This Years Theme is WE GOT US– Which Fosters A Message of Unity, Self-Reliance, and Self-Expression
A celebration of music, art, film, comedy, fashion, and more- the much loved AFROPUNK festival returns to Atlanta. Taking place at the Atlantic Station Pinnacle, the weekend-long experience will feature performances from Smino, Fousheé, Dungeon Family’s KP The Great & Friends, Wale, Tkay Maidza, and many more.
Target and AFROPUNK have teamed up yet again to power the festivals UNCONTAINED stage, which will host performances by Rico Nasty, Tems, VanJess, Young Baby Tate and Iamdoechii.
Saturday 25th September:
TEMS (TARGET UNCONTAINED STAGE)
KP THE GREAT & FRIENDS
VANJESS (TARGET UNCONTAINED STAGE)
Attendees will be able to take part in a wide range of diverse entertainment, including the UNCONTAINED Experience presented by Target– Target’s exclusive behind the scenes Video On Demand episodes. This series will consist of highly curated content of the five performances, along with a behind-the-scenes look into how UNCONTAINED was developed. The content will air on planetafropunk.com the first week of October.
Sunday 26th September:
WALE & THE PPL
RICO NASTY (TARGET UNCONTAINED STAGE)
DOECHII (TARGET UNCONTAINED STAGE)
YOUNG BABY TATE (TARGET UNCONTAINED STAGE)
Thanks to Twitch, both days of the festival will be live streamed for the first time in AFROPUNK’s history, providing viewers with an in-depth look at the fashion, food, and art that define AP.
AFROPUNK is much more than a festival- it is a community. For over 15 years they have aimed to inspire and create a safe space for “the most expressive, influential, creative, and educated youth from across the African Diaspora”. They have fought to break down oppressive structures and redefine the ideologies that been the driving force behind the suppression of Black marginalized communities. AFROPUNK prides itself as being the only global entity to explore and redefine the Black and multicultural experience. Their mission is to unleash expression, honor individuality, and fortify our community.
AFROPUNK is proud of the global non-conformist movement that it has created, a vocal message of inclusiveness and ethos of “No Sexism, No Racism, No Ableism, No Ageism, No Homophobia, No Fatphobia, No Transphobia, No Hatefulness.”
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