Brace yourself folks, this is going to be an extra special edition of Park Acoustics. Cape Town Folk Rock act Holiday Murray will amaze you with their relaxed style, Bellville based Sons of Settlers are going to impress you with Indie sound, Indie Rock outfit Suburban Saints (who are visiting South Africa from Aberdeen, Scotland) will probably be the new band that you discover on the day, Durban rock band City Bowl Mizers will impress you with their sound (which is said be “Fuck Problems Let’s Party”) and Bellville rockers Van Coke Kartel are going to blow you away with their awesome live performance skills (which have already earned them 2 MK Awards). It’s a jam-packed line-up if you ask me.
And this is not all, after 4 PM (when the last band finishes their set) you’ll have a choice to either dance your arse off to the swinging sounds of DJ Michael Lesar or laugh out loud during the Sunset Comedy sessions which will feature appearances by Mojack Lehoko, Robbie Collins and Al Prodgers.
Gates open at 10 AM and the first act is up at 11 AM. Remember: It has become a tradition to watch the sun set after each Park Acoustics show from the highest point at Fort Schanskop. So do stay till 18:14 when the sun sets and watch one of the most beautiful sunsets in Pretoria.
Hotbox Express will be offering a bus shuttle service during the day. The departure station is at the bottom of the hill at the Voortrekker Monument picnic parking area. The shuttle will leave every 10 minutes from 10 AM to 3 PM. It will break for 40 minutes and will start again at 15:40 for the descent. The last bus down the hill will leave at 7 PM.
The arts and culture initiative with the aim to provide all kinds of creative’s with a platform to feature their art, design, photography, graffiti, music, film, animation, poetry, dance, fashion, architecture and anything else that qualifies as creative and original will also be at Park Acoustics again. Makes sure that you check out the Postbox stand on the day.
Due to space constraints and health & safety to others the organizers of Park Acoustics had to stop people from bringing in their own braai, gas and potjie equipment to the venue. Park Acoustics and Braaiboy joined forces a few months ago and now provide attendees with a professional braai facility all under the watchful eye of Braaiboy. He will make sure that the fire is always hot, offer braaing tips and some braai recipes. Bring some meat along and have some fun in the sun with Braaiboy. He’s been braai-ing every day for almost four years, so he knows what he’s doing.
Tickets cost R70 online at the Park Acoustics website (click on tickets) or R80 at the gate. Children under 6 can enter for free and there’s a R10 parking charge per vehicle when you enter the Voortrekker Monument reserve. Book early to avoid disappointment.
Take a look at the video (what was posted on Wat Kyk Jy) about the last edition of Park Acoustics (to give you an idea of the vibe):
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