Music legend Abdullah Ibrahim has withdrawn from this year’s Cape Town International Jazz Festival.
CTIJF management were informed that his decision was taken in light of concerns around travelling, due to the coronavirus.
The festival is set to take place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre on 27 and 28 March.
“We respect the decision taken by the artist and CTIJF remains committed to bringing the best in jazz and jazz-related music to the Mother City.
The fest will be going ahead as planned on the 27 and 28 March and we will announce a suitable replacement,” says Festival Director Billy Domingo.
“Festival management is working with the respective bodies - such as Western Cape Department of Health, Wesgro and Cape Town Tourism - and would like to remind Festinos that no advisory has been issued against travel to South Africa.”
General access tickets are on sale at Computicket at R999 for a Weekend Pass and R649 for a Day Pass.