Yellowwoods Jazz Festival 14 - 15 June 2024

Start Date:12 Jun 2024
End Date:17 Jun 2024

The Yellowwoods Jazz Festival is set to make its comeback at Yellowwoods Park in Hankey on 14 and 15 June 2024. This year’s event promises to surpass expectations, offering a vibrant celebration of music, community, and the rich cultural heritage of the Eastern Cape – with a special focus on the Gamtoos Valley and the broader Kouga region.

A Beloved Tradition Reborn

In a collaborative effort, Kouga Local Municipality and Gamtoos Tourism proudly announce the return of the Yellowwoods Jazz Festival after a break. This revival is part of a comprehensive three-year plan aimed at not only reinstating the festival, but also restoring the Yellowwoods Park to its former splendor.

Two days of music, festivities, and nature's beauty!

Shake off the winter chill and step into the warmth of an unforgettable open-air jazz extravaganza! Bring your chair/blanket and picnic basket and get ready for a day filled with fun, music, and togetherness.



Date & Time: Friday, 14 June 2024 from 13:00 – 21:00


Children (4 -18 yrs.): Free

Adults (over 18): R50

Ticket costs include a shuttle from the parking site.

  • Future Jazz Stars: Witness young talents nurtured by the Nelson Mandela University Music Skills Programme.
  • Upbeat Melodies: Immerse yourselves in local & national artists' infectious energy.
  • Love Local Food Market: Discover delectable regional flavours.
  • Relax & Unwind: Enjoy music, picnics, and lasting memories.
  • Bring your chair or blanket: Relax in the beautiful natural setting of Yellowwoods Park.
  • Family Fun:

o   Bouncy castles & funfair games.

o   Face painting & all-ages crafts.

o   Interactive music workshops (learn & play instruments).



Date & Time: Saturday, 15 June 2024 from 11:00 – 21:00pm


Adults (over 18s only): R200

Ticket costs include a shuttle from the parking site.

Experience a day of vibrant jazz under the stars. This elegant affair is tailored for music enthusiasts, providing a full day and evening of enchanting music amidst the picturesque Yellowwoods Park.

  • Local stars ignite the stage.
  • The Nelson Mandela University Steel Band's unique sound and undeniable talent open for the national headliners.
  • Get ready to be blown away with unforgettable performances by some of South Africa's most celebrated jazz acts. (Visit our website for the full lineup).

Important Information

  • Festival Venue: Yellowwoods Park, Hankey
  • Parking Site: Phillipsville Sports Field, Hankey (Shuttle service included in ticket price)
  • Shuttle Service: Access to the festival is by shuttle service only, departing from the designated parking area. Shuttle service is included in your ticket price.
  • Cashless Event: Please note that the Yellowwoods Jazz Festival is a cashless event. No cash will be accepted on the festival grounds or parking area.
  • Only single-day festival passes are available.

More Information

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