This unique, colorful and electrifying festival is known world wide to set Cape Town alight with the best in South African and international music, performing arts, comedy, spoken word and visual arts. The most interesting fact is that, as music and dancing is a part of Culture and tradition in South Africa so most festival events are free and committed to bringing the arts to the masses. In addition to that this is one of the many ways to promote tourism in the region.
Annuals, millions of tourists flock to South Africa for sight seeing, safaris, beach holiday, festival events and matches, thousands visit Cape Town alone. The Cape Town international airport is the second biggest airport in the country. Many airlines offer cheap flights to Cape Town and cheap tickets to Cape Town from London or any where in the UK are easily accessible through online reservation. For more details on ongoing cheap flights to Cape Town, promotional fares and bargain deals visit:http://www.travelhouseuk.co.uk/flights/africa/cape_town.htm
In the annual Cape Town art festival, every year an eclectic mix of arts and culture is presented across a range of genres from modern to classic, by artists from South Africa and beyond. Neighboring African countries and artists from round the world get tighter to share their skills and entertain the masses. A range of productions are presented at many established theatres city wide, museums also provide visual arts experiences and literary events take place in educational institutions, from universities to libraries. It makes it a great event altogether for all young and old and people from all walks of klife can have a good time.
As per history, Cape Town Festival was born out of the ‘One City, Many Cultures’ campaign. It is expected to be reaching out to the continent this year, in line with the hosting of the 2010 Soccer World Cup in South Africa. From one corner of the country to other, arrangements, functions, perpetration and an excitement in the air can be felt for this world event. Cape Town festival is also gleaming in the light and festival organizers are negotiating with popular African artists such as Angolan R&B singer Ansellmo Ralph and Nigerian Two Face Idibia, of African Queen Fame to perform at Cape Town Festival 2010. The Jazz festival at Johannesburg, is also likely to have events participated by Hollywoods biggest names such as Johnny Depp. According to the Cape Town Festival Chairperson Mr. Fisher:-
"This year’s festival will be bigger and better than ever before. Our aim is to present a celebration that would make the people of Cape Town proud and showcase our beautiful city to the world. By inviting popular artists from throughout the continent, we want to showcase Cape Town as a proudly African city."
According to the records, in 2009 the festival attracted more than 32 000 people over three days! which is a big achievement and this year, its being brought out in the lime light due to the 2010 FIFA Soccer World Cup. There are also some special promotions on cheap flights to South Africa for World Cup and special Cheap tickets for 2010 FIFA World cup in South Africa. Accommodations are also being provided at discounted rates