n light of the growing concerns around the spread of Coronavirus, the Cape Town International Jazz Festival (CTIJF) has been put on hold!
“In light of growing concerns around the spread of Coronavirus, the Cape Town International Jazz Festival management regrets to inform the public that this year’s event has been postponed for the foreseeable future as a public health precautionary measure,” said a statement issued by the CTIJF organizers.
The CTIJF said that to postpone the festival was a difficult yet entirely necessary decision.
“This was a difficult yet entirely necessary decision and we’re sure you share in both our disappointment and understanding of why we had to postpone the event at such short notice,” said the CTIJF.
CTIJF said that there’s still too much uncertainty and they’re not prepared to jeopardize people’s healths.
“There is still too much uncertainty and we are not prepared to jeopardize the health of you, our loyal Festinos, our local and international artists, and our fellow South Africans. Please refer to our website for questions regarding the refund of your tickets,” concludes the statement from CTIJF.
Earlier this month the CTIJF announced that it has pulled Sjava off their line-up due to the serious nature of the rape allegations made by a fellow musician, Lady Zamar.
Zamar was also on the line-up of this year’s Cape Town International Jazz Festival that was scheduled to take place on March 28 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre.