Summer has only just arrived but it’s never too early to start thinking about your music festival plans for the holiday season. Red Bull has rounded up 5 of the most unmissable events in December 2018 and January 2019. Get ready to grab a Red Bull Summer Edition Coconut and Berry (you’re going to need it!) and get your groove on under the sun with some of SA’s hottest live music performances.

1. Goldfish Submerged Sundays @ Shimmy Beach Club

Goldfish submerged sundays

Goldfish is back for another summer season in Cape Town! Starting from 9 December and running until 4 January, the seventh edition of Submerged Sundays at Shimmy Beach Club is sure to blow your socks off. Supported by the finest local music acts, internationally recognised duo, Goldfish will return to South African for yet another stint on local soil for a series of performances that’ll have you moving and grooving along.

Tickets start from R150 per person and are available online at Howler

2. Sexy Groovy Love @ Rhebokskloof Wine Estate

sexy groovy love

Start your summer with a bang! Sexy Groovy Love is taking place on 1 December and features performances from the likes of Ben Bohmer, Siphe Tebeka and Thor Rixen. This day-long festival is the perfect way to kick off the festive season!

Tickets are R350 per person and are available online here.

3. Kinky Summer @ Le Paris, Franschhoek

Kinky summer

Looking for somewhere to party on New Year’s Eve? Kinky Summer is the place to be! With camping and Uber options available, you can drink responsibly and have the time of your life. Save the date: 31 December 2018!

Tickets start from R550 per person and are available online here.

4. Metro FM Heatwave Cape Town @ Shimmy Beach Club

metro fm heatwave

On 22 December, head to the city’s most popular beach club in time for the hottest pre-Christmas party of the season. Featuring performances from Metro FM DJs like Oskido, Somizi and Lerato, this event promises to be one for the books!

Tickets start from R150 per person and are available at Computicket. 

5. Pacha Ibiza New Years’ Day Festival

pacha New Years eve party

Rub elbows with South Africa’s elite celebs and socialites at The Grand Beach on 1 January to celebrate the new year. You’ll feel like you’re under Ibiza skies at this sophisticated event so dress accordingly — your best swimwear will do!

Tickets are R850 per person and are available online at Howler

Want more information about things happening in your city? Check out our Events section for more things to do.