14 December 2016 – Namibia Breweries Limited (NBL) announced that its premium brand, Windhoek Draught has officially withdrawn its sponsorship towards the 2016 Windhoek Draught Live Music Festival at which international R&B artist, R. Kelly would have performed as main act.
The Windhoek Draught Live Music Festival which was initially scheduled to have taken place on 25 November 2016, was cancelled after the events promoter, Namconcerts was notified by the R. Kelly management that they are “experiencing internal challenges”.
NBL Acting Marketing Manager, Rene Duffy said, “With no confirmation or feedback received from the artist or his management 2 weeks after the scheduled event, NBL decided to withdraw its sponsorship to host R.Kelly as main act at the 2016 Windhoek Draught Live Music Festival. It is with sincere regret that NBL informs the general public that this year’s Windhoek Draught Live concert will therefore unfortunately not take place.”
Duffy assured those members of the public who had already purchased tickets for the show, that they will be refunded in full and that the process for reimbursement is in progress.
“We would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank our customers and consumers for their continued loyal and valued support, and pledge our commitment to continue creating amazing and memorable experiences for all,” Duffy said.