November 12, 2012
Kirstenbosch Old Mutual Summer Sunset Concerts 2012/2013
Fazielah Williams has lived in and loved her Mother City since birth. Having lived all over the Peninsula during her childhood, she now calls the picturesque City Bowl home and likes nothing more than watching the sun set over Table Bay from the window of her apartment.
A lover of the arts and proud Cape Town fanatic, Fazielah began her writing career by spending many hours as a child conjuring fantastical stories that featured independent heroines from faraway lands who saved the Prince instead. This Capetonian princess has enjoyed stints as a magical arts PRO and TV publicist before finding her calling as a travel writer.
When not waxing lyrical about the Fairest Cape’s most loved attractions and activities and embarking on unexpected adventures, Fazielah can usually be found taking in a show at one of the City’s fabulous theatres.
This popular series of concerts returns to the garden every Sunday evening from November 25, 2012 to April 7, 2013 and will feature a line-up of fantastic international and local acts. From jazz, R&B, hip hop, folk, rock to big band swing, the concerts appeal to all ages and musical tastes.
Expect to see the likes of UK-based international pop star Daniel Bedingfield, iconic jazz star Hugh Masekela, local rock stars Arno Carstens and The Parlotones, Freshlyground and singer Johnny Clegg, amongst others.
Make a day of it by gathering your mates and loved ones, packing a delicious picnic and sprawling out on the grass to enjoy the sweet sounds.
This summer’s series of sunset concerts coincides with a celebration of 21 years of concerts and the centenary year of Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, which forms part of the Cape Floral Kingdom. The Garden is home to more than 22 000 species of indigenous plants, of which the fynbos is possibly the most well-known.
The thrilling line-up includes:
25 November 2012: Daniel Bedingfield
02 December 2012: Mango Groove
09 December 2012: Zebra & Giraffe
13 December 2012: Carols by Candlelight
23 December 2012: Prime Circle
30 December 2012: Yoav and Tailor
31 December 2012: New Year's Eve – Hugh Masekela & Hot Water
06 January 2013: Arno Carstens
13 January 2013: The Parlotones
20 January 2013: Jimmy Dludlu
27 January 2013: Toya Delazy and Lindiwe Suttle
03 February 2013: Freshlyground
10 February 2013: Cape Town Folk n Acoustic Music Festival
17 February 2013: Sipho “Hotstix” Mabuse
24 February 2013: The Cape Philharmonic Orchestra
03 March 2013: Goldfish
10 March 2013: Jeremy Loops
17 March 2013: Ringo Madlingozi
24 March 2013: Shadowclub and Gangs of Ballet
31 March 2013: Mi Casa and Natasha Meister
07 April 2013: Johnny Clegg
For more information and tickets, visit www.webtickets.co.za. Get excited about the upcoming acts by watching the Daniel Bedingfield, Mi Casa and The Parlotones' videos below: