Sam Smith first hit the charts as the featured singer on the duo Disclosure’s 2012 song, Latch, and released his first single, Lay Me Down, soon afterwards. Next, Smith performed the vocals on Naughty Boy’s Bollywood-inspired La La La and the song became an instant number-one single in the UK in 2013. Then came his first EP, Nirvana. In 2014, In The Lonely Hour was released, his heartfelt debut, full-length album, which has sold 13 million copies globally. The album included the smash hit, Stay With Me, a radio staple over the course of the entire year. Smith was nominated for six GRAMMY® Awards and won four, including Song of the Year and Record of the Year. The Thrill of It All, which has already sold four million copies, sees Smith once again working alongside close friend and long-time collaborator, Jimmy Napes, as well as the likes of Timbaland, Malay, Jason ‘Poo Bear’ Boyd and Stargate. The album also sees him collaborate with unsigned artist, YEBBA for their breathtaking track, No Peace.
- Johannesburg at the Ticketpro Dome – 13 and 14 April 2019
- Note, there are only tickets left for the 14 April 2019 show. Grab your tickets from Big Concerts from R800 per person.
Following the sold out success of two previous SA tours, the legendary GRAMMY Award-winning singer and songwriter, Albert Hammond, of It Never Rains in Southern California, Free Electric Band and Peacemaker fame returns to South Africa this March with his four-piece band to present a stunning journey through five decades of music. He’ll be making his way to the Sun Arena at Time Square in Pretoria. Make sure you get yur hands on tickets before it’s too late!
- Pretoria at the Sun Arena, Time Square – Sunday, 10 March 2019
- Between R495 – R595 per person and are available at Computicket.
Legends of Bollywood
For the very first time ever, three Bollywood legends will be performing together on one stage, at Time Square in Pretoria this March. This power packed concert will feature popular playback singers – Udit Narayan, Alka Yagnik and Kumar Sanu. So what are you waiting for? Get your tickets now and re-live these melodious hits with the best eras of Bollywood music.
- Time Square in Pretoria – 30 March 2019
- Tickets start at R300 per person and are available at Computicket.
Defending the Caveman
Tim Plewman, the “only original” master of “Defending the Caveman” is back by popular demand, in the longest-running and most successful solo comedy in South African theatre history. Updated, upgraded and totally uploadable to today’s world of tweets, selfies and six-million Facebook friends, this production is still a hilarious, affectionate and insightful comedy that explains why men and women see the world so differently, and will have you looking at your partner with new eyes. After years of hearing that all men are assholes, the Caveman once again stands up to be counted.
- The Balalaika – 08 to 29 March 2019
Tickets cost R195 per person and are available at Computicket.
Blacks Only Comedy
What started as a one-night only comedy show in 2004, Blacks Only Comedy is the biggest comedy brand in the country and the most anticipated event on the social calendar, showcasing the country`s top comedians and is now entering into its sixteenth year, with shows occurring 3 or 4 times a year.
- Saturday, 06 April 2019 at 20:00. Emperors Palace
- Get your tickets from Computicket from R260 per person.
Big 5 Comedy Show
An all new line-up brings plenty of fresh laughs as the Big 5 Comedy Show returns to Joburg this July. Catch some of the continent’s most sought-after performers get their act together for another comedy spectacular. If your stomach muscles are up to it, soak up the laughs with Stuart Taylor, John Vlismas, Schalk Bezuidenhout, Tats Nkonzo and Kurt Schoonraad, who’ll take to the stage with plenty of fresh quips in their comedy arsenal at Montecasino in July.
- Johannesburg, Montecasino – 26 – 27 July 2019
- Tickets cost between R180 – R350 per person and are available at Computicket.
Sinatra & Me
The Chairman Of The Board, Old Blue Eyes, The Voice, or just plain old Frank Sinatra is music’s greatest icon. In an award winning homage, British actor Richard Shelton is set to ignite the South African stage in 2019 in a dazzling big band international show,Sinatra & Me. Shelton is an award-winning performer and singer and his show comes directly from the West End and Los Angeles. He will be accompanied on stage by local music genuis Adam Howard and his 17-piece Joburg Big Band.
- Joburg Theatre – 21 to 24 March 2019
- Get your tickets from the Joburg Theatre online from R150 – R400.
The Sleeping Beauty
An evil curse, a prince’s kiss and the grandest ballet classic of all comes to life when The Sleeping Beauty returns to the Johannesburg stage after an absence of eight years. Joburg Ballet’s Sleeping Beauty will be presented in association with the Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra from 29 March to 7 April. Book now and benefit from a whopping 30% Early Bird discount which expires on Sunday 3 February.
- At the Joburg Theatre – 29 March to 05 April 2019
- Grab your tickets from the Joburg Theatre online at R100 – R475 per ticket.
Jack & The Beanstalk
In her inimitable style, acclaimed writer, director and South Africa’s queen of pantomime Janice Honeyman once again tells the story of poor country boy Jack, the family cow, the magic beans, the enormous beanstalk, the unfriendly giant and the enchanted goose that lays the golden eggs!
- Joburg Theatre – 2 – 8 November 2019
- Get your tickets from the Joburg Theatre online from R225- R345.
The Rand Show
Since 1894, the Rand Show has been an easter time tradition to many Joburgers. This year the festival will be kicked up a notch with cosplayers, Fortnite, and an amazing collection of food and market vendors. There will be live entertainment, military and stunt demonstrations, and a talent competition!
- Friday, 19 April 2019 to Sunday, 28 April 2019.
- For more information about The Rand Show, click here to visit their website.
Lusito Land 2019
The 2019 Lusito Land Festival is fast approaching, and lovers of Portuguese cuisine and culture are in for a treat at Cayman Road, Alewynspoort. This nine-day festival promises to be a celebration of exceptional food, music and fun. There’s entertainment for all ages, from Portuguese folk dancing and top local artists to mouth-watering food, all celebrated at leisure under an African sky.
- Saturday, 20 April 2019 – Monday, 22 April 2019 – Easter weekend
- Friday, 26 April 2019 – Sunday, 28 April 2019
*We will be adding to this list as events are announced.