Following a joint decision by AFROPUNK and Burna Boy, the global movement has confirmed that he will no longer be part of the festival’s Joburg 2019 edition. Burna Boy was scheduled to perform at the festival taking place at Constitution Hill from 30 to 31 December in Johannesburg.
The festival organisers have vowed to work with the “Ye” hitmaker for his return to South Africa when the climate is right. AFROPUNK is still committed to providing music lovers and fans a safe space to express themselves while they enjoy incredible performances from the impressive line-up which includes Solange, Miguel, Nao, Masego, GoldLink, Sho Madjozi, Kwani Experience and many other artists this year.
We are grateful to South Africa, our community, and to the many wonderful artists who will be with us on the 30th and 31st of December, and to the friends and colleagues that have made AFROPUNK Joburg 2019 possible. This year’s festival theme is “WE SEE YOU” as part of our continued commitment to our global AFRICAN Diaspora community.
A new addition to this year’s festival is “The Championship Ball”, a collaboration between Le Grand Ball and Vogue Nights Jozi. Vogue Nights Jozi and Le Grand Ball aim to redefine and reimagine the nightlife scene in Johannesburg by creating safer spaces for queer, trans and non-binary bodies through ballrooms, which push the boundaries of music, fashion and dance.
AFROPUNK 2019 Festival line up includes SOLANGE, MIGUEL, MASEGO, GOLDLINK, NAO, BUSISWA, SHO MADJOZI, KWANI EXPERIENCE, URBAN VILLAGE, ZOE MODIGA BLINKY BILL, MORENA LERABA, DARKIE FICTION, TCIYF, UMLILO, THE CHAMPIONSHIP BALL FEAT: HOUSE OF DIAMONDS, HOUSE OF RÊVE, AND QUEER MAFIA.
DJs: JAZZIDISCIPLES, DJ KENZHERO, DBN GOGO, BATEKOO, GINA JEANZ, ZARA ZULIUS, LELOWHATSGOOD, FIF_LAAA:
Artists: Artists are subject to change
Refunds: No Refunds or exchanges
Event Cancellation: The event will be held, rain or shine. Purchases are not tax-deductible. All purchases are final.