'Friends of Amstel SA' postponed amid Covid-19 concerns, says organisers

Focalistic. Picture: Instagram.

Focalistic. Picture: Instagram.

Published Dec 1, 2021


Just three days before the event was scheduled to take place, organisers have decided to postpone the highly anticipated “Friends of Amstel SA” event.

The decision to postpone it was made due to safety concerns over the rising Covid-19 numbers across the country.

A press release from the event’s PR company, Azania Public read: “A new date will be communicated when the organisers of the event, Heineken SA and its associated partners, are able to create a safe environment for patrons and music lovers.

“Heineken SA, upholding its safety first values, would like to play a part in ensuring a safe festive season for all, so they have chosen to reschedule ’Friends of Amstel SA’ for a time when everyone can enjoy themselves responsibly.”

The “Friends of Amstel SA” music experience has been around for several years now.

Earlier this year, due to Covid-19 restrictions, the organisers hosted a virtual event that featured the likes of DBN Gogo, Dinho, Spokenpriestess, Zaimaya and global star Wizkid.

This latest instalment's line-up, which has now been postponed, was set to include big hitters such as Focalistic, Kamo Mphela, Mr JazziQ, Lamiez Holworthy, Lulo Cafe, Oscar Mbo, Da Capo, Big Zulu and Sjava.

Wizkid, who is playing at a sold-out The O2 arena on Wednesday, was set to be the headliner.

Amstel senior brand manager, Boipelo Malao explained, “After months of planning and excitement, it is unfortunate that we have to postpone the ’Friends of Amstel SA’ live event, but we are committed to keeping our friends safe.

“We have seen the rise in Covid-19 cases and it is the responsible thing to do to put the safety of our patrons first. We will announce a new date for the music experience and we hope to see you there.”