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The YEI What’s On Guide to events

Updated 24 October 2022

The Galileo open air theatre with Santam

The Galileo is back for a star-studded summer line up! 

Nothing signals the arrival of summer quite like The Galileo Open Air Cinema,
Cape Town’s first and finest outdoor movie experience.

The recipe is beautifully simple; great movies, a festive atmosphere and a food market of local gourmet goodness served ‘al fresco’ under a canopy of stars.

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Unplugged concerts for November

The SA College of Music has a number of competitions this month including the prestigious Shock Singing Competition and Laura Searle for piano.  The CPO are already underway with a wonderful summer season and the Cape Town Concert Series have an International Festival of concerts. There is choral music, chamber music, recitals and more. See below for details.

If you are a jazz fan – then do check out the weekly jazz guide:

Don’t forget to also tune into Fine Music Radio 101.3fm each morning for more calendar updates. They have just released their own app which means you can now listen to FMR everywhere! 

As always – thank you for reading this newsletter, for supporting musicians and keeping music alive in Cape Town.  

CLICK HERE TO SEE our November Concerts


World Premiere – Symphony of Love and an Intimate Musical Session

Inner Circle Entertainment announces two very special musical performances featuring legendary Indian songstress and actress Pratibha Singh Baghel, which are headed to South Africa in January 2023


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Save the Date – the Cape Town International Jazz Festival Returns in 2023

Tickets now open for performances on 17 and 18 March 2023

 Cape Town, 27 October 2022 – FESTINOS (fans of the festival) can finally breathe a sigh of relief.  Africa’s Grandest Gathering and South Africa’s original and much-loved jazz fest – the Cape Town International Jazz Festival – will take place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC), on Friday 17th March and Saturday 18th March 2023.   

 Back to entertain after a three-year break thanks to successive lockdowns because of COVID-19, the Cape Town International Jazz Festival (CTIJF) will continue its 21st anniversary celebrations that were necessarily postponed in 2020, with a line-up, look and feel and several surprises, that celebrate its roots but with a nod to the future.

The exciting announcement was conveyed by Judith Sephuma, South Africa’s Queen of Afro-jazz who is thrilled to be returning to Cape Town to entertain festival goers.  (Please see links to shout out videos below).

In Judith’s words: “The Cape Town International Jazz Festival holds a special place in my heart.  I performed at the very first one and am happy to be at this, the 21st event, to share my music with Festinos again.  There has been a definite gap in the music festival calendar without the CT Jazz Fest these past couple of years, so I am delighted it is back, and it promises to be amazing – as usual. I hope to see you all there.”

But it’s not all business as usual.  The 2023 CTIJF, known for its scintillating and eclectic mix of jazz and jazz-related music, will take account of the fans’ desires to spend more time enjoying and appreciating the artists that are on offer and the music they love, as well as upping the ‘festival’ feeling with an expanded offering of ‘experiences’ – more details to come.

In 2023, there will be three stages hosting more than 21 music performances.  The stages for 2023, are:

Rosies, which jazz purists will appreciate for the exceptional audio quality of the acoustics complementing the performers’ sound.

Kippies retains its position in the main Hall on the Ground floor and will be the place to groove to more familiar names, whilst the open-air Downtown stage (formerly Manenberg) will be the place to discover new beats, names, and jams. 

Another change the festival announces, is that highly respected music impresario, Billy Domingo, and the Festival Director for many years, has retired from espAfrika, the organisers of CTIJF.  In tribute, the programming of the 2023 event will pay homage to Billy’s love of promoting African artists, and the CTIJF’s reputation as a place to discover incredible talent.

Newly appointed CEO of espAfrika, Amit Makan, had this to say about the eagerly anticipated return of the CTIJF: “The CTIJF has grown to embody the diverse talent and star power of South African artists, whilst also providing a platform for residents to experience international music performers they would not usually be able to see.  Growing this brand and taking it forward into the next phase of its success is a challenge, one I relish, even with these interesting times we are living in.

“It is music artists, like the sublime Judith Sephuma who has today lent her considerable support to this next event, whom I wish to thank, as they make what we do a pleasure and worthwhile.  Without you, there would be no festival for the fans to enjoy, but together, we are a powerful match made for listening and experiential bliss.  Thank you, Judith, and to every artist who has ever performed here and to those yet to come.”

In keeping with the Afri-Futurism theme for the 21st anniversary and looking to the digital future, the CTIJF has partnered with Ticketmaster who will provide the ticketing solution, and the festival will also launch a brand-new audience engagement platform (AEP) and Festino experience app.

The app, like the balance of the line-up, will go live later this year, but will be a content rich platform from which to keep up to date with what’s happening and coming, navigate the festival on the day, set reminders and event planners, as well as enter a myriad of competitions and spot prizes in recognition of the celebration of life and music that is the Cape Town International Jazz Festival.

To reserve your place in music heaven, make a date to purchase your entry today.  Tickets are available from



Day Pass                      R750 per person per day

Weekend pass             R1200 per person

Rosies stage                R30 additional cost to ensure seating                                   

Social Media:

Facebook                     @CapeTownJazzFest 

Twitter                        @CTJazzFest

Instagram                    capetownjazzfest

TikTok                          @ctjazzfest

YouTube                      capetownjazzfest




monster jam

Monster Jam® Races back to SA!

The world’s most family-friendly, action-packed motorsport returns in 2023!

This. Is. Monster Jam®!  The most action-packed motorsports experience for families in the world returns to South Africa in 2023 for an adrenaline-charged three-city tour starting in Cape Town at the DHL Stadium on Saturday, 22 April followed by FNB Stadium Johannesburg on Saturday, 29 April and ending at Durban’s Moses Mabhida Stadium on Saturday, 06 May for one exciting event only at 6pm in each city. In addition, Monster Jam® also features breath-taking Freestyle Motocross (FMX) exhibitions. This is unbeatable revved up fun for the entire family. 

Monster Jam, produced by American-based Feld Entertainment and brought to you by McDonald’s South Africa (SA) together with leading local promoter, Showtime Management, in association with SuperSport, features world-class athletes locked in intense competitions of speed and skill. Exclusive advance tickets are available for purchase starting tomorrow until 04 July via the McDonald’s SA App. General public tickets go on-sale on Tuesday, 5 July 2022, available at OR

Monster Jam is a huge day out for all the family kicking off with the world-famous Monster Jam Pit Party where fans can see the massive trucks up close, meet their favorite drivers and crews, get autographs, take “selfies” with the drivers and trucks and enjoy other family-friendly fun. This unique experience is the only place that allows people to get up close access to the Monster Jam teams and get an insider’s look at how these trucks are built to stand up to the competition.

Before the event, the Pit Party allows fans to get amongst the Monster Jam action. Tickets for the Pit Party cost R150 each. Quantities are limited and available only with an event ticket priced at R150, R250, R350, R450 and R600. Discounted event only family packages available. Optional Pit Party tickets at a cost of R150 per ticket may be purchased in addition to family packages. The Pit Party is from 1pm to 3:30pm with final entry at 3:00pm. The Monster Jam drivers depart from the Pit Party at 3:30pm.

“For decades, Monster Jam has been one of the biggest and most successful touring family events in the United States. Monster Jam’s three-city debut SA tour in 2019 broke International records with 3 sold out stadia and culminating in a new international record with 63 000 tickets sold in Johannesburg.” says Tony Feldman of Showtime Management.  “We are revved up alongside our returning partners McDonald’s SA and Supersport to bring this unique and exciting family entertainment experience back to South Africa.”

The line-up of eight monster trucks is provisionally set to feature multiple fan favorites such as the legendary Grave Digger®, 12-time Monster Jam World Finals® Champion Max-DTM, mighty Megalodon®, El Toro Loco®, Monster Mutt® Dalmatian and for the first time Earth Shaker®. The all-star drivers competing in SA will be announced at a later date.  

“Being known for all things Family, we are proud to be a partner of this world renowned action packed family-friendly event. We believe in the power of sport and entertainment to bring family and friends together and what better way to do this than at Monster Jam® 2023,” says McDonald’s South Africa (SA) Supply Chain, Marketing and Technology Executive, Daniel Padiachy.

Monster Jam drivers are highly trained, world-class male and female athletes who have mastered not only the physical strength and mental stamina needed to compete, but the vital dexterity to control 4,5000 kg machines capable of doing backflips, vertical two-wheel skills and racing at speeds up to 110 km-per-hour to produce jaw-dropping, live motorsports action seen around the world. 

“Monster Jam is a global premier experience which entertains and delights millions around the planet, bringing families of all ages together,” said Magnus Danielsson, Vice President of Motorsports for Feld Entertainment Inc., owner of Monster Jam. “We are excited to be bringing Monster Jam back to South Africa. The record numbers from last time around speak for themselves, and now we’re looking forward to exceeding them and putting on the biggest events so far! Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban are all definitely must-experiences, and tickets will for sure be in high demand!”

Standing four metres tall and four metres wide, the custom designed Monster Jam trucks are powered by super-charged engines delivering more than 1,500 horsepower. With tyres 1.7 metres tall, a Monster Jam truck can jump as far as 43 metres in length.

South African fans will witness heated rivalries, high-flying stunts and fierce head-to-head battles for the Event Championship.  Engineered to perfection, Monster Jam trucks push all limits in Freestyle, Skills and Racing competitions. Plus, fans can become part of the action by voting for the winner in the Skills and Freestyle competitions via real-time, in-stadium fan voting on their smartphones. 

To learn more about Monster Jam®, check in with the SuperSport website ( for specific broadcast listings closer to the time. A highlights show will feature on the SS Motorsport channel with regular repeats scheduled across the four SuperSport Variety channels.

Monster Jam races back into SA in 2023. Book now only at or Ticketmaster is the only official Monster Jam SA ticketing agent.  There are significant risks in buying from other sources and entry to a Monster Jam event is not guaranteed.

For more information on Monster Jam log onto, follow Monster Jam on our social media channels: FacebookTwitter & Instagram and TikTok.  #MonsterJamSA. Subscribe to the Monster Jam YouTube Channel at  


DHL STADIUM, CAPE TOWN: Saturday, 22 April, 6pm
FNB STADIUM, JOHANNESBURG: Saturday, 29 April, 6pm
MOSES MABHIDA STADIUM, DURBAN on Saturday, 06 May, 6pm
SHOW DURATION:  Approximately 2 to 2,5 hours including intermission 

EVENT TICKET PRICES: R150, R250, R350, R450, R600 including VAT IMPORTANT: Event ticket is NOT a Pit Party Pass.


Limited tickets on sale. Pit Party tickets may not be discounted.
Ticket must be integrated EVENT TICKET + PIT PARTY PASS @ R150 for entry
Time: 1pm to 3:30pm. Final entry at 3:00pm
Ticket prices with Pit Party: R300, R400, R500, R600, R750


Pit Party tickets @ R150 per ticket may be integrated with family packages.

Ticket            Saving     Discounted    Family x4           Family x5          Family x6 

Price                                Price               Saving R120   Saving R150  Saving R180

R 600             R 30        R 570                R 2 280              R 2 850             R 3 420 

R 450             R 30        R 420                R 1 680              R 2 100             R 2 520

R 350             R 30        R 320                R 1 280               R 1 600             R 1 920


BOOKINGS: Tickets are only to be purchased from or

GROUP BOOKINGS   10% Discount on groups of 20 and more valid only for the top three ticket prices based on full-priced tickets. Pit Party tickets are available for purchase @R150 per ticket. Prices are subject to change without notice. Offer subject to availability. Contact Jill Somers during office hours, 9am to 5pm, on 079 218 1658,

 INFORMATION  Visit or for more detailed information on the event.

 IMPORTANT INFORMATION: No children under 3 years. Strictly no unaccompanied minors.  Fans are encouraged to wear earplugs or earmuffs to let your family enjoy the fun while reducing the exposure to high levels of noise. Camera’s not permitted.

 TRUCK LINEUP: Grave Digger®, Max-Dä, Megalodon®, El Toro Loco®, Monster Mutt® Dalmatian and Earth Shaker® **Truck line-up subject to change

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