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Kirstenbosch Summer Concerts 2019 Line Up Announced

Pack a picnic basket and prepare to dance at the much-anticipated Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concerts 2019 from November this year until April 2020.

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Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concert

Celebrating 28 years of bringing local and international musical talent to summer, Kirstenbosch Summer Concerts has become a staple for locals and internationals alike during the summer months in Cape Town.

The 2019 season of the hugely popular Kirsten Summer Concerts will begin on 24 November and this year promises a stellar line up of local favourites, renowned international acts including talented cellist, Yo-Yo Ma and some new South African talent. 

Crimson House wil kick of this year's season with  the launch of their Bounceology album on the 24th of November. Other headliners such Goldfish, Jimmy Nevis, Jeremy Loops, Matthew Mole and more will be returning on the Kirstenbosch Summer Concerts stage this year. Hip-Hop sensation AKA will be performing for the first time at the Kirstenbosch Summer Concerts. 

To help ring in 2020, Freshlyground will be performing for the last time as a band in a not-to-be-missed New Year's Eve performance.

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As a family-friendly event, this is the ideal summer outing to bring the kids along, as the whole family can enjoy a homemade picnic basket and Cape Town's festive summer season. Picnic baskets can also be pre-ordered 5 days in advance from the Kirstenbosch Tea Room or Moyo Restaurant Kirstenbosch.

Refreshements will be available during the musical performance and Moyo's Food truck will be serving up freshly made burgers, boerie rolls, chipstix and more.

Tickets for the Kirstenbosch Summer Concerts 2019 can be purchased from Webtickets and range from R170 - R220 per person.

All concerts will take place, irrespective of the rain, and patrons are advised to pack a light jersey or raincoat in case of an infamous Cape Town weather change. 

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Kirstenbosch Summer Concerts 2019 Line Up 

24 Nov 2019 Crimson House / Southern Wild   
1 Dec 2019  Black Motion / Amanda Black  
8 Dec 2019  Watershed
12,13,14,15 Dec 2019  Christmas Carols - Hosted Rotary Club (cost R25 - R125 per person)
22 Dec 2019Shekinah / Unathi   
29 Dec 2019 Goldfish
31 Dec 2019NYE: Freshlyground /Nomadic Orchestra /Native Young  (cost R435 per person)
5 Jan 2020   Jimmy Nevis / Craig Lucas / Paxton Fielies  
 12 Jan 2020 Mi Casa
19 Jan 2020   The Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra   
26 Jan 2020    Goodluck / Tresor  
2 Feb 2020       Kwesta / Sjava    
8 Feb 2020  Yo-Yo Ma (International Concert and cost R900 per person)
9 Feb 2020AKA
16 Feb 2020    Cape Town Folk ‘n Acoustic Music Festival
23 Feb 2020Spoegwolf / Jo Black
1 Mar 2020Matthew Mole   
8 Mar 2020 Prince Kaybee / Sho Madjozi   
15 Mar 2020   Sun El Musician and Simmy / Lady Zamar  
22 Mar 2020    Cape Town Opera
29 Mar 2020 Jeremy Loops  


The last musical performance of the season will be by Andrew Young and Don Vino on the 5th of April 2020. 

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