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Upcoming Events & Gig Guide

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Sun 5th May

Harley Davidson Club Annual Blanket Drive, East London

Join us on Sunday morning where we will join the Harley-Davidson Club of South Africa at their annual blanket ride, assisting the community by collecting and handing out blankets to those in need for the cold winter months. 

The ride will begin at Spargs, Beacon Bay, 9.15 for 9.30am. Ending at the Midnight Club to spend the morning with live music from Kerry Hiles and Can of Worms SA, games, food stalls and lucky draw prizes. 

Tickets: R100 per person

Venue: Midnight Motorcycle Club, Saxilby 

One blanket per motorcycle

More information

Sun 26th May

Can of Worms @ Umtiza Arts Festival, EL

Skinny G Productions and the Umtiza Arts festival have joined forces this year again to host the ‘Art in the Park’ in the Ann Bryant Gallery Gardens: 

Sunday the 26th of May 2024 

R20 entrance for adults. Free for kids. 

Tons of kids entertainment for an extra price of R50 per art activity. Jumping castle and beautiful gardens available for everyone. 

Live Music by Steven Daniel, Can of Worms SA, The Urban Connection. 

9:00am - 14:00pm 

Food truck food. 

It’s going to be a great day out for the family.

Wed 29th May

Ballot of the Bands, Kwelera Ski Boat Club

It's voting day!

And what better way to spend the day, after casting your important vote, than with Can of Worms SA and friends!

Join the Party Party from 12 noon til 8pm with some of the finest cover and original bands in East London.

Introducing Aili-May & Amber... two bright young things and a ukelele...
Andrew Dawson with Kat van Zyl
Bryan Daniel
James Free
Sound Minds
The Long Forties

Join us for a day of live music and fun at the Kwelera Ski Boat Club!

Bar and braai facilities available.

R100 on Quicket (, R130 at the gate.
Children u/12 free

Kwelera Ski Boat Club
Kwelera Road, East Coast Resorts

For inquiries contact Can of Worms SA (Dalena) 082 494 6597 /
12 noon - 8pm

Sat 8th June

Home Grown @ 2-12th Avenue, Gonubie

We are excited to be a part of the Home Grown series - presented by House Gigs at 2-12th Avenue, Gonubie. 

This event will be a presentation of the new material that we've been working on over the last few months, as well as a warm up for the National Arts Festival later in June! 

Tickets: R100 in the Jar

Bring your own booze, food available to pre-order

Contact Dalena 082 494 6597 /

Thurs 20 - Mon 24 June

Shine On @ National Arts Festival Fringe, Makhanda

After the success of "On the Flip Side" in 2023, and "Out of the Can" in 2021, we are absolutely stoked to be a part of the National Arts Festival Fringe again in 2024. This year marks the 50th year of the Arts Festival in Makhanda. 

More information, show times and dates, and ticket link here! 

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Archived Events

On the Flip Side @ National Arts Festival Fringe, Makhanda

Thurs 22 - Mon 26 June

We are extremely excited to have been selected to perform at the National Arts Festival Fringe this year. 

The Official Blurb

Can of Worms SA presents a feisty performance of live music; original tunes written and arranged by the group themselves. Music features vocals from lead singer Kerry Hiles, as well as lyrical lines from the saxophone, clarinet, and electric violin. The music is driven by the drumkit, bass and electric guitar. The bands unique sound is a fusion of various genres including World Music, Afro-fusion, and Folk Rock. Think Zap Mama, Freshly Ground, and The Waterboys. Refreshing, authentic, original South African music for all ages to enjoy.

Thurs 22 June @ 4pm

Fri 23 June @ 12 noon

Sat 24 June @ 4pm

Sun 26 June @ 12 noon

VENUE: Thomas Pringle Hall, Monument Makhanda


Bookings through the National Arts Festival ticket office. 

Kirkwood Wildsfees

Fri 30 June - Sat 1st July

Can of Worms SA will be entertaining festival goers from the ECPTA main stage at Spar Kirkwood Wildsfees. Last year was a blast - we can't wait! 
LOCATION: Kirkwood, Eastern Cape
TIME: Fri 30 June @ 12.30pm / Sat 1 July @ 11.30am

On the Flip Side @ Legends Venue, EL

Fri 6 Oct

We are bringing our award winning show home to East London!

Venue: The Venue @ Legends Hub, Berea, East London
Time: 6.30pm
Bookings: Contact Judy 082 802 2096

Stay tuned for more details! 

Can of Worms SA Live @ St. Bernard's Hospice Spring Market, EL

Sat 7 Oct

Join us for a morning of fun for a good cause, at the St Bernard's Hospice Spring Market on Saturday morning.

Venue: 44 St. Marks Road, Southernwood, East London

Time: 8.30am - 1pm (Live Music from 10.30am)

Entry Fee: R5

As well a Can of Worms SA playing live there will be a play area for children, market stalls, yummy food stalls and Betty Bennett's Coffee Shop! 

There are still a few stall spots if you would like to bring your market stall - and cake donations needed. Contact Dawn 043 721 0051 or email for more details.

See you there!

Free Concert for Senior Citizens; Guild Theatre, EL

Sun 8 Oct

We are excited to be a part of this initiative brought to you by Port Rex Lions Club. 

Venue: Guild Theatre, East London

Time: 2-4pm

Free entry for senior citizens

Entertainment includes lovely local artists: Dynamic Dance Studios,  Uncaged, Kayla Jane,  Kerry Hiles, Dylan Durant and more! 

Boxing Day at Chintsa Deli

Tues 26 Dec

We’re getting in early on your Boxing Day plans! Save the date! And join us in the sunny garden at Chintsa Deli for an afternoon of live music, cold drinks and friendly faces. 

Venue: Chintsa Deli, Chintsa East

Time: 3-5pm

Tickets: R120 each (under 12’s free)

Bookings: call Dalena  082 494 6597 / email

We can’t wait to see you there and dance off the Christmas turkey ;)

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