In a statement shared with ZAlebs over the weekend, the organisers of this year's concert made a strong effort to let our readers and hip hop fans know that, FIRSTLY, everything is going ahead as planned. Secondly and more specifically, with there being two concerts on two days with two headline acts, they wanted everybody to know who was performing when. After receiving their latest update we're here to let you know what you should expect and when:
Day 1 - Meek Mill - Hip Hop Culture Extravaganza
Meek Mill will be the closing headline act for Day 1 of #CastleLiteUnlocks which takes place on the 17th of June 2019. As we observe Youth Day (the day before), it will be important to acknowledge the role that hip hop has played in shaping South African youth culture. American hip hop head, Sway Calloway will also be hosting his much touted "Extra Cold Cypher" on the first day of the hip hop festival.
Meek himself has not only confirmed his presence but expressed his sincere excitement for his first ever show on African soil.
Perhaps he took the "African soil" bit too seriously but luckily he corrected himself on Twitter after receiving a number of messages from fans.
Day 2 - Post Malone - Best of SA Hip Hop
Day 2 of #CastleLiteUnlocks will be headlined by Post Malone, who was the first international act to be announced for this year's show. The Rockstar rapper will be bringing his energetic set to the stage but not before we witness some of Mzansi's hottest acts on stage including Rouge, Nasty C and Riky Rick.
Castle Lite's brand head, Silke Bucker expressed her excitement at the upcoming two-day concert in a statement which ZAlebs was given access to this weekend when she said,
“As the brand has progressed, Hip-Hop in Africa has also grown to a space where international artists are looking to Africa for inspiration and collaboration; a space where our artists are setting the trends and driving the global Hip-Hop sound and narrative. Castle Lite Unlocks is the biggest property we own as a brand – this is not just because of the artists we unlock every year, but also because of the innovation we unlock within this space year after year.”
Fam we are absolutely buzzing for this year's #CastleLiteUnlocks concert and if you want to join us here's everything you need to know about ticket prices.
Day 1 & 2 Packages:
• Golden Circle Package Unlocks Pass: R1 390
• Mezzanine Package Unlocks Pass: R650
Day 1 Ticket Pass: R250
General Access Day 2 Only: R790
Golden Circle Day 2 Only: R1 190
Mezzanine General Access Day 2 Only: R450
Which hip hop star are you most excited to see at this year's #CastleLiteUnlocks?
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