The Afropunk Festival is an annual arts festival which made its debut in Brooklyn, USA, in 2005 and has since expanded to many countries including the UK, France and, most recently, South Africa! It’s a festival that aims to unify people with different cultures through music, film, art, and skate. Printworks London will be the latest venue for this vibrant festival which attracts more than 70,000 people in multiple cities.
This year, Afropunk will be adding Johannesburg, South Africa to its tour with the theme for 2017 being “WE THE PEOPLE”. A befitting theme considering the continent they’ll be performing in. Afropunk is a platform for the colored community in North America and Europe and it’s an effort to strengthen white subcultural ties through music and art which is why the modern city of Johannesburg is perfect for their next stop in 2017!
This year, Afropunk will return to London on July 22nd-July 23rd. Grab your tickets for 90 GBP ( Rs.12,230) and enjoy the mind-blowing performances by some amazing artists. Food Vendors, Artists, Exhibitions, Creatives, and Designers will all be there to make it a night to remember and be sure to check out their marketplace which will have some delicious food, pop-ups, and art stalls.
Many famous artists are going to be performing this year including LIANNE LA HAVAS, NAO, DANNY BROWN, THUNDERCAT, JME, WILLOW SMITH, THE HEAVY, CORINNE BAILEY RAE, JAZZIE B, LITTLE SIMZ, JAZZ RE: FRESHER, NADIA ROSE, KOJEY RADICAL, CONNIE CONSTANCE, BLACKTRONICA, GAL-DEM DJS and many more!
Founding father of grime and BBK (Boy Better Know) Jamie Adenuga, better known as Jme will also grace the stage and blow the people away this year. Jme is an artist who performed in London basements and has now become one of the frontrunners in Music Industry in the UK.
Lianne La Havas, a London-born British singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist will also be performing at the Afropunk Festival who is one of the leading female singers in the United Kingdom and has many awards under her belt, including the best British Female Solo Artist Award at the 2017 Brit Awards.
Afropunk is for people of every race, color, nationality, creed, and taste. It is the pioneer in defining culture in the music industry by promoting colored artists and helping to grow the music industry across the continents!
Visit Afropunk’s website right now and get your tickets ASAP because they’re selling like crazy. If you’re traveling to U.K just in time for this awesome festival then grab your tickets here http://afropunkfest.com/london/tickets/
Here are some highlights of the festival that took place in 2016!