Outdoor music festivals in and around Cape Town

Lovers of music festivals will know that Cape Town is home to some of the best festivals this side of the equator. Into hip-hop, R&B or EDM? Here’s your guide to where you need to be.

Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concerts

Every year, the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens host a series of summer concerts. Guests relax on the sunny lawns on blankets with picnic baskets to enjoy the summery sounds of South Africa’s most popular musical acts. Performances to look forward to includes Lady Zamar, AKA, Sho Majozi, Kwesta and more.

Date: 24 November 2019 – 5 April 2020

Venue: Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens

Website: https://www.webtickets.co.za

Jeremy Loops performing at Kirstenbosch

Up The Creek Music Festival

Picture this: chilling on an inflatable lounger, soaking up the sun and sipping on an ice-cold cocktail, while some of the best rock beats reverberate from the river’s edge.

That’s Up the Creek! Various stages for pop, indie-folk and your favourite DJs for you to enjoy.

Venue: Up The Creek camp (Felix Unite River Adventures)

Date: 6 – 9 February

Website: https://www.upthecreek.co.za/

Ultra

Ultra South Africa comes to Cape Town, with a line-up of some of the best DJs in the music business. This is a one-day dance festival unlike any other in Southern Africa. Festival goers can look forward to DJ Snake, AfroJack, Steve Aoki and South Africa’s very own – Black Coffee. General Access ticket prices start at R500. GA ticket holders can access to all stages and all non-VIP/VVIP areas of the event.

Venue: Cape Town Ostrich Ranch

Date: 28 February

Website: https://ultrasouthafrica.com/

Cape Town International Jazz Festival

Attracting jazz lovers from all over the world, Cape Town International Jazz Festival (CTIJF) rivals some of the world’s biggest jazz festivals. The festival brings some of the greatest local and international jazz acts to the mother city. Known as “African Grandest Gathering”, the festival is the largest music event in sub-Saharan Africa. Performers include Grammy Award winner PJ Morton (USA), South African songstress Lady Zamar as well as world-respected master musician, Abdullah Ibrahim (SA)

Ticket prices are as follows:

General access – Weekend Pass: R999

Day Pass: R649

Venue: Cape Town International Convention Centre

Date: 27 – 28 March

Website: https://www.capetownjazzfest.com/

Corona Sunset Festival

Having earned a well-deserved reputation for event excellence, the Corona Sunsets festival in Cape Town on 28 March promises to deliver to the same level of spectacle with a stellar line-up of world-class artists and production. The Bungalow Clifton and Oval Field will be transformed into a sensational sunset setting and as the sun starts to dip the party people of Cape Town unite in their love of dance, music and Corona.

Ticket prices are as follows:

GENERAL ADMISSION

GA – EARLY BIRD – R250.00

GA – PHASE 1 – R350.00

GA – PHASE 2 – R450.00

GA – PHASE 3 – R550.00

VIP TABLE BOOKING

10 Seater VIP table – R15 000

Venue: The Bungalow & Oval Field, Clifton

Date: 28 March

Website: https://corona.howler.co.za/

Get Real

Groove the night away to the sound of thundering bass, the very best in local & international electronic music and a signature world-class production. Embark on a magical adventure of music, fantasy, laughter and dance. Featuring Brazilian Superstar duo Chemical Surf, Groove Delight and more.

Venue: Anura Wine Estate, Stellenbosch

Date: 28 March

Website: https://www.facebook.com/GetRealSa/