Bastille LIVE in SA

a seed experience

“But if you close your eyes, does it almost feel like nothing changed at all…” will echo through the valleys of Kirstenbosch Gardens and the parks of Emmarentia Dam in January 2014. That’s right, Bastille is coming to our shores for the first time and will perform two live shows in Cape Town on 8 January 2014 and Johannesburg on 11 January 2014. Seed Experiences, in partnership with 5FM, are bringing Bastille – hailed as one of Britain’s most exciting new bands. Fans will rock out to ‘Bad Blood’, ‘Overjoyed’, ‘Flaws’ and the chart-topping ‘Pompeii’ in the magnificent surrounds of SA’s greenest festival locations. As well as drawing the biggest crowd ever at Glastonbury's John Peel Stage, Bastille has drawn huge numbers at many                  

Cape Town Blog

Trumpet New Year In @ Kirstenbosch with Bra Hugh and Drosdy Hof

Hugh Masekela 1 (LR)

Hugh Masekela, one of South Africa’s best-loved and internationally renowned musicians, will be the star act at Kirstenbosch this New Year's Eve, ready to blow out 2012 and bring in 2013. The annual Kirstenbosch New Year's Eve concert, in one of the most beautiful outdoor settings anywhere in the world, attracts thousands of South Africans and tourists, who bring their picnic baskets to make the most of the occasion. This year, the event is being sponsored by Drostdy-Hof and wines from the very popular range will be available for sale throughout the evening. Says Drostdy-Hof brand spokesperson, Louis van Brakel: "With the brand promise that every year is a good year, we want to start 2013 on a top note and that's exactly                  


Get your “Mango Groove” on this summer

Claire Johnston 2012

"Move Up" Cape Town and get ready to "Dance Some More" for South Africa’s "Special Star",  Claire Johnston and Mango Groove are headed for the Mother City for their first and only 2012 show happening this Sunday the 2nd of December 2012 as part of the Old Mutual Summer Sunset Concerts at Kirstenbosch Gardens. Mango Groove and Claire have only performed a select number of shows in SA this year, as they have been busy on two very big projects: Mango Groove have been working on a film and musical project, described as "undoubtedly the biggest, most exciting and most challenging project we have ever worked on!"  Whilst Claire has been busy for the last few months working on an all-new Claire Johnston album that in essence is a                  

New Years


New Years Parties in Cape Town

A new year, A new beginning, A time to reflect. Oh wait, a time to Party. What are you doing for New Years? For most of us, there is this hasty search for that very “special” place to see in the New Year. We all want to know the ‘Where and the When’ of New Year’s parties in Cape Town. There is no doubt about the ‘When’ for this 2012/2013 new year’s, but where are all the parties and how do we find them? We aim to encourage as many party organizers in Cape Town and surrounds to LIST THEIR VENUES AND EVENTS. So, Please email us a flier and/or description of Parties happening in Cape Town on the 31'st December 2012. The info, and fliers submitted will be added to this post to make your choice of where to see in the new year,                  

About Cape Town

Kids about (Cape) Town…


Crayons are being treated with the same gravity as nuclear weapons. Walls have been adapted to resemble experimental, Pollock canvases. You think that you are beginning to identify linguistic conventions in TellyTubby speech, and in the midst of all of this, your only moments of silence occur when you are sorting mixed vegetables according to colour. Worst of all, “But DAD! He keeps LOOKING at me!” is considered a genuine and legitimate defense for sibling aggravation and, when asked to approach the bench, a strategic combination of puppy dog eyes and the by-now-familiar statement “I’m bored”, is used to wrench at your heartstrings. Is any of this sounding familiar? We all love our kids, but let's face it - school holidays are