We like it! Castle Lite unlocks Cardi B

On Thursday, fans were also given the opportunity to buy early tickets prior to the headliner being announced, starting at just R50.

Picture: @iamcardib/Twitter.

JOHANNESBURG – Castle Lite Unlocks has announced Grammy Award winner Cardi B will headline this year’s edition of the event.

South Africans were left guessing for a few days, with some SA artists dropping hints about a woman rapper gracing the coldest concert.

In a statement released on Thursday night, Castle Lite brand director Silke Bucker said: “Castle Lite prides itself in not only being a market leader in the beer category but also in our commitment to making a positive contribution to African Hip-Hop culture. We couldn’t be more excited to reveal the multi-award-winning hit-maker, Cardi B as this year’s headliner.”

On Thursday, fans were given the opportunity to buy early bird tickets prior to the headliner being announced, starting at R50. After Cardi B's announcement, concert deals will now go on sale at their full retail price, starting at R690, at 9 am on Friday.

Cardi B is famous for hits such as I Like That, _Drip _and Bodak Yellow. The event will take place on 12 June at the Ticketpro Dome.

Castle Lite Unlocks, now its 10th year, is famous for bringing big hip-hop names to South African shores and has in the past unlocked international rappers including Nas, Kanye West, Timbaland, Chance the Rapper, Drake and J Cole.

Last year, fans were surprised with two days of performances, conversations around hip hop culture with Sway Calloway, and lifestyle apparel sales.