AFROPUNK Joburg Lineup! Day Splits Announced!

Joining Solange, Anderson .Paak and The Free NationalsKing Tha Vs Blk JksLaura Mvula, Black MotionTheo Parrish and more will be Cape Town’s Petite Noir DOOKOOMRadio 123 from Johannesburg, Ghanaian-American Blitz The Ambassador, Mozambique’s Azagaia, as well as Joburg DJs Kid FonqueDJ KenzheroJust ThembaDJ DoowapTha CuttThemba Lunacy and a DJ collective from Braamfontein’s femme-centric night The Pussy Party. Also DJing during the festivities will be Cape Tonian The Alvhinator.

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Join us December 30th and 31st for the first ever AFROPUNK Joburg 2017!

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AFROPUNK Presents Battle of The Bands competition aims to discover local musical talent with potential to challenge the status quo. In addition to sharing the stage with world class headlining acts at AFROPUNK Joburg, One Winning Artist will walk away with various prizes valued at R15 000, at the end of the events series.  The top 16 bands will compete in a series of events taking place from 18 November – 03 December, with the final round taking place on December 14 in Johannesburg. Check out all the bands HERE.

Battle of the Bands event dates:

25 November

Soweto Semifinal

His and Hers Picnic at Lebo’s Backpackers

TIME: 12pm

26 November

Pretoria Semifinal

Re:Capitoli Festival at Tshwane Arts Crafts and Design Hub

TIME: 11am

2 December

Tembisa Semifinal

Easy Saturday Street Food Festival  at Mehlareng Stadium Tembisa

TIME: 12pm

3 December

Tsakane Semifinal

Wolf & Co x Water The People at Wolf & Co

TIME: 12pm


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is a weekend-long celebration of DIY culture within the festival; a thoughtfully curated marketplace showcasing the best and brightest craftspeople from the local maker community. Goods range from one of a kind and unique jewelry, natural beauty products, bespoke accessories and apparel, housewares, books, affordable art and much more. Aside from the AFROPUNK Vintage Zionist SA Fashion Week collaboration range, African brands that will be on sale at Constitution Hill are the clothing labels Dope Store, Wawi EthiopiaZulumienand Imprint ZA, plus jewelry brand Nutcase Acts. Hair and cosmetics are in the mix too: The Perfect HairAkan OrganicsHanahana Beauty and Boho Hippie Henna.


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 is a food truck and restaurant event within the festival that showcases tastes from around the world, Try something hot. Try something cold, spicy, or sweet. Try it all. Sign up to be a food vendor at AFROPUNK Joburg 2017 HERE.


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is an interactive, educational, site-specific installation featuring grassroots and nonprofit organizations that solve urgent community problems. With the help of nonprofits, organizations and social and political movements, Activism Row is an opportunity for young people to be informed about different civic participation. It also encourages festival-goers to make a difference in their community (and the world) by supporting social innovations. Activism Row is presented by our partners at the AIDS Healthcare Foundation South Africa, a global non-profit HIV/AIDS organization providing cutting-edge medicine and advocacy to more than 824,000 people in 38 countries.

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