Thank You Atlanta!
Who Are We
Afro: as in, born of African spirit and heritage; see also black (not always), see also rhythm and color, see also other, see also underdog.
Punk: as in, rebel, opposing the simple route, imbued with a DIY ethic, looking forward with simplicity, rawness and open curiosity; see also other, see also underdog.
AFROPUNK is defining culture by the collective creative actions of the individual and the group. It is a safe place, a blank space to freak out in, to construct a new reality, to live your life as you see fit, while making sense of the world around you.
The fans are the bands, the bands are the fans. Fuck rock stars.
What They’re Saying
“It represents not just fashion and style but culture and identity; it represents breaking barriers, blurring gender lines and removing restrictions for who can wear what; it represents liberation for various marginalized identities.”
“Though AFROPUNK Atlanta delivered an excellent line-up and drew thousands, the electric ambiance of the festival is what made it stand apart as an event that has a true call to action.”
”AFROPUNK creates an environment cultivating artistic expression whether it be through music, fashion or visual art. This makes it more than just a festival, but a phenomenon.”