March 20, 2013
Prime Circle to play at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden on Human Rights Day
Stuart Buchanan is a journalist, blogger, and online writer for Flow Communications.
He grew up in Durban and has lived in various parts of South Africa and the UK, before finally settling on Cape Town. He often wonders why anyone would want to live anywhere else.
Prime Circle, who have been rocking South African audiences for over a decade now, will be providing the right kind of soundtrack to enjoy a sunny afternoon in Kirstenbosch on Human Rights Day.
March 21 is Human Rights Day in South Africa, a public holiday in commemoration of the Sharpeville Massacre of 1960, when police opened fire on a crowd of people protesting South Africa's racist pass laws. About 70 people were killed in the ensuing violence, and the event marked a turning point in the history of South Africa's struggle – a history that would eventually lead to the establishment of a democratic system, and freedom for all South Africans.
South Africans like to celebrate this hard-won freedom in many ways, and on this public holiday you'll find plenty of activities for the whole family to enjoy. For those looking for some live music and scenic outdoor surroundings, head to the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden. It is hosting a special Centenary Fundraising Concert that follows a similar format to the wildly popular Summer Sunset Concerts that take place every Sunday during summer.
Pop-rock kings Prime Circle will be performing tracks from their newest album, Evidence, as well as some crowd favourites. Opening for Prime Circle is Dan Patlansky, guitar virtuoso and blues legend who is known for his searing guitar solos and dirty blues riffs.
Don't miss this great musical combo, performing at Kirstenbosch tomorrow!
Date: Thursday 21 March
Venue: Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden (Rhodes Drive, Newlands, Cape Town)
Times: from 17h00 to 19h00, gates open at 16h00
Price: R110 – adults; R80 – youth (six to 21 years); R100 – Botanical Society members.
For further information, call 021 799 8783/8620 or visit the website www.sanbi.org.
Tickets can be booked on www.webtickets.co.za.