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Cape Town Jazz Festival brings music to our ears

by InnsCape

The Cape Town Jazz Festival once again is upon us and promises a sea of music for our ears.

The Cape Town Jazz Festival celebrates its 20th Anniversary in 2019, with over 40 local and international acts.

The award-winning event will boast five stages and predicts to host 32 000 people over the space of two days.

“Africa’s grandest gathering” will take place in the Cape Town International Convention Centre and will commence from 29 March to 30 March 2019.

Who will perform?

While the vibe, the food the people and even the idea of being at the festival excites us, it is the stars of the event that will be on a pedestal throughout the weekend.

These 40 artists include well known local acts such as the award-winning Soweto Gospel Choir, Shekinah, Tuku Music and Sho Madjozi, Mahube, Steve Kekana, Moris Goldberg, The Mill, Don Vino and BCUC among many more.

While the international landscape has gifted us with artists like Nubia Garcia, Chaka Khan, FKJ, Richard Bona, Alpha Mist, Cory Henry and the Funk Apostles, Moonchild and many more.

What are the different sections?

There are five sections for each day with different artists performing in these sections.

These sections include Kippies, Basil “Manenburg” Coetzee, Rosies, Moses Molelekwa and Bassline.

What are the costs?

Early bird tickets are officially sold, they went for R999.

A full weekend pass goes for R1290, while day passes go for R850.

The Rosies section’s tickets are sold separately and it goes for R20 per performance.

The festival starts at 18:45 on 29 March and 17:00 on 30 March.

Additional perks

The stars’ music will be available to buy, in addition to merchandise as well as art and crafts.

For the big spenders, ATMs and foreign exchange currencies will be available or to make things a bit easier a cashless wristband will be available to top up, tap and cash out when the festival concludes.

For all those foodies’, the festival will have a food village.

The event is also friendly to otherwise-abled visitors.

To get Cape Town in the swing of things, the festival will host a free community concert on 27 March 2019 on GreenMarket Square at 16:00

Originally published on The South African – https://bit.ly/2FoEiBS

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