Nothing soothes the soul quite like your favourite music and this weekend Capetonians have the chance to celebrate the masterful lyrics from some of the best of local musicians at the annual Sanlam Musiekfees. Taking place from 3 – 12 March 2017 at the 18th US Woordfees in Stellenbosch, the festival places the spotlight on songwriters as the masters behind the lyrics, telling the stories behind the craft. This year the craft of musicians will be brought to life through off-beat performances inspired by some of South Africa’s iconic creatives and promises to offer a memorable weekend for music lovers in the Cape.
Woordfees, the literary and art festival of the University of Stellenbosch has made quite a name for itself since its inception in 2000 with the festival attracting students as well as art and literature enthusiasts from all over the country. In addition to being a celebration of South African written, visual and performing arts the festival is also a celebration of Stellenbosch and sees the streets of Stellenbosch come alive with visitors. During the festival, Stellenbosch’s restaurants and pubs are temporarily converted into improvised art theatres, galleries and concert venues and it is perhaps the best way to experience Stellenbosch culture.
The Sanlam Musiekfees forms part of this exciting festival and this year Sanlam is pulling out all the stops for this year’s event with larger-than-life posters which will serve as busking stages on which artists will showcase their talent. The live poster performances will pop up at various venues on the festival grounds, enhancing the existing Woordfees line-up. The great news is, there will be all kinds of performances on the menu for music lovers and festival-goers can look forward to performances by the likes of Francois van Coke, Majozi, Elvis Blue, and Churchhill Naude.
Ticket prices for the various performances start from as little as R50. For more information and to see the full Sanlam Musiekfees performance line-up click here.