Volkswagen South Africa (VWSA) has postponed the third instalment of VIVOnation due to health worries around COVID-19.
In a statement on Friday, Head of Volkswagen Brand in South Africa, Martina Biene said the carmaker took a decision to defer the performance in accordance with rules from the World Health Organisation and relevant public health recommendations.
“With a large number of individuals expected to go to the celebration, the safety and health and of VIVOnation attendees, artists and everybody working at the festival, is of the highest concern for Volkswagen South Africa. This careful decision is in accordance with rules from the World Health Organization and relevant public health recommendations,” said Biene.
The two-day festival was planned to start on April 4 at The Container Yard in City Deep, east of Johannesburg.
Festival organisers guarantees that the event will happen later in the year, saying they will communicate new dates in due course.
“The production team is working with artists to make sure about a similar line-up.The VIVOnation experience will remain the same format of four music stages, a Vivo Bula Boot market and unique driving experiences. Existing tickets are valid for the new dates. Customers wishing to get refund, can do so on the Howler website.”
A lineup of Mzansi’s top acts includes Nadia Nakai, Lady Zamar and Nasty C, Busiswa, Shekhinah, DJ Maphorisa, Samthing Soweto and Kabza De Small, AKA, Sho Madjozi, Shane Eagle, Busiswa, DJ Maphorisa, Rouge, DJ Kent, Simmy , Sjava, Mlindo The Vocalist and DJ Zan‑D.