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AFROPUNK Joburg announce line-up and we were not ready

The Internet, Kaytranada, Public Enemy, Flying Lotus, Thundercat... are you still with us or have you passed out yet?

1 Aug 2018 / Opinion / written by TATC Staff

AFROPUNK Joburg is back for a second year to Constitution Hill on 30 and 31 December and this year’s performers include Los Angeles’ future R&B superstars The Internet and Thundercat, experimental electronic music from Flying Lotus (debuting for the first time his 3D show on the African continent), and superb dance grooves from producer Kaytranada.

Thandiswa will serve her hometown crowd with the revolutionary fusion of modern and traditional African sounds that has made her an enduring star since the 90’s. Hip-Hop rebellion will be served by the legendary Public Enemy, Mozambique’s Azagaia and Cape Town’s YoungstaCPT and Dope Saint Jude.

Gqom will set AFROPUNK’s dance floor on fire when Johannesburg’s FAKA and Port Elizabeth hitmaker Moonchild Sanelly take to the stage. New Orleans bounce is represented by the one and only Big Freedia, whom you may know from Drake and Beyonce hits; and there will also be whimsical African superhero intonations from Nomisupasta, as well as ancestral, percussive passion by Soweto’s BCUC. More acts will be announced soon.

Tickets for AFROPUNK Joburg are available via https://afropunk.howler.co.za/AP2018

This year’s theme is THE PEOPLE RESIST, a call to action against racism, patriarchy and any form of hate.