And so yes, these ARE the droids dates you are looking for:
22 Nov: Freshlyground 29 Nov: Zonke Dikana 6 Dec: Arno Carstens Music 13 Dec: Mango Groove 17, 18, 19, 20 Dec: Carols at Kirstenbosch 27 Dec: Jimmy Nevis 31 Dec: New Year’s Eve concert: Jeremy Loops / Grassy Spark
3 Jan: The Parlotones 10 Jan: Prime Circle 17 Jan: Karen Zoid and Francois van Coke 24 Jan: Mi Casa 31 Jan: The Soil 7 Feb: Cape Town Folk ‘n Acoustic Music Festival 14 Feb: Matthew Mole / Rubber Duc Music 21 Feb: GOLDFISH 28 Feb: The CapeTown Philharmonic Orchestra 6 March: Shortstraw / The Plastics 13 March: Al Bairre / Bye Beneco 20 March: Zebra & Giraffe/ Monark 27 March: Beatenberg / John Wizards 3 Apr: The December Streets / The Vanilla
Ticket prices vary, but are mostly are mostly R80 or R110 for kids (6-21 years old, with ID) and R110 or R150 for adults. Exceptions are the New Years Eve special (R330pp) and The Parlotones, who have to charge a bit more than everyone else because they have their massive egos to service (R140-R175).
The line up for the Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concert series for 2012/13 has been released and it’s a case of the usual suspects and a few new faces. Here’s what we’re looking at this year:
25 Nov 2012 – Daniel Bedingfield (R80-R110)
02 Dec 2012 – Mango Groove (R80-R110)
09 Dec 2012 – Zebra & Giraffe (R80-R110)
13-16 Dec 2012 – Carols by Candlelight (R60)
23 Dec 2012 – Prime Circle (R80-R110)
30 Dec 2012 – Yoav & Tailor (R60-R85)
31 Dec 2012 (NYE) – Hugh Masekela & Hot Water (R275)
06 Jan 2013 – Arno Carstens (R80-R110)
13 Jan 2013 – The Parlotones (R110-135) (K)
20 Jan 2013 – Jimmy Dludlu (R80-R110) (K)
27 Jan 2013 – Toya Delazy & Lindiwe Suttle (R80-R110)
03 Feb 2013 – Freshlyground (R80-R110) (K)
10 Feb 2013 – Cape Town Folk n Acoustic Music Festival (R65-R80)
17 Feb 2013 – Sipho “Hotstix” Mabuse (R80-R110) (K)
24 Feb 2013 – The Cape Philharmonic Orchestra(R80-R110) (K)
03 Mar 2013 – Goldfish (R80-R110)
10 Mar 2013 – Jeremy Loops (R60-R85) (K)
17 Mar 2013 – Ringo Madlingozi (R80-R110) (K)
24 Mar 2013 – Shadowclub & Gangs of Ballet (R60-R85)
31 Mar 2013 – Mi Casa & Natasha Meister (R80-R110) (K)
07 Apr 2013 – Johnny Clegg (R80-R110) (K)
Ticket prices are for 6-21 year olds and adults. BotSoc members are somewhere in between and (K) indicates there’s a Kids Zone at the concert in question.
You’ve gotta get through the international act Daniel Bedingfield who kicks things off (see what I did there?), before the highlights (for me) of Zebra & Giraffe, Arno Carstens and the much underrated Gangs of Ballet in March.
Mango Groove, Goldfish, Freshlyground and (once you’ve remortgaged your house) The Parlotones will obviously be popular, so book early.
Tickets for all concerts are available now from Webtickets.co.za and additional tickets will be available at Kirstenbosch (021 761 2866), from the Tuesday before each concert, when online tickets are sold out.
The Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concert Schedule has been released which does mean that summer is just around the corner, but sadly, looking at the line up it’s much of the same-old, same-old but this time with an R80 or R100 price tag. This is, of course, ignoring the Parlotones, who demand a R125 entry fee because they didn’t make enough out of supporting Coldplay (where they were crap) or their myriad of other sponsorship and endorsement deals. Greed.
Of course, the repetitive line-ups and the higher prices won’t mean that each and every concert won’t be packed full and that Woolies won’t have to order in extra picnic food each Sunday – of course they will.
Anyway – here’s what’s on offer:
Sun, 20 Nov 2011 Locnville / Jax Panik
Sun, 27 Nov 2011 Van Coke / Die Heuwels Fantasties / Jack Parow / JR PG (L)
Sun, 4 Dec 2011 Lira
Sun, 11 Dec 2011 The Parlotones
Thurs, 15 Dec 2011 Carols by Candlelight Rotary
Fri, 16 Dec 2011 Carols by Candlelight Rotary
Sat, 17 Dec 2011 Carols by Candlelight Rotary
Sun, 18 Dec 2011 Carols by Candlelight Rotary
Mon, 26 Dec 2011 Zebra & Giraffe
Sat, 31 Dec 2011 NYE Concert – Prime Circle & Elvis Blue
Sun, 1 Jan 2012 Mango Groove
Sun, 8 Jan 2012 The Graeme Watkins Project / Plush
Sun, 15 Jan 2012 Johnny Clegg
Sun, 22 Jan 2012 Dan Patlansky /Natasha Meister
Sun, 29 Jan 2012 Zahara (TBC) / Claire Phillips
Sun, 5 Feb 2012 Flash Republic / Foto Na Dans
Sun, 12 Feb 2012 Going Back to the Crossroads / Natasha Meister
Sun, 19 Feb 2012 Taxi Violence / Machineri
Sun, 26 Feb 2012 The Cape Philharmonic Orchestra
Sun, 4 Mar 2012 The Blues Broers featuring Albert Frost
Kicking off on 22nd November with South African legend, Johnny Clegg, the concerts run through to the end of March (and, I guess, the end of summer) with Watershed signing off for the season on the 28th.
The full line up:
22 November – Johnny Clegg
06 December – Jesse Clegg
13 December – Jonny Cooper Orchestra
27 December – Ashtray Electric and Pretty Blue Guns
03 January – A Fist Full of Diamonds with Josie Fields, Faryll Purkiss and Dan Patlansky 10 January – Freshlyground 17 January – Zebra & Giraffe 24 January – Fokofpolisiekar
07 February – aKING 21 February – Just Jinjer 28 February – Prime Circle
07 March – Goldfish 14 March – The Dirty Skirts 21 March – The Cape Philharmonic Orchestra 28 March – Watershed
Tickets for the first concert cost R95 for adults (yep – that’s what I thought too!) and are available from Kirstenbosch ticket office (021) 761 2866 or via http://www.webtickets.co.za/.
As usual, Kirstenbosch will be the place to be to rock out those Sunday afternoons (with the exception of 21st March, perhaps).
EDIT: While cross-checking details for the above piece (we’re damn thorough here at 6000 Towers), I saw this on the sanbi.org website: