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What is AFROPUNK?
AFROPUNK is an influential community of young people of all backgrounds speaking through music, art, film, lifestyle sports, fashion, photography, and more. We are the influencers, creatives, and tastemakers who were once seen as outsiders, but who now directly affect pop culture.
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.
VISION & MISSION
AFROPUNK IS THE MICROPHONE OF THOUGHT AND A LENS OF PERSPECTIVE
We are the largest integrated media platform giving voice to the unwritten, unwelcome and unseen, we are redefining the modern multicultural experience globally.
Our mission is to unleash freedom of expression, and honor the power of individuality while strengthening our community.
Millennials of all musical tastes and walks of life, moving in one direction for the promise of something greater; creating history in the process, and intersections between different music genres and the cultures that surround them. Originating with the 2003 documentary that highlighted a Black presence in the American punk scene, AFROPUNK has evolved into a platform for the alternative and experimental. Today, AFROPUNK is the world’s #1 destination for alternative Black culture, reaching 14 million people weekly across our social media platforms and 100,000+ internationally at our festivals and events.
Is the festival rain or shine?
Sure is! No rainchecks here.
Are there refunds?
No, all ticket sales are final.
When and where is it held?
When: December 30-31
Where: Constitution Hill, Johannesburg, South Africa
When is the performance schedule released?
Line up subject to change.
How much does the festival costs?
Check out our ticketing page for a full list of ticket options.
What kind of ID do I need to purchase drinks or pick up tickets? What if my ID is expired?
Only valid (non-expired) government-issued photo IDs will be accepted.
Is the festival accessible to people with disabilities?
Yes. Check back soon for info on our ADA Accessibility guidelines.
Will there be food available?
Yes and it will be scrumptious.
What about vegetarian/kosher items?
We love vegetarian and kosher food so there will be plenty of options! Check back for updates on what delicious vegetarian/kosher bites will be available.
Will you have merch for sale?
Festival t-shirts, limited edition posters, hats, you name it. Artist merch will also be available there.
Who do I contact about volunteering?
Check back for updates on how you can volunteer.
How can my company become a sponsor?
What is the re-entry policy?
All exits are final
What can I bring?
– Small purses and clear bags
– One recyclable container for water (not two, or three, or four, or any number above one)
What can I NOT bring?
– Weapons (guns, knives, or any weapons)
– Large backpacks, book bags or non-transparent bags over hand size (any bag that is not clear plastic, vinyl, or PVC and over 12”x6”x12” in size will not be allowed)
– Food and drink (other than a single recyclable water container)
– Illegal substances of any kind
– Umbrellas (rain or beach)
– Coolers or picnic baskets
– Lawn chairs
– Pets (service dogs will be permitted)
– Scooters or personalized motorized vehicles (that includes hoverboards)
– Detachable lens cameras
– Audio recording equipment
– Video recording equipment
– Remote controlled vehicles or aircraft, including drones
– No unauthorized vendors will be permitted
– No solicitations, handbills, sampling, giveaways, etc.
Will I be searched upon entry?
Yup, festival security will search all persons and bags prior to entry. Please review the prohibited items list if you aren’t sure whether or not you can bring something.
What do I do if I lose something during the festival?
We’re currently setting up a LOST AND FOUND for the site. Once live, you can find it under the Info tab on the main menu. Check back soon.