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What to expect from the 2019 Castle Lite Unlocks

The 2019 Castle Lite Unlocks will be held at the Ticketpro Dome in Johannesburg on 17 and 18 June 2019. The two-day hip-hop festival is set to showcase the best in music, fashion, conversation and art.

Masterclasses and Meek Mill

Day one of the experience – on Monday, 17 June – is dedicated to hip-hop as a cultural movement and will feature street culture, masterclasses, inspiring Cold Table Convos and street fashion. Holding down the fort on the music front will be SA’s top-rated hip-hop stars AKA, Shane Eagle, Cassper Nyovest, Boity, J Molley, Nadia Nakai and Moozlie. Plus, multi-platinum selling US rapper Meek Mill will close off day one with an extra-cold performance.

Cassper Nyovest

Art and games

Representing the fashion and art scene will be Nardstar, who is known for her graffiti art, and Galxboy founder Thatiso Dube who collaborated with Castle Lite to produce limited edition merchandise. Attendees can also look forward to exhibitions by Shesha, Nike x Sportscene, Diadora and more. They will also be treated to a rare experience when their favourite hip-hop stars participate in the lifestyle activities from gaming tournaments to the lifestyle expo and basketball games.


Cold Table Convos

In an effort to foster positive dialogues within the hip-hop movement, Castle Lite is proud to present the Cold Table Convos – which will see inspiring voices of the hip-hop culture including Ugandan radio and TV personality Lee Kasumba, prominent hip-hop aficionado Mark Mac, local hip-hop icon Siyabonga ‘Slikour’ Metane, LootLove and DJ Speedsta among others.


Renowned hip-hop guru Sway Calloway will also be part of day one, where he will host the SwayColdCyphers featuring A-Reece, Moozlie, Shane Eagle, Rouge, The Big Hash and Espiquet. Day two – on Tuesday, 18 June – will be all about the music as South Africa’s own trailblazers Nasty C, Rouge and Ricky Rick share the stage with Post Malone for a sub-zero experience.

Post Malone to headline Castle Lite Unlocks

American rapper, producer, singer and songwriter Austin Richard Post, more commonly known as Post Malone, will headline the 2019 Castle Lite Unlocks at the Ticketpro Dome in Johannesburg on 18 June 2019...

5 Apr 2019

In order to ensure a safe experience for all, patrons are advised against carrying any prohibited items. These include guns, illegal substances, sharp objects/weapons and selfie sticks. Possession of these items will result in patrons being denied entry into the event venue and/or the relevant authorities may get involved. Doors will open at 12pm on day one and 5pm on day two. No under 18s are allowed and attendees are requested to carry their identification documents for verification purposes.

Tickets are still available from and at Pick n Pay stores.
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