PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release – Thursday 26 September 2019 at 13h00
It is with a mixed bag of emotions, that we announce the postponement of the Fourth edition of Drift City.
The event organizers, in consultation with the City of Cape Town’s Disaster and Risk Management Services, have taken the tough decision to postpone the event scheduled to take place this Sunday 29th September 2019 on the Grand Parade. We feel this is the best course of action in order to avoid a possible weather nightmare largely based on forecasts of inclement weather, and more specifically the possibility of extremely high wind speeds. The implications of high wind speeds and wind gusts is that we would have to restrict access to the grandstand and other temporary infrastructure such as gazebo’s and inflatables and other structures would have to be taken down. Our discussions and this decision, are based on information we currently have at our disposal from various weather bureaus, and with input from all role players. We are cognisant and aware of numerous major events in Cape Town that have in the past been negatively impacted by adverse wind and weather conditions. The safety of you, the fans and attendees, as well as drivers and crew, comes first, and the potential risk is just too high for the event to go ahead at this time. Consideration was also given to the efforts and investment that all our sponsors, vendors and SMME exhibitors put into preparing for our event, and we had to review the potential negative impact for all concerned. We have the full support of our event partners, who have all played such an integral role in helping us grow this event over the years, and we do not want the supporters experience of this event to be diminished in any way. We sincerely regret the disappointment to fans, and apologise for any disruption or inconvenience caused to all those who were also looking forward to Drift City 4.0 as much as we were. The Drift City team appreciates your ongoing and continued support. We have worked with the City of Cape Town over the past 24 hours to secure a new date, and we can confirm that Drift City 4.0 will now take place on Sunday 3rd November 2019. Please note that all tickets remain valid for this date.
We look forward to seeing you all at Drift City 4.0 where you will experience the best drift action!