The Interplanetary Folk Festival will take place from Monday September 26 to Sunday October 2 at Blah Blah Bar in Kloof Street.
The festival’s aim is 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,” said Carsten Rasch, owner of the Blah Blah Bar and organiser of the festival.
The full line-up includes Qadasi and Maqhinga; Anton Goosen; Derek Gripper; Gert Vlok Nel; Hanru Niemand; Guy Buttery; Steve Newman and Hilton Schilder; Riku Lätti and Chrudchil Naude; Ottoman Slap; Simon van Gend; Dizu Plaatjies; Mr Cat and The Jackal; Luna Paige with Schalk Joubert and Ronan Skillen; Laurie Levine and Josie Field; Roxton met Herki; Paige Mac; Miles Sievwright; and brand new outfit Dark Privilege with Jono Tait and Hezron Chetty.
Tickets, at R120 a show, are available on Quicket. For more information contact Margot on 072 225 2312.