Sounds Fringe Festival - Cape Town

Monday, 24 March 2014

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City: Cape Town, Western Cape
Offer type: Sell
Price: R 100


Contact name kimberley
Phone 021 5668200

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Sounds Fringe Festival set to create a buzz on Cape Town City streets

When more than forty of Cape Town’s top musical talent get together you know that Cape Town is in for a superb party. Make a date to be in the historic centre of the city for the very first Sounds Fringe Festival set to rock the city from Thursday 27 to Sunday 30 March. From noon to 10pm across the four days and with more than 60 performances to enjoy where else would you want to be?

With venues all within walking distance, you can follow the beat for performances by artists that include Farryl Purkiss, Alvin Dyers, Errol Dyers, Tete Mbambisa, The Rudimentals, Jeremy Olivier, Emily Bruce, Saudiq Khan, Albaire, Hassanada's, Beatenberg, Sterling EQ. Don’t miss Reza Khota, Francesca Biancoli, Amanda Tiffin, Spencer Mbadu, Gerald Clark, Amy Campbell, Sui Generis, Adamu, Philip Malan, Kanimambo, Nick Turner, Blackie Tempi , Touchwood, Dan Shout, Manny Walters and many more as they share their sounds across the City.

Visiting Norwegian trumpeter Arne Hiorth, already well known in the city for his work with developing musicians, will also take the stage with his band members and a 100 strong choir when they present their “Song of Freedom” during the event.

Music rules when Mandela Rhodes Place, Motherland Coffee Company, The Twankey Bar, The Reserve at the Taj, the Crypt and Inn on the Square join the Iziko Slave Lodge and Iziko Old Townhouse (to be confirmed) in putting on their glad rags to celebrate the musical talent that Cape Town is known for.

For the full programme (subject to change) see

Whatever your taste, Sounds Fringe Festival has it! From rock to folk, acoustic guitar to Latin, jazz, afro pop and township jazz or simply music for your soul, the line up offers it all.
Fringe festivals are designed to create platforms for the new and the unusual and the Sounds Fringe Festival will be doing just this - promoting South African cultural and indigenous music, arts and culture.

Across the world the concept of fringe festivals operating alongside major arts events has become an accepted practice, giving young, alternative and established artists’ unusual spaces to explore performance while giving audiences a cost effective way of enjoying cultural events. Small affordable concerts make this Sounds Fringe Festival an easy way to enjoy music and jol to our musical heritage. In addition the fresh food offerings at the Earth Fair Market on Thursday 27 March, the atmosphere of the outdoor eateries and a buzzing City all add to the experience.

The Sounds Fringe Festival was conceived by Frank Gormley, a major property developer in the city and Chairman of the Rainbow Academy, a school of performing arts located in the city. Some of the Rainbow Academy students will get to showcase their talents at the festival.

Having seen the impact that overseas fringe events bring to their cities and realising that Cape Town had never hosted such an event, Gormley got together with Denay Willie (CEO of the Rainbow Academy) and an accomplished and well known artist in her own right, to devise such an event. With the assistance of Vaughan Fransch, who is well-known in Cape Town music circles as a jazz trumpeter, the programme has been developed to position Cape Town as a city of musical talent.

“The Sounds Fringe Festival offers additional entertainment for visitors who may be attending another major event in the city, but more importantly it is a new platform for developing and established performers. Over time this can have a huge impact on our economy and it is intended to create further fringe festivals around all the major established events in the city. The fringe is a new event and with the rejuvenation of the central business district it is fitting to celebrate with music and bring people back into our vibrant city. ” says Willie.

Picture four days of melodic bliss, where the streets of Cape Town are filled with music, tables are packed on the sidewalk, entertainers at unimaginable alternative venues and music lovers everywhere. Now picture yourself there!

Cape Town Sounds Fringe Festival 27th – 30 March
Tickets at Computicket
Costs: Day pass: R100 (covering small venues across the precinct)
Individual performances R50 (tickets from the Ticket office at Mandela Rhodes Place Hotel & Spa, St George’s Mall)
Headline acts: (The Reserve at the Taj and St George’s Cathedral) R75
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Issued on behalf of Sounds Fringe Festival by HIPPO Communications
For further information please contact Jessica Miller or Beryl Eichenberger
021 556 8200 / 021 556 5597
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