Woodstock Live kicks off with a music concert this Sunday 20 March (the next day is a public holiday). The line up includes the soulful blues crooner Manny Walters, new afro-indie kids on the block Ben Dey & the Concrete Lions, Congolese afro-folk-pop troubadour Tresor, the latino-fusion mayhem of Los Tacos, big beats by live-electronic darlings Goodluck, electro-boogie favourites Mix n Blend, the mythical and revolutionary DJ InviZAble joined on stage by his comrade Computer General and the pioneering force that is Das Kapital.
Woodstock Live is about establishing an environment of creative expression and engagement through spontaneous and meaningful cultural conversations. Various socially-focused music events will be staged at Trafalgar Park, District 6, Woodstock, throughout the year.
We asked the ?Woodstock Live? performers to describe ?Woodstock? in three words:
Das Kapital – “community is everything”
DJ INVIZABLE – “alive, intense, colourful”
TRESOR official – “trendy, creative, artistic”
GOODLUCK – “vibrant, bustling, fun”
Ben Dey and The Concrete Lions – “on the rise”
Los Tacos – “wild wild Woodstock”
Manny Walters – “heritage, culture”
Mix n Blend – “starting the change”
The Liminals – “groovy, raw”
We also invited some of the artists to have some fun and chat to us in studio. See what they were up to here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rI6DgHDE2Gk
The venue: Trafalgar Park, corner of Searle Street and Victoria Road, Woodstock. The park carries much history, including structures that date back to the late 18th century. Trafalgar Park was proclaimed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1968 and is protected for its historic value.
Gates open at 13h00
Concert from 14h00 to 24h00.
The line up:
14h00 Ben Dey and the Concrete Lions
15h00 Manny Walters
16h00 The Liminals
17h00 Los Tacos
20h35 DJ InviZable feat Computer General
22h45 Das Kapital
Tickets are available at http://www.ticketpro.co.za/
Children under 12 (accompanied by adult) FREE
Learners under 18 (accompanied by adult) R80.00
At the Gate R130.00
Directions from Cape Town:
1. Leave CBD on Nelson Mandela Boulevard
2. Take Exit 2: Searle Street towards Zonnebloem
3. Continue down Searle Street towards Victoria Road – Trafalgar Park is on your right.
1. Leave CBD on Darling Street
2. At the Castle, take the slipway left onto Sir Lowry Road
3. Continue on Sir Lowry Road until it becomes Victoria Road (on the corner of Searle Street). Trafalgar Park is on your right.
Only street parking is available in the area surrounding the park. We recommend car-pooling or using UBER wherever possible.
What to bring:
A form of identification (green bar-coded ID, passport or drivers license)
Hats, sunscreen and sunglasses.
Blankets to sit on – it’s a beautiful park with lots of space to chill if you want to take a break from the stage.
What not to bring:
Your own alcohol & food (everything you need is available for purchase)
Animals (except registered guide dogs)
Flammable material of any kind including fireworks and firecrackers
Unauthorised professional film or video equipment. You are welcome to take photos for your personal use though.
Weapons and illegal substances.
Right of admission is reserved and you participate in this event at your own risk. The organisers and their associates accept no responsibility whatsoever for injury, death, loss or damage of any nature to persons, vehicles or belongings.
The bar, food stalls and merch stand will ONLY ACCEPT CASH, so please be sure to bring along enough to last you the day.
Trafalgar Park is wheelchair friendly.
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