The Backsberg Picnic Concert Series 2020 will run weekly on Sundays from 16 February to 15 March 2020.


Since its inception in 2008, the outdoor events have grown in popularity and become a staple on the region’s outdoor entertainment calendar. This year, as always, ten outstanding main and supporting bands will take to the stage over a five-week period, presenting music genres to suit all tastes, from folk to blues, rock, Afro and pop. The A-lister line up this year includes Bottomless Coffee (pictured left) on February 16 (opening act Dani  Villé); Blues Broers on February 23 (opening act BrotherBrother); Arno Carstens on March 1 (opening act Crosscurrent);  Albert Frost on March 8 (opening act Alanna Joy); and to bring the series to a cool close, Easy Freak on March 15 (opening act Bam Bam Brown).

Long, lazy summer afternoon

Backsberg was established more than 100 years ago and is one of the Western Cape’s most beautiful estates with a glorious outdoor setting.  Think lush lawns in the shade of ancient oak trees with the majestic Simonsberg Mountains as a backdrop, and you have a recipe for a long, lazy summer afternoon best spent picnicking to live music in the Paarl Valley.  Families with children are well catered for during the concerts as well, with a supervised play area, a jumping castle and face painting facilities.

Doors open at 3pm, bands start playing at 4pm, and the final set ends at 7pm. Backsberg wine (no BYO), refreshments and snacks will be on sale on the day and picnic boxes can be pre-ordered online.

What: Backsberg Picnic Concert Series 2020

Where and when: Backsberg Wine Estate, Klapmuts Road, Paarl Valley from 16 February to 15 March 2020

Tickets: Quicket