Franschhoek Wine Valley

Backsberg invites you to enjoy Bed on Bricks at their annual Picnic Concerts Series

Join Backsberg on Sunday 15 February for the rock talent that is Bed on Bricks. Bring your friends and family, laze on the lawns and relax in a beautiful vineyard setting. Enjoy a hamburger or Karoo lamb wrap, sip on chilled Backsberg wines and listen to the chilled tunes of some of SA’s best local musicians.

Bed on Bricks was born in 2003 in Cape Town and the band has appeared on stages all around South Africa, head-lining many local rock festivals and touring the country. They have released three studio albums (Humanarium 2003, If you see Kay 2005, and Royal Honey 2008) and a live acoustic album, Takeaways, in 2006. Singer Mike Hardy’s lyrics are smart, positive, informed and questioning. Whether they are rapped or sung, they remain inspired by life in urban Cape Town, while Schalk van der Merwe’s bass, Tim Rankin’s drums and Dave van der Linden’s guitar, are all played with intense passion and energy. Their ten year anniversary album was released in December 2013, with previous favourites remixed and remastered, as well as three brand new tracks. 
The opening gig is performed by Purple Cry, a Cape Town based musical duo which explores genres of music ranging from alternative to progressive and acoustic rock, while using special intricate musical techniques in order to create a fuller sound during their performances. 
Pre-sale tickets for the concerts are available from for R100. Tickets are also available at the gate for R120 or R60 with a valid student card. Children under 12 years get in free when accompanied by an adult.

Admission to concert venue starts at 15h00, with the opening act starting at 16h00 and the main act at 17h00. Bring blankets, chairs and good vibes. For the full line-up of bands, directions, comments, and more information on the series, please visit


We have five double-tickets to giveaway to the Bed on Bricks show this Sunday 15 February. Simply comment on this post below if you would like to stand a chance of winning a set of double-tickets. Winners will be announced on Wednesday 11 February 2015.


Franschhoek Wine Valley exists to:

  • Develop and implement marketing plans to profile the Franschhoek Wine Valley
  • Arrange and advertise events that support the Franschhoek Wine Valley brand image and which encourage visitors to the Valley
  • Represent the business interests of our members to the Stellenbosch Municipality
  • Aggregate the combined buying power of our members to leverage economy of scale benefits from service providers
  • Coordinate free advisory services and discussion forums to support our member’s businesses

Our Accolades

  • TripAdvisor’s Travellers’ Choice Awards 2020 - Top 25 Emerging Worldwide Destinations (15th position).
  • Tripadvisor Traveller's Choice Destination Winner 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015
  • Most Memorable Wine Route 2014, 2013 & 2012
  • Service Excellence Award - 2015
  • Best Tourism Event 2015 - Franschhoek Bastille Festival
  • Best Local Tourism Authority Information service 2013 & 2012

Tourism Levy

Certain establishments in Franschhoek may levy visitors with voluntary contributions towards the running of the FWV and to support local charities. Should visitors not wish to contribute to these causes, please indicate this to the relevant merchant.


Maintenance & validity of all business operating permits, licences and registration certificates are the responsibility of the business owner. Franschhoek Wine Valley takes no responsibility for the renewal of the required legal business operating documentation.


Contact Us

Franschhoek Wine Valley

Physical Address
62 Huguenot Road

Office hours
Monday: 09h00 – 12h00
Tuesday to Friday: 09h00 – 16h00
Saturday: 09h00 – 13h00
Sunday: closed

Contact Details
+27(0) 21 876 2861