After months of waiting, tickets selling out in minutes and additional shows being added to the tour, the Mumford and Sons Concert is finally here! We will get to experience the pure awesomeness of this incredible band firsthand, in three shows happening at the Grand Parade on each day of the weekend.

They are are one of the most requested live artists in the world today and are sure to delight their fans with a mix of epic folk and alternative rock. If you are lucky enough to have a ticket, here is everything you need to know about the concerts:

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GETTING THERE

The Grand Parade is in the heart of the CBD, and anyone who has ever driven in town will know that parking is a nightmare. To make things easier, there are three park and ride venues to help get you to the concert. You can park off, hop on a bus and enjoy the ride without the stress of trolling the streets looking for a parking spot. The buses will start leaving at 3 pm and will be leaving every hour with the last bus departing the Grand Parade 1 am. The park and ride points are:

The V&A Waterfront
Cost R80
Get tickets here 

Tyger Valley Shopping Centre
Cost R130
Get tickets here 

Stellenbosch University
Cost R150
Get tickets here

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TICKETS, GATES AND ADMIN 

Only valid tickets purchased from Computicket will be accepted. Make sure you printed your ticket, so it can be scanned at the gates. The gates will open at 5 pm and the organisers have urged people not to arrive before 3 pm as you will not be allowed to queue that early. You will not be allowed to bring your own food and drinks into the venue, but you can buy stuff at the concert venue.

The concert will be cashless in order for things to move quicker.  This way you don’t have to miss your favourite song while waiting in line to buy a drink. Only contactless-enabled debit and credit cards will be able to function at the show. Your existing debit or credit card needs to have an NFC logo (Tap & Go Card) on it for it to work at these shows.

If you card does not have an NFC logo on it, you can buy cashless cards to use at the concert. You can buy them beforehand or at the CASHLESS/RECHARGE tent at the show. Buy your cashless card here.

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WHAT NOT TO BRING 

It goes without saying that weapons, illegal drugs and your own booze will not be allowed. Other things that will not be permitted to the shows are professional cameras or iPads, gazebos, chairs and cooler boxes and oversized handbags that could be used to smuggle contraband.

OPENING ACTS AND SHOW TIMES

The world is divided into two kinds of concert goers. Those who arrive early to watch the show in its entirety, and those who come just for the main act. No matter which side you fall on, here is the schedule for the show so you can plan what time you get there:

6 pm – 6:40 pm: John Wizards
7 pm – 7:40 pm: The Very Best
8 pm – 9 pm: Beatenberg
9:45 pm – 11:45 pm: Mumford and Sons with Baaba Maal

Now all that’s left is for you to go off and enjoy the show. Here is a little something to get you amped!



Photography courtesy Hilltop Live and Computicket 

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