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Ard Matthews & Arno Carstens LIVE in Knysna

Sat Aug 26, 18:30 - Sat Aug 26, 21:00

Blend Country Restaurant & Pub


Ard Matthews & Arno Carstens LIVE in Knysna

Don't miss this opportunity to see two of South Africa's most-loved musicians - together for the FIRST TIME ever in Knysna!!!


Saturday 26 August 2023

At Blend Country Restaurant (under tent)

Gates Open: 5pm

Show Starts: 6.30pm


Adults (18+): R 250 pp

Kids (5-17): R 150 pp



Ard Matthews known as one of South Africa’s most prized singers, songwriters & award winning artists is a beloved household name & personality. Having broken into the music scene with his distinctive sultry voice as frontman of iconic rock band Just Jinjer in the 90’s who soared from height to height with their hits ‘What He Means’, ‘Shallow Waters’ and ‘She Knows’ to name a few. The band have headlined some of SA’s biggest festivals over the past two decades and have performed at some of the most legendary music venues across the United States.


Matthew’s embarked on a solo career, launching his debut solo album in 2012 and his second studio album ‘Impossible Machines’ in 2017. Matthew’s continues to frontman Just Jinjer and regularly touring in a solo capacity, showcasing his indelible lyrics, ballads and melody. These solo shows leave the audience feeling like friends of Matthew’s as they are taken on a journey through his story telling and opening up about who he is stripped from the status of an artist, leaving individuals in awe of not only the musician that he is but the personality which truly makes him a national treasure.


Arno Carstens is an award-winning singer-songwriter and fine-artist based in Cape Town, South Africa. During his career as the lead singer of The Springbok Nude Girls, and subsequently as a solo artist, Arno has released multiple albums in both English and Afrikaans, with a string of successful singles & awards including Best Rock Album, Best Alternative Album & Song of the Year. He’s been called “The godfather of South African Rock” by Mail & Guardian & Sunday Times have hailed him as “One of the most prolific songwriters & performers of our time”.

Arno is a celebrated fine artist who paints in oils or acrylic on canvas and draws with charcoal on paper. 

"Simply unmissable!"


Ard Matthews & Arno Carstens LIVE in Knysna
Blend Country Restaurant & Pub
George Rex Dr, Knysna, 6571, South Africa
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