Park Acoustics Turns 3 – Review And Win Tickets for June

Written by Chris van der Merwe (@itsthatotherguy)

Photos by Christelle Duvenage (@StellaTeleur)


Ah, Sundays. Those glorious twenty-four hours before Mondays where everybody tries desperately to cling to the feeble remains of the weekend. Sundays can best be described as a bittersweet day, in general. Think about it, there are millions of reasons to hate Sundays. I mean, it’s a ticking reminder that the next day, reality is set to hit us square in the face. That being said, there are two very special words that, when combined, have proved to be our only true defense against the Sunday-blues:  Park Acoustics.

Sunday, 26 May 2013 marked the third year that Park Acoustics has been making Sundays awesome and everything was set to make it a truly memorable occasion. I always thought that if you really want to test the infrastructure of a place and how well an event is organised, just prop the place full of people and see how things play out. The fine folks of Park Acoustics proved, in this regard, that they can play with the big boys and even, dare it be said … teach them a thing or two.


Mr Cat and the Jackal - photo by Christelle Duvenage

Mr Cat and the Jackal – photo by Christelle Duvenage


“How can you say that? Ridiculous”, I hear you thinking. Well, let’s think about it. There were enough genres of music to go around, the best that South Africa has to offer. The bar was always stocked and the barmen only too happy to cool you down with a drink. The diversity of the stalls was staggering and I don’t say this lightly. Have you ever pitched up at Park Acoustics and thought, “Dammit. I left my sunglasses at home.” and continued to have your retinas raped by the sun? Well, there was a stall that sold real awesome looking watches and sunglasses. Starting to understand my point? My favourite stall of them all was the Industry Pop-Up stall where you could procure some rad “I Love P-Town” shirts, among other things. Hungry? Lucky Rodrigo and Braaiboy were representing with enough food to feed an army, if armies ate awesomely delicious dishes like Gourmet BLT sandwiches. Last but not least, what’s better after a long days rocking-out than to have a seat and laugh along to some of the best comedians around?


Arno Carstens - photo by Christelle Duvenage

Arno Carstens – photo by Christelle Duvenage


Let’s talk about the music for a minute. It’s arguably the main reason people showed up and with acts like The Springbok Nude Girls, who are we to judge them? Park Acoustics sported three different music stages, all with a definite difference in genre. The BOS stage had the likes of Tamara Tree, Forrester and Die See enchanting people with their acoustic sounds. The Red Bull Chill Zone had DJs from far and wide entertaining those who traded in the scorching sun for some chilled vibes. The Jack Daniels Main Stage had enough musical brilliance lined up to blow the minds off everyone there. Acts the likes of Mr Cat and the Jackal, The Dollfins, Shadowclub (who quite incidentally played the best set I have seen them play) and even an Australian import, DUNE RATS. That wasn’t all. The Springbok Nude Girls. Need I say anymore?


Sunset over Pretoria - photo by Christelle Duvenage

Sunset over Pretoria – photo by Christelle Duvenage


All jokes aside, this was undoubtedly the best Park Acoustics I have ever intended. If there was ever a doubt that Park Acoustics wasn’t here to stay, all those doubts and critics were silenced after they proved us all of not only their organisational prowess, but also how they can manage to cater to every single type of person and all the while ensuring that everyone has a good time. Applause all around from this side.





A set of double tickets could be yours – just comment on this post who you are most keen to rock out to at the next Park Acoustics.

Winners will be announced on Facebook, Twitter and contacted via email Tuesday, 18 June.


  1. Slade Boender

    June 5, 2013 at 8:10 am

    Almal wil n huisie by die see he, now dont they 😛

  2. Human Bergh

    June 5, 2013 at 8:21 am

    Half Price – Punk rock please!

  3. Human Bergh

    June 5, 2013 at 8:22 am

    The band I would like to see is Half Price!!!!

  4. Verdale

    June 5, 2013 at 8:24 am

    Another stunning,relaxed and awsome show… Gona be sweeeeeeet!!!

  5. Tian Nienaber

    June 5, 2013 at 8:38 am

    OOM KOOS!!!!!

  6. M

    June 5, 2013 at 8:41 am

    Black Cat Bones!

  7. Lourens

    June 5, 2013 at 8:44 am

    Park Acoustics was too awesome! Can’t wait for Koos Kombuis!!

  8. Cornel

    June 5, 2013 at 8:52 am

    Can’t wait to jam on Koos Kombuiss’ “Lisa se klavier”!! What a legend!

  9. Kristy Jubber

    June 5, 2013 at 9:06 am

    Cannot freaken wait for the next one! An absolutely awesome 3rd Birthday Celebration, it was one for the books. Seriously can’t wait to see Black Cat Bones, but of course, Koos has gotta take the cake! Whooooop 🙂

  10. Denise

    June 5, 2013 at 9:21 am

    Would love to attend the next one 😉 Pitty I missed Die See …

  11. Kirsten van Rooyen

    June 5, 2013 at 11:57 am

    Must be Late Night Fox! too keen to see them!

    • gillian

      June 5, 2013 at 3:36 pm

      I would love to see Koos Kombuis and similar artists. Love south african artists

  12. Monique Brits

    June 5, 2013 at 3:20 pm

    Oom Koos!!! kani wagni!!!!

  13. Lwando Zwane

    June 5, 2013 at 3:23 pm

    Ahhhhh I cant wait to freak out to The Black Cat Bones 🙂
    It would be epic to get tickets cause i keep missing every performance 😀

  14. Rachel B

    June 5, 2013 at 8:27 pm

    Koos Kombuis definitely!!!

  15. Surien

    June 5, 2013 at 9:04 pm

    m/ black cat bones bra!!!

  16. Matthew van der Merwe

    June 6, 2013 at 9:31 am

    pretty keen for the sangoma to throw them Black cat bones!!!

  17. Domenico Griessel

    June 6, 2013 at 10:06 am

    Koos Kombuis!!!

  18. Emile

    June 7, 2013 at 10:58 am

    The Brothers Move On

  19. Henry

    June 15, 2013 at 3:58 am

    At this one, Man I so want to see Michael Leazer again, and the Black Cat Bones, Cant get enough of them!

    Reckon the next Park acoustics should have Justin Serrao or My/Epic/Vice

  20. Janina

    June 18, 2013 at 12:58 pm

    Invite Karma for a PA session. She needs to get back in touch with her SA fans and drink some local beer.

  21. Francois

    June 19, 2013 at 8:20 am

    I’m psyched about having a chance to see Koos Kombuis, & Die Skynmaagde- that’s sure to be a jol! The Black Cat Bones sure are going to be sick as well. It’ll be my introduction to Late Night Fox & The Brothers Move On. Very keen!

  22. woderyrekawiczki

    July 28, 2013 at 1:53 pm

    Fajny jesteś zwyczaj wykonywania

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