Posted by: Ashley Brown
The Cape Town Folk and Acoustic Music Festival
Saturday 10 December at CTICC, Cape Town
18 Top South African artists: 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, Jack Mantis.
Real Wired Music, the creators of Vintage Sundays and the Cape Town for Haiti Concert, in association with Eastern Acoustics and Cape Town International Convention Centre, brings you another extraordinary live music experience. Together with Sedgwick’s Old Brown Sherry and Marshall Music, the Cape Town Folk ‘n Acoustic Music Festival will bring together 18 top South African artists of this genre in a sophisticated, concert-style setting. The line up sees a mix of great acoustic guitarists like Steve Newman, Gary Thomas and Guy Buttery with singer/songwriter stalwarts like Farryl Purkiss, Rory Eliot, Ard Matthews and Brian Finch. The look and feel of the festival will be in the style of a 70s Folk concert –all artists will perform solo or duo sets completely acoustically. Performances will be stripped down to the essence of the songs – guitar and voice.
Add to all this some blues sounds from Natasha Meister and Machineri; and some folk /pop by Janie Bay; and the evening is set for an experience of the finest musical storytelling taken from the personal journeys of some of South Africa`s finest songwriters and musicians.
"I am honoured to be part of the first CT Acoustic and Folk 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
Sedgwick's Old Brown Sherry will give goodie bags to the first 300 tickets booked. www.webtickets.co.za For more information go to – www.facebook.com/sedgwicksoldbrown
The festival will consist of three sets with two half hour breaks in between. There will be a cash bar and food stalls in foyer.
R180.00 at www.webtickets.co.za or R200.00 at the door. R5 per ticket will be donated to the Cape of Good Hope SPCA.
Fluffy toy bins: The Cape Town Folk and Acoustic Music Festival would also like to contribute to a feel good holiday season for all. There will be toy bins in the foyer. Please bring a fluffy toy along for the evening. The bins with toys will be delivered to children at The Warehouse and Al Noor Orphanage before Christmas.