The iconic Soweto International Jazz Festival has been cancelled. In a statement released by the organisers, International Art’s Solutions, they say that the cancellation is due to permission not being granted by Johannesburg’s Joint Operations Committee.

The festival got off to a slow start on Thursday with performances beginning several hours later than the set times. The event was then moved inside the Soweto Theatre due to the cold weather.

The festival is supposed to be a four-day event.