Cape Town Acoustic Festival.
The stage is set – the lights are low – the audience have committed and the artists have prepared. The guitars have been cleaned – the strings have been changed and the voices have been warmed up. Its nearly time for the opening notes of the the first ever Cape Town Folk n Acoustic Music Festival on the 10th of December. Bring your love – bring your heart and bring a fluffy toy – Gavin Minter, organiser.
Top South African artists to peform: 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 and Jack Mantis.
The winners of the Marshall Music Competition were announced. The competition ran in Cape Town and Johannesburg and the winner from each province walks aways with a Tanglewood guitar and a chance to be an opening act at the Cape Town Folk n Acoustic Music Festival.
“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
“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
Get your tickets here at R180-00 here or R200-00 at the door. R5 of every ticket sold will be donated to the Cape of Good Hope SPCA.
The Running Order for the evening: (There will be three sets with two breaks in between.)
19h30 to 20h40:
Christine Weir and Julie Blundell
21h10 to 22h10
Andrew James and Steady Tiger
22h40 to 24h00: