Afropunk brought over 20 000 fans from around Africa and the world last year and is set to return to Constitution Hill in Johannesburg on December 30 and 31.
Festival-goers partied to epic performances by Anderson .Paak and The Free Nationals, Laura Mvula, Thebe, Nakhane, King Tha Vs Blk Jks, Rude Boyz, Sho Madjozi, Blitz The Ambassador, Dear Ribane, Jojo Abot, Petite Noir and DJ Kenzhero.
In the lead up to the big announcement, Afropunk will host a Treasure Hunt with a difference.
This exploration will give potential festival-goers clues and quotes to guess the lineup before it is announced, and give them a chance to win VIP tickets to Afropunk Joburg 2018.
The Treasure Hunt is on at www.afropunkfest.com/johannesburg.
Afropunk Joburg’s influencers will be announcing these Treasure Hunt clues and quotes.
Sho Madjozi and Manthe Ribane (who will join Nakhane on stage at Afropunk Brooklyn at the end of August) are announcing clues as are artists YoungstaCPT, Muzi and Nomisupasta, Kagiso Lediga, Smash Afrika, illustrator Slaying Goliath, DJ and producer Da Kruk - anthropologist, poet and author Lebohang Masango, Creative Director Hussain Van Roos, (trans) personality Glow, DJ Deniece Marz, choreographer Kieron Jina, hair curator Nikiwe Dlova of Own Your Crown, gay rights/feminist activist Thokozani Ndaba, producer and DJ Jakinda, youth activist, Amonge Sinxoto of Black Board Africa and photographers Kgomotso Neto, Mpumelelo Macu and Andile Buka.
These influential South Africans embody this year’s theme The People Resist, which is a call to arms against racism, patriarchy and any form of hate.