bands announced as they confirm!

There will be a kiddies section, a bar and amazing second hand goodies, so invite the friends and family and make a day of it.

  • Cost:
    • R20 - Online
    • R30 - Gate
  • When: 10 February, 10:30am - 3pm
  • Venue: Kenilworth Racecourse, 134-136 Rosmead Ave, Kenilworth, Cape Town
  • Full Event Info: The First Thrift Fest of 2018

Stellenbosch Get Cultured Festival

Their main aim is to create an inclusive space for diverse cultural interaction.

The Vanguard vision of The Get Cultured Festival is a multi-faceted project based on community, music, art, fashion, food, lifestyle and various cultures.

This 14 hour arts and culture festival is a much anticipated showcase of South African talent. Entertainment Line up:

  • The Plastics
  • Digital Sangoma
  • Roxton met Herki
  • MOONDUNES
  • Veladraco
  • Menegerie
  • Dum-Chang
  • Christian Tiger School
  • KAY FAITH
  • Mvula Drae
  • Floyu
  • Floz
  • Floyd Lavine
  • Lady M
  • Daddy warbucks
  • Mudblud
  • ONE FOOT IN THE GROOVE
  • MKLY VS Sides
  • Dj Roulette B2B BRONSON
  • Terrasoul VS Kong
  • IKon B2B Kilopascal DJ
  • SecondNature

This day of entertainment will also feature graffiti artists, food vendors, craft beers, secondhand market and a fully licensed bar.

  • Cost:
    • R150 _ early Bird (SOLD OUT)
    • R200 - Phase 1
    • R250 - Phase 2 (on sale until the 9 February)
    • R300 - At the Door
  • When: 10 February, 10am - 12am
  • Venue: Jan Marias Nature Reserve, 4 Cradock Rd, Mostertsdrift, Stellenbosch
  • Full Event Info: Stellenbosch Get Cultured Festival

Investec Cape Town Art Fair 2018

Investec Cape Town Art Fair showcases a diversity of work that represents the forefront of contemporary art from Africa to the world, and the world to Cape Town.

The city boasts a vibrant arts scene, driven by the top galleries on the African continent. Thanks to its diverse cultural heritage and geographic beauty, Cape Town is a compelling destination for both art world professionals and collectors alike.

  • Cost:
    • R150 - Early Bird
    • R165 - General Access
  • When: 16-18 February, 11am - 7pm
  • Where: Cape Town International Convention Centre, Lower Long St, Cape Town
  • More Info: Investec Cape Town Art Fair 2018

The Colour Run Stellenbosch -- Superhero Tour

The Happiest 5K on the Planet™ is heading to Stellies, 17 February to bring you the final stop on their Superhero Tour.

Get ready to run-ble Stellenbosch! Get ready to for a new tour, new gear, and the new newness all wrapped up in the awesomeness of The Colour Run that you love!

Don't forget all under 10's run for free. :)
  • Cost:
    • R270 - Solo Runner
    • R300 - Solo Runner (On the day)
    • R245 - Team 4-10 pp
    • R300 - Team 4-10pp (On the day)
  • When: 17 February, 8am - 12pm
  • Where: Hoërskool Stellenbosch
  • Full Event Info: The Colour Run Stellenbosch - Superhero Tour

The Design Indaba Festival 2018

It’s more than a conference, it’s more than a music festival. It’s the annual do-tank at the intersection of innovation, business and social impact design.

At the heart of the Design Indaba Festival is the mandate to make the world a better place through creativity.

Taking place this February at the Artscape Theatre Centre in Cape Town, the Festival encompasses the world-renowned Design Indaba Conference, Nightscape, FilmFest and flagship exhibits: Emerging Creatives and Most Beautiful Object in South Africa.

  • Cost:
    • R7 470 - 3 Day Ticket
    • R3 220 - 1 Day ticket
  • When: 21 - 24 February 2018, 9am - 5pm
  • Venue: Artscape Theatre, D.F. Malan St, Cape Town
  • Full Event Info: Design Indaba Festival 2018

The Grand White Cape Town 2018

The Grand White event celebrates its 5th Anniversary in 2018 with an impressive entertainment program. You will be surprised.

A new improved online seating plan helps you to get your preferred seating in advance. Book your seats now!

Spend an extraordinary afternoon and evening together with friends and family — at a secret location in your city. Come dressed all in white! The Grand White will without a doubt become known as one of the most prestigious events once again in 2018. An event where you arrive as strangers and leave as friends!

During the afternoon and evening, the guests will enjoy each other's company, delicious food, live music, speeches, comedy, entertainment and much more that promises an unforgettable event. Guests are welcome to bring their own picnic baskets or purchase them for collection at the event. Liquor Policies will be released later in time depending on City of Cape Town liquor license granted.

Gin & Tonic Festival CAPE TOWN 2018

Taste, swirl and revel in the most exciting, fastest growing spirit category in the world!

The Gin & Tonic Festival returns to Cape Town showcasing over 30 local and international gin distilleries at a venue born to be the spiritual home of the G&T in the Mother City; The Old Biscuit Mill in Woodstock.

Gin & Tonic Festival are elated to announce the return of the exciting new partnership between the award winning Neighbourgoods Market and the Gin & Tonic Festival team, brought to fruition through collaboration to host the 6th instalment of South Africa’s original Gin & Tonic Festival.

Entertainment Line Up:

  • Green House
    • Roastin' Records
    • No Diggity
    • Christian Tiger School
    • Terrence Pearce
  • Gin and Tonic Stage
    • Faye and Wren
    • Digital Sangoma
    • Diamond Thug
    • Nomadic Orchestra
    • ANG
  • The Court Yard "Busking Stage"
    • Angelo Daster Trio
    • MNSF
    • Unannounced

Some of the country’s best gin producers will be available to sample and taste, to illustrate what makes their tipple so simply irresistible.

Gin lovers can look forward to having their taste buds tantalised by artisanal food offerings from the Old Biscuit Mill regulars as well as a host of delicious new food vendors.

A selection of the city’s finest food trucks and gourmet street food chefs will serve up gastronomic goodness to festival-goers. In addition, a summer-inspired designer’s market will feature the brightest in locally made fashion, lifestyle and accessory goods.

If that's not enough to get your toes tingling, a selection of local artists will soothe and entertain the crowds at their dedicated music stages, setting the mood for a truly memorable experience. Expect a curated bill of live and electronic music.

  • Cost:
    • R100 - Early Gin Bird
    • R150 - Regular Gin Bird
  • When: 25 February, 11am - 5pm
  • Venue: Old Biscuit Mill, 385 Albert Rd, Woodstock, Cape Town
  • Full Event Info: Gin & Tonic Festival CAPE TOWN 2018

Lira

LIRA is a multi-award-winning artist, and the first African artist to release a full HD DVD in Blu Ray (3 x Platinum) in 2009.

She is one of the highest-selling vocalist in South Africa - Platinum selling albums Feel Good (2006), Soul in Mind (2008), Live in Concert; A Celebration (2009) and Return to Love (2011). She has released 6 Studio Albums, 3 Concert DVD's, An Autobiography and also released her first independent studio album - Born Free (April 2016). Lira has a beautiful voice, with an African influenced smooth-groove “feel good” sound.

Enjoy Lira in the open air theatre showcase famous amongst Capetonians, Kirstenbosch Gardens.

  • Cost:
    • R135 - R180
  • When: 25 February, 5:30pm - 7pm
  • Venue: Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, Rhodes Dr, Cape Town
  • Full Event Info: Lira

March 2018

The myth of global warming now having been confirmed we are seeing unseasonably warm weather around this time of year, which means even more time spent outdoors partying!

Paradise Springs 2018

Strange Loving Presents, the 3 day hotel & resort pool party festival.

Spend the whole weekend dancing, soaked in water, with the warm sun on your bare shoulders exploring the array of activities available.

There will be 6 large natural hot springs to choose from with 3 large cool pools to cool off. A selection of jacuzzi's are available for party goers as well as a super tube for the adrenaline junky in us all.

The 2 dance areas will feature many loved big name DJ's as all Strange Loving parties boast.

Dj Line Up:

  • Timo ODV (JHB)
  • Toy Toy Showcase feat. Dogstar, Fabio, Kanan K7, Kyle Russouw
  • Floyd Lavine
  • Ryan Murgatroyd
  • more to be announced...

Camping options are available with good quality toilets and showers. Chalets and apartments are also available to rent for the duration of the party.

To view the chalet and apartment costs click here.

There are various lounging areas and bars to keep you lubricated during this epic party weekend. Keep your belly full with the food options for sale and make use of the free shuttle service to and from the camping areas throughout the festival.

Book now as tickets are selling out fast!

  • Cost:
    • Festival Tickets:
      • R150 - Super Early Bird
      • R200 - Early Bird
      • R300 - Normal Bird
      • R400 - Late Bird
    • Camping Tickets:
      • R200 - Full Weekend Camp out Pass
  • When: 2 - 4 March
  • Venue: Paradise Springs Resort, Uitvlucht Street, Montagu
  • Full Event Info: Paradise Springs 2018

Huawei KDay 2018

Kfm 94.5 and Huawei bring you a feel great music festival you just can’t miss!

Huawei KDay are bringing you the hottest artists from all over South Africa, for one epic day of only the best entertainment. This one os for the whole family as you stretch out on the lawn and enjoy the show.

Set at the Meerendal Wine Estate this celebration will be nothing short of spectacular, watch the sun set behind Table Mountain as the night sky is lit up by the thumping entertainment line up.

  • Cost:
    • R120 - Child General Access
    • R280 - General Access
    • R450 - KFM Chill Zone (No U18s)
  • When: 3 March, 8am - 11pm
  • Venue: Meerendal Wine Estate, Cape Farms, Durbanville
  • Full Event Info: Huawei KDay 2018

Clubbers Campout - #ClubbersTurns5

Clubbers Campout returns to the Silverstroom Camping Resort with a bigger production, a stacked DJ line up, better facilities, more bars, great vendors, more activities and off course you, your friends…and that amazing Clubbers Campout Spirit!

Clubbers Campout…Born through an idea of combining the Cape Town night club and events scene with a camping experience, they have striven to accommodate and entertain patrons by providing a camp site, ablution facilities, recreational activities and performances by DJs and comedians in a safe and comfortable environment.

The very 1st Clubbers Campout was hosted in March of 2013 in Worcester and set the tone for a brand that is completely unique from any other outdoor festival by maintaining a commercial music policy. 12 events later, with some great memories and new friends made at events held all over the Western Cape, they will be celebrating 5 years of Clubbers Campout on the 9th, 10th & 11th of March 2018!

Tip: General Camping has limited power points, reserve yours now to ensure you can charge your phone!
  • Cost:
    • Entrance:
      • Phase 1: R350 - Early Bird Weekend Pass
      • Phase 2: R450 - Weekend Pass
      • Friday 9th March: R700 - At the Gate
      • Saturday 10th March from 8am: R400 - At the Gate
    • Car Tax: (In order to reduce their carbon footprint they urge carpooling)
      • R150 - 1 person per vehicle
      • R100 - 2 people per vehicle
      • R50 - 3 people per vehicle
      • FREE - 4 people per vehicle
    • Camping:
      • R4000 - Beach Plot (Includes 8 entrance tickets)
        • Parking for up to 3 cars
        • Electricity
        • Braai Facilities
        • Private Ablution Facilities
        • Beach Bar & Chill Zone
      • R4800 - Glamp Zone (Includes 8 entrance tickets)
        • Parking for up to 3 cars
        • Electricity
        • Braai Facilities
        • Strict access control + 24 hr security
        • Hot water ablution facilities
        • Ice and Wood delivery services
        • FREE WiFi zone
        • Glamp Zone Shooter & Beer Bar
        • Pre set up tents
  • When: 9 - 11 March
  • Venue: Silverstroom rd, Cape Town
  • Reservations:
    • bookings@clubberscampout.com
  • Event Info: Facebook Event

We Love Summer: The Last Dance

Join We Love Summer for the last celebration of summer at their favourite venue of all time, Blue Rock!

You can expect everything you have grown to love: beautiful people, electric energy, incredible music, 2 stages, water sports, chill spaces, mixology and so much more.

The Oasis Blue Rock featiures a variety of water activities and plenty of space to spread out. Enjoy the star lit sky while being well entertained by the incredible line up:

  • Purple Disco Machine
  • Boogie Vice
  • More TBA

Stay tuned as we will be releasing the rest of the line up as soon as it is announced. This venue has limited parking so consider carpooling with groups of three or more people, with at least one designated driver avalible.

Additionally, they have organised shuttles to get you to and from this event safely and on time. The shuttle trip will cost R130 round trip per person. Shuttle departure will be from Sea Point Library. Departure times are: 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm. Shuttle return times will be hourly from 8pm to midnight or as they fill to capacity.

Tip: There will be no ATM’s onsite, but some points of sale will have card machines. PLEASE BRING SUFFICIENT CASH!
  • Cost:
    • R250 - Early Bird
    • R280 - Phase 2
    • R320 - Phase 3
    • R350 - Final Phase
    • R5 500 - Table Service in private shaded area
      • Includes 10 Tickets
      • 1 Bottle of Smirnoff
      • 10 Mixers
  • When: 10 March, 10:30am - 12am
  • Venue: Blue Rock, N2, Helderberg Rural, Cape Town
  • Full Event Info: We Love Summer: The Last Dance

The Macaron & Bubbly Experience

The event series is hosted by Flavourful who create unique premium experiences that combine flavours, sights and sounds in the beautiful city of Cape Town.

The Macaron & Bubbly Experience is an event series with the aim of pairing the flavours of some sensational favourites. The focus is on a selection of different MCC's (Methode Cap Classique - the South Africa version of Champagne) and Sparkling Wines paired with the Macaron Menu.

The choices of Bubbly are carefully selected and range from Brut, Demi-Sec and Rose. There is a premium feel with a dedicated macaron display, a bubbly showcase, gin & tonic infusions, energetic music (DJ's), a cocktail bar, an interactive zone and more. An added attraction is the chocolate, coffee and nougat tasting area.

  • Cost:
    • R295 - Early Bird
    • R345 - Normal Bird
    • R395 - Late Bird
  • When: 16 March, 11am - 3:30pm
  • Venue: Bree Street Studios, 17 New Church Street, Cape Town
  • Full Event Info: The Macaron & Bubbly Experience

Bazique Festival 2018

Bazique Festival is a new local born event inspired by International Festival flare.

International acts and performing arts are a mere hour away from Cape Town at the Elgin/Grabouw Country Club. Bazique is a 3-day musical reverie performed on 6 stages, all set in a surreal lakeside landscape and filled to the brim with art, humour and the wondrous company of friends.

This Festival is brought to you by a crew of South African party architects in cahoots with major U.K festival, The Secret Garden Party Bazique partners with cronies such as; the Secret Garden Party (UK) Sexy Groovy Love, pop bottles, Wolfkop Weekender, Diskotekah, Cape Town Electronic Music Festival and the head creative behind Glade Festival (UK) and Wilderness Festival (UK).

The line-up will eventually consist of over 50 live bands and DJs:

  • Foreign Beggers
  • Mano Le Tough
  • Riky Rick
  • Edu Imbernon
  • &Me
  • PHFat
  • DNOX
  • Jimmy Nevis
  • Atmos
  • Madmotormiquel
  • Floyd Lavine
  • Lady M
  • DJ Dimplez
  • Ready D
  • Rigopolar
  • Monark
  • Aking
  • Ard Matthews
  • Dj Speedsta
  • The Head Gardener
  • Dj Milkshake
  • Dj Invizible
  • Felix Laband
  • Richard Marshall
  • Chris De Vos
  • Champions Of The Sonaverse
  • Ayanda MVP
  • Dj Doowap
  • Toby 2 Shoes
  • CTEMF Sound System
  • Artelligent
  • DJ Vigilante
  • Dean Fuel
  • Bhaskar
  • Tha Cutt
  • DJ Lyle
  • Iorie
  • K-$
  • Trenton and The Free Radicals
  • JNN KPN
  • Fosta and OD
  • Sadhu Sensi
  • Glen Stylez
  • Mark Akol
  • Dantempo
  • Tommy Gun
  • Pierre Estienne
  • Jews for Techno
  • El Gordo
  • DJ Diskotekah
  • Mr Jay
  • The Get Down Dj's
  • DJ Will Travel

This unique gathering is a collaboration of relentless enthusiasts and creative imaginations. Bazique is a mash-up of International and local live bands and DJ’S, performance art, spectacular large scale site art installations, art cars, art boats, pop up parties, and 6 highly curated, immersive music stages designed by world-renowned artist Daniel Popper to create a cosmic circus of cheeky, unbridled fun.

  • Cost:
    • Weekend Experience Passes:
      • R650 - Super Early Bird
      • R750 - Early Bird
    • Car & Camping Passes: (Excludes Festival ticket)
      • R500 - Car Camping Pass
      • R500 - Camper Van Pass
    • Glamping Passes: (Excludes Festival ticket)
      • R950 - Ready Set Camp
      • R1 400 - ready Set Camp Shaded
      • R2 900 - Bazique Luxury Dome
      • R3 900 - Bazique Luxury Dome Shaded
      • R5 950 - Bazique 5m Luxury Bell Tent
      • R6 950 - Bazique 5m Luxury Bell Tent Shaded
  • When: 16 - 18 March
  • Venue: Elgin Grabouw Country Club, Grabouw
  • Full Event Info: Bazique Festival 2018

Cape Town Carnival

The Cape Town Carnival is a glamorous celebration of the transformative power of creativity and our African identity with its diverse array of communities and cultures.

Every year, this festive occasion inspires our city and her people to create, build and play together – thousands of spectators converge annually on Green Point’s famous Fan Walk to join the extravagant parade of costumed performers, musicians and moving floats.

The Cape Town Carnival is operated by a non-profit trust with the purpose of staging this world-class event, simultaneously creating jobs and benefiting our local economy.

  • Cost:
    • R300 - Seated Ticket
    • R1 300 - VIP Ticket
  • When: 17 March, 7pm - 11pm
  • Venue: 43 Somerset Rd, Green Point, Cape Town
  • Full Event Info: Cape Town Carnival

South African Eco Film Festival

The 5th Annual SA Eco Film Festival returns to Cape Town and surrounds, proudly supported by leading Western Cape Eco-Friendly business partners sustainable.co.za, Ballo, Reliance and Hemporium.

21 Documentary films with eco and sustainable themes, 30 screenings over 7 days, award-winning films, solution focussed, entertaining and thought-provoking. With audience Q&A’s, guest speakers and more, this year’s SA Eco Film Festival is gearing up to create an ever bigger impact than ever before.

Check out what's playing at the Labia Today and this Weekend.

19th Annual Cape Town International Jazz Festival 2018

The 19th annual Cape Town International Jazz Festival takes place on 23 & 24 March 2018 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre.

The Cape Town International Jazz Festival is the flagship event for the leading events management and production company espAfrika which has staged and produced several world-renowned events. Affectionately referred to as ‘Africa’s Grandest Gathering’ by both South African and international media.

The Cape Town International Jazz Festival, is the largest music event in sub-Saharan Africa. This year, the festival will boast multiple stages, over 40 artists, performing over 2 nights. The programming, unique to the Cape Town International Jazz Festival, is made up of South African and international artists respectively.

The 2nd Annual South African International Tattoo Convention

The South African International Tattoo Convention is annually hosted in Cape Town. 80 Tattoo artists from around the world are invited to contribute to this show.

Showcasing, within a quality, intimate setting, the best of international Tattoo art. Visitors can look forward to experiencing new cultures and people, world class tattooing and generally just a good time.

There will be food, drink and various good for sale as well as live tattooing happening right at the convention. A gathering of like minded tattooed family, where everyone is welcome, whether you have 1 tattoo or you're completely covered in them!

  • Cost:
    • R195 - General Pass Friday
    • R280 - General Pass Saturday
    • R240 - General Pass Sunday
    • R590 - Full Weekend Pass
  • When: 23-25 March, 5pm - 9pm
  • Venue: Haul Rd, V & A Waterfront, Cape Town
  • Full Event Info: South African International Tattoo Convention

Two Oceans Marathon 2018

The Two Oceans Marathon is loved among all athletes in South Africa, this is one of the most scenic races in the world.

There are two distance options, 56km Ultra race and a 21km half marathon. both races finish on the rugby field of the University of Cape Town.

The stunning route leads runnings along the Indian and Atlantic Ocean. An unprecedented 56 kilometer adventure over the most beautiful part of the Cape Peninsula.

For more info on running races in Cape Town click here.
  • Cost:
    • From R210 - R345
  • When: 31 March, 6am - 1:30pm
  • Venue: University of Cape Town, 27 Lovers Walk, Rondebosch, Cape Town
  • Full Event Info: Two Oceans Marathon 2018

April 2018

The arrival of April in Cape Town sees everyone starting off the month with a bang pop and fizzle, it's Easter Weekend, which is a big get away long weekend for Capetonians as tourists flock to the Mother City to enjoy all the festivities Cape Town has on offer.

So Happy Carnival

Carnival; noun - an exciting or riotous mixture of elements."a public event or celebration, typically held outdoors and involving stalls, entertainment, and processions."

In this place, we are family bound by deep passion not only for the love of music, but for the people that surround it. We groove to the same universal beat and, together, create beautiful experiences that will never be forgotten.

With that spirit in mind, Voltz Events Management will be taking So Happy Carnival to new heights for their next magical journey together.

Come live out your fantasy in a festival dream world carefully created just for you; who knows what can be achieved when normality is suspended and only carnival rules apply.

Organisers have catered for those who want to make less of a carbon footprint by providing safe secure shuttle services:

  • HAPPY BUS TICKETS ❤︎ 🚐:
    • Pick Up and Drop Off locations:
      • Sea Point Old Library, Corner of Three Anchor Bay Road & Green Point Main Road.
    • Bus departs from Sea Point: 12pm - 4pm
    • Bus returns to Sea Point: 11pm - 2am
    • Cost:
      • R135 (Including return trip)

The carnival will be held at Fort Simon Wine Estate in Stellenbosch. Wander, explore, and unlock the energy of this magical place, and you will be rewarded with a truly beautiful experience.

Tip: The DJ line up will be announced soon, so check back with us to stay in the loop!
  • Cost:
    • R180 - Early Bird (90% SOLD OUT)
    • R220 - Carnival Bird
    • R320 - Final Bird
    • R380 - At the Gate (Subject to availability)
    • R10 000 - Ferris Wheel Package
      • Includes 10 x Tickets
      • 1 Bottle of Belvedere Vodka/Gin
      • 1 Bottle of Patron
      • 1 Bottle Champagne
      • 20 Mixers
      • Access to secret bar
      • Private shade and seating area with a hostess
    • R7 500 - Carnival Fuel Package
      • Includes 8 x Tickets
      • 1 Bottle of Belvedere Vodka/Gin
      • 1 Bottle of Patron
      • 15 Mixers
      • Private shade and seating area
  • When: 7 April, 12pm - 2am
  • Venue: Fort Simon, Stellenbosch
  • Full Event Info: So Happy Carnival
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