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In 1970 the Apartheid government renamed District Six as Zonnebloem in an effort to attract property developers.
The Mercury Live music venue is actually two venues in one: the Live and the Lounge areas. With its own in-house sound and lighting system, Mercury Live in Cape Town has built a superb reputation and a loyal clientele during its 10-year existence.
Located in the old historic area of District Six, also known as Zonnebloem, this live music venue in Cape Town hosts live music entertainment ranging in style from rock, hip-hop and pop to jazz, world music and electronica.
Mercury's upstairs Live venue has a capacity of over 600, and has seen most of South Africa's top acts perform on its stage. Foosball and pool tables provide a diversion in between performances. With regular specials and promotions on offer, Mercury Live is a firm favourite with live music aficionados.
The smaller, downstairs Lounge venue has capacity for approximately 150 people, and hosts DJ parties and student nights on certain nights. Staying open till the wee hours, the lounge is also a favourite late-night dancing and chill-out spot for patrons from other clubbing venues nearby.
Owned by former band and road manager Kevin Winder, Mercury Live has a solid reputation for providing the best quality sound in a convenient and well-equipped venue. This ethos extends to making sure that only the best bands, both established and up-and-coming, are invited to play, resulting in top quality music nights.
The Mercury Live music venue sports a relaxed and friendly vibe, with good security and, a rarity amongst live music venues, excellent service. Dedicated to supporting South African music, Mercury Live is one of the best live music venues in the country.