US artist Post Malone has just been announced as this year’s #CastleLiteUnlocks artist. The rapper and singer will be heading to South Africa for the first time this coming June
Even without the influence of climate change, South African winters are always extra-cold thanks to Castle Lite’s annual concert series.
Every year, South African hip-hop lovers are treated to a world class show and in previous years we have been treated to performances from the likes of J. Cole, Chance the Rapper, Travis Scott and plenty more.
This time around, Mzansi’s coldest beverage has unlocked one of the biggest artists on the planet right now: Post Malone.
The Wow hitmaker has been an ever-present on South African radio and television charts ever since he rose to fame with his breakout single, 2015’s White Iverson. The hit single came out when he was just 19 years old and his career has skyrocketed since.
The news of Post Malone’s upcoming performance was announced at Castle Lite’s dual pop-up events in Johannesburg and Durban, where special guests were kept in the dark until midday on Wednesday. Their official social media accounts revealed this year’s Unlocked artist before letting us know that tickets would be on sale from Thursday 4 April:
— CastleLiteSA (@castlelitesa) April 3, 2019
The reaction to Post Malone’s impending arrival has been mixed
His most loyal South African fans are definitely excited about his arrival, but several other fans feel betrayed by Castle Lite.
On Tuesday evening another artist was trending in Mzansi: Frank Ocean. Many users believed that the Blonde musician would be this year’s #CastleLiteUnlocks artist and his local fanbase has not taken the Post Malone announcement kindly.
Many others pointed out how unlikely a Frank Ocean concert in South Africa would be – let alone one for Castle Lite.
— Floydisbroke (@Floyd__money) April 3, 2019
— February’s Very Own (@dumbass_tlapadi) April 3, 2019
Some of you really think Frank Ocean is going to come out of hibernation to travel to a city that has no beaches and is filled with pollution? pic.twitter.com/K9pdgGWQtK
— yonkippur (@yonkippurr) April 2, 2019
Regardless of this, Post Malone fans in South Africa are already queuing up (online) to buy their tickets from the moment they are on sale on Thursday.
Are you a Rockstar at heart? If so, will you be heading to Johannesburg and Durban in June to watch Post Malone at #CastleLiteUnlocks?