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6 local upcoming music events you can't miss

2014-07-11 07:00
Cape Town - The best way to get through a super cold South African winter is to get out there and dance to your favourite bands with friends.

We've got an event for everyone across the country spanning all musical tastes from rock to RnB and Kwaito.

So check out this coutdown for music events in July and August near you:

Jbay Winter Music Fest 2014

Warming up winter in this sleepy little surfer’s town are: A King, Van Coke Cartel, PHFat, Jack Parow, The Parlotones, The Lucas Reunion, Jeremy Loops, 7th Son, Taxi Violence and loads more local favourites for a music festival that will have you head banging.

Alongside the music will be all manner of surf and outdoorsy competition so there will be loads to see and do.

The wet and wild get-together takes place from Thursday, 10 July until Sunday 20 July 2014 in Jeffrey’s Bay.

Tickets are available from Computicket and start at R80 each.

2) Music at Makaranga – Kloof

Playing in Kwazulu-Natal on Sunday, 13 July 2014 are artists Michael Lowman and Jeremy Loops who will be the perfect complement to a sunny afternoon picnic in an idyllic setting at Kloof.

Tickets are R130 (available from Computicket) and baskets are sold separately for R250 or R380 per basket. You can get those from the venue.

3) Really Good Weekends, Johannesburg – Mafikizolo

The MTV Africa Award winners are taking centre stage in this monthly music concert hosted by Emperors Palace on Sunday, 27 July 2014. A definite must-do for the discerning urban music lover.

Tickets are a very economical R180 and available from Computicket.

4)One night in Cape Town with Wolfmother and the Editors

We’ve already told you that these music heavyweights are coming to Oppikoppi, but they’re also playing a great once-off show on the other side of the country for all the people that can’t make it out there to Limpopo. So if you’re a Mother City dweller get down to Good Hope Centre on Thursday, 7 August 2014.

Ticket prices: Golden Circle - R400
General Standing - R250
Disabled - R200

Get all the details here.

5)Aloe Blacc Live in South Africa

At the same time across town, there will be fellow Oppikoppi headliner Aloe Blacc with opening act Toya Delazy in an epic show at Grand West entertainment world and Casino on Thursday, 7 August 2014.

Tickets to see these two radio favourites on stage are well priced at R200 p/p and available from

6)Oppikoppi: Odyssey

Up next we have the mother (sorry) of all festivals with acts like Wolfmother and Aloe Blacc performing in Northam, Limpopo from Thursday, 7 until Sunday 9 August 2014 (the public holiday now falls on a Saturday so you’ll need to take one day leave from work).

General tickets: R700 per person. This Includes the event t-shirt and camping for the weekend.  You can get them from

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