Organisers of the Castle Lite Unlocks event have reiterated that top US rapper Meek Mill will be performing at The Dome in Johannesburg, South Africa on 17 and 18 June.
Despite the announcement two weeks ago that Mill will be part of the 2019 Castle Lite Unlocks line-up, questions were raised on social media regarding the rapper’s appearance at the event. Mill will be joined by fellow US rapper Post Malone. Confirmed local acts include AKA, Cassper Nyovest, Lay Lizzy, Nadia Nakai, Shane Eagle and Moozlie, Nasty C, Rouge and Riky Rik.
“The brand would like give assurance that every measure possible has been taken to ensure that all confirmed artists perform during this two-day extravaganza, and that this highly anticipated event will proceed as planned,” a representative from Castle Lite said. “As revealed two weeks ago, the rapper, songwriter and activist will close off Day One of Castle Lite Unlocks. While rapper and producer, Post Malone, will shut down the extra-cold experience on Day Two.
“For the past six years the brand has unlocked extraordinary enjoyment for its consumers through the annual trend-setting hip hop event, and 2019 sees the evolution of Castle Lite Unlocks with music, fashion, street-culture, art, inspiring dialogue and thrilling performances culminating in what promises to be an amazing experience.”
The first day of the event is dedicated to hip hop as a cultural movement and will feature street culture, master classes, unforgettable performances, Cold Table Convos and street fashion, where hip hop enthusiasts will congregate to share their love for all aspects of the culture.
“Highly respected hip hop guru Sway Calloway will also be part of Day One, where he will host the SwayColdCyphers. This unmissable experience will culminate in a headline performance by US rap star, Meek Mill, on 17 June.
“Day Two will be all about the music, as we enjoy South Africa’s own trailblazers Nasty C, Rouge and Ricky Rick sharing the stage with Post Malone for a sub-zero experience.”
Castle Lite brand director Silke Bucker 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.”
Tickets to the Castle Lite Unlocks can be purchased via Webticket and Pick n Pay stores countrywide.