The multi-award-winning DJ and producer Black Coffee will no longer headline Spring Fiesta this year.

The spring Fiesta and Black Coffee record label, Soulistic Music, issued a joint announcement, informing the public and all festival patrons that headliner, Black Coffee, who recently became the first South African artist to win BET award, will no longer be able to perform at Spring Fiesta on Saturday, 1st October 2016.

During an open discussion which took place this past week between Spring Fiesta festival director, Ricardo da Costa and head of Soulistic Music, Amaru Da Costa, it was disclosed that an unforeseen prestigious and vitally pivotal career opportunity had been presented to Black Coffee – one which unfortunately made it impossible for the We Dance Again hitmaker to honour his performance commitment to Spring Fiesta 2016.

Ricardo da Costa explained, “Black Coffee’s team approached us with this obvious dilemma and naturally our initial reaction tended towards the selfish. But as his longtime supporters, we also recognise that Black Coffee is no longer only South Africa’s to hold onto and benefit from.”

He further expressed, “Spring Fiesta fully supports and has encouraged Black Coffee to accept and embrace this unique opportunity which we believe will be seminal in further advancing and cementing his legacy on the global stage. Therefore we have made the decision to release Black Coffee from his scheduled performance at Spring Fiesta 2016.”

In response, Black Coffee, born Nkosinathi Maphumulo, commented: “I’d like to extend my sincere thanks to the Spring Fiesta team for their unflinching and continued support, understanding and heartfelt blessing. I’m hopeful that I’ll be able to return to Spring Fiesta in 2017 to once again perform for all of my incredible South African fans.”

Although no longer a part of the main event, Black Coffee’s inclusion in the “Road To Spring Fiesta” campaign, a series of events taking place across Gauteng in the run up to Spring Fiesta 2016, remains unchanged. He is confirmed to perform at Two Tone Lounge in Daveyton on Saturday, 10thSeptember as part of the pre-festival party roll out.

Spring Fiesta also confirmed some other very special news… that AKA, alongside Riky Rick & Kwesta will be the first Hip Hop artists to feature on the festival’s Main Stage. Ricardo da Costa added: “One cannot deny the levels of where South African Hip Hop is, we specifically picked these 3 artists for their energy and performance value…be prepared to be entertained!”

FULL SPRING FIESTA 2016 LINE-UP

MC’s –  Loot Love, Warras “The Shady Lurker”, Sphectacula & DJ Naves, & Thami D

Soul Candi LIVE Main Arena 

  • Sia & Ribatone
  • Donald
  • Cuebur
  • Monique Bingham (US)
  • Babes Wodumo
  • Boom Shaka
  • Mobi Dixon Live Set
  • DJ Kent
  • Mi Casa
  • Captain Morgan TAKE OVER
  • AKA
  • DJ Shimza
  • Kwesta
  • Riky Rick
  • F.eU

**** Special Performance to be announced in upcoming months ****

 We LIVE Hip Hop Stage – Hosted by Sphectacula & DJ Naves

  • Ayanda MVP
  • DJ Hudson
  • DJ Speedsta
  • PH
  • Ms Cosmo
  • DJ Vigilante
  • DJ Capital
  • DJ Dimplez
  • Moozlie
  • Major League DJz
  • Nasty C
  • Sphectacula & DJ Naves
  • Naked DJ
  • DJ Supernova  (US)

 What About Soul Stage – Hosted by Lulo Cafe                                                

  • Lady Sakhe
  • Chocolate Bar
  • Soul Bee
  • Da Capo
  • Lulo Cafe
  • N’Dinga Gaba  (US)
  • DJ Christos & Vinny Da Vinci
  • Ralf Gum
  • Atjazz (UK)
  • Rocco  (FR)
  • Lars Behrenroth (US)

 House of Flava Stage – Hosted by Mo Flava

  • DJ Sue
  • Mo’s special competition guest
  • Kuxx da Krux
  • Thabi Thabs
  • Prince Kaybee
  • DJ Franky
  • Mobi Dixon
  • Mo Flava
  • DJ Fistaz
  • DJ Merlon
  • DJ Mshega
  • Twins on Decks

 Power Play Residency Stage (Generation Next) 

  • Power Play Residency Regional Winners
  • DJ PeeDoz
  • Funky Soul DJ
  • Bhav
  • Deeprebel
  • City Gonzales
  • Soul Deep

Rock Da Shades Stage

  • Lets Flirt DJs
  • Console
  • Stabito
  • DLS Deejays
  • DJ Maratha
  • Khoi GP & Shorts
  • Rock Da Shades DJz
  • DJ Khathu
  • Onny
  • MFR Souls
  • Zai Maya
  • Bat & Mongezi

TICKET OPTIONS 

PHASE 2 TICKETS (Still on sale but selling fast)

R250 – (GA) + R10 Booking Fee

R590 – (VIP) + R15 Booking Fee

R950 –  (VVIP) + R20 Booking Fee

PHASE 3 TICKETS

R350 – (GA) + R10 Booking Fee

R690 – (VIP) + R15 Booking Fee

R1150 – (VVIP) + R20 Booking Fee

Only available at Ticketpro outlets, Soul Candi & Spring Fiesta Facebook pages.

 

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