Even Solange’s autonomic disorder couldn’t stop Afropunk Joburg from taking place on the last weekend of 2017. Beyoncé’s sister was scheduled to be one of the headliners of the festival but cancelled at the last minute.
This was not one of the things that was reflected upon at a media briefing on Friday morning. Afropunk owners, Matthew Morgan and Jocelyn Cooper were joined by Gauteng MEC Lebogang Maile at the briefing at Constitution Hill in Johannesburg.
Cooper said the weekend was attended by close to 20 000 people - 2000 of which were patrons from outside the country. Morgan called the two day festival that was marred with controversy on account of their refusal to refund ticket holders “a dream and an honour of ours to have Afropunk here.”
“It’s only the beginning,” he said, “these things are not easy. [...] We will only get better doing what we do.”