Metallica CT show changes venue

2013-04-03 08:56
Cape Town – Big Concerts announced on Wednesday that the Cape Town venue for Metallica has changed.

Metallica will now be performing two nights at the Bellville Velodrome on 24 and 25 April. According to Big Concerts, this change is to allow fans a chance of watching Metallica in a dynamic indoor live music setting.

The Johannesburg show date and venue will remain the same.

As a result of the change of venue, fans that have already purchased tickets to the Cape Town stadium concert will have to exchange their tickets.

Details of ticket exchange:

1. All Golden Circle Standing-and Seated ticket holders that purchased their tickets from Computicket for the Cape Town stadium performance must present and exchange their tickets at any Computicket outlet for a new ticket to either one of the performances at the Bellville Velodrome on  24 or 25 April.

2. General Admission Standing ticket holders for the Cape Town stadium that purchased their tickets from Computicket are valid for the 24 April performance at the Bellville Velodrome, and no exchange is required.

3. All ticket holders that purchased their tickets from Big Concerts through will receive an e-mail with specific instructions on how to exchange their tickets.

Tour itinerary:

27 April at the Soccer City Complex, FNB Stadium.

Cape Town
24 and 25 April at the Bellville Velodrome, Cape Town.


Tickets are still available for the Johannesburg and Cape Town shows. Prices range between R340 – R850.

Tickets are available from Big Concert's website or Computicket.

*What do you think about the change in venue? Will this affect you? E-mail us your thoughts and get published!


  • Hennie Coetzee - 2013-04-03 09:11

    Oh dear Big Concerts. Now more like 2 Small Concerts. Why that crappy venue? Why not Grand West then?

  • Wayne Schaefer - 2013-04-03 09:26

    Where is my email Big Concerts!?? Sad that other vendors exchange details are made available immediately but because i bought through you i need to wait for mail!!!! It means that you could end up with pretty crappy seats!!! What is the real reason for the sudden change!!!, Or are they brining their amazing indoor stage to SA??

  • Matt ClassWar Trotsky - 2013-04-03 09:30

    Metallica ceased being relevant after 'Ride The Lightning". Coincidentally around the time they ran out of old Dave Mustaine riffs and had to rely on Kirk 'Whammy-Bar' Hammetts inferior guitar skills. Megadeth is where all the talent in Metallica is.

      Dirk Van Zyl - 2013-04-03 15:32

      Dafuq you talking about?

      ClassWarTrotsky - 2013-04-03 16:01

      Thrash, something you know nothing about.

      Clint Hufkie - 2013-04-03 16:12

      they need to bring power metal bands to south africa.

      Clint Hufkie - 2013-04-03 16:16

      They need to bring power metal bands to SA, Dragonforce, Gamma ray, Iced earth, stratovarius and sabaton - these guys.

  • Juan Burger - 2013-04-03 09:54

    In terms of sound quality the Velodrome should be wayyyy better than the Cpt stadium. Plusss, its a more intimate gig than the stadium, so i dont see the point in complaining.

      Sheilan.Clarke - 2013-04-03 10:17

      Some people's gonna find the travelling an issue. I know my buddy I'm going with has an issue now about travelling after the show.

      Francois Swart - 2013-04-03 10:22

      I live in Houtbay and was going to make use of the MyCity bus to get to the venue and back. Now I have to drive there, not drink a single drop and drive back. It sucks, once again Big Concerts have screwed up another concert for me. When will we get another company to bring these big bands to SA.Up yours Big Concerts

      Pieter Thefuture - 2013-04-03 12:04

      @francois - for me this is better - I live almost right next door to the velodrome - if need be I can walk home after the concert. I have the exact same issue as you but in reverse - now I can have a drink at the concert and not worry about being pulled over.

  • Tomasz Fidytek - 2013-04-03 10:27

    Very uncool to change venues now....even if the sound will be better. We're coming from Namibia specially for the concert and spent R10 000 on accommodation to make sure that we can walk to the venue and now they go change it...not cool at all.

  • Kyle Farmer - 2013-04-03 10:28

    Kiff venue... so much better than a beautiful new open air stadium. Not.

  • MeendDieEend - 2013-04-03 10:28

    We booked a hotel right across from the CT stadium simply so that we could walk to the venue and enjoy ourselves not having to worry about drinking and driving etc etc. Well done BC, another concert experience ruined.

  • Guy Wood - 2013-04-03 10:36

    Brilliant news. Cool indoor venue will sound better. smaller crowd. Can't Wait

  • Jennifer Gregory - 2013-04-03 11:01

    i phoned computicket, they say no exchange! you have to refund your ticket and get back into line for first come first serve. i have gc tickets, now i can loose out all together because of this. i wanna know when computicket is going to come to the party with this why do i have to now go through this mission because of them. or am i being fed the wrong info?

      Pieter Thefuture - 2013-04-03 12:08

      the person you spoke to at computicket most likely just gave you the default answer, without even bothering to find out how it works. I have had problems with Computicket before when they are too lazy to check the fact and give the easiest answer to get you off the phone.

      Courtnáy-Anne Watson - 2013-04-03 13:21

      I got told they dont know when sales will be open for those who DO have to exchange their tickets. I didnt buy through BC so I wont get their sms so I could potentially lose my seats :(

  • Jacques Kleinhans - 2013-04-03 11:19

    What the hell? Would BC have done that if it were some other (more) mainstream artist? Million dollar question right there. Although closer to home, it's an inconvenience to me and many others who'll have to go back to Computicket to exchange! And what about those who have arranged accommodation for the CT venue?

  • Francois Marais - 2013-04-03 11:45

    Think it is bad changing the venue to indoor, well think how bad it will be if it rains and you are standing outdoor...

      Courtnáy-Anne Watson - 2013-04-03 13:20

      They knew there was a chance to rain when they booked the date for the tour. And I'd take rain over the VDrome any day! They're tearing it down to build a hotel, it hasnt been maintained in years vs the Stadium that has adequate bathrooms, drink/food stands, parking, public transport, etc.

  • Courtnáy-Anne Watson - 2013-04-03 12:49 asks us if we’re happy with the change? Hell no! I’m pissed! We “stood in line” (albeit online) to get the seats we did, 6 of us in total, and paid the price we did for the Cape Town Stadium, a new, top class concert venue. Having attended Linkin Park at the Stadium, we were keen for Metallica at the same venue, especially with the organisation of the MyCiti busses making travel safer and more efficient. Considering the Velodrome is being torn down in a few months or so, I consider it a second class concert venue, has not been maintained in months if not years!! Bad parking, no MyCiti, cramped bathrooms, need I go on? Not to mention that now all seats are “back up for grabs” so now I have to go back and try get decent seats all over again!! It’s disgusting to do this so close to the event. And not even to give a valid reason is just as bad. Also, the people at the Checkers counters can’t even tell us when the ticket sales will open again!!???? WE’RE COLLECTIVELY APPALLED!

  • Francois Snyman - 2013-04-03 13:34

    Part of the motivation for buying tickets for this concert was to see the "new" stadium. Now I have to go watch it in a school hall. I just hope we get a pack of crisps and a juice on our way in. What's wrong guys, can't handle the big crowds at your age?

  • Klipkop de Groote - 2013-04-03 13:35

    So I have JHB mates flying down to join me for the CPT show, now there is a chance that they will only get swapped 25 Apr tickets and I might be stuck with a 24 Apr ticket.. makes sense? The change sucks in my book. Bought our golden circle tickets ages ago and now I have to run around again for a 2nd time. Now totally understand why people moan all the time about Big Concerts. And the new venue really sucks! Does the MyCity bus even go to Bellville or do have have to drink and drive now?

      Klipkop de Groote - 2013-04-03 13:37

      typos sorry, just too angry to type.

      Courtnáy-Anne Watson - 2013-04-03 13:47

      Afaik, MyCiti doesnt go to Bellville :/

  • Andre Fourie - 2013-04-03 15:22

    I exchanged my ticket and it is a nightmare. You have to pay again and the tickets are R50 more expensive, and only get refunded for your old stadium tickets within 7 days. So have the dosh on you if you going to exchange.

      Courtnáy-Anne Watson - 2013-04-03 16:29

      My tickets were the same price?? R450?

      Sheilan.Clarke - 2013-04-04 12:04

      Yip. I originally bought R595 tickets now have to buy the next thing - R720!

  • Dewald Jonker - 2013-04-03 15:29

    this is just a subtle way of saying they didn't sell more than 20000 tickets which is not really enough for the cpt stadium. Velodrome can only handle 10k

      Courtnáy-Anne Watson - 2013-04-03 16:28

      Apparently (according to some news sources my friends have seen) there is a soccer match the week after Metallica and they dont want to mess up the grass before the game??

  • Bruce Legg - 2013-04-04 08:55

    there is an additional cost of 70 ront to change the tickets. why does the consumer have to cover BC and Computicket's costs?

  • Bruce Legg - 2013-04-04 08:56

    i realise i deserve this going to see a band 25 years past their prime!

  • Chris de Jager - 2013-04-19 19:05

    And what kind of pyrotechnics are we gonna see now??? Must be extremely limited now that its indoors?? We have been ripped off?

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