Frequently Asked Questions

Is the rest of the 2022/2023 series really cancelled, and why?

Concerts in the Park had a wonderful summer season with some great shows including Mi Casa, Mango Groove, Prime Circle, Francois Van Coke, Matthew Mole, Jesse Clegg, Lee Cole and Will Linley – just to name a few!

But as winter approaches we have had to make a financial decision not to risk chancing our arm with the weather. So, we have had to cancel the remainder of the shows including 7 May 2023. Without a sponsor and with low ticket sales, CITP being a non-profit organisation cannot carry the financial risk.

Subject to being supported by a community conscious sponsor, we look forward to planning the 2023/2024 season for November. To bringing you the very best artists at an affordable price, continuing our Nation Building endeavour – building

As always, thank you to all our wonderful supporters,
— Charles Lindsay-Bowman

Will I be refunded for the 7 May 2023 concert?

Yes, your ticket is refundable.

◉ Please note that Quicket’s R5 booking fee is not refundable but the full amount of the actual ticket is refundable.

◉ Tickets purchased for 7 May 2023:
If you purchased a ticket specifically for the 7 May 2023 concerts, no action is needed.
You will automatically be refunded for your tickets purchased for the 7 May concert.

◉ Tickets transferred to or exchanged for 7 May 2023:
If you purchased a ticket for a previous event but you either exchanged your ticket to 7 May 2023, or your ticket was transferred to 7 May 2023, you will not automatically be refunded. Please contact Quicket directly on to request a refund.

Can we bring our cooler boxes?

Yes, you can. While we have a wide range of vendors available at the event that we would love for you to support but you are welcome to bring your own picnic baskets. Please note however that no alcohol and soft drinks can be brought in but will be on sale at the venue.

Can we bring dogs?

Yes you may bring your dogs. However, we ask you to be considerate and keep your dogs on leads, also to bring poo bags and clean up after them.

Where do we enter the venue?

Please enter at the gate on the corner of Upper Orange and Camp Street.

Are there card payment facilities?

Yes, all of the vendors will accept cards, Snapscan or Zapper.

Is there seating available?

There are no chairs available but you are welcome to bring your own picnic blankets, folding chairs, a folding picnic table or umbrella for shade.

What happens if COVID-19 regulations ban gatherings?

In this case, the event may be postponed. All tickets will remain valid and refunds will be offered if the new date does not suit you

What time does the event start and end?

10h00 Gates open
Around 13h30 Music starts
Around 18h00 Event ends
19h00 Park closes

What facilities are available at the events?

There will be food and alcohol vendors as well as a craft market.

Security and medical personnel will be present and toilet facilities are available and are cleaned regularly throughout the day.

We will be providing extra bins and black bags but are appealing to concertgoers to please take their litter home with them.

Concerts In The Park used to be free, why do we have to pay for tickets in 2022?

Our last concert was in 2019 and it was primarily funded by our founder, Charles Lindsay-Bowman and through ticket sales at R25. The City of Cape Town supports us by allowing us to use De Waal Park and they also assist us with some infrastructure support. The event is also a fund raiser for The Learning Initiative.

Putting on events and inviting world-class, local artists to perform comes at cost. So, we were faced with the decision of either abandoning the concert series completely or reviving these wonderful musical afternoons but with a very low ticket price.

We decided that we would bring back the Concerts in the Park, at a minimal ticket price of R99 (less than a movie ticket) and FREE entrance for kids under 13.

In 2022 we are back – bigger and better than ever before!

  • 10 concerts featuring the very best South African artists with 3 artists playing at each event
  • Additional entertainment including school bands performing at most events
  • Local food and refreshment vendors with a wide range of options to choose from
  • A fascinating craft market open from 10am to sunset.

We can assure you it will be worth every cent and we look forward to seeing you at Concerts In The Park this summer!

What do the ticket fees pay for?

Organising a series of concerts for the community is no small feat. While we love hosting and bringing everyone together at the beautiful De Waal Park to enjoy the best of South African talent, there are a number of expenses that need to be covered. Below is a breakdown of just some of these items for each concert.

  • Headline artist
  • Support artist
  • Compere
  • Guest artist
  • Artist booking agency fees
  • Artist management on site
  • Air travel Johannesburg and Durban for artists
  • Accommodation for artists
  • School social media
  • Two generators
  • Sound engineer
  • Toilets
  • Labour and food for cleaning staff on concert days
  • Repairs to band stand
  • Medical attendants
  • Public liability
  • Park cleaning
  • Use of De Waal Park
  • Stage manager
  • Sound certificate
  • Liquor license
  • Social media
  • Press radio
  • Photography
  • Accounting
  • Office rent
  • Office staff and local travel expenses
  • Office expenses
  • Quicket staff on the concert days
  • Quicket sales expenses
  • Marketing manager
  • Vendor and activator manager
  • Food and beverage management fees
  • Concert Day Manager
  • Equipment hire
  • Security


Note: Concerts in the Park is a non-profit event management company. The charity of choice for this series of concerts is The Learning Initiative ( which supports children with barriers to learning in disadvantaged communities throughout South Africa

Am I able to buy tickets at the gate?

No, there’s no guarantee that tickets will be available at the gate.

Book your tickets now to make sure you can join!

Are dog walkers allowed on concert days?

We value and respect the regular patrons of De Waal Park and want to give them the opportunity to still enjoy the park with their dogs on concert days.

On the Thursday and Friday prior to each event, the rangers in the park will have armbands that can be collected. These armbands will allow a single entrant with their dog/s into the Park on the day of the concert.

The gate in Molteno Road will be manned by security and will be allowing patrons with armbands (and their dogs) into the Park. Don’t worry if you have not collected your armband beforehand, we will still issue these on the day, at the Molteno Road gate entrance, when you arrive (with your dog).