November 01, 2011
Kirstenbosch Summer Concerts line-up 2011/12
Summer is officially here, which heralds the arrival of the Old Mutual Kirstenbosch Summer Concerts series. The concerts, set in one of the world’s most beautiful locations – Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden – are a one-of-a-kind musical experience and one of the highlights of Cape Town’s summer season.
An annual event showcasing local home-grown talent, this popular Cape Town concert series is always sold out well in advance.
The 2011/12 season has a superstar line-up with something for everyone: Locnville, Jax Panik and Goldfish for dance lovers; jazz and Afro-soul enthusiasts can enjoy Lira, Hugh Masekela, Mango Groove and Freshlyground; and those who prefer something a little heavier can rock out to the Parlotones, Zebra and Giraffe and Wrestlerish.
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden is located at the foot of Table Mountain and is famous for its diverse collection of indigenous flora. National Geographic Traveller recently named it as one of its favourite picnic spots in the world, so arm yourself with a picnic basket and a bottle of wine and enjoy this spectacular mix of music and nature.
As a teaser for the upcoming season, below is a video of Goldfish performing at Kirstenbosch.
November 20: Locnville, Jax Panik
November 27: Van Coke Kartel, Jack Parow
December 04: Lira
December 11: The Parlotones
December 15: Carols by Candelight
December 06: Carols by Candelight
December 17: Carols by Candelight
December 26: Zebra & Giraffe
January 01: Mango Groove
January 08: The Graeme Watkins Project, Plush
January 15: Johnny Clegg
January 22: Dan Patlansky, Natasha Meister
February 05: Flash Republic, Foto Na Dans
February 12: Going Back to the Crossroads
February 19: Taxi Violence, Machineri
February 26: Cape Philharmonic Orchestra
March 04: The Blues Broers, Albert Frost
March 11: Goldfish
March 18: Freshlyground
March 25: Hugh Masekela
April 01: Hot Water, Wrestlerish