All the Biggest Upcoming Concerts in Cape Town to Diarise Now!

Green Day live at Calabash

Bookmark this page! We’re keeping it updated with the latest announcements of high octane shows and concerts in Cape Town that you need to know about.  You can anticipate artists of all stripes taking centre stage everywhere from stadium shows to intimate local gigs. Read on for What’s on in Cape Town’s roundup of all the biggest tours, shows and concerts in Cape Town in the upcoming months.

April 2024

Concerts in Cape Town

OMD (Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark)

Hot off the heels of their recent announcement of their forthcoming new studio album, synth pioneers Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark (OMD) confirmed their South Africa tour dates including Thursday, 18 April 2024 in Cape Town.  

Their new album sees the band’s most explicitly political record and the crowning achievement of their desire to be both Stockhausen and Abba. A broad, electronic, sonic masterpiece that lyrically tackles the topics of the future, it was predominantly written, recorded, and mixed by OMD frontman Andy McCluskey and Paul Humphreys (who has recently become a second-time father).

Cost: From R895pp to R1195pp. Book via Webtickets

When: Thursday, 18 April from 4pm to 10pm
Where: Green Point Track, 11 Fritz Sonnenberg Rd, Green Point, Cape Town


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Joe Thomas: Magic Music Sessions

Vertex Events confirmed that legendary R&B singer, songwriter and producer, Joe Thomas, will be in South Africa in April to perform for one night only at GrandWest in Cape Town on Sunday, 38 April 2024.

The singer built up an undeniably impressive catalogue throughout the years, and ticketholders are set to be serenaded with all-time favourites and classics such as ‘I Wanna Know’, ‘All That I Am’, ‘Good Girls’, ‘Don’t Wanna Be A Player’, ‘All The Things (Your Man Won’t Do)’, ‘Stutter’, More & More’, ‘If I Was Your Man’ and ‘Thank God I Found You’.

Cost: From R650pp to R1135pp. Book via Webtickets

When: Sunday, 28 April from 6pm
Where: GrandWest Grand Arena, Jakes Gerwel Dr, Acacia Park, Cape Town

May 2024

Cape Town International Jazz FestivalCape Town International Jazz Festival

The Cape Town International Jazz Festival returns with Matt Bianco (UK), Kokoroko (UK) and The Yussef Dayes Experience (UK) making their way to Cape Town to join an all-star SA line-up.

Always known to ignite stages and connect music lovers, this 20th edition of the Cape Town Jazz Festival promises a new vibe, as well as the addition of masterclasses. Marking a temporary departure from its traditional March slot, the festival re-emerges to deliver a musical experience that has been sorely missed.

The festival also welcomes the all-new Flavour Junction where food trucks will be stationed, and a selection of bars and tantalising treats ensuring that festival goers stay fuelled all night long. For those seeking a more refined dining experience, a selection of upscale options awaits just beyond the main stage.

Cost: From R950. Book via Ticketmaster

When: 3 & 4 May 2024, Friday 6pm till late | Saturday 5pm till late
Where: CTICC, 1 Lower Long Street, Cape Town

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One of the must-see concerts in Cape Town is the multi-GRAMMY Award-winning band TRAIN, who brings their ‘I Know, It’s Been A Long Time Coming Tour’ to South Africa for the first time ever.

Since their formation in 1994, the American band has had 14 songs on Billboard’s Hot 100, 13 albums on the Billboard 200 chart, and has sold more than 10 million albums and 30 million tracks worldwide. The band’s global hit ‘Hey, Soul Sister’ continues to reach new milestones.

‘After 25 years of releasing Train’s first album, we are finally going to South Africa, a place we’ve all dreamt of since we were little kids,’ says Train frontman Pat Monahan.

Cost: From R795pp to R1195pp. Book via Webtickets

When: Thursday, 9 May from 4pm
Where: Green Point Cricket Club, 111 Vlei Rd, Green Point, Cape Town

June 2024

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Thomas Anders of Modern Talking

Famed for his iconic contributions to German pop duo Modern Talking, Thomas Anders is set to embark on an exhilarating music tour in South Africa in 2024. His career spans 40 years and a remarkable legacy in the music industry. Anders will showcase his timeless hits like ‘You’re My Heart, You’re My Soul’ which reached No.1 in 81 countries.

Worldwide CD sales of Modern Talking and Thomas Anders’ solo works have now topped the 125 million mark. The concert is supported by Afrikaans pop star, Kurt Darren.

Cost: From R595pp. Book via Webtickets

When: Thursday, 6 June from 6pm
Where: GrandWest Grand Arena, Jakes Gerwel Dr, Acacia Park, Cape Town

September 2024

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James Blunt: The Who We Used To Be Tour

James Blunt will be touring South Africa next year in support of his brilliant new album Who We Used To Be. James and his band will play on Thursday, 12 September in Cape Town. ‘I cannot find the words to say how excited I am to get back out on the road again on tour in 2024,’ says James. ‘My new album was incredibly fun to write and record, and some of the new songs will undoubtedly get you up on your feet and dancing again.  I’m looking forward to crowd surfing at a venue near you!’

Cost: From R855pp to R2135. Book via Ticketmaster

When: Thursday, 12 September from 8pm
Where: GrandWest Grand Arena, Jakes Gerwel Dr, Acacia Park, Cape Town

October 2024

Concerts in Cape Town: Take That

Take That: This Life on Tour

The multi-award-winning and smash hit makers, Take That, bring their ‘This Life on Tour’ to South Africa in 2024. Take That are renowned for their huge productions and live shows. The band are responsible for hits like ‘Back for Good’, ‘Patience’, ‘Never Forget’, and much more. This is also where Robbie Williams got his start in the music business, before venturing into a successful solo career of his own.

The band are performing their newly released album, ‘This Life’ on the tour. The album is described as a vibrant body of work with the, now trio, at their most confident musically. Join Gary Barlow, Mark Owen, and Howard Donald as they welcome audiences to enjoy live performances of their latest work.

Cost: R855pp – R1 535+pp, book via Ticketmaster.

When: 22 Oct, from 8pm
Where: Grand Arena, GrandWest, 1 Jakes Gerwel Dr, Acacia Park, Cape Town

November 2024

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Jim Jefferies: Give ‘Em What They Want Tour

Australian Comedian, Jim Jefferies is bringing his Give ‘Em What They Want” tour to South Africa for two shows only in November 2024.

This Sydney native is one of the most popular and respected comedians of his generation, entertaining audiences across the globe with his provocative, belief-challenging, and thought-provoking comedy. Jim was honoured as Stand-Up Comedian of the Year at the Just for Laughs Festival in summer 2019. Jim’s latest show, Give ‘Em What They Want Tour, started at the end of 2022 with dates all around Asia, Europe and North America.

Cost: From R795pp to R3080pp. Book via Ticketmaster

When: Thursday, 21 November from 8pm (rescheduled from 12 April)
Where: GrandWest Grand Arena, Jakes Gerwel Dr, Acacia Park, Cape Town

Robert 'Kool' Bell from Kool & the Gang on stage.

Kool & the Gang with the Earth, Wind and Fire Experience

Big Concerts presents two-time Grammy Award-winning, and platinum hit makers, Kool & the Gang, on tour in South Africa this 2024. Catch them live with special guests from the Earth, Wind & Fire Experience by Al McKay. Enjoy a night of old school melody presented to you by the artists responsible for hits like ‘Celebration’, ‘Get Down on It’, ‘Let’s go Dancing’ and ‘Cherish’. Witness the magic that resulted in Kool & the Gang receiving 25 Top Ten R&B hits, 9 Top Ten Pop hits, and 31 gold and platinum albums.

The supporting act, The Earth, Wind and Fire Experience, is conceived and rehearsed by Al McKay, former member of the renowned Earth, Wind and Fire group. Performing alongside McKay is another former band member, Greg Moore, and other talents such as Tim Owens, DeVere Duckett, and Claude Woods.

Cost: R895pp – R3 320pp, book via Ticketmaster

When: 28 Nov, from 7.45pm
Where: Grand Arena, GrandWest, 1 Jakes Gerwel Dr, Acacia Park, Cape Town

January 2025

Concerts in Cape Town: Green Day live at CalabashGreen Day Live at Calabash

American rock band Green Day make a historic debut in South Africa, headlining Calabash South Africa 2025 alongside punk rock legends, The Offspring, and local favourites, Fokofpolisiekar.

This momentous event promises an electrifying night, etching a new chapter in South Africa’s rock ‘n’ roll legacy. Calabash South Africa 2025 is powered by 947 and KFM 94.5. Coming on the heels of the wildly successful Calabash South Africa 2024, a benchmark in music festivals, the 2025 edition is poised to exceed expectations, offering a night of music and unforgettable moments.

Witness the Grammy-winning trio with a three-decade legacy live as they set to captivate audiences with their anthemic hits like ‘Basket Case’, ‘American Idiot’, and more.

Cost: R630 – R3295 | Book via Ticketmaster

When: 23 January 2025, from 6pm
Where: DHL Stadium, Green Point, Cape Town

March 2025
Concerts in Cape Town: Cigarettes After Sex

Cigarettes After Sex: X’s World Tour

Cigarettes After Sex, one of the most globally accomplished acts across any genre, bring their X’s World Tour to South Africa in March 2025. During their run, they have managed to transition from a preeminent indie act to one of the most globally accomplished acts across the world.

In their latest musical chapter, they have moved away from the prior sonic touchstones of the ‘50s and ‘60s, finding themselves drawn to a ‘70s/’80s slow dance. Now, fans get to witness this new era in their artistry live.

Enjoy a night with the band responsible for indie classics such as ‘Apocalypse’ and ‘Nothing’s Gonna Hurt You Baby’.

Cost: R630 – R2610 | Book via Ticketmaster

When: 5 March 2025, from 8.30pm
Where: GrandWest’s Grand Arena, Cape Town

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