Cape Town Fan Fest agenda

08/06/2010 at 16:54 7 comments

For the whole of the 2010 FIFA World Cup, Cape Town’s Grand Parade will be hosting a multitude of Fan Fests. Apart from broadcasting the various world cup matches live, there is more on the agenda including live concerts and entertainment.

Please find  the Cape Town Fan fest agenda below. As I have been forwarded this list by a local PR agency, I am not responsible for changes. I will try my best to keep track of possible changes and add them to the list.

Please note: The Cape Town FIFA Fan Fest will be open daily between 11h00 and 23h00 and the entertainment line-up will include a daily headline act at 18h00, usually followed by a support act at 19h15.


* 18h00                  Jimmy Dludlu
Jimmy Dludlu is one the most acclaimed and influential afro-jazz guitarists from South Africa. His six albums showcase his proficiency not only as a guitarist but as a composer and arranger.

* 19h15                  Opening Ceremony of the world cup


* 18h00                  Oliver Mtukudzi
Zimbabwean musician Oliver ‘Tuku’ Mtukudzi has produced 57 albums since he first began recording in 1975.  He experiments with traditional African instruments such as the mbira and marimba and electric guitars and other modern musical instruments.


* 18h00                  Goldfish
Friends, Dominic Peters and David Poole combining traditional live instruments like double bass, saxophone, keyboards, flute, and vocals with samplers, effects, synths and a healthy dollop of freeform improvisation, to create dance tracks.


* 18h00                  BLK Sonshine
BLK Sonshine’s first hit Born in a Taxi resonated with South Africans and their new album contains warm acoustic melodies and great lyrics plus several stringed instruments skilfully handled by guest artists.  A broad sense of Africa as a continent is also evident.

* 19h15                Coda
The combination of electric violin and cello, combined with a modern beat and the afro-jazz sound of the sax, gives diverse group Coda their unique appeal. Their classical-modern offering has broad appeal.  Their soccer song, Blow your vuvuzela is fast becoming an unofficial 2010 World Cup anthem.


* 18h00                  Moreira Project
The Moreira Project is a hip, fresh, energetic, contemporary funky fusion of African jazz at its best. The band is led by saxophonist, composer and producer, Moreira Chonguica, originally from Mozambique.

* 19h15                  Tucan Tucan


* 18h00                  Loyiso
Successful South African R&B artist Loyiso Bala is a multi award-winning R&B artist. He was the youngest conductor of the National Youth Choir, at the age of only 19, and was once the head of the prestigious Drakensberg Boy’s Choir.

* 19h15                  Dance for Life
Attempt to break a Diski dancing record


* 18h00                  Liquid Deep
* 19h15                  Plan B


* 18h00                  The Rudimentals
* 19h15                  The Rudimentals

The Rudimentals have developed into one of the country’s popular reggae bands with a style of their own drawn from various music genres- reggae, ska, rock, gumma, dancehall, jazz and afro-pop. They write and produce their own music and everything they play is original.  In 2001, the band opened for international group UB40.


* 18h00                  Kalahari Surfers
In 1981 the band was described as a ‘politically radical musical force’.  After completing their third album, Sleep Armed, in London they performed throughout Europe, also touring Moscow, Leningrad, Riga and East Berlin. They describe their music as eclectic electro world-dub sound.

* 19h15                  Johnny B and da Realistics
UK-born Johnny B regular visits home, to the Caribbean, developed his love for Mento and Ska.  During visits to Cape Town Johnny discovered jazz and caribojazz was born. The Realistics consists of drums, bass, keyboards, guitar, trombone, trumpet and saxophone and different guest vocalists are invited to cover some earlier musical pieces as well as Johnny B’s new sound, Caribojazz.


* 18h00                  Robbie Jansen and Friends
Western Cape musician Robbie Jansen’s interpretation of Cape Jazz is a fusion of musical influences, ranging from traditional Cape Malay goema and African rhythms to funk and salsa.  With 30 years of music industry experience, Jansen is a respected composer and arranger, in addition to being an alto saxophone and flute virtuoso.

* 19h15                  Dave Ferguson
Dave Ferguson plays the harmonica and sings over loops he creates with his voice, beatbox style. He describes his music as trance-blues. With about 30-odd original tracks comprising 70% of his gigs, the cover versions include anything from Johnny Cash and Creedence to Moby and Radiohead.


* 18h00                  Gang of Instrumentals
Gang of Instrumentals is a critically-acclaimed South African urban-pop group, founded in 2002. Their innovative musical style is a mixture of hip hop, street rap, pop, soul, R&B, ragga, reggae and rock, with elements of kwaito and house.

* 19h15                  Fezeka High School
Fezeka High School Choir, lead by choir master Phumi Tsewu, is based in Gugulethu Cape Town.  Forty of Fezeka’s most talented singers have been invited to perform at the Royal Festival Hall, The Wales Millennium Centre and several other prestigious arts organisations in the United Kingdom.


* 18h00                  Brasse vannie Kaap
The ‘brothers’ from Cape Town, or Brasse Vannie Kaap [BVK], are a seven piece Hip Hop band formed in 1996 to break the stereotypical image of people of the Flats as gangsters. Their unique variation of Hip Hop deals with big issues and can knock down barriers and open eyes.

* 19h15                  Allou April
Guitarist Allou April’s music fuses international jazz with the sounds of Africa and Cape Town. Allou April has released his third ‘The Living Years’, which, he says, covers a wide range of experiences, all of which “reflect my roots and place in the new world”.


* 18h00                  IQulah
Jamaican reggae artist Iqulah is often referred to as the ‘reggae ambassador’. Iqulah and his band Gideon Force, became the first Jamaican reggae band to perform in Estonia, Russia.

* 19h15                  Azania with string quartet and McGinity
Born in the townships of Cape Town, the six-man reggae band Azania has shared a stage with well known local and international reggae artists. The band also recorded and co-produced an album with UK-based Jamaican singer Vivian Jones, entitled Tribute to Gugulethu Seven.


* 18h00                  The Roger Milla Ensemble
* 19h15                  amaBhulu
amaBhulu, meaning ‘we are the boers’, hails from the Boland region and presents an energetic South-African  jumble of folk, kwela, riel, blues, reggae, country and gypsy tones, interwoven with alternative “nouveau boeremusiek.”


* 18h00                  Ghorwane
Ghorwane are one of Mozambique’s most respected bands, basing their music on traditional rhythms, combined with Afro-pop and fusion. The band is noted for the political and social criticism in their songs. The lyrics are sung in African languages of Mozambique, like Changana, Ronga and Chope.


* 18h00                  Phuzekemisi
Phuzekemisi is described as a “musical activist for peace” and his lyrics reflect a frank outspokenness over issues that affect his home of KwaZulu-Natal.  His music, though it is traditional, has urbanised the Maskandi genre.


* 18h00                  Danny K
Singer, songwriter, musician and actor Danny K is also an accomplished piano player and bassist.  He has toured and performed with a number of international artists from Usher to Craig David, Puff Daddy, Eric Benet, Bob Geldof, U2, Queen and Beyonce.

* 19h15                  Keeno Lee


* 18h00                  Flat Stanley
Flat Stanley’s unusual music genre can be best described as a fusion of melodic rock and pop.  They back up original lyrics with great melodies produced by guitars, cello and a tight rhythm section.  The band has toured with musical heavyweights Collective Soul, Metallica, Simple Plan, The Rasmus, Fat Boy Slim, Seether, Stereo MC’s, Foreigner and, most recently, rock legends Counting Crows. Eighteen months ago the group signed a multi-million rand deal with German-based record label iMusic Records.

* 19h15                  To be confirmed


* 18h00                  K’Naan
Originally from Mogadishu in Somalia, K’naan’s moved to Canada at age 13, where he taught himself hip hop and rap diction, copying the lyrics and style phonetically.  Soon he began rapping himself.

* 19h15                  Junior Kiswanga

Line-up to be confirmed

Line-up to be confirmed

* 18h00                  Karambola
* 19h15                  Regan & Nicodemus


* 18h00                  Freshly Ground
The hot award-winning afro-pop group Freshly Ground have produced three albums. In November 2006, they won the MTV Europe Award for Best African Act. The group is an eclectic mix of individuals whose personalities and styles reflect their roots.  Band members hail from various South African cities, Mozambique and Zimbabwe, resulting in a distinctive musical fusion of African folk and kwela, blues, jazz and indie rock.

* 19h15                  Krushed & Sorted

Line-up to be confirmed

Line-up to be confirmed


* 18h00                  Capsolys
Hip Hop artist Capsolys, originally from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, is one of the fresh new faces of music in Africa.  He likens his music to a photo album in which each track captures a moment in time of his thoughts and emotions as expressed in rhyme.  For Capsolys his music freezes his life experiences in a positive art form.

* 19h15                  Guguletu Tenors
From humble beginnings on dusty township streets, the quartet Guguletu Tenors now perform in top concert halls and for the likes of Oprah Winfrey, Chris Rock and Mariah Carey. The self-taught quartet were first discovered while at Fezeka High school in Guguletu.


* 18h00                  Abekaya
* 19h15                  To be confirmed


Line-up to be confirmed

Line-up to be confirmed


* 15h30                  The Rockets
The Rockets are an R&B/pop/dance band that have toured extensively both locally and abroad. They have supported many international acts including Usher, Alicia Keys, P Diddy, Ronan Keating, Shayne Ward, Patrizio Buanne, Spice Girls, Luther Vandross, Eddy Grant, Billy Ocean, Wet Wet Wet, The Manhattans and The O’Jays.

* 19h15                  Claire Philips
Vocalist & songwriter Claire Phillips began singing as a toddler, and learned to play the guitar while she was still young.  Her vocal range complements a repertoire which spans jazz, funk, soul and folk.


* 15h30                   Prime Circle
South African premier rock band, Prime Circle has shared the stage with musical great Collective Soul and Metallica.

* 18h30                  Flash Republic
Flash Republic has come a long way since their launch in 2005 as a dance focused trio. Although they are quick to point out that dance is a core part of their music, their new album is described as forward-striding pop with the energy of early post-punk, the swagger of rock and 21st century avant-dance. Joining original band members Ryan Dent, Craig Massiv and singer Tamara Day will be guitarist Martin Rocka and drummer Isaac Klawansky.


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