What's on in Gauteng: 20 to 26 May

Check out what's on in Gauteng. We list some of this week's upcoming events.

Iron Maiden – The Book of Souls World Tour

21 May

Rock legends Iron Maiden have touched down for the massively anticipated The Book of Souls Tour on their enormous Boeing 747-400 jumbo jet Ed Force One, piloted by vocalist Bruce Dickinson and carrying band, crew and stage production equipment.

Maiden will perform one show, on 21 May at the Carnival City Festival Lawns. The supporting band on The Book Of Souls World Tour is The Raven Age.

Tickets are R905 for golden circle standing, and R620 general standing.

Doors open at 5pm. The show starts at 8pm and is two-and-a-half hours long, including a 20-minute interval.

Book at Big Concerts.

Classics in the Gardens

22 May

Classics in the Gardens is an afternoon of classical music favourites performed by the German Rhine Philharmonic Orchestra. The backdrop for this open-air concert is the delightful Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden, one of the most wonderful areas of outstanding natural beauty in the Gauteng province. 

The performance takes place from 2.30pm to 5.30pm, and tickets cost R250 per person.

Roots of Humankind

22 May

The Roots of Humankind concert at Nirox Sculputure Park is a musical take on our contemporary presence in this ancient place, the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site, interpreting indigenous sounds and rhythms through modern allegories. 

Musicians include Bongeziwe Mabandla, BCUC (Bantu Continua Uhuru Consciousness), The Urban Village, Skorokoro Ensemble, Qadasi & Maqhinga and Pops Mohamed. Their sounds range from maskandi and afro-folk to afro-psychedelia, using an array of traditional and home-made instruments, guitars, concertinas, percussion and voice. Music for today, rooted in our rich past.

Tickets range from R150 per person (pre-sold, children less than 12 years old) to R320 per person (at the gate, adults). Entrance is free for children less than two years old.

Gates open at 10am.

For bookings and more information, visit www.acousticsnow.org.

Eid Shopping Festival

26 to 29 May

The annual Eid Shopping Festival, now in its sixth year, promises to be a fashion, food and lifestyle feast.

From 26 to 29 May at the Ticketpro Dome in Johannesburg, shoppers can cherry-pick from more than 350 stores, watch live fashion shows and enjoy celebrity cook-offs. In addition to enjoying the food, fashion and lifestyle, shoppers have a chance of winning more than R500 000 worth of prizes at the festival.

Tickets are available at the door for R50 per person (kids under six free) and R180 for a family of four.

For more info, call +27 (0)11 875 2203 or visit the website.

Find more upcoming Gauteng events by visiting What's on in Gauteng regularly.