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Party Season!!!!! - - Turn up the Heat!

2006-03-28 12:43
Angelique Kidjo in South Africa
13 April - Bassline in Joburg (with Ringo Madlingozi)
16 April - Spier Wine Farm in Stellenbosch (with Vusi Mahlasela, Chris Chameleon, Watershed and Robin Auld)

Appletiser Kirstenbosch Summer Concert Series
Until mid-April
Bryan Adams is here for what will be a massive gig. But there's also a lineup of quality SA rock, folk and Jazz. For parents, best thing about this venue is that they don't have to find babysitters. Non-breeders will be delighted by how well behaved the kids are - the outdoor venue, and music and the early start (5.30pm) make it a venue that brings out the best in sprogs. Even other peoples'.

Bryan Adams' tour
Early March
Fans shouldn't miss this. He'll hit Durban, Jo'burg, P.E. and Cape Town

Cape Town International Jazz Festival
"Africa's Grandest Gathering" features 40 artists from Africa and all over the world.

Coca Colab Massive Mix
Metallica and a host of other top acts live on one night. A mix of hip hop, rock, metal, african pop and more.
18th March: Supersport Park in Centurion
21st March: ABSA Stadium in Durban
25th March: Green Point Stadium in Cape Town.

Coca-Cola Colab
Geared towards getting top SA Afro-pop, hip hop and kwaito acts onstage, this tour features a massive portable tour that cna be rigged up in a day, world-standard sound and safety and no booze - so young kids can go too!

Global Breakthrough Club Tour
9th - 19th March
Hot DJS from Cape Town and all over the world hit Cape Town's hottest clubs and beach party venues, bringing tourism and great music with them. It's the last great dance party of the summer, so make sure you get to at least one night.

KKNK (sponsored by ABSA)
1-18 April
From the sublime to the uttely kitsch. This festival punts itself as the Rennaisance of Afrikaans culture.
There's lots of music, lots of beer, and some of it is free. The music - not the beer.

Old Mutual Encounters concert series
The Old Mutual Encounters concert series brings together musicians from diverse backgrounds to find what we have in common and the broaden musical tastes of all South Africans. They'll put Angelique Kidjo, Robin Auld, Vusic Mahlasela, Chris Chameleon, Louis Mhlanga and others together on the same stage.

Oppikoppi Easter Festival
April 14-16 2006
Celebrate (?) Easter by checking out some of SA's top musical acts. This year, that's Rian Malan, returning favourites Valiant Swart, Fokofpolisiekar, The Narrow, and Chris Chameleon among many others.

Peoples Celebration Concert - A.k.a. Hip Hop Phenomenon
Jo'burg: Johannesburg Stadium - 27 April
Durban: ABSA Stadium - 29th April
Cape Town: Green Point Stadium - 1st of May.
Hip Hop Icon Snoop Dogg, dancehall superstar Sean Paul, N.E.R.D and producer Pharrel Williams, superlative singing sensation Mario, Caribbean Queen, Rihanna, and the hottest acts SA has to offer! The Concert is being held to celebrate the success of Premier Foods, a 100 percent black owned SA company.

Robbie Williams Live
April 13
Tickets are sold out in Jo'burg, Pretoria, P.E. and Cape Town, but Durbanites have been slow on the uptake. So if you fancy a holiday in one of SA's most underrated cities, catch a cheap flight there and see Robbie live. Or if you live there, it's even easier... just a little effort.
It was an inspired move that resurrected Carlos Santana’s career — appeal to the kids who’ve never heard of the legendary, but hardly hip, guitarist by teaming him with a spread of today’s popular artists.
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