Jazz fest ticket prices slashed

Pretoria News - - LIFESTYLE - STAFF RE­PORTER

TO CEL­E­BRATE the Cape Town In­ter­na­tional Jazz Fes­ti­val’s (CTIJF) 21st an­niver­sary, event or­gan­is­ers of Africa’s Gran­d­est Gath­er­ing have slashed ticket prices to make the fes­ti­val even more ac­ces­si­ble.

The 2020 edi­tion takes place at the Cape Town In­ter­na­tional Con­ven­tion Cen­tre from March 27-28.

Week­end passes cost R999 – a sav­ing of R291 com­pared to the 2019 prices – and R649 for a day pass – a sav­ing of R201.

The CTIJF hos­pi­tal­ity pack­ages are also on sale, with two-day fes­ti­val ex­pe­ri­ences start­ing from R2999 (ex­clud­ing VAT).

The star-stud­ded fes­ti­val will see some of the world’s most ac­claimed mu­si­cians take to the stage to cel­e­brate 21 years of Africa’s Gran­d­est Gath­er­ing.

Over the Past two decades, the CTIJF has brought 2649 mu­si­cians to the Mother City, show­cas­ing some of the world’s big­gest stars, but also al­low­ing the next gen­er­a­tion of tal­ent to grow through its Sus­tain­able Train­ing and De­vel­op­ment pro­gramme. Through the pro­gramme, 2451 pupils have par­tic­i­pated in the Mu­sic and Ca­reers work­shops and 4000 stu­dents have at­tended master classes, al­low­ing them to tap into the knowl­edge of mu­si­cal leg­ends at the CTIJF, over the last 13 years.

Another high­light of the fes­ti­val is the Free Com­mu­nity Con­cert on Green­mar­ket Square, which has been at­tended by more than 162000 since its in­cep­tion 12 years ago.

With an eco­nomic con­tri­bu­tion of al­most R700 mil­lion in 2019, the im­pact of the fes­ti­val reaches far be­yond the mu­sic in­dus­try, said fes­ti­val direc­tor Billy Domingo.

“Over 20 un­for­get­table years, we have brought artists of only the high­est cal­i­bre to Cape Town. With our ex­pe­ri­ence in pro­vid­ing a plat­form for jazz ex­cel­lence, fes­ti­nos can ex­pect an un­for­get­table cel­e­bra­tion with only the finest per­for­mances at the 2020 Fes­ti­val.

“Fes­ti­nos have dis­cov­ered some amaz­ing mu­si­cal tal­ents at CTIJF over the years, and we will con­tinue to bring the very best tal­ent to Cape Town for our 21st cel­e­bra­tion,” Domingo said.

Tick­ets are on sale at Com­puticket.

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