Zip Zap to perform with Al Bairre

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on May 16th, 2016

Zip Zap Circus School and classic indie pop band, Al Bairre are set to perform together for two nights only on 10 and 11 June 2016 at the Zip Zap Dome in Cape Town. Zip Zap’s intricately timed choreography of high-flying circus acts will complement the well-known ‘ice-cream of orchestral sounds of this local band.’ 

Fresh off of their highly successful UK tour, Al Bairre will, for the first time incorporate a live visual element into their show by performing with Zip Zap. The local indie pop band has performed at music festivals across the country, combining the sounds of cello, violin, keys, ukulele, bass, drums and guitars. They have also performed abroad in Cannes, Switzerland, Berlin and Amsterdam. “We are super excited to collaborate with Zip Zap. It’s going to be something completely new for us which takes the concert experience to another level quite literally, with trapeze acts above the stage,” says Nic Preen from Al Bairre.
Fans can look forward to experiencing well-known singles such as, ‘Bungalow’ and ‘Let’s Fall In Love Some More’ in a way that they have never experienced before.
The exclusive shows will take place on Friday, 10 June and Saturday, 11 June 2016 at the Zip Zap Dome, Cape Town from 18:00. Early bird tickets cost R160 and can be purchased from Quicket online before the events here. Tickets will also be on sale at the door.
“This is a not to be missed night out for Cape Town indie music fans. Acts to watch out for include trapeze, straps, scarf, cyr wheel, juggling and some surprises,” says Brent van Rensburg, co-founder of Zip Zap Circus School. The show is a free standing event. ‘Bring your cushions’ will add to the festive ambiance at the venue.
Zip Zap is a Non-Profit Organisation that aims to foster real social change by using circus art as a tool to teach young people life skills. Through the process of learning these skills and acts, they become eminently employable; for many at-risk youth, Zip Zap is a safe place for second chances at life. In 2015 over 1000 children received free circus training from Zip Zap, which relies on income from performances and donations. Al Bairre has come on board to help Zip Zap raise funds.
For more information, view a short promotional video for the show here.