Halala! Black Coffee's 'Music Is King' festival is coming to Durban

Halala! Black Coffee's 'Music Is King' festival is coming to Durban

Black Coffee is bringing his 'Music Is King' festival to Durban for the first time.

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Durbanites will be screaming "KeDezemba boss" this festive season following news that Black Coffee's popular 'Music Is King' festival is heading to Durban.

The 'LaLaLa' hitmaker shared details about the upcoming shows at a media launch in Umhlanga on Wednesday.

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He said he wants to bring musicians together for an international concert experience. 

Black Coffee took to Instagram to share a poster with the show dates and artists who will be performing.

"Welcome to the @musiciskinglive family," the 43-year-old wrote. 

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Surprisingly, AKA - who has had beef with Black Coffee in the past - is on the line-up.

Destruction Boyz, Sanelly Moonchild, JazziDisciples, Muzi, Samthing Soweto, Tom Misch, and KwaZulu-Natal's Sjava were also named as performers. 

The festival is named after Black Coffee's 'Music Is King' EP, which was released in 2018.

The Durban leg of the show will take place at Kings Park Outer Fields on December 15. 

Black Coffee told the Sunday Independent in 2018 that he wants to unite people through music.

“It’s not about the colour of your skin, it’s not about where you are from, it’s about your love for music. We have become so genre-specific that we are not open to listen to other genres and although I am known as a house DJ, I enjoy all kinds of music. With Music Is King you can come because you love hip-hop but you get to also enjoy rap and kwaito,” he said. 

Black Coffee has performed at sold-out shows in Paris, Ibiza, and New York.

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