- Durban fans were left disappointed by DJ Black Coffee's Music Is King festival on Sunday
- However, DJ Black Coffee acknowledged their dismay and released a statement to apologise to fans saying bad weather was the main reason for the delay
- The award-winning DJ is planning to host another concert in Durban this Sunday to compensate disappointed fans
Angry fans took to social media to share their disappointment with DJ Black Coffee’s Music Is King event at Durban this weekend after heavy winds wreaked havoc at the music festival.
DJ Black Coffee apologised to fans, announcing that another concert was being planned for this Sunday.
Durban fans had high hopes for the show after hearing about the sold-out show in Johannesburg. But they were left disappointed and angry when the show was delayed on Sunday, and some acts were cut from the line-up.
Here are some of the comments from frustrated fans:
DJ Black Coffee issued a statement on Twitter, apologising to his Durban fans for the delays. He said a health and safety officer had ordered an evacuation of the venue because of strong winds, just hours before the show was set to start.
“We were reading gusts of winds at over 70km per hour. This initiated the evacuation of all staff, which resulted in the delay of the show readiness. As certain structures had moved and lifted, resulting in the integrity of the structures being compromised, we had to, by law, recertify all structures. Unfortunately, the structural engineer was busy and could only come and do sign-off after 4pm.
“The winds reached highs of over 70km per hour, this resulted in anything not tied down becoming projectile and possibly causing serious injuries. After the winds had subsided it took a while to replace all the furniture. Stages and the dressing around the stages that protected the technical equipment was ripped off trusses and needed to be reinforced. We could not let the riggers up the trusses until the winds had subsided. It was with the consideration of all the patrons and staff safety that we had no choice but to delay the opening of the event yesterday,” read a portion of the report.
When the show started, some performances were cancelled.
Black Coffee reassured fans that he was working on bringing the show back to Durban later this weekend.
“My team and I are currently working tirelessly to bring back this experience, as previously planned for my hometown. Thank you to all the fans, sponsors and artists that were patient through the weather and for their unwavering love and support to us and Music Is King,” concluded Black Coffee in his statement.
Sunday’s concert is set to take place at the Amphitheatre, New Promenade in Durban and will feature Black Coffee, Distruction Boyz, Muzi, DJ Less, DJ Le Soul, DJ Nag, Mario, Khumz and Crae.
Meanwhile, a day ago, Briefly.co.za reported that it had been three years since AKA and DJ Black Coffee started rubbing each other the wrong way and their 'beef' was born.
Although things got really hot between the musicians, they decided to put their emotions aside and make peace.
Black Coffee featured AKA in his Music is King concert and was full of praise for the rapper.
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