I sort of saw this coming… It was supposed to be the “first of it’s kind” but the Dinokeng TribeOne Festival, which was set to feature local and international talent including Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Jack Parow, Nicki Minaj, J Cole and more, has been cancelled.
The organizers broke their news in a statement made on their Facebook page. “TribeOne Festivals regrets to announce that the inaugural TribeOne Festival, set to take place in Cullinan on 26, 27 and 28 September 2014, has been cancelled. The event was to be hosted by the City of Tshwane,” They said.
“Site preparation and related infrastructure development required to host the Festival, being the responsibility of the CoT, fell behind schedule to a material extent, such that it was no longer realistically possible to stage and deliver the Festival to the scale and quality that the organizers had always planned. Under the circumstances, and despite efforts to seek alternative arrangements, the organizers have had no option but to cancel the event.
TribeOne Festivals apologises to all of those who were looking forward to the Festival – both the ticket holders, and the international and local performing artists who were booked by TribeOne Festivals for the event. All ticket holders will be reimbursed, details of this process will be announced shortly.”
While the organizers blame the site and infrastructure, rumour has it that the festival sold just over 4 500 tickets to the festival which was expected to hold over 100 000 people.
It’s a sad shame that the festival was cancelled and I hope Nicki Minaj makes a turn in South Africa soon.
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