Cassper Nyovest almost filled up FNB stadium this weekend
Cassper Nyovest made history this weekend and not only for Hip Hop but for all of SA’s music industry.
Whilst he did not quite fill up FNB stadium, reports are that he sold 68,000 tickets making him the first South African hip hop artist to ever host a concert at the venue and almost fill it to capacity. FNB can hold 75,000 people so he did indeed come very close.
The event itself looked spectacular – Cassper Nyovest did manage to sell out the Golden Circle and many of the rest of the seats.
68,000 tickets is triple what he sold to fill up the Ticket Pro Dome in 2015. For this one he managed to draw a crowd of 20,000 which in itself was a record-breaking feat.
This was the first time a South African music artist had sold out a venue with this capacity without an international on the bill.
In 2016 Cassper Nyovest then surprised everybody by filling up Orland stadium with approximately 40,000 – double that of the Ticket Pro dome. Orlando stadium was not full but he certainly came close.
His latest attempt, though, is an incredible achievement. 68,000 tickets sold for a local performer is more than many international artists could dream of achieving if they performed here.
It’s a well-known industry fact that for any band or artist to be able to fill a stadium in South Africa, said artist must have at least three generations of fans. This means the artist would have to had been in the music biz for at least thirty years.
Reports say that the stage design was magnificent and the funniest thing about this whole event is that Standard Bank sponsored the event at FNB stadium as the latter would not get involved.
From 2015 when he embarked on his first ‘fill up the stadium’ campaign until now, he has tripled his numbers.
That is truly remarkable. Well done Cassper Nyovest!