Here’s the lineup of artists for the 2014 / 2015 season of Kirstenbosch concerts, starting 23 November. These concerts have to be the best way to spend a Sunday evening.
Don’t forget to buy your tickets well in advance (details on how to do that are below the list), as most of the concerts sell out well in advance (eg. Lunineers is already sold out!). My picks are:
Just Jinjer on the 7th of Dec, Prime Circle on 4th Jan, Parlotones on 11th Jan, Goldfish on 1st March, Johnny Clegg on the 29th of March and Jeremy Loops on April 5th.
Those are the bands I know, but I see a bunch of bands and performers that I have heard about and this year I will make an effort to support some of these new ones too. Not forgetting our philharmonic orchestra performing on Feb 1st, they do awesome work and they need our support.
The number in parentheses after each item is the price category, see the notes below for the prices. Also notice that this year they are not reserving tickets for purchase at the Kirstenbosch box office, if they are sold out online then there are no tickets available.
I see that Old Mutual is not the sponsor anymore, I wonder what the story with that is?
23 Nov The Soil (2)
30 Nov National Youth Orchestra 50th Birthday Concert with Barbara Hendricks (USA) (2)
4, 5 Dec The Lumineers (sold out)
7 Dec Just Jinjer (2)
14 Dec Oliver Mtukudzi (ZIM) (2)
18, 19, 20, 21 Dec Kirstenbosch Carols
28 Dec Hot Water (1)
31 December New Year’s Eve concert: Mango Groove & Arno Carstens
4 Jan Prime Circle (2)
11 Jan The Parlotones (3)
18 Jan Matthew Mole & Tailor (2)
25 Jan Jimmy Nevis (2)
1 Feb The Cape Philharmonic Orchestra (2)
8 Feb Freshlyground (2)
15 Feb Performers to be announced
22 Feb Cape Town Folk ‘n Acoustic Music Festival (1)
1 Mar Goldfish (2)
8 Mar Mi Casa (2)
15 Mar Al Bairre & Shortstraw (1)
21 Mar Performers to be announced
22 Mar Beatenberg & Gangs of Ballet (1)
29 Mar Johnny Clegg (3)
5 April Jeremy Loops (2)
Adults: (1) R100, (2) R135, (3) R160, (4) R365
Youth (6-21 yrs with ID): (1) R75, (2) R100, (3) R130, (4) R365
Bot Soc members (with card): (1) R90, (2) R120, (3) R140, (4) R365
Tickets for all Sunset Concerts are available online from www.webtickets.co.za
Redeem your e-ticket at the Kirstenbosch Ticket Offices on any day after purchasing them, including concert day.
Only if concerts are not sold-out online, will tickets be available at Kirstenbosch from the Tuesday before each concert.
All Kirstenbosch concerts take place irrespective of rain. Regret no refunds are issued.
Gates open at 16h00. Concerts are held between 17h30 and 19h00.
Dos and Don’ts
Please enjoy the concert and abide by the following:
- Do take all your litter home, the concert venue is bin-free.
- Do leave the garden by 20h00.
- Do respect the peace and cleanliness of adjacent residential areas when leaving.
- Don’t smoke in the audience.
- Don’t sit on deckchairs that obstruct the view of the stage.
- Don’t climb on the stage or enter flower beds.
- Don’t leave litter in our World Heritage Site.
Available from Moyo Restaurant Kirstenbosch (021 762 9585) or the Kirstenbosch Tea Room (021 797 4883). Refreshments will be on sale at all the concerts.
Special parking is available for the physically disabled —enter via Rycroft Gate (Gate 3) and proceed to the Service Area off the Camphor Avenue for parking.
Concert info: 021 799 8783/8620/8773
Online ticket sales: www.webtickets.co.za
Facebook fan page: Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concerts