World Jam Festival Durban Postponed.
The Organisers of the World Jam Festival Durban have just announced that the event has been postponed. The event which was to be held on Saturday 06th and Sunday 07th of December was a two-day festival which offered fans the opportunity to soak up their favourite tunes, experience a full weekend of multiple acts by world-class musicians, or visit the varied arenas dedicated to their style of music across many decades and genres.
The World Jam Festival hosted by the province of Kwazulu-Natal was to be hosted during the month of December, as a true Zulu Kingdom experience. The two-day festival was touted as a kaleidoscope of music, culture and culinary experiences offering tasteful delights from kitchens around the world. Music ranged from Rock ‘n Blues, Jazz, Hard Rock, POP, Sophia Town, Sounds from the Indian Ocean & West Indies, Smooth Jazz, Contemporary, Bollywood and Gospel. Fans would have been able to go from arena to arena, soaking up your favourite music genre or enjoy a totally new music experience for the first time ever.
A press release which was issued earlier about the World Jam Festival stated the following:
“The organisers of the World Jam Music Festival, in consultation with the Department of Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs have, after total evaluation, taken a responsible decision to postpone the event until a suitable date in 2015.
Whilst the entire event is planned, approved and ready to go, the event organisers and province understand that a tough economic year and sudden, massive event congestion, has placed severe burden on the ticket buying public, who have not been able to give the support required through ticket sales.
Out of consideration and respect for the performance and attendance requirements of the artists and our suppliers’ commitments, it was decided it would be in the best interest of all involved to reschedule the festival. In this way Durban and the people of KwaZulu-Natal will have more of a chance to embrace and take ownership of our own product.
To date, a comprehensive communication campaign has ensured media advertising, positive publicity, support, and belief in the event from the media. Many of the local and international artists have shown their support through media interviews and excitement on their part. Those who are available for the new dates will continue with the festival.
The event organisers, Province and valued suppliers all remain supportive of the decision and committed to the event, and will work together towards the new date. Ticket holders may claim a refund from Computicket, until the next date is published on 15th December.”