The weather in South Africa has turned for the better and as a nation we find ourselves barreling towards Summer and then the Kirstenbosch Summer Concerts for the 2014-2015 season. This year the roster is filled with a stellar list of artists at acts to keep you more than entertained on Sundays for the whole of the Summer down in Cape Town. The Botanical Gardens are one of the most celebrated venues in the World and offer up a unique opportunity to picnic, take in some good music alongside catching some rays.
The lineup for the year is as follows:
|23 Nov||The Soil (2)|
|30 Nov||National Youth Orchestra 50th Birthday Concert with Barbara Hendricks (USA) (2)|
|4, 5 Dec||The Lumineers|
|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)|
|Rate 1||Rate 2||Rate 3||Rate 4|
|Youth (6-21 yrs with ID)||R75||R100||R130||R365|
|Bot Soc members (with card)||R90||R120||R140||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.
When you purchase your concert tickets through Webtickets you will be eligible for reduced hotel rates from Southern Sun Hotel Newlands. See www.webtickets.co.za for details.
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.
Cars displaying disabled parking disks and in possession of redeemed concert tickets will be given special parking in the service area 400m past the main entrance off Rhodes Drive.
Download a map (pdf) of parking facilities for the Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concerts.
Concert info: 021 799 8783/8620/8773
Facebook fan page: Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concerts
Please note that the Kirstenbosch Carols, the New Year’s Eve concert featuring Mango Groove & Arno Carstens and the Lumineers concerts do not form part of the Summer Sunset Concert series and are included in the line-up for information purposes only.