South African singing sensation Amy Jones is set to perform at this year’s Franschhoek Cap Classique & Champagne Festival which takes place at the Huguenot Monument in Franschhoek on Saturday December 3 and Sunday December 4.
With multiple chart-topping singles Jones is on the precipice of urban pop success on a global scale. Local and national radio loved her debut single Sunrise (2016) as well as her follow-up hits Burn and Forget the Day (2017), You and Me and Get a Little (2018), Dance on My Own (2020) and her latest release Waiting for Me which came out this year.
Jones has performed with several highly established South African artists including Matthew Gold, Vicky Samson, Francois van Coke, Jo Black and the GHFM United Hope Initiative, where she shared the stage with Kyle Deutsch, Dominic Neil and New Hero. In August this year, she travelled to the UK to perform at the Shrewsbury Flower Show further elevating her talent and taking career to new international heights of possibility.
We caught up with Jones and asked her a few questions ahead of the festival.
Tell us about your music
I like to write and perform positive, upbeat songs because I want anyone listening to feel good during and after it has played. I want the songs I sing to leave the listener happy and inspired.
What can visitors to the bubbly festival expect from your set?
I will be doing some of my radio hits as well as lovely singalong covers. It will be fun and funky.
What’s on your playlist right now?
Ed Sheeran and Taylor Swift’s new album Midnights
Where do you see yourself in five years’ time?
Hopefully as an international artist with my music being played and enjoyed all over the world.
Who is your dream collab?
Says festival organiser Darielle Roberston: “We are so excited to have Amy performing at the bubbly festival as she is not only an enormous talent but her music is perfect for the event which we see as an elegant, laid back garden party.”
In addition to the fabulously talented Jones, festival goers will get to enjoy music from acclaimed DJ ShenFM as well as tunes from the dynamic duo Too Tone.
Over 20 bubbly producers will provide tastings, including Cap Classiques from Amari, Black Elephant Vintners, Bon Courage, Boschendal, Domaine des Dieux, Graham Beck, Krone, L’Ormarins, La Motte, Laborie, Le Lude, Nanola, Paul René, Pongracz, Rickety Bridge, Steenberg and Villiera as well as Charles Mignon, Comtesse Alexia and Guy Charbot Champagnes and sparkling wine from Veuve Du Vernay.
Champagnes from Bollinger, Deutz, Nicolas Feuillatte, Taittinger and Möet & Chandon (their Ice Imperial) will also be available, but for purchase only.
Food will come courtesy of local restaurants and will include oysters, sushi, poke bowls and more.
The dress code for the event is Blue & White, with prizes awarded to those deemed the best dressed.
Tickets for the Franschhoek Cap Classique & Champagne Festival are available from Webtickets, cost R450pp and include a souvenir glass and 10 tasting coupons.