A Weekend of Cricket, Music, Food and more – the Cape Town Sixes Cricket & Cultural Festival is back.
Cricket legends including Meyrick Pringle, Allan Donald, Hershel Gibbs, Robin Peterson, Rory Kleinveldt, Aubrey Martin and Justin Kemp are dusting off their bats to compete in the 2017 Cape Town Sixes Cricket and Cultural Festival, happening on 18th and 19th February at the Green Point Precinct. The Legends team, managed by Brett Schultz, will be joining 59 other teams competing across two days in seven leagues.
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The 2nd annual Cape Town Sixes Festival will once again showcase the Mother City’s famous flair for fun, entertainment and community spirit. An amazing line-up of music acts, Shortstraw, Trenton and Free Radical, Nomadic Orchestra and Manny Walters, will keep festival visitors entertained on the Saturday evening.
During the day, if you can tear yourself away from the cricket action, there will be a Food Village, a dedicated kids area (story telling, face painting, jumping castles, arts & crafts, games and music), Wine on the Wicket (a mini wine festival with ten farms and complimentary wine tasting), and an exhibition match between SA Rugby and the Val de Vie Protea Legends (happening on Sunday afternoon just before the Final). Adding some glamour is the Gordon’s Gin VIP experience, hosted by Ice Models, which includes a cocktail and GnT bar, as well as a Hunters Beach Bar.
The focus on uplifting cricket, as part of the ‘Hit Poverty for a Six’ initiative, continues with a Development Cricket League and coaching clinics hosted by Cricket School of Excellence throughout the weekend.
Cricket legends, Meyrick Pringle and Brett Schultz, as well as comedian and radio presenter, Dalin Oliver are once again on board as ambassadors for the Festival. Dalin Oliver, who will also be the Master of Ceremonies says: “The buzz around the Cape Town Sixes event is going to be fantastic. It’s a sporting and cultural event in one and goes hand in hand with the city’s vibrant cricket culture.”
“I’m excited to be back as the ambassador for the Cape Town Sixes. We had so much fun last year both competing and being part of the coaching clinics and development of cricket”, says former fast bowler Meyrick Pringle.
Brett Schultz agrees: “What a great way to spend a weekend in Cape Town, bonding with old friends, enjoying some exciting amateur cricket and being involved in an event that enhances awareness and accessibility to the sport we all love.”
Get your tickets now at www.capetownsixesfestival.com – ticket prices:
- Full Weekend Festival pass: R75-00 to R150-00
- VIP Festival tickets: R120-00 to R250-00
- Saturday Festival pass including live concert: R50-00 to R100-00
- Sunday Festival pass: R40-00 to R80-00
Visitors can take full advantage of Cape Town’s summer season, watching cricket, participating in a host of activities happening at the festival, sampling food from the food village and enjoying some great live music.
The Cape Town Sixes Cricket and Cultural Festival – good cricket, great food, warm African sunshine and a great musical spectacle!