Johannesburg

Afropunk

Sunday Dec 30 …       Cnr Joubert St and Kotze St, Braamfontein
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Now in its second year, the cult Afropunk festival (which also takes place in New York, Atlanta, Paris and London) brings together a world class line-up of the hottest names in black alternative music and is one of the most eagerly anticipated music festivals on the South African calendar.

This year’s international headliners include Los Angeles’ neo-soul and alternative R&B superstars The Internet, experimental electronic producer, musician and rapper Flying Lotus who is presenting his first 3D show on the African continent, multi-genre crossover bassist Thundercat (who won a Grammy for his vocal work on Kendrick Lamar's acclaimed album To Pimp a Butterfly), New Orleans rapper and 'Queen of Bounce' Big Freedia, 90s hip hop legends Public Enemy and Haitian-Canadian DJ Kaytranada.

Representing local talent are major local alternative, Gqom, Afro-psychedelic, house, rap and Afro-futurist performers such as Moonchild Sanelly, Dope St JudeFAKANomisupasta, BCUC and Thandiswa with plenty more acts to be announced during the coming months as the annual Afropunk Battle of the Bands commences.

For many the chance to connect and engage with a like-minded alternative crowd is a major part of the attraction and dressing up in the most flamboyant African punk outfits you can imagine is all part of the joy of Afropunk, a festival that is all about celebrating Africa’s open-minded, non-conforming and unconventional communities. This year’s theme is 'The People Resist', a call to action against racism, patriarchy and any form of hate.

Date

Venue

Dec 30 2018
Dec 31 2018
Constitution Hill
Cnr Joubert St and Kotze St, Braamfontein
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Price/Additional Info

Early bird tickets R600, weekend pass R1100, regular tickets R700, weekend pass R1200

Tickets

http://afropunkfest.com/johannesburg/tickets/

Website

afropunkfest.com/johannesburg/ facebook.com/afropunk
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