SOLANGE AND MIGUEL TO HEADLINE AFROPUNK JOBURG 2019 FESTIVAL WITH PERFORMANCES FROM MASEGO, GOLDLINK, NAO, RICO NASTY, DISTRUCTION BOYZ, BUSISWA, SHO MADJOZI, ZOË MODIGA, TCIYF, AND OTHERS

AFROPUNK Joburg’s 2019 edition continues to feature one of the most exciting and inclusive festival lineups in the world. Headlining the festival this year are, Grammy Award-winning singer, Solange and funk/R&B artist Miguel. Additionally, DMV rapper Goldlink will make his debut on the African continent, while his longtime collaborator Masego will bring his trap-house-jazz vibes.

Boundary-pushing artist Rico Nasty is expected to get the crowd bouncing with her “sugar trap”, while Durban-based GQOM duo, Distruction Boyz are set to bring the house down. Additional acts include Busiswa, Sho Madjozi, Zoë Modiga, Morena Leraba, Darkie Fiction, with many more artists to be announced. (Full lineup below). As has become custom, AFROPUNK has created an annual theme for 2019, the theme is WE SEE YOU, a message that brings together AFROPUNK ideology and the people who support it, under the banner of acknowledgment, and in resistance to those who strive to oppress. (You can read the entire AFROPUNK We See You manifesto at the bottom of the press release.)

The festival has expanded around the world in five cities, Paris, Johannesburg, London and Atlanta, in the last 5 years with additional cities on the horizon. Beyond the constellation of large-scale live-music events and media reach, AFROPUNK is a world-wide community that is the engine of the global Black experience. AFROPUNK festivals are gathering places to experience art, food and craft-makers and vendors. AFROPUNK is where the global majority comes to see and be seen, to speak loudly and proudly, to resist and party — but most of all, to make the future.

Continuing with their commitment to the support of South African creatives, AFROPUNK, will debut Sho Madjozi to at their Atlanta festival this year, Muzi at AFROPUNK Paris as well as seven South African artist in Brooklyn including DJ Kenzhero.

Aside from major music talent from all over the globe, the festival encompasses Bites&Beats food experience, Activism Row and the SpinThrift Market, as well as the chance to earn tickets via the AFROPUNK Army Earn-a-Ticket programme. The build-up to the festival includes a Battle of the Bands, which seeks to unearth new local music talent and gives the winners an opportunity to play on the festival stage.

Tickets for Afropunk Joburg 2019 will be available over at the festival’s official website https://afropunk.com/festival/joburg/tickets/. Prices range from R600.00 for a daily admission ticket, R1 100.00 for a general weekend pass and VIP packages are priced at R 2 900.00.

You can view the artist line up video here: https://vimeo.com/mobilemediamob/review/338693934/d5868f39ae