The popular annual music festival – OppiKoppi has been cancelled till 2020. This year’s 25th edition won’t be happening.
In a statement, the organisers reveal that in 2018 they were affected by the rampant crime currently impacting events and festivals across South Africa.
“For 24 years, OppiKoppi has been going great guns. Unfortunately, in 2018 we experienced the rampant crime currently impacting events and festivals across South Africa.”
The organisers further reveal that putting together the 2019 festival will increase production costs as they need to tighten security measures.
“For us to present the 2019 event with the increased security measures that are required to curb this crime to present a safe and enjoyable festival, the production costs also increase drastically. By taking a gap year, we are giving ourselves the breathing room to redesign the festival and bring in the necessary changes without impacting the festival goer by increasing ticket prices. We believe that in doing this, we will bring everyone a fresh new festival, ready to take music lovers forward for the next 25 years.”
You can read the full statement below: