Kirstenbosch Summer Concerts 2010-2011 Cape Town Line Up

The Kirstenbosch Summer Concerts have become an institution in Cape Town over the past couple of stonking hot summers. They take place in the absolutely majestic Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens in Newlands Cape Town (nominated as 1 of the World Heritage sites) under the watchful gaze of Table Mountain and feature some of the best local and International bands and act for the pleasure of all those keen to lounge around on the grassy slopes while enjoying a lovely picnic.

If you haven’t been yet make a note to attend at least one of these concerts over the course of this summer with your friends/family and loved ones- there’s really nothing like have some cheese, wine with fruit in it and yummy biscuits with all sorts of spreads on them before getting to be all Woodstock being entertained by the world class acts.

The concerts kick off on the 21st of November 2010 and run until the 3rd of April (Easter Weekend)… And the ticket details and various acts are as follows: … thats right- Goldfish and FreshlyGround return to their hometown! Its going to be a long HOT summer in Cape Town!!!

2010 Artist Adult Scholar (6-21) Botanical
Society Member
21 Nov – 17:30 Just Jinjer R95 R70 R85
28 Nov – 17:30 TKZee with Khuli Chana
(Old Mutual Encounter)
R75 R50 R65
5 Dec – 17:30 Mango Groove R95 R70 R85
12 Dec – 17:30 Freshlyground R95 R70 R85
16, 17, 18, 19 Dec Carols by candlelight

Start: 20h00, gates open at 17h00. Tickets are available at the Information Centres at select Pick ‘n Pay stores in the Western Cape.
R50 (16 Dec)
R60 (17, 18, 19 Dec)
R30 (16 Dec)
R40 (17, 18, 19 Dec)
No Discount
26 Dec – 17:30 Civil Twilight R75 R50 R65
31 Dec NYE: Loading Zone & Johnny Clegg R240 TBC TBC
2 Jan – 17:30 Prime Circle R95 R70 R85
9 Jan – 17:30 The Parlotones R120 R90 R100
16 Jan – 17:30 Jack Parow & Francois van Coke* No Kids’ Zone available R75 R50 R65
23 Jan – 17:30 Farryl Purkiss, Dan Patlansky, Inge Beckman
(Old Mutual Encounter)
R75 R50 R65
30 Jan – 17:30 Lira
(Old Mutual Encounter)
R95 R70 R85
6 Feb – 17:30 Isochronus and Kidofdoom* No Kids’ Zone available R75 R50 R65
13 Feb – 17:30 Zebra & Giraffe* No Kids’ Zone available R95 R70 R85
20 Feb – 17:30 Jesse Clegg R75 R50 R65
27 Feb – 17:30 Loyiso and Chad Saaiman
(Old Mutual Encounter)
R75 R50 R65
6 Mar – 17:30 Goldfish* No Kids’ Zone available R95 R70 R85
13 Mar – 17:30 Jamali R75 R50 R65
20 Mar – 17:30 RJ Benjamin
(Old Mutual Encounter)
R75 R50 R65
27 Mar – 17:30 The Cape Philharmonic Orchestra R75 R50 R65
3 April – 17:30 aKing* No Kids’ Zone available R75 R50 R65

At the Venue:

  • Tickets go on sale on the Tuesday preceding each concert, from the Visitors’ Centre Ticket Office only.
  • On the Sunday of the event, concert tickets can be purchased at all entrances, and includes entrance to the garden if arriving early (keep your ticket to gain entrance to the concert area later).
  • Concert tickets are limited, but garden entry tickets will still be available if the concert venue is sold out (visitors can picnic on the lawns outside the cordoned-off concert area).
  • Kirstenbosch is open from 08h00 to 19h00 (Sep – Mar), 08h00 to 18h00 (Apr – Aug).

Telephone Bookings:

Tickets can be booked via telephone from the Tuesday preceding the event – R10 per ticket administration fee applicable. Your tickets will be available for collection from the Visitors Centre.
  • Ticket Bookings: (021) 761 2866 / 799 8782.
  • Ticket Information: (021) 799 8783 / 8620 / 8773.

Online Bookings

  • Online bookings can be made at Webtickets.
  • When you buy an e-ticket on-line your ticket will be delivered directly to your computer. Not only will you get your tickets right away, but you can print them out anytime before the event.
  • Each e-ticket has a unique bar-code on the top right of each ticket. This is used to identify the ticket and ensure only valid tickets are granted access into the event. It is important that the bar-code has been clearly printed on the ticket as this will prevent any delays when entering the event. Print your ticket(s) and bring to the event where the ticket(s) will be scanned.
  • Redeem your e-ticket(s) at the Kirstenbosch Ticket Office from the Tuesday before, or on the concert day.

General Information:

  • Telephone: (021) 799 8783 / 8620 / 8773.
  • Gates open at 16h00. Concerts are held between 17h30 and 19h00 and go ahead irrespective of the weather. Refunds are not issued.
  • No refunds will be issued for any of the concerts.
  • Free entry for all children under 6 years old.
  • Special parking is available for the physically disabled – enter at the Top Gate, also known as the Rycroft Gate or Gate 3, and proceed to the service area off Camphor Avenue for parking.
  • Refreshments are on sale at all concerts – picnic hampers can be ordered from the Silvertree Restaurant (021) 762 9585; or from the Tea Room (021) 797 4883.
  • There will be a Kids’ Zone at the top of the concert lawn with entertainment for your kids during the concert. This area will provide supervised activities for children to participate in, but is not a child-minding service. Please note that there will be no Kids’ Zone available for the following concerts:
    • Jack Parow, Heuwels Fantasties & Francois van Coke
      (16 Jan)
    • Isochronus and Kidofdoom (6 Feb)
    • Zebra & Giraffe (13 Feb)
    • Goldfish (6 March)
    • aKing (3 April)


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  1. Hey

    I’d just like to know if a person is allowed to bring their own alcohol to the venue


    1. Hey Brian, you can bring your own booze along with any other goodies needed for a lekker picnic. No alcohol is sold at the Kbosch though- only Appletizer and boerie rolls if I remember correctly 🙂

  2. Hey Ricky

    Just want to know, how far in advance can you purchase a ticket? And how long do shows usually last? 2 hours?

    Thanks a ton

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