Only 4000 Tickets Were Sold For The TribeOne Festival

The city of Tshwane mayor has revealed that only 4000 tickets of the expected 100 000 people attending the Dinokeng Tribe One Festival were sold by the beginning of September. 

There is still confusion on why the Dinokeng TribeOne Festival supposed to have been held in Cullinan, Pretoria, was cancelled. While the mayor did not say the reason for the cancellation had anything to do with ticket sales, it is interesting to know that the event was far from being sold out .

Speaking to the media Tshwane mayor Kgosientsho Ramokgopa said the city and organisers went on a site tour on September 3, where it was indicated that everything was ready for the festival.

He said of the 100 000 people that were expected to attend the three-day festival, only 4000 tickets were sold at the beginning of September.

Ramokgopa and officials in his office took the media on a site tour on Tuesday to display the infrastructure.
“The city was surprised when we received a letter of cancellation from the organisers,” said Tshwane mayor Kgosientso Ramokgopa after a site visit.
Pointing to the open field, he said: 
“Everything is ready, the infrastructure is ready. The stage is not up because the festival was cancelled but we would have been ready.”
It was supposed to be a “virgin venue” with no surfaced roads, but with lighting and chemical toilets, explained Ramokgopa.

He said R65 million was spent on the event – R40m for infrastructure and R25m for marketing, promotions, and securing artists. The city wanted to recoup the R25m if the concert did not go ahead.

However, TribeOne Festivals said on September 17, that the host City of Tshwane had not met the infrastructure deadlines for the concert.

The concert would have been held from September 26 to 28, with events company Rockstar4000 and Sony Music Entertainment.

International artists like Nicki Minaj, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, and J Cole were set to perform with South African artists including MiCasa, Kuli Chana, Mafikizolo, Karen Zoid and HouseHold Funk also on the bill, along with artists from the rest of Africa.

Ramokgopa said the concert must go on.
“This is the home of the TribeOne. It could be happening later this year,” he said. 
“It is going to happen. From there it is going to be annually.”
4000 tickets just a few days before the concert does raise some eyebrows a bit. We know South Africans are known for last minute panic when it comes to such things but if only 4000 tickets were sold thus far then it is highly unlikely that the event would have reached the 100 000 tiket sales mark. 

I dont know ... thats just one guy's opinion! what do you think?

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