Sunset Concerts Season 2017/2018

Top South African Acts for this Year’s Incredible Line-Up

The Friends of the Helderberg Nature Reserve are proud to announce our incredible line-up for the coming 2017/2018 summer sunset concerts series

The Helderberg #SunsetConcerts series is an opportunity for music lovers to enjoy their favourite artists perform live in nature while contributing to the conservation of our much loved Helderberg Nature Reserve in Somerset West.

This year's line-up
This year’s line-up

Over three months from December 2017 to February 2018, ten incredible bands will perform at this beautiful open-air venue, bringing a variety of genres and sounds right to the Helderberg Community’s doorstep.

The first performance for the #SunsetConcerts Series is scheduled for Saturday, 16th December 2017 and sees the chart topper and rocker Mark Haze grace the stage with his original rock sounds. Known for his unbelievable versatility as a vocalist and high energy performances, Mark Haze has been on music lovers’ lips since his impressive success at the 2011 Idol’s competition where he was crowned 1st runner up and from which arose his record deal with Universal Music. Since then, Mark has toured locally and Internationally building a fantastic following. Impressively, he has shared the stage with rock greats such as Seether and Bon Jovi. Mark Haze promises a performance like no other. Expect soaring vocals, dynamic guitar work, pulsing rhythms plus plenty of crowd participation.

Audiences are encouraged to pack a picnic basket and blanket, bring the whole family and settle on the lush lawns for an evening of amazing local music and a superb sunset in a remarkable venue.

Supporting the Helderberg Nature Reserve, local artists, culture and businesses

This year, Friends of the Helderberg Nature Reserve have outdone themselves with a brilliant line-up, including local legend, Koos Kombuis, international touring artists Raoul, ‘Lonesome’ Dave Ferguson and Mark Haze, Cape Town’s most sought-after act – Coda Africa. And local favourites Shiraz

This year The Friends have also invited local schools Parel Vallei High School and Somerset College to showcase their young talented bands as opening acts for the headline artists.

Tickets for the Sunset Concerts

Tickets are available online via or directly at the Visitor Centre at the Helderberg Nature Reserve. This year Season Tickets for all concerts are also on offer at discounted rates.

Ticket Price
Adult Single Ticket R80 p/p
Scholar Single Ticket R50 p/p
Adult Season Ticket R350 p/p (all 5 shows)
Scholar Season Ticket R200 p/p (all 5 shows)
Under 5 Years Free

Our partners

The Helderberg #SunsetConcerts are proudly sponsored by local businesses Ex Solar, who offer a bespoke solution for all your solar needs and Borehole Drilling Solutions who offer environmentally-friendly water solutions for your property.

The Friends of the Helderberg Nature Reserve is an NPO which was established in 2008 and raises funds and assists with various projects that aid the management of the Helderberg Nature Reserve

All Concert Committee Team members and crew are unpaid volunteers giving of their time to this worthy cause. Artwork designed by graphic designer and volunteer Ian Whalley. Mandala artwork by volunteer and artist Marguerite MacRobert

Full Line-Up 2017/18 Sunset Concerts at Helderberg Nature Reserve

Sat, 16th Dec 2017

Main Act: Mark Haze (Rock/Pop)
Opening Act: Parel Vallei High Show Band

Sun, 14th Jan 2018

Main Act: Shiraz (Covers 60’s to now)
Opening Act: Somerset College Band: The Disciples of Swest

Sun, 28th Jan 2018

Main Act: Coda Africa (Classical/Jazz/Afro Fusion)
Opening Act: Parel Vallei High Show Band

Sun, 11th Feb 2018

Double Bill: Dave Ferguson & Raoul (Blues/Rock)
Special Guest: Natalie Chapman

Sun, 25th Feb 2018

Main Act: Koos Kombuis (Afrikaans)
Opening Act: Parel Vallei High Show Band


Sunset Concerts Season 2017/2018