The inaugural Cape Open Air event takes place on Saturday December 2 and Sunday December 3 at Muizenberg Park.
Spearheaded by renowned musician Jeremy Loops, this event promises an intimate “mini-Kirstenbosch by the sea experience” right in his hometown.
Attendees can expect a day filled with established South African musicians and rising local talents. The event boasts a packed line-up starting from midday, leading up to sunset headline performances.
The Saturday line-up culminates with Loops taking the stage, followed by the iconic Mango Groove making their first appearance at Muizenberg Park on Sunday.
“I’m incredibly proud to present this event. Having the privilege to skate up to my house and play right in my backyard is a dream come true. I cannot stress enough the importance of supporting and uplifting our local music scene. We’re not just celebrating music; we’re celebrating community, culture, and the resurgence of live music in our beautiful city,” says Loops.
The event is an effort to reignite the live music scene in South Africa in the post-Covid era. Partnerships with sponsors such as SAMPRA Development Fund, the South African music royalties performance company, highlights the collective commitment to this cause.
“This festival is my way of giving back to the place that’s given me so much, says Loops.
“We’ve all felt the pinch, with venues closing down and artists struggling, but this is our moment to turn it around. I’ve got an awesome line-up — some big names and some fresh local talent that I’m buzzing about. It’s been a mission to set this up, and yeah, it’s a risk, but what’s life without a few of those? So come down, enjoy the tunes, and let’s make this an annual gig that keeps giving back to the Deep South. See you there!
Gather your crew, your picnic baskets, blankets, and let the music elevate your spirit.
Doors open at noon on each day. The events end at 9pm on Saturday and 8pm on Sunday.
Saturday line-up: Jeremy Loops, Sean Koch, Grassy Spark, Coasters and Jabulile Majola.
Sunday line-up: Mango Groove, Ard Matthews, Nomadic Orchestra, Laurie Levine and Booshle G.
Tickets cost from R295, excluding the R25 booking fee. Children under 6 years old enter free. Book through Webtickets.
One False Bay Echo reader can win a pair of tickets for the Saturday show with Jeremy Loops; and two False Bay Echo readers can each win a pair of tickets for the Sunday event.
To stand a chance to enter, email your full name, address and telephone number to email@example.com before midnight on Thursday November 30. Put “Echo Cape Open Air” in the subject line and say whether you would like to attend on Saturday or Sunday.