World Cup fans can be sure that the Grand Parade fan park will be rocking every day during the World Cup. All shows on the Grand Parade are free!
The Cape Town Fan Fest will be open daily between 11h00 and 23h00 and the entertainment line-up will include a daily headline act at 18h00, usually followed by a support act at 19h15. Visitors will also be entertained by 162 emerging entertainers, as well as popular DJs.
11 June (Friday)
Jimmy Dludlu is one the most acclaimed and influential afro-jazz guitarists from South Africa. His six albums showcase his proficiency not only as a guitarist but as a composer and arranger. At 19h15 the Opening Ceremony will take place and there after you can jam to the tunes of DJ Ready D.
12 June (Saturday)
Zimbabwean musician Oliver ‘Tuku’ Mtukudzi has produced 57 albums since he first began recording in 1975. He experiments with traditional African instruments such as the mbira and marimba and electric guitars and other modern musical instruments.
13 June (Sunday)
At 6pm you can catch on of South Africa’s best Goldfish live on stage, followed by Mix n Blend.
14 June (Monday)
BLK Sonshine’s famous for their first hit Born in a Taxi will take the stage at 6pm followed by a combination of electric violin and cello, combined with a modern beat and the afro-jazz sound of the sax by Coda at 19:15.
15 June (Tuesday)
At 6pm the sounds hip, fresh, energetic, contemporary funky fusion of African jazz at its best will fill the air when The Moreira Project takes the stage. They will be followed by Tucan Tucan at 19:15 and Circus Wing.
16 June (Wednesday)
Successful South African R&B artist Loyiso Bala will get the party started at 6pm followed by Dance for Life where everyone will attempt to break the Diski Dance record.
17 June (Thursday)
Liquideep’s music is an original blend of African and global dance beats and after 20 years of performing in clubs they know what gets people up and dancing. Their hit song ‘Fairytale’ has receive airplay on most major radio stations and will get everyone dancing at 6pm. They will be followed by Plan B and Gregor.
18 June (Friday)
The Rudimentals have developed into one of the country’s popular reggae bands will rock the party with various music genres- reggae, ska, rock, gumma, dancehall, jazz and afro-pop at 6pm followed by Nick E. Laude.
19 June (Saturday)
Get ready for some eclectic electro world-dup when the Kalahari Surfers hits the stage on 19 June at 6pm. At 7:15 Johnny B and da Realistics will entertain fans with some Caribojazz. All 3 games will be broadcast on the 74sqm screen.
20 June (Sunday)
Traditional Cape Malay goema, African rhythms, funk and salsa by Robbie Jansen & Friends will fill the air from 6pm followed by Dave Ferguson who set the scene for kick-off between Brazil and Cote D’Ivoire at 8.30pm.
21 June (Monday)
After performing for very prestigious organisations in United Kingdom, Choir master Phumi Tsweu and the Gugulethu based Fezeka High School Choir will take the stage and show off their talents on 21 June. Gang of Instrumentals will get the crowed going with a mixture of hip hop, soul, R&B, reggae and elements of kwaito from 7.15pm.
22 June (Tuesday)
The seven piece hip hop ‘brothers’ Brasse Vannie Kaap will rap up a storm at 6pm followed by Allou April to entertain the crowed with some internationally fused jazz.
23 June (Wednesday)
The Reggae Ambassador’, IQulah, will make the fans iree with some reggae tunes at 6pm followed by the six-man band Azania who will continue pumping reggae beats from 7.15pm.
24 June (Thursday)
Catch Cameroonian makossa saxophonist Manu Dibango on stage from 6pm. amaBhulu will present their energetic South African jumble of fold, kwela, riel, blues as well as “nouveau boeremusiek” on stage at 7.15pm.
25 June (Friday)
Portuguese, Ghorwane traditional rhythms, combined with Afro-pop and fusion will rock the parade from 6pm. Catch all four games live at 4pm and 8.30 pm respectively on the special 74sqm FIFA screen.
26 June (Saturday)
The musical activist for peace, Phuzekemisi will entertain the fans with his traditional yet urbanized Maskandi genre music from 6pm.
27 June (Sunday)
Singer, songwriter, musician and actor Danny K will make some girls faint at 6pm followed by the amazing Ladysmith Black Mambazo at 19:15.
28 June (Monday)
Flat Stanley’s unusual music genre can be best described as a fusion of melodic rock and pop. Join them from 6pm followed by Keeno Lee at 19:15 and DJ Azul.
29 June (Tuesday)
Originally from Mogadishu in Somalia, K’naan’s moved to Canada at age 13, where he taught himself hip hop and rap diction, copying the lyrics and style phonetically. Catch him at 6pm followed by Junior Kissangwa who specialises in a unique style of jazz and African influenced music with lyrics in a combination of Lingala, French and English.
30 June & 1 July
No games, no party, so take a break and recover for the next round!
2 July (Friday)
Hailing from Cuba, Minel has performed in more than 36 countries across the world and recently started the band Karambola who have a passion for Salsa music to formulate a truly Afro-Cuban sound. They’ll be up at 6pm followed by the Nomadic Orchestra and The Nomad.
3 July (Saturday)
The hot award-winning afro-pop group Freshly Ground will hit the stage at 6pm followed by FLOW beating the African drums and creating rhythm.
4 July & 5 July
Time for a break again. No games, no party.
6 July (Cape Town semi-final) – Tuesday
Hip Hop artist Capsolys will be pumping from 6pm, followed by Guguletu Tenors who has performed in top concert halls for the likes of Oprah Winfrey, Chris Rock and Mariah Carey. Afrobeat will thereafter take the stage till 11pm.
7 July (Wednesday)
Catch Abekaya at 6pm, followed by The Orients and Roach.
8 & 9 July (Thursday)
Take that well deserved break again.
10 July (Friday)
The Rockets, an R&B/pop/dance band will take the stage at 15:30 followed by Claire Philips at 19:15, who’s vocal range complements a repertoire which spans jazz, funk, soul and folk.
11 July (The Final!!!)
15:30 We will welcome one of South Africa’s top Rock bands, Prime Circle, on stage followed by the uber Flash Republic at 19:15. After word the sounds of Good Luck.