Sho Madjozi, Dj Cleo, Thebe, Jojo Abot & Rudeboyz have joined the Celebration of African Sounds at Afropunk Joburg scheduled to take place on 30 and 31 December 2017.
Johannesburg’s reputation for quieting down over the festive season will end this month when South African and global music fans descend on the city for the most memorable New Year’s party ever, Afropunk Joburg.
In the spirit of celebrating South African sounds, new African flavours have been added to the lineup for Afropunk’s continental debut on the 30th and 31st of December at Constitution Hill.
Kwaito legend Thebe, who’s been rocking South African dancefloors since his mid-’90’s debut in Mafikeng, will be joined by major SA music forces DJ Cleo, Durban Gqom crew Rudeboyz featuring this year’s breakout star Sho Madjozi, as well as New York-based Ghanaian, JoJo Abot who are the final additions to the line-up.
Also added to the bill are the exciting new artist who won the Afropunk Battle of the Bands, amplified by Hunter’s Edge final - future kwaito creators, Stiff Pap and kasi-rock act, Automatic Live.
They will join Solange, Anderson .Paak and The Free Nationals, King Tha Vs Blk Jks, Petite Noir, Blitz the Ambassador, Laura Mvula, Black Motion, Theo Parrish, The Brother Moves On, Nakhane, Spoek Mathambo, OKZharp & Manthe Ribane, Nonku Phiri, Gods Sons and Daughters, DJ Lag, DJ Doowap, DJ Kenzhero, Kid Fonque, and Urban Village among others.
The theme for Afropunk Joburg set to take place at Constitution Hill and is: "We the People", which represents the commitment to uphold and fight for the rights enshrined in the Constitution and the Afropunk code.
Afropunk Joburg tickets are still available and customers are advised to purchase tickets at http://afropunk.nutickets.co.za/JHB2017 , or selected Edcon (CNA, Edgars, Jet) outlets.
SATURDAY 30TH DECEMBER
Live & Direct:
Anderson .Paak and The Free Nationals
Okzharp & Manthe Ribane
Blitz The Ambassador
Gods Sons & Daughters
DJ LAG & Friends
SUNDAY 31ST DECEMBER
Live & Direct:
King Tha vs BLK JKS
The Brother Moves On
Pussy Party DJs.