* 2017 edition cancelled, 2018 dates not yet confirmed. Please check voorkamerfest-darling.co.za for the latest updates *
Official note from Voorkamerfest organisers: “It is with no little regret that we have to advise that due to a lack of funding and the prevailing economic environment we are unable to stage the Darling Voorkamerfest for 2017. Over more than a decade The Voorkamerfest has become known to provide world class unique entertainment, nothing less is good enough, and we live in hope that 2018 will bring that sponsor or benefactor that can make it all happen again, and Darling can light up the entertainment world.”
Widely regarded as one of the most unique arts festivals in the world, the Voorkamerfest takes place annually during the first week of September. The 21 houses in which the different performances take place, range from small township abodes to some of Darling’s grand Cape Dutch homes, and the owners play host to the guests and introduce the performers who hail from South Africa and Europe.
The acts, performed in local Darling resident’s living rooms, include a variety of dance, musical and drama genres, comedy, storytelling and magic – once again feeding the curiosity of those audience members who might not get the chance to attend a performance of any of the selected genres being show cased.