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October 21, 2011

Kings of Leon in Cape Town: Concert and road-closure info

It’s been a long time coming, but Kings of Leon are finally here! Don’t miss these American rockers in what is sure to be a spectacular concert at the Cape Town Stadium on Wednesday 26 October.

The multi-award-winning band was scheduled to make its Cape Town debut in April, but the highly anticipated appearance was postponed after hunky drummer Nathan Followill’s bicep surgery.

Now they’re back, stronger and sexier than ever and ready to rock your socks off! With a mind-blowing set list that includes the anthems Sex on Fire and Use Somebody, these gorgeous lads will prove that they are more than worth the wait.

Setting the tone for this unbelievable evening are local opening acts Shadowclub, The Black Hotels and Die Heuwels Fantasties. It’s a gathering of rock royalty never seen before!

To whet your musical appetite is this video of the Kings of Leon concert in Florida:


Important road closure info:

Fritz Sonnenberg Road from McDonald’s entrance to Stephan Way, 06h00 – 24h00 

Fritz Sonnenberg Road from Granger Bay Boulevard to McDonald’s entrance, 14h00 – 24h00

Fritz Sonnenberg Road from Granger Bay Boulevard to Portswood Road, 06h00 – 24h00

Granger Bay Boulevard from Western Boulevard to Beach Road (towards Waterfront), 14h00 – 24h00

Granger Bay Boulevard from Beach Road to Western Boulevard (leaving Waterfront), 16h30 – 24h00

Fort Wynyard Road from Portswood Road to Fort Wynyard Gate, 16h30 – 24h00

Vlei Road from Western Boulevard to Green Point Cricket Club entrance, 14h00 – 24h00

Vlei Road from Green Point Cricket Club entrance to Fritz Sonnenberg Road, 06h00 – 24h00

Stephan Way from Fritz Sonnenberg Road to Hamiltons Rugby Club entrance, 14h00 – 24h00

Beach Road from Portswood to Haul roads, 22h00 – 24h00

Portswood Road from Western Boulevard to Beach Road (north-east bound), 22h00 – 24h00

Main Road from York to Ebenezer roads (CBD-bound carriageway only), 17h30 – 24h00

Somerset Road from Ebenezer Road to Chiappini Street, 17h30 – 24h00

Somerset Road from Buitengracht to Chiappini streets (west bound carriageway only), 17h30 – 24h00

Ebenezer Road from Prestwich Street to Port Road (V&A Waterfront bound lane), 17h30 – 24h00

Waterkant Street from Lower Burg to Buitengracht streets, 17h30 – 24h00

Hertzog Boulevard from Civic Avenue to DF Malan Street (west-bound carriageway only), 17h30 – 21h30

There is limited parking available for private vehicles in the Cape Town Stadium precinct with the purchase of a parking ticket from Computicket. For alternative transport arrangements, please visit www.capemetrorail.co.za and www.capetown.gov.za/en/MyCiti/.

For loyal fans too tired to make the trip home, there are a variety of excellent accommodation venues in the city. For more information about the Kings of Leon concert and other equally entertaining events, please visit our event listings.


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