Post Malone. Picture: Reuters
Post Malone. Picture: Reuters

#CastleLiteUnlocks Post Malone as its headline act, creates Twitter divide

By Staff Reporter Time of article published Apr 3, 2019

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The guy we had to sit through to get to Beyoncé’s performance at Coachella last year. That’s who Castle Lite is bringing to South Africa for their annual Castle Lite Unlocks concert at the TicketPro Dome in Johannesburg on 18 June. 

The brand made the highly anticipated announcement in two places simultaneously: Joburg and Durban on Wednesday. The pop up shops that included free merchandise for the public was a nice twist to what is usually a long, drawn out announcement strictly for media and celebs. But what’s not so nice is that they’re bringing Post Malone to town. At least that’s the vibe on Twitter streets. 

People took to Twitter to express their frustration, while others defended the choice, saying that Twitter is not a true reflection of "real life" reactions. "...many of the people at the pop up store were excited that Post Malone is coming through. But it seems the reaction in real life and online doesn’t quite match," one user wrote.

Castle Light: We’re unlocking Post Malone.

Everyone on Twitter: pic.twitter.com/huQSUWBsp4

— Sterling Archer (@AaronFFFFF) April 3, 2019

See more reactions below.

#CastleLiteUnlocks

Post Malone is the best😍😍😍

— Dzivhu ☺️ (@Dzivhu_R) April 3, 2019

When #CastleLiteUnlocks asked, who answered Post Malone?... show yourself... pic.twitter.com/DsLWpJNEd4

— 🍹MOKhafi📚💰 (@Mokhafii) April 3, 2019 The White Iverson muso will share the stage with Cassper Nyovest, Moozlie and American hip hop OG, DJ and VJ, Sway Calloway. In Jozi, many of the people at the pop up store were excited that Post Malone is coming through. But it seems the reaction in real life and online doesn’t quite match.

Y'all really gonna pretend post malone doesn't make good music huh

— Anjali. (@Anjalaaay) April 3, 2019

     #CastleLiteUnlocks pic.twitter.com/vjTzB2OLk5

— Nhlanhla Malisa (@Malisa__n) April 3, 2019 Post Malone? @castlelitesa pic.twitter.com/BPOzHAFC37

— lelo. (@lelowhatsgood) April 3, 2019 I feel like it’s pretty obvious that #CastleLiteUnlocks does not know what music we actually listen to

— Ricky Spanishhh (@lifa_zimbili) April 3, 2019 To those that were thinking @castlelitesa was actually going to bring someone good 😂😂 as I mute #CastleLiteUnlocks pic.twitter.com/bEp0rtPSOO

— B. 🌻 (@Just_Call_Me_B_) April 3, 2019 POST MALONE?!! #CastleLiteUnlocks pic.twitter.com/zpE89SncTM

— Henrietta Amofa (@Henrietta_Amofa) April 3, 2019

Post Malone better come to Cape Town! pic.twitter.com/MUNbyOQSBG

— Elani🌻🍃🥀 (@glowup_pending) April 3, 2019

What do you think? Are you excited to see Post Malone? Tell us @IOL_Lifestyle on Twitter.

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