Please take note of the information below

The Jakaranda Children’s Home Christmas Light Festival attracts more than 70 000 visitors each year. The 2 stages on the festival grounds are an ideal opportunity for artists (upcoming and established) to market themselves to the public. Please ensure that you apply timeously to be considered for 2018.


Entries open on the 1st of July annually and the closing date is the 30 September annually. NO LATE APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED.
Send applications to:

Only approved applicants will be notified of the outcome via e-mail by the 1st of October annually. Should your application be successful, an individual agreement will then be negotiated between the artist/s, and the festival will provide one meal and something to drink only to participating artists and not their agents managers or family.

Your performance will be a sponsorship to the Jakaranda Children’s Home and you will receive no additional remuneration for your performance. All Tea Garden Artists must provide their own sound equipment and stage lighting for approx. 250pax (15m x 15m Marquee). Tea Garden performances will be from 18:00 – 21:30 every night and will consist of 3-4 sets with rests. No guests artists will be allowed without prior  approval/permission.


Opening date for entries: 1 July annually
Closing date for entries: 30 September annually
Notification date of outcome: 1 October annually
Complete the application form below. Please send the following with your application:

  • A CD-recording or MP3 (minimum of 2 songs).
  • A Amateur video of a “live” performance
  • A short synopsis / biography / press release of 250 words.
  • A high resolution photo of the artist / band in JPEG-format (at least 1MB)


Example: Dave Jones – Drums, etc

Example: Contemporary / Afrikaans / Country etc