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Blah Blah Bar hosts its first ever music festival!

The Interplanetary Folk Festival starts next week Monday, the 26th of September until Sunday, the 2nd of October and features an out of this world line-up of the finest folk musicians.

Since it’s conception, Blah Blah Bar has been involved in booking unconventional, unique and diverse music events featuring live performances in almost every genre ranging from World Music to Folk, Contemporary Chamber Music, Experimental music and more lately Jazz.

It has also been at the core of Blah Blah Bar to host live shows that push the envelope and that are truly one of a kind, such as Counterpoint and Co-lab showcases. Building on this reputation of co-ordinating and presenting pioneering and innovative entertainment experiences, the next natural step towards reinvigorating the local  music scene became apparent – hosting the first week-long folk music festival in the heart of Cape Town’s vibey Kloof street.

As the festival’s name implies, Interplanetary Folk Festival is focused on an inclusive theme of the Folk genre that reflects the vibrant diversity that is synonymous with South Africa’s many flavours and music tastes. Each artist on the bill was handpicked to reflect this. Qadasi & Maqhinga (Empangeni), Dizu Plaatjies, Derek Gripper, Guy Buttery (Durban), Anton Goosen (Gansbaai) and Luna Paige are some of the artists on the line-up who will be performing at Blah Blah for the first time ever.

The full line-up includes: Anton Goosen, Derek Gripper, Gert Vlok Nel, Hanru Niemand, Guy Buttery, Steve Newman & Hilton Schilder, Riku Lätti & Chrudchil Naude, Ottoman Slap, Simon van Gend, Dizu Plaatjies, Mr Cat & The Jackal,  Luna Paige (with Schalk Joubert & Ronan Skillen),  Laurie Levine & Josie Field, Roxton met Herki, Paige Mac, Miles Sievwright, and Anton Goosen and brand new outfit Dark Privilege (Jono Tait & Hezron Chetty)

The festival’s aim to challenge the idea that folk music is narrative based, using acoustic instruments, and singing in English.

“From the outset, INTERPLANETARY FOLK will be as inclusive as possible, in the hope of changing the perception of what folk music is, and drawing new audiences. Hence you will find that we have invited Maskandi, Afrikaans, ethno-country and many other diverse practitioners to join our line-up of the usual Folk suspects.” says Carsten Rasch, owner of the Blah Blah Bar and organiser of the Festival.


Master Classes by world class performers at the Festival, from 14:00 – 16:00

Tue: TBC

Wed: Dizu Plaatjies ( traditional instruments)

Thu: Hilton Schilder (development of his music)

Fri: Guy Buttery (African influences)

Sat: Qadasi & Maqhinga (Maskandi music)

Each evening (Mon-Fri) will also host a free concert featuring the best talents from the Blah Blah Bar’s Launchpad showcase, starting at the end of the last show. Launchpad is an initiative to introduce young and fresh talent to audiences.

Saturday: Free party featuring the queen of Afrobeat and Funk, Dr Mojo (starts after the last show)

Tickets are available on Quicket and are R120 per show.

Tickets will also be available at the door. Pay with a credit card or cash.


* Double Bill Special Discounts on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday: R180.00 if you book for both the 18:30 and 20:00 shows.

* Sunday Special: Dinner and show for R200 (valid for 18:30 & 20:00 shows)

* Book more than 4 tickets through Quicket and get a R100 drinks voucher (valid during the run of the festival only. Simply show your proof of purchase at the door and claim your voucher)

* 10% off your dinner bill when you present your pre-booked ticket (Valid during the run of the Festival only)

For more info check out our website: Interplanetary Folk

Or go to the event page on Blah Blah Bar’s Facebook page

The venue is fully licensed and offers the best pizza in town.


18:30 – Riku Lätti & Churchill Naude
20:00 – Dark Privilege feat. Hezron Chetty & Jonno Tait
21:30 – Ottoman Slap
22:30 – Best of Launchpad (Free Admission)

14:00 – Master Class: TBC

18:30 – Simon van Gend Band
20:00 – Luna Paige
21:30 – Miles Sievwright
22:30 – Best of Launchpad (Free Admission)

14:00- Master Class: Dizu Plaatjies

18:30 – Roxton met Herki
20:00 – Dizu Plaatjies – Ibuyambo Musical Group
21:30 – Mr. Cat & the Jackal
22:30 – Best of Launchpad (Free Admission)

14:00: – Master Class: Hilton Schilder

18:30 – Laurie Levine & Josie Field
20:00 – Guy Buttery
21:30 – Qadasi & Maqhinga
22:30 – Best of Launchpad (Free Admission)

14:00 – Master Class: Guy Buttery

18:30 – Paige Mac
20:00 – Guy Buttery
21:30 – Laurie Levine & Josie Field
22:30 – Best of Launchpad (Free Admission)


14:00 – Master Class: Qadasi & Maqhinga

18:30 – Steve Newman & Hilton Schilder
20:00 – Anton Goosen
21:30 – Qadasi & Maqhinga
22:30 – Afrobeat & funk sensation Dr Mojo (Free Party)

18:30 – Hanru Niemand (opening act) + Gert Vlok Nel
20:00 – Derek Gripper


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