Festive Lights Switch-On at the Grand Parade

The Festive Lights Switch On

Festive Lights Switch-On at the Grand Parade

Join us at the City of Cape Town's annual Festive
Lights Switch-on at the Grand Parade. Featuring
Sho Madjozi, Ndlovu Youth Choir, YoungstaCpt, Early B and more.
 
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Sho Madjozi, YoungtsaCPT to Perform At Cape Town’s Festive lights Switch On

Plus the festival music challenge winner and road closures have been announced

Update: 27 November 2019

The 2019 Adderley Street Festival of Lights is launching on Sunday, 1 December 2019, at the Grand Parade and celebrates 50 years of lighting up the festive season with a dazzling line-up of music acts.

Entry is free and there will also be tons of competitions with loads of prizes up for grabs.


AND THE WINNER OF THE FESTIVE LIGHT SWITCH-ON MUSIC CHALLENGE IS?
Crazy-J Suave, (born Joshua Bukasa), a 24-year-old Madagascar-born hip hop artist won the 2019 Festive Lights Switch-On Music Challenge. He's currently residing in Milnerton after spending part of his childhood in Lavender Hill on the Cape Flats.

“I'm so grateful and thankful for this opportunity to perform in front of my city,” says Crazy-J-Suave.  “This means so much to me because I'm trying to inspire and show young people who are in my position that anything is possible if you work hard and stay persistent.”

Crazy-J Suave beat out 182 other competitors with his happy and vibey song "Aquafina", with an outstanding 5180 public votes. As this year's winner, he will pocket R10 000 and get to perform at the Festive Lights Switch-On concert.

CHECK OUT THE VIDEO THAT GAVE CRAZY-J SUAVE HIS WIN


THE 2019 ENTERTAINMENT LINE-UP
This year sees a bumper roster of acts take to the stage as part of the afternoon’s celebrations. They include the now world-renowned Sho Madjozi, who’s hit song John Cena has taken the world by storm and caught the attention of international celebrities, including the famous wrestler himself.

SEE MADJOZI REACT TO MEETING CENA ON THE KELLY CLARKSON SHOW


Also on the bill is the Ndlovu Youth Choir, who won the hearts of local and international music fans when they wowed the judges of America’s Got Talent with their African choral take on pop classics.

WATCH: THE NDLOVU SPIN ON TOTO’S CLASSIC, AFRICA

They will be joined by Cape Town heavyweight rapper YoungstaCPT, Ghoema Award-winning, Ben 10 hitmaker Early B and former long-time member of The Rockets, Theo Watt.


Afrikaans singer and TV presenter Andries Vermeulen will also be on the bill and the line-up is topped off by The Unknown Dance Crew and Chad Chitter aka DJ Skouers.

WATCH: YOUNGSTACPT’S HIT YASIS


THIS YEAR’S THEME REFLECTS CAPE TOWN’S DIVERSITY
The theme for 2019 is Cape Town: Window to the World. “This year’s theme focuses on diversity, which is what Cape Town reflects,”  said Executive Mayor of Cape Town Dan Plato.

The theme also resonates in another challenge the city has launched this year – the Festive Lights Switch-On 2019 Waste to Art Challenge. Students 16-years and under are asked to create art pieces (pictures, clothing, furniture, sculptures etc) from waste materials. These will be showcased in a specially created gallery.

Interested Young artists need to enter their artworks online before midnight on Thursday 21st November 2019 by submitting here.

THE FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS ROAD CLOSURE SCHEDULE

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Be prepared with our list of things to do on Christmas in Cape Town

If you need a place to celebrate with your team, have a look at our overview of end-of-year function venues

You can also explore the list for Kirstenbosch's Summer Sunset Concerts.

Take a look at our list of cool things to do for free in Cape Town.

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