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Cardi B is Headed to South Africa for Castle Light’s Unlocks Concert

Cardi B will be performing in South Africa in June.

Cardi B will headline the 10th edition of Castle Light's Unlocks series of events. The event will take place in June at the TicketPro Dome.

Castle Light Unlocks has hosted some of the biggest hip-hop stars such as Drake, J. Cole, Chance the Rapper, Kanye West, Travis Scott, Post Malone and Meek Mill among some of the biggest South African hip-hop stars.


The liquor brand announced Cardi B as a headliner yesterday, and released the first phase of tickets. Fans scrambled for the tickets which went for a meager R50. The overwhelming amount of traffic slowed the site down and the tickets were sold out with a matter of minutes.

This will be the second time the New York rap star will make a visit to the continent, as she was in Nigeria for a performance in 2019. She also made a visit to Ghana during her stay in Nigeria. Cardi took time to see the two countries and she mingled with everyday people.

Below are the details for the Castle Light Unlocks event which Cardi B will be headlining.

Venue: TicketPro Dome, Johannesburg

Date: 12 June 2020

Tickets: From R690 on sale on February 21 at 9am at Castle Lite Unlocks

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