Fun in the sunset at Picnic Pops

Afrikaans singer Refentse Morake, middle, and Donné de Kock and Ellani de Jager are some of the performers making up the stellar line-up for the annual Nederburg Picnic Pops sunset concert in Paarl this month.

This year’s Nederburg Picnic Pops sunset concert promises to be yet another perfect outing for the whole family.

Taking place at Nederburg in Paarl on Saturday November 26, young and old can once again experience outstanding performances of popular music favourites while enjoying a magical sunset picnic on the lawns of the historic wine farm.

The annual concert is fast becoming synonymous with featuring some of the best up-and-coming talents in the country and this year’s event is no exception.

Afrikaans singer, Refentse Morake from Vereeniging, whose meteoric rise to fame made him a household name overnight, will appear as guest artist.

Accompanied by the Cape Town Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, Refentse will be joined on stage by, among others, the Kenmere Primary School Choir of Kensington, crowned senior choir winner of the 2015 Kyknet Sing in Harmonie television series; classical soprano Palesa Malieloa from Kroonstad who is the winner of the prestigious 2016 ATKV-Muziqanto competition for classical singers; jazz singer Austin-Lee Jacobs from Strandfontein who won the 2016 Open Mic Jazz singing competition at GrandWest; young classical pianist and Welgemoed Primary School pupil Qden Blaauw, joint winner of the 2016 SAMRO Hubert van der Spuy Music Competition for young classical instrumentalists and singer Dirja Lekas from Strand who won the Divas Unite Young Divas Singing Competition 2016, as well as The Grey violin duo from Cape Town, featuring Donné de Kock and Ellani de Jager.

The orchestra and soloists will be conducted by Stefan Lombard while Radio Sonder Grense presenter, Sue Pyler, appears as MC.

Tickets at only R100 a person are available at

Children ages 12 and under enjoy free entry. While tickets will be on sale at the gates on the day of the concert, it is highly recommended to book in advance.

The event starts at 6pm and gates will be opening at 4pm for concertgoers to find their ideal picnic spots.

You can take your own picnic, but picnic hampers at R195 a person are also available on pre-paid order. No alcoholic beverages may be brought onto the premises as selected Nederburg wines and soft drinks will be on sale.

For more information, log on to or call 021 877 5123 during office hours. To order a picnic, call Jeannine on 021 877 5155.

Athlone News is giving two readers the opportunity to win a double ticket each to the event. All you have to do is SMS with your name and contact details, including your email address to ANPicnic to 34445 before 10pm on Sunday November 13. Lines are open and SMSes are charged at R1.50. Winners will be notified telephonically.