After a successful premiere at Alexander Palace last year, AFROPUNK is back bigger and better! This summer the weekend of July 22-23 at the Printworks will see another exciting year of self-expression, poetry, culture and music, with an ethos of universal representation for people of colour across a global society.

An original concept evolved from Matthew Morgan’s 2003 documentary on black punks in the US, forged a strong movement and ethos based in music, art, film and strong individualism.

AFRPUNK is a cultural black force celebrating alternative tribes on the outskirts of society as well as the excellence of the gifted. Unrepentant and visionary, the first festival premiered 2007, in Brooklyn.

Fast-forward to 2017, a community that nurtures talent and artistry of some of the globes brightest stars, festivals in Brooklyn, Atlanta, Paris, London and now Johannesburg this December.

In just a few weeks Willow Smith, JME, Saul Williams, Jazzie B, Nadia Rose Thundercat, Lianne Las Havas, NAO, Little Simz, Petite Noir, Sate, Blacktronica, Hannah Faith, Mahalia, Big Freedia, Kojey Radical, The Heavy, Clara Amfo, Danny Brown, Black Orchid, The OBMGS, Jamz Supernova and a special guest to be revealed. Other music will be provided by collectives Jazz re:freshed, Born N Bread, Fam and Gal-Dem. Join us this year as we cover London’s most unique festival to date.


22-23rd July 2017
Surrey Quays Road
SE16 7JP

Event | AFROPUNK London 2017 – Printworks