Every year the V&A Waterfront lends its support to the World Wildlife Foundation’s (WWF) international Earth Hour initiative.
By switching off non-essential lights between 8.30pm and 9.30pm, the V&A Waterfront will join cities, businesses and individuals around the world who are doing likewise.
The V&A Waterfront will host a number of concerts on the weekend leading up to Earth Hour on Saturday March 24, at 8.30pm. On Friday March 23, Unity Band Octet will play at the Silo District, outside The Yard, from 6.30pm until 7.15pm, followed by Mandisi Dyantyis Quintet from 7.30pm until 8.30pm. On Saturday March 24, on the evening of Earth Hour, Muneeb Hermans Quartet will play from 7.30pm to 8.15pm, followed by the Dixie Swingers from 8.30pm to 9.30pm. The V&A Waterfront will switch off the lights for international Earth Hour at 8.30pm and pass the time with the jazz concerts at the Silo District. Earth Hour was first initiated by the WWF in 2007. It has grown into the world’s largest environmental awareness initiative, attracting participation from cities and towns in countries across seven continents, reaching billions of people. Other famous landmarks that recognise Earth Hour include Beijing’s Forbidden City, the Paris Eiffel Tower, London’s Buckingham Palace, San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge, Sydney’s Opera House, Rio de Janeiro’s famous Christ the Redeemer statue on Sugar Loaf Mountain and Table Mountain.