Get ready and gear up to ride into the musical journey that Afropunk. The music festival is going to outdo itself this year with an amazing lineup of emerging talent and well-known artists. Some of the blockbuster performances promised include Public Enemy, Thundercat, The Internet, Thandiswa, Youngsta CPT, Kaytranada, Flying Lotus, Big Freedia, Saint Jude, Faka, Azagaia, Moonchild, BCUC, and Nomisupasta.
The official theme of this year will be ‘The People Resist’, which indicates the rage against patriarchy, racism and any form of social abuse or hate. Afropunk first launched in 2005 and usually takes place every year in Paris, London, Atlanta, Brooklyn, and Johannesburg. However, the African debut of this festival held back in 2017. The festival last witnessed around 20,000 people from all around South Africa.
The focus of this event is to influence the young generation from all backgrounds to step ahead in the field of art, film, music, sports, and fashion. To buy a festival ticket, you first need to make up your mind that how many days you want to attend. Although the full week VIP passes are a bit costly at $200, they are well worth it.
“Festivals promote diversity, they bring neighbors into dialogue, they increase creativity, they offer opportunities for civic pride, they improve our general psychological well-being. In short, they make cities better places to live.”– David Binder
The festival takes place at Constitution Hill, 11 Kotze St, Braamfontein, Johannesburg.
The train system in Johannesburg is extensive and efficient. Operated by Metrorail, the trains are quite affordable when it comes to ticket cost. Traveling in a train is a great way to explore the main areas of the city. However, the train doesn’t run in certain parts of the city.
The Gautrain rapid-rail and Rea Vaya bus service is also an ideal option for traveling around the city. These are safe and fast ways to reach from one place to another. The Gautrain rapid-rail is an ideal way to commute between Rosebank, Park Station and Sandton. The Rea Vaya bus also operates a line between Soweto and Johannesburg.
If you are looking for an adventurous ride, Tuk-Tuk might be a perfect option for you to explore Johannesburg’s neighborhoods. It is much cheaper than any other transport. The fares start at $2.
Oak Crossing Guesthouse, situated in the middle of Randburg, is one of the cheapest yet comfortable places to stay in the city. The rooms are equipped with all the basic facilities. They offer free Wi-Fi and a safe parking area.
Fourways Garden Guest Estate is yet another perfect option for you. The place is peaceful and situated in six acres of area with natural trees and beautiful gardens. It is located in the Fourways suburb of the north side of Johannesburg.
The guesthouse is just a few minutes away from shopping complexes, business centres, and highways. The Fourway hospital, restaurants and pubs are also at a walking distance from this place.
You can also search on the map below for inexpensive accommodations in Johannesburg close to the Afropunk venue.
Visit the famous Apartheid Museum of Johannesburg. The place is a top tourist attraction as it displays the history of South Africa. The museum was established back in 2001 and it is a non-profit gallery.
The Lion Park should be a must visit place in your bucket list. The place is located in the Gauteng province and spread over 500 acres of land. Around 80 lions live in the park. You will find some white lions (which are rare to see nowadays) and also spotted hyenas, cheetahs, antelopes and a wide range of black-backed jackal. It’s the perfect opportunity to experience the amazing wildlife of Africa.
Visit the Nelson Mandela Square, formerly known as Sandton Square. In 2004, they renamed the place to give tribute to the Former South African president. The man was known for his splendid services and is probably one of the famous revolutionists and philanthropists in the world. Take a photo next to his statue.
The Afropunk 2018 festival is going to take place from December 30th to December 31st, 2018.
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