Parlotones perform at Kirstenbosch Centenary Fundraising Concert

Every time I turn on the TV, there’s Kahn and his silly eye make-up talking about the earth or how misunderstood he and Parlotones are. This irritates me forcing me not to write about them just to hold onto my own sanity. Finally they’ve redeemed themselves by agreeing to headline the OLD MUTUAL Kirstenbosch Centenary Fundraising Concert.

You see, I quite like Kirstenbosch and it’s awesomeness, so even if Parlotones are the main act, I’m going to big them up for being part of an initiative that is going to keep one of the most majestic botanical gardens in the World going for years to come. The Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon Concert is set to take place on Sunday April 8 2012 and is a fundraiser for the upcoming Kirstenbosch Centenary in 2013.

Kirstenbosch started life as a derelict farm once owned by Cecil John Rhodes more than one hundred years ago. It was proclaimed a national garden in 1913 and then the work began to create the magnificent garden we know today. The Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon Concert aims to raise funds for this much anticipated and iconic year and with an extra half an hour of great music on the day- which makes it real value for money.

The Parlotones will be supported by The Ice Project – a soft rock/post grunge band that started out in Potchefstroom. Following the Old Mutual concert the ‘tones will be off on a 27 city US tour.

Pack your picnic basket or buy one from Silvertree Restaurant or The Kirstenbosch Tea Room and prepare for a holiday Sunday afternoon that sets the pace for the upcoming Centenary year. All money generated through ticket sales will go directly to the Kirstenbosch Centenary Fund.


Date: Sunday 8 April Gates open:15h30

Opening act: 17h00 to 17h30

The Parlotones: 17h30 to 19h00

Performers: The Parlotones; Opening act: The Ice Project

Price: R125 for adults, R95 for youth (age 6 to 21) and R105 for Bot Soc members Bookings: or the Kirstenbosch Ticket Office (Tel: 021 761 2866)

For further information: Call 021 799 8783/8620 or visit the website

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One Comment

  1. There are a lot of artists that look sillier, have less to say about social and environmental issues, with far less talent than Kahn has in one of his skin cells and they are *all* wildly popular and vastly overexposed in the USA.

    I would give up a limb to see Kahn or The Parlotones on TV or even hear them mentioned by our media.

    They may have reached a saturation point in SA but in most other markets they are virtually unknown. It’s a shame. For us, they’re the best band nobody ever heard.

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