CT Jazz Festival promises to wow crowd

The director of the Jazz Festival has promised concert-goers an unforgettable experience.

The director of the CT International Jazz Festival has promised concert-goers an unforgettable experience.

CAPE TOWN - The Cape Town International Jazz Festival promises to be extra special this year as South Africa celebrates 20 years of democracy.

The festival which is in its 15th year attracts audiences from all over the country.

This year's line-up includes Jonas Gwangwa, The Muffinz, The Soil and international star Erykah Badu.

The final line-up will be announced on 28 January.

Founder and director Rashid Lombard told the Redi Tlhabi Show that the two-day passes were sold out.

"Within 72 hours the tickets were sold out in early November without one artist announced. Since we've announced the artists our two-day passes have sold out completely. We also have one-day passes for each day now."

He says they expect the festival to be extra special this year.

"It is a special year. We are celebrating 20 years of democracy and of course Cape Town is hosting the World Design Capital. It is also special in terms of what we want to present."

The festival kicks off on 28 March.