CONCERTS IN THE PARK is pleased to announce that at 2pm on the 3 February 2019, at De Waal Park in Cape Town we will be starting the Concert Season with star studded lineup.

Sipho “HOTSTIX” Mabuse
The Rudimentals
Supported by Mmino

For the first time ever, the legendary Sipho “HOTSTIX” Mabuse will be performing at DeWaal Park. Sipho is an integral part of the entertainment industry, and his contribution to the diverse landscape of South Africa is appreciated and honoured by music lovers the world over. In fact, throughout the course of his 54-year career, Sipho has become a musical ambassador for South Africa.

Sipho late last year had a sold out show at the Baxter and is busier than ever. He remarked about De Waal Park ‘ I will be playing all the songs fans have come to associate with me like Jive Soweto, Shikisha and of course Burnout and we will throw in some surprises as well.’

Second on the lineup CONCERTS IN THE PARK are so pleased to welcome our long standing friends THE RUDIMENTALS. Celebrated AFRICAN-SKA band The Rudimentals is a socially diverse, fun-filled act that strives to interact with people of all ages and tastes. This multi-layered musical offering is made up of highly accomplished, talented and entertaining musicians, representing a blend of youth and experience. The band has also shared stages with some of South Africa’s top headliners, including Johnny Clegg, Lucky Dube, Hip Hop Pantsula, Freshlyground, Fuzigish; and toured extensively with the likes of The Wailers and legendary UB40….

Our headliners will be supported by the newly formed band MMINO.
The band members are based in Khayelitsha. The band was formed by Mohau Moahloli after playing for multiple bands around Cape Town. Mmino’s music is original and is influenced by the diverse African culture it has the fusion of African pop, Afro soul disco, Mbhaqanga jams with a twist of reggae making it more current and relevant music. All instruments are played live on stage , the music is inspired by the everyday experiences in the second largest township of South Africa. Being an example for the youth, they create music that caters for young and old across all races.

This first Concert will be a once in a lifetime opportunity to experience these amazing artists at ALMOST NO COST. Tickets will cost R20.00 per person and will be available for sale at Computicket from later this week and also at the gates on the day of the concert.

We look forward to seeing everybody for our Nation Building, community concerts for a Sunday of unbelievable entertainment.

Sipho Mabuse and the Rudimentals and Mmino for De Waal Park – Sunday 3rd Feb

Legendary South African artist Sipho Mabuse creates another milestone in his career with a 1st time ever performance at De Waal park in Upper Orange Street Gardens.

on Sunday 3rd February from 2pm with the Rudimentals and Mmino who performed with Sipho last year at a sold out Baxter Concert Hall in October 2018.

Sipho remarked their are so few place to perform in major cities and when the organisers approached my manager Martin Myers ,I had no hesitation in saying Yes
Why not do different places he said.

We are playing in a band stand that goes back many years The Concerts will be staged in the original Edwardian bandstand which was manufactured by Messrs Walter McFarlane & Co of Glasgow and presented to ‘the corporation’ in Cape Town by the Traders-Market & Exhibition Ltd. London in 1904.

It was moved from the original exhibition space in Green Point to De Waal Park some years later.

Book via Computicket R20.00

citp poster sipho copy

Steve Louw and Big Sky who were the support act for 1998 Rodriguez tour of SA for Acoustic Show Sunday 17 March -Alma Cafe Rosebank

Steve Louw and Big Sky who were the support act for 1998 Rodriguez tour of SA will do an Acoustic Show on Sunday 17 March at Alma Cafe Rosebank .
Steve Louw the frontman of the band remarked that due to the unprecedented success of movie “Searching for Sugarman friends and fans have been asking for a show featuring myself and Willem Moller who people have seen at length in the movie.

Hence the show on Sunday 17 March at Alma Cafe in Rosebank .The performance will be just Willem and Steve playing all the hits and more and telling stories in an acoustic performance.

Alma cafe is and ideal venue for this, The venue is intimate and booking is essential .@ 021 685 7377 ( 20 Alma Road Rosebank)

De Waal Park concert Sunday 17th March with Hot Water featuring Donovan Copley

The Final concert in the 2012/2013 Series takes place on Sunday 17th March with the dynamic Hotwater from 3pm to 4.30PM

“Hot Water must easily be one of the most exciting musical projects to come out of South Africa…” The Citizen

“Hot Water…South Africa’s most happening band.” Mail & Guardian (2012)

Hot Water was created by Donovan Copley to cook up and establish a unique and contemporary brand of South African music and performance. The band has achieved international recognition and acclaim on its tours in Europe and the UK over the past 5 years including a performance at the world-renowned Royal Carre Theater in Amsterdam in 2012.

Having carefully built a foundation that could be sustainable, Hot Water has recently been ‘discovered’ and offered an international record deal from Cumbancha “Discovery”, a leading independent label based in the US whose main aim is to “present exceptional music from around the world”.

Currently under consideration, this step would take even further afield Donovan’s vision and music which combines aspects of Johnny Clegg, Paul Simon, Cat Stevens and Bob Marley, yet maintains a distinctly broad and definitively South African root.

As a band and project, Hot Water has remained essentially an evolution – organic and collaborative – and currently comprises hand-picked and inspired musicians from the townships and suburbs of Cape Town.

Hot Water’s promise, both live and on record, is to leave people feeling good.

Friends of De Waal Park and Re/MAX Living Concert Series for 2012/2013 – LINEUP ANNOUNCED

de waal park bandstand

de waal park bandstand

Following the success of the inaugural De Waal Park Summer Concerts in 2011/2012 the Friends of De Waal Park and Re/MAX Living are once again going to bring great music to the Park in Oranjezicht.

And the 2012/2013 line-up is bigger and better than ever with some of South Africa’s best, and most popular, musicians and bands in the line-up.

Jimmy Dludlu, The Rudimentals, Mark Haze, Robin Levetan, Arno Carstens, Saudiq Kahn, Karen Zoid, The Glenn Robertson Jazz Band, Steve Louw and Big Sky, Robin Auld, and Hot Water. One of them will be performing every second Sunday from November 4 until March 17. (See programme schedule below)

The concerts are being held on Sunday afternoons in order to be as accessible as possible for the local community, and ensuring that parents with younger children have the opportunity to attend too. Dog are always welcome.

The Friends of De Waal Park was formed in 2008 by group of volunteers, comprised of individuals who live in the area, to assist the city maintain and improve the park for its citizens. They pay for the pond to be cleaned, for some gardening in the park and for the all important ‘pooh packets’ for the dog walkers! They have repaired benches and arranged for the for the toilet block to remain open after hours. They have upgraded the children’s play area and arranged for additional tables and benches to be placed in the park.

The Summer Concerts will be staged in the original Edwardian bandstand which was manufactured by Messrs Walter McFarlane & Co of Glasgow and presented to ‘the corporation’ in Cape Town by the Traders-Market & Exhibition Ltd. London in 1904. It was moved from the original exhibition space in Green Point to De Waal Park some years later.
‘We are privileged to have an Edwardian bandstand and what is a bandstand for if not for music?’ Said Mike Bosazza, Chairman of FoDWP. ‘We get pleasure by bringing music back into the city bowl for the whole community, and we like to encourage people to use and enjoy our wonderful park.

‘ We are also proud that Cape Town is once again right up-to-date with European trends’ Mike continued ‘As, In the past decade, over a hundred bandstands have been restored in England. Plus October is World Architecture Month so it is the perfect time to celebrate our old structures and buildings.’ he said.

The Summer Concerts, which are free to the public, would not have been possible without the generous support of RE/MAX Living.

Gerlinde Moser of RE/MAX Living says, ‘It’s our way of giving back to the community, after all we don’t just work here, we live here too! It is gratifying for us to see the growing support we are getting from the City Bowl homeowners in response to our neighbourhood support policy. Our agents are proud to be supporters of what will be the largest annual community event in the area.

‘And what better way to say this than with a series of outdoor concerts?’ Music brings joy to everybody, regardless of age, and spending quality time with your family in a beautiful and peaceful park, on a blanket with a picnic, is a wonderful way to spend a Sunday afternoon?’ Gerlinde said.


November 4th 3pm RUDIMENTALS
November 18th 3pm MARK HAZE

December 2nd 4pm ROBIN LEVETAN

January 6th 4pm KAREN ZOID

February 3rd 4pm STEVE LOUW AND BIG SKY
February 17th 4pm ROBIN AULD

March 3rd 3pm ARNO CARSTENS
March 17th 3pm HOT WATER

For more information visit the De Waal Park website:

Written by Marilyn Thompson and distributed by Marilyn Thompson and Martin Myers

For interviews and photographs contact Martin Myers : 021 4248850,
083 4484475 or



Triple M Entertainment

Triple M Entertainment

Triple M appointed to handle bands / press for De Waal park 2012/13 concert series



Last seasons De Waal Park Summer Concerts series was popular and we have been requested to organise a series for the 2012/2013 season.

We have a series of 10 Concerts to be held from 4th November through to 17th March 2013.

The organisers of these Concerts would, through Triple M Entertainment – Martin Myers, be delighted to have you feature on one of the following dates :-

November 18th: December 2nd 2012: January 6th ; Febuary 3rd & 17th: March 3rd & 17th 2013.

Martin Myers can be contacted on 083 448 4475 .

Yours truly,

Charles Lindsay-Bowman

c.e.o. Friends of De Waal Park Entertainments

C/o. 23 Bellevue Road, Higgovale, Cape Town .

Email: linbow. 0214234526 / 0824519339

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