Backsberg Summer Concerts

It’s summer in the city, and with yet another award recognising Cape Town’s glory – this time as No 1 in the New York Times 52 Places to Go in 2014 , we’d like to tell you about a few wonderful things you can do in and around Cape Town this February.

Lazing around on the lawns of grand gardens and wine estates, while listening to live performances, seems like the perfect way to relax this summer. These are some of the best places where you can do this:

Backsberg Picnic Concerts at the proudly eco-friendly wine estate of Backsberg in the Stellenbosch/Paarl Winelands are a delightful way to spend a summer afternoon.

Kirstenbosch Summer Concert Series – parking may be a bit of a challenge, but you can’t miss some of the best performers from South Africa and the world in this fantastic line-up of famous names.

Rheboksloof Events include a Valentine’s Movie Night on 14 Feb, singer Elvis Blue on 23 Feb, the popular band Zebra & Giraffe date tbc, and Steve Hofmeyer on 28 March.

Oude Libertas Amphitheatre Concerts in a coliseum-style are many and frequent throughout the summer until the middle of March.

Concerts in de Waal Park in the Gardens suburb of central Cape Town, are very much a local community affair, which nevertheless attract some really big names. Those still to appear include The Rudimentals, Freshly Ground, Falling Mirror and Mark Haze.

Big Blues Music Festival in Kleinmond from 28 February to 1 March is two days of blues by the sea.

Darling Music Experience from 7-16 Feb is a series of small concerts in rural settings for lovers of classical and popular music, with classical and contemporary chamber music, popular choir works, Jazz, community ensembles and soloists and a platform for South Africa’s next generation of top musicians.

Have you been to any of these music events before? What was your experience?


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