Black Coffee (Photo: Gallo Images)
Cape Town – South African DJ Black Coffee is not going to perform at The Spring Fiesta festival which is due to take place on Saturday, 1 October at The Wild Waters Complex in Ekurhuleni.
The artist took the decision because he was offered a career changing opportunity. At this time, Black Coffee has not revealed what that opportunity is.
Festival director Ricardo da Costa and the DJ’s team released a joint statement regarding the BET award winning artist’s withdrawal.
Spring Fiesta and Soulistic Music today issued a joint announcement informing the public and all festival patrons that headliner, South African DJ and producer Black Coffee will no longer be able to perform at Spring Fiesta on Saturday the 1st of October 2016.
During an open discussion which took place this past week between Spring Fiesta festival director, Ricardo da Costa and head of Soulistic Music, Amaru Da Costa, it was disclosed that an unforeseen prestigious and vitally pivotal career opportunity had been presented to Black Coffee. One which unfortunately made it impossible for Black Coffee to honour his performance commitment to Spring Fiesta on Saturday the 1st of October.
Festival director, Ricardo da Costa explained, “Black Coffee’s team approached us with this obvious dilemma and naturally our initial reaction tended towards the selfish. But as his longtime supporters, we also recognise that Black Coffee is no longer only South Africa’s to hold onto and benefit from.”
He further expressed, “Spring Fiesta fully supports and has encouraged Black Coffee to accept and embrace this unique opportunity which we believe will be seminal in further advancing and cementing his legacy on the global stage. To this end, we have made the decision to release Black Coffee from his scheduled performance at Spring Fiesta 2016.”
In response, Nkosinathi Maphumulo (Black Coffee) commented, “I’d like to extend my sincere thanks to the Spring Fiesta team for their unflinching and continued support, understanding and heartfelt blessing. I’m hopeful that I’ll be able to return to Spring Fiesta in 2017 to once again perform for all of my incredible South African fans.”
Although no longer a part of the main event, Black Coffee’s inclusion in the “Road To Spring Fiesta” campaign, a series of events taking place across Gauteng in the run up to Spring Fiesta 2016, remains unchanged. He is confirmed to perform at Two Tone Lounge in Daveyton on Saturday the 10th of September as part of the pre-festival party roll out.