The Cape Town International Jazz Festival – affectionately referred to as “Africa’s Grandest Gathering” – will have the Mother City swinging to the groove of more than 40 local and international acts on Friday and Saturday, March 28 and 29. The fun will kick off at 7pm on Friday and 5pm on Saturday.
The largest music event in sub-Saharan Africa turns 15 this year and has become famous over the years for delivering star-studded line ups. This year the likes of Erykah Badu, Shakatak, Level 42, Mi Casa, Abdullah Ibrahim & Ekaya, the Frank Paco Art Ensemble and Jimmy Nevis will grace the five different stages at the Festival. This proudly South African event is hosted annually at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) on the last weekend of March or the first weekend of April. The Festival is the flagship event of events management and production company espAfrika and is expected to host in excess of 37000 passionate music fans over the two days.
Tickets have been sold out for more than a month, with music lovers known to resort to desperate measures to secure tickets over the years. No doubt owners of these now coveted passes will feel themselves fortunate that they acted early enough to be allowed entry to “Africa’s Grandest Gathering”.
* Visit www.capetownjazzfest.com for more information.