One of South Africa‘s most-loved ‘street magic‘ performers, Andrew ‘Magic Man’ Eland, returns to the country for the Summer of 2018/2019, starting with public performances at the upcoming third Cape Town Buskers Festival from 1 to 11 November at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town.

Magic Man “…will be wowing the crowds with his very special brand of magic that has seen him travel the world. He is joined on the programme by a number of other magicians performing various acts” according to the festival’s website.

From U2 to the Rolling Stones, Magic Man has entertained stars and celebrities worldwide, and performed at top nightspots across Europe, North America, Japan and South Korea. He has amazed audiences at the Edinburgh Festival and on the finest cruise-lines in the world and is the only conjurer to have headlined at every casino and comedy club in South Africa. In 2018, he has performed at numerous street festivals across Canada & Europe.

The city’s third Buskers Festival will run between 1 and 11 November – with the performers taking a break on 6 and 7 November. The festival is partnered and sponsored by the V&A Waterfront as an extension of the platform it provides to performers to showcase their talent across the property. Also featured on the line-up are Bill Ferguson (“a master of crowd control and hand-eye coordination: he’s one of the best non-juggling jugglers in the world”), Cape Town Freestylers with their football talents, Hungarian Imré who performs acrobatic stunts, as well as musical acts. The festival organisers have promised just under 40 acts across 269 performances.

All performances are free-of-charge to the public, who are encouraged to support the buskers in the traditional way: by putting money into the performer’s hat.

Find out more about the Cape Town Buskers Festival at or follow the #CTbuskers tag on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook.

Magic Man will also be performing in the seventh season of Cape Town Magic Club‘s “Monday Night Magic” show, currently running at the Artscape Theatre Centre, appearing on the evenings of 5, 12 and 26 November.