The new summer season of Paul Cluver concerts kicks off this weekend and the lineup looks very tempting indeed.

It’s not something I’ve experienced myself, yet, but is apparently an awesome way to spend a Saturday evening, relaxing under the beautiful canopy of trees surrounding the amphitheatre. Tickets are strictly limited to 600 per concert, making for an uncrowded, tranquil environment that appeals to me very much.

It is the most unique and awe inspiring setting for performances and it is only 45 minutes drive from Cape Town International. A towering Eucalyptus forest circles the intimate open-air arena which has been hewn from farm timber in its entirety. Performances are specifically chosen to match the natural acoustics of the venue.

Picnic hampers are available and the estate’s wine can be purchased at the concert (no BYO wine allowed).

Here’s that lineup:

10 Dec

PRIME CIRCLE  Prime Circle’s Jekyll & Hyde named as ROCK ALBUM OF THE YEAR 2011

R 325 

16 Dec

THE PARLOTONES Be part of the most intimate concert of their Cape Town tour. R 350

14 Jan

NATANIEL  Afrikaans opera pop.  Stage performer/singer/songwriter and story teller supreme – an evening of mirth & music awaits

R 200

4 Feb

FRESHLYGROUND  Be blown away by an original mix of indigenous African sounds & contemporary urban styles such as afro-pop and dance music

R 325
 11 Feb SPECIAL CONCERT – SHARE THE LOVE with the UK compere and international saxophinist Andrew  Young and band, in support of Imibala Sponsor-a-child charity.  Bookings open soon  R 200

18 Feb

ELVIS BLUE  A musician with a dream, a goal and an overwhelming desire to make music that matters

R 200

25 Feb

WATERSHED  One of the most popular export products the Rainbow Nation has on offer

R 325

10 Mar

VUSI MAHLASELA  Known simply as ‘The Voice’ Vusi Mahlasela is celebrated for his distinct, powerful voice and his poetic, optimistic lyrics

R 325

Gates open at 5pm (seating is unreserved), and concerts start at 7pm.  For more info, visit Paul Cluver’s website.

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