Kirstenbosch Summer Concerts 2017/2018 | Lineup & Ticket Info
Kirstenbosch Summer Concerts 2017/2018 | Lineup & Ticket Info
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Kirstenbosch Summer Concerts 2017/2018 | Lineup & Ticket Info
The lineup for Kirstenbosch Summer SunsetConcerts for 2017/2018 is here & it's looking hotter than ever! Take a look at the entire lineup, ticket prices & more!
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Kirstenbosch Summer Concerts 2017/2018 | Lineup & Ticket Info

The lineup for Kirstenbosch Summer SunsetConcerts for 2017/2018 is here & it's looking hotter than ever! Take a look at the entire lineup, ticket prices & more!
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Kirstenbosch Summer Concerts 2017/2018 | Lineup & Ticket Info
The lineup for Kirstenbosch Summer SunsetConcerts for 2017/2018 is here & it's looking hotter than ever! Take a look at the entire lineup, ticket prices & more!

The annual Kirstenbosch Summer Concerts lineup for 2017 and 2018 has just been released and we're just as excited about it as you are! With three international acts and a handful of local talent taking to the stage, this summer is going to sizzling!

The talented Yusuf Cat Stevens will be kickstart the concerts on 11 November 2017 and the vibe will continue right up to the 1st of April 2018.

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Lineup and Ticket Info
Yusuf Cat Stevens | 11 & 12 Nov
Ismaël Lo | 19 Nov
Zakes Bantwini | 26 Nov
Mi Casa | 3 Dec
Texas | 8 Dec
Mango Groove | 23 Dec
Goldfish & Hot Water | 31 Dec - 1 Jan
Freshly Ground | 1 Jan
Prime Circle | 7 January
The Parlotones | 14 Jan
Fokofpolisiekar | 21 Jan
The Soil | 28 Jan
The Vamps | 2 Feb
Beatenberg / Alice Phoebe Lou | 4 Feb
The Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra | 11 Feb
Lira | 25 Feb
Goodluck / The Kiffness | 4 March
The Christians (UK) | 11 March
Jeremy Loops | 18 March
Petite Noir (BEL) / Slow Jack | 21 March
Dan Patlansky / Albert Frost | 28 March

So if you're looking to make your summer the hottest it's ever been, take a look at the impressive lineup below!

Lineup and Ticket Info

If you're looking to make your summer the hottest it's ever been, take a look at the impressive lineup below!

If you're anything like us, you'll want a detailed look into the artists taking to the stage this summer. So to answer all your burning questions, we've got a comprehensive look into the lives of each act below. You're welcome.

Yusuf Cat Stevens | 11 & 12 Nov

Yusuf Islam (born Steven Demetre Georgiou, 21 July 1948), commonly known by his former stage name Cat Stevens, is a British singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist.

Cat Stevens Live at Kirstenbosch
@KirstenboschSummerSunsetConcerts

His 1967 debut album reached the top 10 in the UK, and the album's title song "Matthew and Son" charted at number 2 on the UK Singles Chart.

  • Ticket Price: R850
  • Start time: 7PM
  • Book Tickets: Sold Out

Ismaël Lo | 19 Nov

Ismaël Lô (also known as Ismaël Lo or Ismaïla Lô ) is a Senegalese musician. He was born in Dogondoutchi in Niger on 30 August 1956 to a Senegalese father and a Nigerian mother.

Ismaël Lô doing his thing
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In the 1970s, Lo studied at the School of Art in Dakar. He is talented, versatile singer and artist, and besides his singing abilities. To add to his talent, he also plays the guitar and the harmonica.

  • Ticket Price: R295
  • Start time: 4PM
  • Book Tickets: Here

Zakes Bantwini | 26 Nov

Zakes Bantwini is a South African dance music and kwaito artist and music producer. He is best known as the man who discovered kwaito sensation L'vovo Derrango and for his collaborations with DJ Black Coffee.

Zakes Bantwini | Love, Light & Music

He is also known for his song "Clap your Hands from his album Love, Light and Music. Other featured tracks from the album include Bum Bum and Wasting my Time.

  • Ticket Price: R180 / R135
  • Start time: 5.30PM
  • Book Tickets: Here

Mi Casa | 3 Dec

Mi Casa is an award winning South African band that formed in 2010 with a signature sound that enabled them to reach a global audience.

Mi Casa su casa
@micasamusic

The band consists of three members, Dr. Duda (producer) and pianist, J'Something (vocalist and guitarist), and Mo-T (trumpeter). The band was formed in early 2011 in Johannesburg when all three future members were at a night lounge and decided to perform together.

  • Ticket Price: R180 / R135
  • Start time: 5.30PM
  • Book Tickets: Here

Texas | 8 Dec

Texas are a Scottish pop rock band from Glasgow. They were founded in 1986 by Johnny McElhone (formerly of the bands Altered Images and Hipsway) and Sharleen Spiteri on lead vocals.

cool alternative pop-rock band -Texas
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Texas made their performing debut in March 1988 at the University of Dundee. They took their name from the 1984 Wim Wenders movie Paris, Texas. The band released their debut album Southside in 1989, along with the debut single "I Don't Want a Lover" which was an international hit, reaching the top ten in the UK and other high charting positions in Europe.

  • Ticket Price: R495
  • Start time: 7PM
  • Book Tickets: Here

Mango Groove | 23 Dec

Mango Groove is an 11 piece Afropop group formed in 1984 in Johannesburg, South Africa by John Leyden and fronted by lead singer Claire Johnston.

Mango grooving
@Mango.Groove

They have sold more than 1.5 million albums in South Africa alone, mostly with popular hits like "Dance Some More", "Special Star", "Hometalk" and "Nice To See You".

  • Ticket Price: R180 / R135
  • Start time: 5.30PM
  • Book Tickets: Here

Goldfish & Hot Water | 31 Dec - 1 Jan

GoldFish returns to their favourite venue in the world to send off 2017 in true fishy style: With Hot Water who blending dance-inducing African rhythms and melodies with uplifting folk, rock and pop, Hot Water weaves a tapestry that is accessible and sought after across the world.

Fishy tunes by gold fish
@GoldFishLive

Go and see in the New Year with GoldFish as they take you through all the amazing new music from their new album "Late Night People" out 6 October 2017. Which will just be enough time to come to love the new music as much as the well known Fishy tunes.

  • Ticket Price: R385
  • Start time: 7PM
  • Book Tickets: Here

Freshly Ground | 1 Jan

Freshlyground was formed in early 2002, and is made up of seven talented and diverse musicians from South Africa, Mozambique and Zimbabwe.

How fresh are these guys?
@freshlygroundsa

Freshlyground's musical style blends elements of traditional South African music (such as

  • Ticket Price: R180 / R135
  • Start time: 5.30PM
  • Book Tickets: Here

Prime Circle | 7 January

South African rock band, Prime Circle has released six studio albums to date and achieved multi-platinum-selling status in South Africa.

Prime Circle in their prime
@Prime.Circle

After notching up six studio albums, several chart-topping singles, a string of awards and countless sold-out gigs; they are also making strong inroads into the European market.

  • Ticket Price: R180 / R135
  • Start time: 5.30PM
  • Book Tickets: Here

The Parlotones | 14 Jan

The Parlotones are a South African indie rock band from Johannesburg. Formed in 1998, the group consists of Kahn Morbee (vocals and rhythm guitar), Paul Hodgson (lead guitar), Glenn Hodgson (bass guitar, keyboards and backing vocals), and Neil Pauw (drums and percussion).

The Parlotones
@theparlotones

The Parlotones’ early sound was rooted brit rock, but eventually grew to incorporate a wider spectrum of musical genres. The lyrics focus on personal themes, of love and everyday life, paired with catchy melodies that engage their audience.

  • Ticket Price: R140 / R205
  • Start time: 5.30PM
  • Book Tickets: Here

Fokofpolisiekar | 21 Jan

Fokofpolisiekar is an Afrikaans alternative rock band from Bellville. They are also commonly known simply as Polisiekar or FPK.

  • Ticket Price: R180 / R135
  • Start time: 5.30PM
  • Book Tickets: Here

The Soil | 28 Jan

Meet The Soil: a 4-member acapella singing group whose music can best be described as ‘Kasi Soul’. The Soil strives to fuse their voices to deliver melodic and harmonious messages that are aimed at uplifting and healing souls all around the world.

Feed your soul
@thesoilkasisoul
  • Ticket Price: R180 / R135
  • Start time: 5.30PM
  • Book Tickets: Here

The Vamps | 2 Feb

The band was almost entirely formed via social media. Guitarist James McVey (19) found vocalist Brad Simpson (18) on YouTube. They then met drummer Tristan Evans (19) via Facebook and Connor Ball (17), the bass player, through a mutual pal.

Hottest new boy band on the block
@thevampsofficial

Their latest single, Last Night, follows the hits Can We Dance and Wild Heart. All three tracks are featured on their debut album Meet The Vamps.

  • Ticket Price: R570
  • Start time: 7PM
  • Book Tickets: Here

Beatenberg / Alice Phoebe Lou | 4 Feb

Beatenberg is a fresh new face in pop music from South Africa. Or rather, three faces, handsome and young and intelligent. The faces are of Matthew Field, who also has a beautiful voice and plays the guitar, Ross Dorkin, who has beautiful hands that play the bass, and Robin Brink, who has a beautiful life-force and plays the drums like a nutcase.

The Beatenberg Boys
@Beatenberg

Alice Phoebe Lou's fiercely independent approach to her music has given the singer songwriter a creative confidence that shines through in her captivating vocals and stripped back music. Having developed her bluesy, folk sound busking on the streets of Berlin, Alice has caught the ears of a community of music lovers the world over with her honest storytelling and raw, beautiful voice.

  • Ticket Price: R180 / R135
  • Start time: 5.30PM
  • Book Tickets: Here

The Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra | 11 Feb

The Cape Town Philharmonic Youth Orchestra was launched in 2004 as part of the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra’s development and transformation plan and is a vibrant ensemble sought after in Cape Town for corporate gigs and concerts.

Philharmonic Orchestra in harmony
@CapeTownPhilharmonicYouthOrchestra
  • Ticket Price: R180 / R135
  • Start time: 5.30PM
  • Book Tickets: Here

Lira | 25 Feb

LIRA is a multi-platinum award winning South African Singer/Songwriter.

the beautiful miss lira
@MissLIRAMUSIC

She has graced the covers of numerous fashion & lifestyle magazines & won a multitude of accolades from The South African Music Awards, MTV Africa Awards, Channel O Awards, Metro FM & MOJO Awards as well as Glamour Magazine South Africa's 2008 "Woman of the Year."

  • Ticket Price: R180 / R135
  • Start time: 5.30PM
  • Book Tickets: Here

Goodluck / The Kiffness | 4 March

GoodLuck are BEYOND excited to announce their very first performance at the Kirstenbosch Sunday Summer Series with friends The Kiffness.

So kiff
@thekiffness

The band have been waiting for many years to be billed on this lineup and the concert will be like nothing you have ever seen before from GoodLuck.

  • Ticket Price: R180 / R135
  • Start time: 5.15PM
  • Book Tickets: Here

The Christians (UK) | 11 March

Garry Christian, the only original member of The Christians, with his distinctive soulful voice heads up the band with the multi-talented Joey Ankrah on lead guitar/vocals, the backbone of the group Neil Griffiths on acoustic guitar/vocals and their very own keyboard wizard Mike Triggs.

The Christians on stage
@thechristianslive

The band are fortunate to have some hugely talented guys sharing drum and bass duties, Craig Connet & Lionel Duke on drums and Bobby Kewley Jnr & YoYo Buys on bass guitar.

  • Ticket Price: R205 / R140
  • Start time: 5.30PM
  • Book Tickets: Here

Jeremy Loops | 18 March

Juxtaposing booming city rhythms with lilting folk, Jeremy Loops perfectly captures the duality of his South African life.

Jeremy doing his thing
@jeremyloops

The extremes aren't new to the singer, who by day travels to the furthest corners of Africa to battle deforestation through his organization, Greenpop, and by night resumes as raconteur for raucous fans around the world.

  • Ticket Price: R205 / R140
  • Start time: 5.30PM
  • Book Tickets: Here

Petite Noir (BEL) / Slow Jack | 21 March

Yannick Ilunga (born August 24, 1990), better known by his stage name Petite Noir, is a songwriter, musician, and record producer. His debut extended play The King of Anxiety was released in January 2015 and his debut studio album La vie est belle / Life Is Beautiful was released in September of the same year via Domino Records' Double Six Imprint.

The multi-talented Petite Noir
Petite Noir @petitenoir1

A product of the coastal city of Cape Town South Africa, where everything is perceived to happen at its own leisurely place, the city's special vibrations filters through the unique sound of Slow Jack. Drawing their inspiration from their surrounds, the music and lyrics speak of abundance, hardship and everyday life that affects us all.

  • Ticket Price: R180 / R135
  • Start time: 5.15PM
  • Book Tickets: Here

Dan Patlansky / Albert Frost | 28 March

Dan Patlansky is one of the most renowned and fiery blues artists in the southern hemisphere and one of the greatest we've ever seen.

Blues Artist Dan Patlansky
@danpatlanskymusic

Albert Frost is a familiar and respected feature of the South African blues-rock music scene. For the past two decades, the energetic performances of this accomplished guitarist have dazzled audiences as he deftly alternates between rhythm and lead, while showcasing acoustic and electric guitars.

  • Ticket Price: R180 / R135
  • Start time: 5.15PM
  • Book Tickets: Here

There you have it, the full lineup this summer's sizzling concerts at Kirstenbosch Gardens. Now all you have to do is buy your tickets, pack a picnic, grab some mates and let the summer role in.

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