Interplanetary Folk Festival

Mon Sep 26, 18:30 - Sun Oct 2, 23:45
Blah Blah Bar

NOTE: R100 Bar Voucher for the first 100 tickets sold - simply show your purchase at the door and claim your voucher!! Please note that the DoubleBill Special is for 2 shows and the DayTripper Special is for the days events.


Folk music has come a long way since it was first used to describe the music of musicians like Woody Guthrie and later Bob Dylan.  Folk artists today are experimenters who dabble in different genres, integrating various musical influences into their songs. Their music could be instrumental and even include electric instruments instead of traditional acoustic instruments.  Take it a tiny step further, and you can include World Music, a term that is generally used to describe any folk or ethnic music originating outside of the USA.

We aim to challenge the idea that folk music is American, narrative based, and using acoustic instruments. From the outset, INTERPLANETARY FOLK will be as inclusive as possible, in the hope of changing the perception of what folk music is, and drawing new audiences. Hence you will find that we have invited Maskandi, Afrikaans, ethno-folk and many other diverse practitioners to join our line-up of the usual Folk suspects.

There will also be a series of Master Classes offered by the most masterful of the participating musicians. Keep your eyes peeled for the announcement.

Subvert convention! Welcome to INTERPLANETARY FOLK!

PS. In spite of the title, it will take place on Earth….


The Blah Blah Bar opened its doors just more than two years ago, with the intention of becoming the City’s primary intimate music venue. It has a live music programme that includes all genres of music, including Rock, Folk, Jazz & Classical, and curates several innovative in-house brands (Counterpoint, Launchpad open mic & co/LAB) that challenge musicians and convention. Its live music programme now runs for 4 days per week, 52 weeks per year. To date, more than 300 performances have been hosted and more 40 000 people have passed through the Blah Blah doors. The audiences it attracts are creative, multi-racial and cross-generation, as was the intention. It also serves an excellent pizza….

urban noizz was originally established in the Eighties, and worked with most of the sub-culture bands that eked an existence in those years. The cards being stacked wholly against such endeavor at the time, it has made a comeback now to continue its programme of supporting and promoting original music.

For more information, please go to our website
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Interplanetary Folk Festival
Blah Blah Bar
84 Kloof St, Gardens, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa
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