You’ll be hard pressed to find a better way to spend a Sunday in Gauteng, other than at a Park Acoustics gig on the last Sunday of every month.
Lovingly brought to you by the guys behind one of Pretoria’s favourite eateries, Capital Craft, Park Acoustics brings together about 2000 of Gauteng’s most avid music fans (mostly from Pretoria).
Attendees get treated to an aural array of music spectacular from some of SA’s top rock and blues musos throughout the day in an idyllic setting under an old tree, set atop The Voortrekker Monument’s Fort Schanskop.
Built in 1896, Fort Schanskop forms part of the Pretoria Forts which were built just before the outbreak of the Second Anglo-Boer War as part of the defense against the increasing threat of foreigners against the capital city.
As tale be told, the tree was planted there when the fort was first built, meaning that this historical fauna specimen is over 100 years old.
Attendees to Park Acoustics should aim to get in early and bring some chairs, picnic blankets and cooler boxes to book the best spot under the tree or even pick a nice spot on the hill overlooking the whole event. If you’re travelling light, you can also treat yourself to some gourmet burgers or other delicious delights and some of the fine craft brews on sale should you not wish to lug around camping chairs and cooler boxes.
After the bands are done, and before heading home, visitors to the monthly music fest can get a good start to the week ahead with some rip-roaring comedy provided by many of the nation’s finest funny people as the sun sets behind the Comedy Stage which overlooks the lovely city of Pretoria.
If that doesn’t do it for you and you still want to party the night away (because you’re not doing it properly if you’re not hanging like a bat on a Monday), then you can on over to the dance floor where you can get your groove on to some awesome indie and electronic sounds.
Park Acoustics happens on the last Sunday of every month.
**UPDATE Glass bottles will no longer be allowed at Park Acoustics so please bring cans or decant your drinks into plastic bottles and don’t forget to recycle and keep your area tidy!
Tickets are available on http://www.parkacoustics.co.za/ and cost R150 each. No under 18’s allowed except for small children accompanied by their parents. Children under 6 are free.