Afropunk will return to Constitution Hill this year. Taking place on December 30-31, the festival will bring together musicians, artists and activists in a two-day-long festival, offering visitors food, art, entertainment, shopping and education.
The festival was established at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in 2005, and has since expanded to other parts of the world, including Atlanta, London and Paris. This will be the second year Johannesburg will host the festival.
According to Dawn Robertson, CEO of Constitution Hill: “The Festival is an exciting mix of innovative dialogue and music, all against the backdrop of South Africa’s Constitutional Court, the highest court in the land.”
The festival focuses on creating a space that is safe for all genders, sexes and races. Robertson says: “There could be no more appropriate site to host Afropunk – a festival that says NO to sexism, racism, ableism, homophobia, ageism, fatphobia, transphobia and hatefulness.”
An early line-up for the festival includes USA-based group, Public Enemy; Haitian-Canadian musician, Kaytranada; South African star, Thandiswa; LA-based Thundercat; and popular Soweto-based band, BCUC.
For more information on the festival, visit the website here.