Kicking off in late November, the Kirstenbosch Summer Concerts 2015-2016 are set to provide even more outdoor entertainment than ever before! This hugely popular annual summer concert series remains one of the top highlights of summer in Cape Town, and for good reason. With a large lawn that is ideal for picnics, and a massive stage set up in a unique picturesque setting of the gardens, guests can enjoy some of the country’s best-loved artists, along with good food and good company.
This year, the line-up includes Freshlyground, Jimmy Nevis, Grassy Spark, Jeremy Loops, Mi Casa, Al Bairre, The Plastics and more! Some concerts will also include a special kids’ zone, which will be great news for families. Parents can relax and enjoy the music and entertainment, while little ones can play in a designated area.
Getting on to the important stuff, let’s take a look at who will be performing this summer…
2015-2016 Summer Concerts at Kirstenbosch Gardens
Tickets can be purchased online via Webtickets.co.za, or at the ticket office at Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens (Rhodes Drive, Newlands, Southern Suburbs). Prices are correct at going to press – for further information call +27 (0)21 799 8783/8620/8773. Picnic baskets can be purchased from either of the restaurants situated within the gardens at various prices.
2015 Kirstenbosch summer concert line-up:
22 November 2015, 17h30 – Freshlyground – R110- R150
29 November 2015, 17h30 – Zonke Dikana – R110- R150
6 December 2015, 17h30 – Arno Carstens – R110- R150
13 December 2015, 17h30 – Mango Groove – R110- R150
17 – 20 December 2015, 17h30 – Carols at Kirstenbosch – costs tbc
27 December 2015, 17h30 – Jimmy Nevis – R110 – R150
31 December 2015, 19h00 – New Year’s Eve Concert, featuring Jeremy Loops and Grassy Spark – R330
2016 Kirstenbosch summer concert line-up:
3 January 2016, 17h30 – The Parlotones – R140-R175
10 January 2016, 17h30 – Prime Circle – R110-R150
17 January 2016, 15h15 – Karen Zoid and Francois van Coke – R110-R150
24 January 2016, 17h30 – Mi Casa – R110-R150
31 January 2016, 17h30 – The Soil – R110-R150
7 February 2016, 17h00 – Cape Town Folk ‘n Acoustic Music Festival – R110-R150
14 February 2016, 17h15 – Matthew Mole / Rubber Duc – R110-R150
21 February 2016, 17h30 – Goldfish – R110-R150
28 February 2016, 17h30 – The Cape Philharmonic Orchestra – R110-R150
6 March 2016, 17h15 – Shortstraw / The Plastics – R80-R110
13 March 2016, 17h15 – Al Bairre/ Bye Beneco – R80-R110
20 March 2016, 17h15 – Zebra & Giraffe / Monark – R80-R110
21 March 2016, 17h30 – Fundraiser – details and costs to be confirmed
27 March 2016, 17h15 – Beatenberg / John Wizards – R80-R110
3 April 2016, 17h15 – December Streets / The Vanilla – R80-R110
Well, now… that sure looks like a seriously good line-up. Four full months and two half months of sheer musical awesomeness lies ahead this summer, and if that isn’t the best thought I’ve today besides the chocolate waiting for me on my desk, I don’t know what is. Yay for summer!
Which artist are you keen to see during the Kirstenbosch Summer Concert Series this year? Let us know in the comments below!