Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Helderberg Nature Reserve Sunset Concerts 2017/2018 Top South African Acts Announced for this Year’s Incredible Line-Up

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Helderberg Sunset Concerts Full Line Up

The Friends of the Helderberg Nature Reserve are proud to announce our incredible line-up for the coming 2017/2018 summer sunset concerts series  The Helderberg #SunsetConcerts series is an opportunity for music lovers to enjoy their favourite artists perform live in nature while contributing to the conservation of our much loved Helderberg Nature Reserve in Somerset West.  Over three months from December 2017 to February 2018, ten incredible bands will perform at this beautiful open-air venue, bringing a variety of genres and sounds right to the Helderberg Community’s doorstep.  

The first performance for the #SunsetConcerts Series is scheduled for Saturday, 16th December 2017 and sees the chart topper and rocker Mark Haze grace the stage with his original rock sounds. Known for his unbelievable versatility as a vocalist and high energy performances, Mark Haze has been on music lovers’ lips since his impressive success at the 2011 Idol’s competition where he was crowned 1st runner up and from which arose his record deal with Universal Music. Since then, Mark has toured locally and Internationally building a fantastic following. Impressively, he has shared the stage with rock greats such as Seether and Bon Jovi. Mark Haze promises a performance like no other. Expect soaring vocals, dynamic guitar work, pulsing rhythms plus plenty of crowd participation. 

Audiences are encouraged to pack a picnic basket and blanket, bring the whole family and settle on the lush lawns for an evening of amazing local music and a superb sunset in a remarkable venue.  

Supporting the Helderberg Nature Reserve, local artists, culture and businesses 

This year, Friends of the Helderberg Nature Reserve have outdone themselves with a brilliant line-up, including local legend, Koos Kombuis, international touring artists Raoul, ‘Lonesome’ Dave Ferguson and Mark Haze, Cape Town’s most sought-after act - Coda Africa. And local favourites Shiraz   This year The Friends of the Helderberg have also invited local schools Parel Vallei High School and Somerset College to showcase their young talented bands as opening acts for the headline artists.     

Tickets for the Sunset Concerts  

Tickets to the #SunsetConcerts Series are available online via or directly at the Visitor Centre at the Helderberg Nature Reserve.

This year Season Tickets for all concerts are also on offer at discounted rates.  

Ticket Prices

  • Adult Single Ticket - R80 p/p
  • Scholar Single Ticket - R50 p/p
  • Adult Season Ticket - R350 p/p (all 5 shows)
  • Scholar Season Ticket - R200 p/p (all 5 shows)
  • Under 5 Years - Free

The Helderberg #SunsetConcerts are proudly sponsored by local businesses Ex Solar, who offer a bespoke solution for all your solar needs and Borehole Drilling Solutions who offer environmentally-friendly water solutions for your property.  

The Friends of the Helderberg Nature Reserve is an NPO which was established in 2008 and raises funds and assists with various projects that aid the management of the Helderberg Nature Reserve All Concert Committee Team members and crew are unpaid volunteers giving of their time to this worthy cause.

Artwork designed by graphic designer and volunteer Ian Whalley. Mandala artwork by volunteer and artist Marguerite MacRobert 

Full Line-Up 2017/18 Sunset Concerts at Helderberg Nature Reserve 

Sat, 16th Dec 2017 - Main Act: Mark Haze (Rock/Pop)
Opening Act: Parel Vallei High Show Band 

Sun, 14th Jan 2018 - Main Act: Shiraz (Covers 60’s to now)
Opening Act: Somerset College Band: The Disciples of Swest 

Sun, 28th Jan 2018 - Main Act: Coda Africa (Classical/Jazz/Afro Fusion)
Opening Act: Parel Vallei High Show Band 

Sun, 11th Feb 2018 - Double Bill: Dave Ferguson & Raoul (Blues/Rock)
Special Guest: Natalie Chapman

Sun, 25th Feb 2018 - Main Act: Koos Kombuis (Afrikaans)
Opening Act: Parel Vallei High Show Band 

The Bands are available for live and telephonic interviews   

SPONSORS AND PARTNERS Friends of the Helderberg Nature Reserve
ExSolar Solar Solutions & Borehole Drilling Solutions
The Local Element


Main Artists

Friends of the Helderberg Nature Reserve

Ex Solar and Borehole Drilling Solutions

Artwork Designer and Artist Volunteers

For more information on tickets, contact the Helderberg Nature Reserve on

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For press related enquiries, interviews and images, please contact:  

Natalie Chapman
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Mobile: 072 355 7009