HVOB cancel their Lighthouse Festival SA tour – FKA Mash and Jazzuelle to take over

We are the bearers of bad news this morning. HVOB, set to headline the much anticipated, Lighthouse Festival taking place in Cape Town and Johannesburg this month, have cancelled both shows due to lead singer, Anna’s health. The HVOB member has been experiencing problems from a previous ear-related injury which she still hasn’t fully recovered from. Anna’s doctors have advised her not to travel or perform until she is completely healed.

The festival announced the cancellation yesterday after awaiting a final call from the band. FKA Mash will headline Johannesburg this year while one of the most talented producers SA has ever seen, Jazzuelle will make his way to Cape Town for the headline slot. Read statements from both Lighthouse Festival and Anna below.

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Message from Anna [HVOB]

Dear Jozi and CapeTown,
My ears are seriously injured which makes it impossible for me to board a plane the next couple of weeks without risking to lose my hearing completely. the doctor said I must stay at home and my body also tells me so.it breaks my heart because I was so looking forward to seeing you again. I will always remember the first time we played in Johannesburg – it was on a roof a couple of years ago and it was one of my happiest moments ever. so I know we are having a special connection and I know you know it, too.

I wish you all the best time at Lighthouse Festival. the people who are doing it are my family and I know they put all their love and passion into it. I was a tiny part of building this festival from the very beginning, so if you want to help me heal more quickly, please go there and have the best time. support the artists, their music and help to grow LHF so we can come back to one of their next editions.

At the moment I am so sad but I know I will see you again soon.

Anna x

Statement from Lighthouse Festival 

Sorry to all the fans and party people, who especially looked forward to HVOB’s performance. we can assure you that this wasn’t the last chance to see the band play South Africa. Let’s still make Lighthouse Festival South Africa two days and nights to remember.

We are still proud to be able to present you such a versatile and fun line up, for the first time spread over two weekends in these two lovely cities – Your LHF hosts.

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