AFROPUNK’s Battle of the Bands is the first expression of mentorship, support and encouragement in our creative community. It is a competition in which new artists play for the chance to perform at AFROPUNK events and on its festival stages.
The AFROPUNK Battle of the Bands JOBURG 2019 contest opens on the 30th of September. The competition, now in its third instalment in South Africa, has unearthed incredible musicians such as 2018 winners Red Robyn and Ikati Esengxoweni along with Automatic Live and Stiff Pap who won the competition in 2017.
In South Africa, AFROPUNK will award the winning band with a distribution deal with Africa’s foremost digital music company, Africori. AFROPUNK and Africori will also host a two day seminar for the Battle of the Bands finalists prior to their shows, to help all finalists with tools they need to take their careers to the next level.
Previous Joburg Winners:
2018 – Red Robyn & iKati Esengxoweni
2017 – Automatic Live & Stiff Pap
Entries that have been accepted will progress to the voting round, where the top bands will battle it out in the final live show for a chance to play at AFROPUNK Joburg 2019.
Enter your band to win a chance to play alongside Solange, Miguel, Masego, Goldlink, Nao, Busiswa, Sho Madojzi and more.