Are you ready to get sunburned and ‘Dagdronk’?


Park Acoustics with Mango Groove, Desmond & the Tutus, PHfat, Pop Art Live and more

It has become some sort of a ritual, for some at least, to attend Park Acoustics at the end of every month in Gauteng’s Jacaranda City, Pretoria. Lively folks arrive in their masses every last Sunday of the month to experience the best that local music has to offer, complemented by the best in local comedy. A combination in entertainment and music that is worth attending, even if it is your first time. As 2016 comes to an end, there is one last thing you need to think about…

Before you kick 2016 in the ass and move on and realise that time sure flies when you’re having fun, now it is time for the last Park Acoustics of 2016 with four stages and a 360 degree view of Pretoria, what more do you want?

As Griet celebrates their eighth birthday and fans flock from all over to support this great line-up, there is some sort of melancholy that kicks in as I scan the names of all the artists playing at the event.

After two decades in the music industry Mango Groove have finally released a new album Face to the Sun, that is the first release in seven years. I remember seeing Mango Groove live at Oppikoppi back in the day, which took me back to my childhood memories, singing along to their greatest hits whilst driving in the car with my parents.  This Park Acoustics we get to see a new live set with some of their new music, with the massive record sales aside, Mango Groove have primarily built their deserved reputation on their power as a live act. If you really want to understand the phenomenon that is Mango Groove, you simply have to see the band live in concert.

For all the diehard dance fans out there pulling through to Park Acoustics, you have to go and see Olugbenga Adelekan. He is the bass player of Metronomy, and as a solo electronic act, he is set to blow your mind. Rooted in hip hop and Afrobeats, his sets focuses on complex harmonies that are lively and refreshing. The drums always hit hard and even at its most faded, there’s always a melody creeping through the rhythm that you might know.

Let’s celebrate the last Park Acoustics together and support this platform that brings us over 12 hours of unforgettable music, beer and happy days.


We’re giving away one double ticket to the last Park Acoustics of 2016. All you have to do in order to stand a chance to win is share an image of your favourite moment from any Park Acoustic which took place this year.

Share your image on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram making sure you tag or mention The Fuss and Park Acoustic including the #ParkAcousticsMoments hashtag in your content.

Competition closes and winner selected and notified on Monday the 21st of November.

Park Acoustics
10:00 to 23:30
South Africa

Park Acoustics in association with Southern Comfort and Griet proudly presents the last Park event of 2016 with Mango Groove, Desmond & the Tutus, PHfat, Olugbenga(Metronomy) DJ Set, Wonderboom, Yugen Blackrok, Joey Rasdien and lots more!

Mango Groove:
The supergroup Mango Groove confirmed the release of their new double album titled, Faces To The Sun at the end of October. It’s their first release in 7 years and Park Acoustics is the first show where you’ll be able to see it live in Gauteng.

Olugbenga(Metronomy) DJ Set:
Olugbenga Adelekan, also known as Olugbenga, is a Nigerian born music producer. Olugbenga is known as a solo electronic act and as the bass player of Metronomy. As a producer, Olugbenga’s work has seen him receive support on BBC 6Music and a selection of BBC Radio 1 presenters including Rob Da Bank and Huw Stephens. There have been remixes for the likes of Scissor Sisters, Esben and the Witch, Rowdy Superstar and Alt-J.

Please note – No under 18’s will be allowed except if you’re accompanied by your parents. Proof of identification required, no copies, photo’s or temporary documents. Also no glass are permitted into the festival area, please buy cans or decant in plastic bottles.

Park Acoustics program:

Southern Comfort Main Stage
10:00 Lil Bow
11:00 Majozi
12:00 Bombshelter Beast
13:00 Wonderboom
14:00 Desmond & the Tutus
15:30 Mango Groove
16:30 PopArtLive

Okes & Jokes Comedy Festival
Joey Rasdien
Chris Forrest
Mojack Lehoko
Dillan Oliphant
Hannes Brummer
Vittorio Leonardi
Allyn Adams.
Robby Collins

Movember Silent Disco

17:30 Tommy Gun ft Daniel Sun
18:45 Olugbenga(Metronomy) DJ Set
20:00 Grimehouse
21:15 PHFat
22:15 Michael Lesar

17:00 Bobbejaan DJ’s
18:00 Raygun Royale
19:00 Flex of He & I
20:00 Yugen Blackrok
21:00 Make Overs
22:00 Black Math

Prohibited items:
Illegal substances
Domestic animals
Bad vibes

Facilities available:
Four stages
Food stalls
Soft green grass
360° view of Pretoria
Nature trails for hiking and mountain biking
Voortrekker Monument (pay separately)

You enter the premises and surrounding facilities at your own risk. Park Acoustics cc, its owners, agents, staff, sponsors and management will not be responsible for any death, loss, injury and / or damage of any nature whatsoever, irrespective how such death, loss, injury and / or damage occurs, regardless whether such death, loss, injury and / or damage is caused through any act or omission by Park Acoustics cc, its owners, agents, staff, sponsors or management.

Loading map

About Author

I’ve always thought being popular online is as useless as being rich in monopoly | The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources | Founder of dis_ek_lize