With just a little over two weeks left until Cassper Nyovest is scheduled to take over the Dome, fans were itching to know how many tickets have actually been sold and whether the rapper would be adding any supporting acts for the show. In a nutshell, is he really pulling this off? Well, the platinum selling rapper put an end to all the questions when he unveiled all that needed to be known about #FillUpTheDome at a press conference on Tuesday afternoon.
The highly anticipated historical concert has already shifted about 16 000 tickets, leaving a mere 4 000 general tickets available with more than two weeks still to go.
Contrary to popular assumption, Nyovest will not be raking in big bucks from the show. The rapper revealed at the press conference this afternoon that in total, the tickets will make just over R3 million. Booking the Dome has cost him a whopping R4.2 million. This means in calculation, he is actually losing over R1 million in his own money to accomplish his giant dream.
While that may seem a bit unfortunate for others, the rapper told the press he is happy that the show will inspire young kids to follow their dreams. He later took to Twitter to address the massive loss, affirming fans that there are more important things than money.
Money is not everything man. It is important but there’s more to do in the world like make a sustainable difference https://t.co/lXJ6UHPgrq
— October 31st TheDome (@CassperNyovest) October 13, 2015
BP and AG Mobile were unveiled as proud sponsors of the concert.
“I’d like to thank AG Cellular and BP for believing in this project. Authentic South African brands” – Nyovest #FillUpTheDome
— #OctNovIssueOutNow (@HypeMagazineSA) October 13, 2015
DJ Black Coffee, Black Motion, Riky Rick and Major League Djz were all announced as supporting acts for the concert. Despite these impressive additions, Cassper wants ticket buyers to be aware that he remains the main headliner and attraction to the show.
Filling up the Dome may be an unprecedented feat for local artists, but Cassper revealed that this is just the beginning for him. Selling out the venue forms part of a bigger vision that involves his closest allies Riky Rick and the Major League DJs.
Event organisers who think they have secured him for shows coming after the concert might have to redesign their posters. The platinum selling rapper revealed that he plans to pull out of shows that he was booked for to focus on taking the Fill Up The Dome experience to other parts of South Africa.