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March 17, 2011

Cape Town Festival lineup: A long weekend of free music

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Performers at the 2008 Cape Town Festival are backed by Table Mountain. Photo courtesy Kyknoord

The Cape Town Festival starts this Saturday, March 19, and it’s set to entertain Capetonians and visitors to Cape Town until Human Rights Day, March 21. Now celebrating its 12th year, the Cape Town Festival, which happens at the Company’s Garden from 12h00 to 20h00 daily on March 19, 20 and 21, will feature a great variety of hot local talent including Jax Panik, Emo Adams and Judith Sephuma. The best part? Entrance is free, mahala, gratis!

Themed “One City, Many Cultures”, the Cape Town Festival’s lineup is appropriately diverse. And the setting is sublime: The city’s most historic garden, with Table Mountain keeping watch, is a great place to relax this weekend. 

Here are the acts you can catch over the long weekend:

Saturday, March 19

The Cape Flat Tenors
Nne-Vida (the 2010 winners of eTV’s Popstars)
Isabel Novela
Tucan Tucan
Glenn Robertson Jazz Band
Nomfuzi and the Lucky Charms
Jax Panik
Die Heuwels Fantasties

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The Cape Town Festival is a very popular, family-friendly affair. Photo courtesy Kyknoord

Sunday, March 20

Larry Joe and Big Brains
Men Blessed
Chad Saaiman
Moriera Project
Vicky Sampson
The Dirty Skirts
Emo Adams
The Rockets

Monday, March 21 (Human Rights Day)

The morning will start off with an inter-faith religious service.

Ernestine Deane featuring Jitsvinger
Watoto Children’s Choir
Delft Youth Big Band
Loukmaan Adams
Mtika
VJR
Jesse Clegg
Judith Sephuma

Visit the Cape Town Festival’s website here.

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