The Cape Town Folk ‘n Acoustic Music Festival
Saturday 10 December at CTICC, Cape Town
18 Top South African artists: Ard Matthews, Steve Newman, Farryl Purkiss, Rory Eliot, Brian Finch, Guy Buttery, Christine Weir and Julie Blundell, Janie Bay, Gavin Minter, Louise Day, Tombstone Pete, Andrew James and Steady Tiger, John Ellis, Diesel Vanilla, Machineri, Gary Thomas, Natasha Meister, Jack Mantis.
“I am honoured to be part of the first Cape Town Folk ‘n Acoustic Festival. It is my sincere hope that it will be well-supported so that it may become a real highlight on the SA music calendar. SA has such phenomenal talent; all we need now is a place to showcase it. What better place/event than this?” – Ard Matthews
Real Wired Music, the creators of Vintage Sundays and the Cape Town for Haiti Concert, in association with Eastern Acoustics, bring you another extraordinary live music experience. Together with Sedgwick’s Old Brown Sherry and Marshall Music, the Cape Town Folk ‘n Acoustic Music Festival will bring together 18 top South African artists of this genre in a sophisticated, concert-style setting, with solo or duo sets performed completely acoustically. Performances will be stripped down to the essence of the songs – guitar and voice. The evening is set to be an experience of the finest musical storytelling from the personal journeys of some of South Africa’s best songwriters and musicians.
“The Cape Town Folk’ n Acoustic Music Festival looks set to be one of the evenings for which this summer will be remembered.”– Tombstone Pete
Tickets are R180-00 on www.webtickets.co.za or R200-00 at the door.
The first 300 seats booked will receive a gift bag courtesy of Sedgwick’s Old Brown Sherry!
R5 of every ticket sold will be donated to the Cape of Good Hope SPCA.
The Cape Town Folk ‘n Acoustic Music Festival would like to contribute to a feel-good holiday season for all! We will have containers set up in the foyer for you to bring along your donation of a fluffy toy. The toys will be delivered to the children at The Warehouse, Child Welfare and Al Noor Orphanage before Christmas.
“For years I’ve always heard about the epic folk festivals that flooded our country in the ‘60s and ‘70s. People bringing their stories, messages and simple songs to the masses is an essential social gathering particularly in our rich and diverse cultural landscape. I’m looking forward to the Cape Town Folk ‘n Acoustic Music Festival growing from strength to strength each year whilst highlighting the importance and necessity of South Africa’s songsmiths.”
– Guy Buttery
“It’s an absolute honour and privilege to be playing alongside the calibre of musicians at this event.” – Farryl Purkiss