THOUSANDS of music fans were left disappointed by Black Coffee’s Music is King event on Sunday.
The concert at Kings Park Outer Fields in Durban, KZN, apparently started over four hours late, with some of the billed artists not performing.
Videos soon started circulating, showing the audience singing to keep themselves entertained between acts.
This was after no music was even played. The first leg of the concert started in Joburg. It featured artists such as Black Coffee, British musician Tom Misch, Distruction Boyz, Muzi Mazibuko, Samthing Soweto, Jazzi Disciples, AKA, Sjava and Moonchild.
The same artists were expected to perform in Durban, but some of them did not. Distruction Boyz, Samthing Soweto and Muzi took to social media to apologise to fans for not being at the concert. Samthing Soweto wrote on Twitter: “I’m so sorry. The weather messed up all our plans.”
Muzi said: “Bitterly disappointed at the outcome. Got cut from the line-up. Had a special set all planned.”
Many people who attended the show took to social media to complain, saying they waited in the rain for their favourite artists, but they never performed.
In a statement, Black Coffee said: “It is really unfortunate that the weather did not permit us to bring the full Music Is King experience to Durban.
“The safety of patrons was our highest priority and hence we had to wait for legal clearance before continuing with the show. We sincerely apologise to all our fans and the artists involved who were excited to perform on this stage. My team and I are currently working to bring back this experience as previously planned for my hometown Durban.”
– Daily Sun