01-04-2022 – At last! Some good news! It is with great pleasure that we, the producers of one of Cape Town’s most iconic events, would like to announce that the People’s Festival is back and about to blow you away! The Cape Town Jazzathon 2022 will take place on 17, 18 and 19 June 2022 at the GrandWest Grand Arena.
This year’s upcoming Jazzathon event will introduce some big changes in celebration of its 25th anniversary. “While the format had to undergo dramatic changes in order for the event to survive the new normal, another notable change is the venue” says Craig Parks, Festival Director of the oldest jazz festival in South Africa. “There have been too many requests from fans of the festival to ‘take it up a notch’, so we had to take a long, hard look at the way forward. I think we will be ready to unveil the new evolution of Jazzathon soon.” he adds. “Most importantly, we need fans of the festival to understand that without their support, the festival would not be able to exist!”
The producers of The Cape Town Jazzathon – JCQ Productions – announce that the festival will take place over three days at the GrandWest Grand Arena. The festival will run on Friday 17 June 2022, Saturday 18 June 2022, and Sunday 19 June 2022, and there will an entry fee of R100 – R150 per day to attend. The producers have also added a special Matinee segment where tickets will range from R50 – R100. All tickets are pre-sold and will only be available via TicketMaster. Proceeds from the event will go towards various music programmes and initiatives as a way of supporting young, local musicians and is aligned with the festival’s aim to encourage and uplift the youth.
We have included a dynamic programme of events leading up to, and after, the festival,
which include workshops, satellite performances, and online showcases of various events that have taken place over the past year.
Looking back at the past two years, it is safe to say that everyone is rather fed up with the COVID-19 pandemic and the restrictions placed on events and social gatherings. Many events have been cancelled or postponed, leading to many musicians being out of work, while some have simply given up. Jazzathon has survived, and Jazzathon will continue to provide a platform for musicians. Jazzathon’s adaptive strategy aims to take the festival to new heights.
The festival is made possible by our sponsors – The City of Cape Town and The Department of Cultural Affairs & Sport.
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MORE DETAILS TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON!
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