The Barleycorn Music Club Festival 2019 will feature a great line-up of local acts and also offer an amazing spot prize!

Mae Sithole. Picture: EBEN Photography
Mae Sithole. Picture: EBEN Photography

Some of Cape Town’s top live acoustic acts and bands will be performing at the event, which will  take place on Saturday 18 May 2019 at the “home” of the Barleycorn Club which is the Saggy Stone Pub and Restaurant at the Villager Football Club (11 Iman Haron Road) in Claremont.

The 38th festival will showcase a variety of styles and genres. The Barleycorn Festival line-up this year includes Boulevard Blues, Fruit Vendor, Alanna Joy, Berrisford Rose, Jules Terea, Celine and band, Luca Hart, Oh Mercy and Mae Sithole (pictured right).

There will also be a lucky draw and the prize is a Fender Paramount PM-1 Guitar sponsored by Paul Bother Music, worth approximately R 18 000! Ticket holders will be automatically entered into the draw.

Barleycorn Music Club Festival background

Songwriter Alanna Joy plays at Barleycorn Festival 2019
Songwriter Alanna Joy plays at Barleycorn Festival 2019

The first Barleycorn festival was held in 1980 at the Maynardville Open Air Theatre.  It was almost like a marathon with the music supplied by 20 acts that performed for about nine hours.  The relatively unknown David Kramer captivated the audience with his songs like Red Veldskoen and Pork-pie Hat!

The festival went on to become an annual event and there is a long list of musicians who’ve performed on the stage like Freshly Ground, Steve Newman, Tony Cox, Edi Niederlander and more.

Cape Town live music.

What: Barleycorn Music Club Festival 2019

Where and when: Saggy Stone Pub on 18 May 2019 from 4 to 10pm

Book: Quicket

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