• You’ve got four mornings to sleep in this long weekend. That means we expect at least four and a half hangovers. Make yours worth it, with our guide to the best parties happening in the next four days.


    THURSDAY: Full House at Aces n Spades with Rumspringer and Aidan Martin Trio

    Full House

    If you’re ready for a rocking night out, you can do no better than getting on the mezcal train and jamming to some awesome local acts at Aces. Your headliners Rumspringer are an electro swing band with deep beats and a tinge of Balkan, and a front-line of sax, trumpet and trombone layered with French guitar work and wild percussion.

    Where Aces n Spades, 62 Hout Street, CBD
    When Thursday 2 April 2015
    Cost Free entry
    Contact You can join the Full House Facebook event here.


    FRIDAY TO MONDAY: Easter Vortex

    Cape Town Etc Events | Vortex

    Vortex is celebrating its 21st birthday this year, so you know this is going to be one cracker of a coming-of-age party.

    Kick off your shoes, leave all pretension and aggression at the gate, and prepare to stomp to your heart’s content with a line-up of only the best trance DJs.

    Camping opens at noon on Friday, and the dance floor kicks off at 2 pm on Saturday and continues until 4 pm on Monday.

    Where Hillside, Caledon (click for directions)
    When Friday 3 April to Monday 6 April 2015
    Cost R390 from Quicket, R380 from selected outlets, R420 at the gate
    Contact +27 78 510 5455, www.intothevortex.co.za


    SATURDAY: Stoker, Red Tape Riot, TexasRadio, Emma van Heyn and The Robfather at The Assembly

    Cape Town Etc | Stoker at The Assembly
    Get ready for some epic bands representing a range of genres this Saturday at everyone’s favourite takkie-squeaking live venue.

    Stoker thunders on to the stage with their powerful riffs as your headliner. They’ll be supported by indie dance band Red Tape Riot, electric blues babies TexasRadio (one of favourite up-and-coming bands) and the folk stylings of Emma van Heyn.

    Where The Assembly, 61 Harrington Street, Fringe District
    When Saturday 4 April
    Cost R40 before 10 pm, R50 thereafter
    Contact Join the Facebook event here


    SATURDAY 4 APRIL: Shimmy Bunny Party

    Cape Town Etc Events | Shimmy Bunny Party

    Shimmy’s has been described as Cape Town’s playground, where the rich and beautiful come to make merry on its private beach, beside its crystal pool, or on the dance floor.

    This Saturday they’ll be hosting a Bunny Party in association with Playboy South Africa. You can expect an all-female DJ line-up and a dress-up party that definitely isn’t for kids (prizes for the best Hugh Hefners and bunnies).

    You’ll also get to meet past Playboy South Africa playmates.

    Where 12 South Arm Road, V&A Waterfront
    When Saturday 4 April
    Cost R100
    Contact Email [email protected]


    SUNDAY: Jeremy Loops at Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concerts

    Jeremy Loops at Kirstenbosch

    This week you can catch the man, the legend, Jeremy Loops at Kirstenbosch for the final Summer Sunset Concert of the season.

    And what a way to end things off. Jeremy has just returned from touring the States, and will be bringing his energetic, folksy looping artistry back to his home city for one awesome party in the park.

    Pack a picnic basket, grab a bottle of vino and snag a spot on the lawns. Now that’s one happy Easter!

    Where Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, Rhodes Drive, Newlands
    When Sunday 5 April 2015 from 5:30 pm
    Cost Tickets are unfortunately now sold out
    Contact +27 21 799 8783, www.sanbi.org


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