Cape Town’s Festive Lights Switch-on event is back this November with a totally lekker line-up of artists. Here are the deets…
Festive Lights Switch-On returns
The popular Festive Lights Switch-On is anticipated by many Cape Town residents and visitors, with crowds attending each year. The last event in 2019 saw thousands gather as the city ushered in the festive season with lots of fun, music and food in the Cape Town CBD.
Executive Mayor, Geordin Hill-Lewis, said that the event promises to be a party that will appeal to the whole family.
“We are looking forward to an afternoon and evening of festive fun, with an amazing line-up and of course the highlight of the evening – the official switch-on moment, that will be followed by a fabulous and colorful video display that will illuminate City Hall and the surrounding buildings with a depiction of Cape Town’s unique and compelling story of hope and resilience.” the Mayor said.
But who’s forming part of the epic line-up? Well, Mi Casa, Emo Adams, Will Linley, Afro-Fusion music ensemble, Abavuki and Idols Season 5 co-winner, Sasha-Lee Davids are just some of the artists that are scheduled to perform at the city’s biggest street party of the year, says Cape Town Etc.
In-between the performances, DJ Codax will keep the beat going while Shimmy Isaacs and Wayne McKay will be MC’ing the event.
Multi-talented actor and singer, Emo Adams will delight the audience on the Grand Parade and down Adderley Street, with his personal brand of entertainment that’s much-loved across the country.
Mayco member for Safety and Security, JP Smith, said that they were so excited to stage the Festive Lights Switch-on event once again.
“It really is a massive highlight on the City’s events calendar and also for thousands of our residents who make this part of their year-end social excursions.” Smith said.
“I think the line-up will strike a chord with everyone, whether young or old, and it really should be a stellar event, as we have become accustomed to.” Smith added.
When and where
The Festive Lights Switch-On 2022 is FREE for all and no tickets are required. Event details are below:
Date: Sunday, 27 November 2022
Venue: Grand Parade, Cape Town
Time: 16:00 – 22:00