The Oude Libertas Amphitheatre Summer Music Series 2018

The Oude Libertas Amphitheatre Summer Music Series 2018

An evening under the stars with live music, a delicious picnic, in a charming country setting… Hello summer!

The Oude Libertas Amphitheatre, with its beautiful Spanish architecture and wonderful views of the Stellenbosch mountains and vineyards, must surely be one of the most magical open-air theatres in the world. And, for the past 40 years, it has been a popular performance venue for local musicians and theatre productions, attracting music and theatre lovers from far and wide for a wonderful evening of entertainment under the stars.

What makes the picturesque setting even more special is the wide-open lawn, where concert-goers can enjoy an alfresco picnic (bring your own) before the show. Sundays are a family affair so bring the little ones (children under 12 enter for free), and enjoy the Sunday Sunset Series on the lawn.

Don’t miss a beat

Once again Oude Libertas has put together a stellar lineup of performances for the duration of summer, including Nataniël, renowned conductor Richard Cock, Zolani Mahola (Freshlyground) and songstress Melanie Scholtz.

Diarise the date for the 2018 lineup:  

Date Time Artist Description
 26 – 27 January 2018  8.15pm  Laurika Rauch & Loki Rothman  A warming collaboration by Laurika (vocalist) and Loki (guitarist)
 28 January 2018  6.30pm  Rieldans Nuwe Graskoue Trappers  Dance champions perform at Oude Libertas for the third time
 3 February 2018  8.15pm  Beethoven Tango with Zanta & Charl  A combination of Hofmeyr’s classical technique with the improvisatory magic of contemporary piano
 4 February 2018  6.30pm  Rosanthorn Red Cello Trio  Three innovative cellists in a fresh, new context.
7 – 10 February 2018  8.15pm  Nataniël Reign or Shine  A performance about resilience using songs by some of the world’s greatest
 11 February 2018  6.30pm  Big Band Blast with Ian Smith  A musical journey through eras reflecting the versatility of the big band
 14 February 2018  8.15pm  Love Is In The Air  Thembeka Mnguni and Samantha Leonard (The Voice SA) take centre stage for this classic celebration of love
 16 February 2018  8.15pm  Swinging Sixties Celebrate 60s  The swinging sounds of the Sixties sung by Lynelle and Tiro
 17 February 2018  8.15pm  Mandolino Napoletano  A Romantic programme of famous Neapolitan Café songs performed on the mandolin
 23 February 2018  8.15pm  Bottomless Coffee Band CD Launch  Cape Town-based Husband-and-Wife, Multi-Instrumental Duo perform tracks from their newest album
 25 February 2018 6.30pm  Andrew Young & Diamonds & Strings  Andrew Young takes his musical journey full circle
 2 March 2018  8.15pm  Mozart Magic Marriage Madness  A medley of opera scenes from Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro, Der Zauberflote and Cosi Fan Tutte
 7 – 10 March 2018  8.15pm  Romeo & Juliet Ballet  The classic story resounds in the new choreography of Robin van Wyk, created especially for the Oude Libertas Theatre
 11 March 2018 6.30pm  Ike Moriz & His Swing Band Hits  Acclaimed international singer and actor, Ike Moriz returns from his European tour to perform

The Christmas Carols concert (16 – 17 December) and New Year’s Eve concert (31 December) are particularly good shows, so it’s advised to book in advance.



Sunday Sunset Series, 6.30
Christmas Carols, 7pm


Oude Libertas Amphitheatre
Oude Libertas Road Stellenbosch Western Cape


021 809 7473/7380


R160 – R250


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Time of publication: 04 December 2017

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