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Sounds Fringe Festival set to rock Mother City streets

2014-03-13 14:23
gerald clark
Cape Town - More than forty of Cape Town’s top musical talent will be getting together for the very first Sounds Fringe Festival at the end of March.

The festival is set to rock the city from Thursday 27 March to Sunday 30 March from 12:00 to 22:00 across four days with more than 60 performances.

Venues are all within walking distance from each other and artists include Farryl Purkiss, Alvin Dyers, Errol Dyers, Tete Mbambisa, The Rudimentals,  Al Bairre, Beatenberg, Sterling EQ, Gerald Clark, Nick Turner and many more.

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.

The venues include Mandela Rhodes Place, Motherland Coffee Company, The Twankey Bar, The Reserve at the Taj, the Crypt,  Inn on the Square, Iziko Slave Lodge and Iziko Old Townhouse (to be confirmed).

For the full programme click here.

You can also play at the festival:

Budding musicians can get a chance to perform and can audition on 19 and 20 March from 13:00 to 17:00 at the Crypt Jazz Restaurant on Wale Street, (next to St George’s Cathedral). Interested musicians should book their 15 minute slot by calling 021 488 1160 or e-mail

Prepare two pieces and bring your own instruments. The organisers are looking for solo artists and up to 4 piece bands. Booking is essential.


Cape Town Sounds Fringe Festival
27 – 30 March
Tickets are available 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:  R75 (The Reserve at the Taj and St George’s Cathedral)

For more information visit the festival’s website or Facebook page.

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