I don’t like cricket; I love it! Bring on the inaugural Cape Town Sixes Cricket and Culture Festival. The event features a lot of cricket, great food, a kids area, an epic music concert, and a social development precinct.

The tournament

The tournament invites local and international semi-pro and amateur teams to take part in two days of action-packed cricket.

Seven leagues will be held, ranging from highly competitive to the more laid-back social leagues. The tournament concludes with semi-finals and the final. Find out all the details about the different leagues here. Check which leagues are still open to register your team in the tournament and be part of this exciting event.

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The music

The big concert will go down on Sunday but on Saturday 19 March from 6 – 10 pm, you can expect plenty of awesome live music. Get ready to boogie on Sunday 20 March; no need to worry about a blue Monday because the next day is a public holiday (Human Rights Day). Sunday’s show features the legendary Mango Groove, Jimmy Nevis, The Kiffness, Rory Eliot (Plush) and many more.

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International food village

With all the action going on, you’re bound to get hungry. Some of Cape Town’s top food trucks will be catering to all tastes with a focus on authenticity, flavour and affordability. A well-stocked bar will provide cold beer and other beverages to quench your thirst. The Food Village will also provide activities for the kids and areas for you to chill out.

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Social development

Social development is a massive part of the event so Cape Town Sixes has partnered with Bigger Than Me, Western Province Cricket Association, and Cricket School of Excellence (CSE) to make a difference. Together, they have created a Corporate Social Investment (CSI) initiative called #HitPovertyforaSix which focuses on the development side of cricket, making the beautiful game more accessible.

They have been hosting cricket clinic days in underprivileged areas across the Western Cape. They’ve selected teams from feeder tournaments which will play in the Development League during the weekend event. The Development League is the most important as it gives teams who might not otherwise have the opportunity, a chance to shine.

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If you love cricket, go and enjoy the beautiful game and the last few days of summer along with great food and a musical spectacle to end off your weekend.

GIVEAWAY
We’ve got double weekend passes for the Cape Town Sixes Festival passes to give away to three lucky winners. To enter, all you need to do is fill out the following online form and subscribe to our newsletter. Winners will be contacted via email or phone and our standard competition Terms and Conditions apply.

THIS COMPETITION IS CLOSED. WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED SOON. 

OF NOTE
When Saturday 19 March and Sunday 20 March 2016 at 9 am – 10 pm
Where Green Point Cricket Club, Vlei Road and Fritz Sonnenberg Road, Green Point
Cost R130 – R500 at Webtickets. R70 for kids aged 6 – 12. Free for kids under 6
Contact +27 21 829 6003, Website contact page

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