Line-up for festive lights switch-on announced

Hip hop star YoungstaCPT.
The City of Cape Town says the theme for this year’s festive lights switch-on is #BeInspiring.

The city’s biggest free open-air event will take place at the Grand Parade and surrounding streets on Sunday December 2, from 4pm.

Every year, thousands of locals and visitors flock to the venue to be entertained by the various musicians.

This year’s line-up includes DJ Loyd, Sarah Theron, Yanga, Kunjalo, The Unknown Dance Crew, Robin Pieters featuring Elwira Standili, Emo Adams, YoungstaCPT, Shekhinah and Kwesta.

Also joining the line-up will be the winner of the 2018 Festive Lights Switch-on Music Challenge. You can enter on

Mayor Dan Plato called on the public to #BeInspiring in honour of the late former president Nelson Mandela, who would have turned 100 years old this year.

“This year marks what would have been Madiba’s 100th birthday and, to honour his centenary, South Africans are encouraged to reflect on his life and legacy. This is the time to rekindle our common desire to do good, and to help the less fortunate in practical ways  –  to be motivated by the legacy Madiba left to future generations,” said Mr Plato.

He said the line-up will cater for everyone.

“I am sure the line-up for the event will have young and old well entertained for the evening,” he said.