VWSA postpones VIVOnation Festival

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.

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