With cities around the country opening back up, that means more and more events and festivals starting back up where they left off in 2019. We’ve seen the resurgence of Rolling loud, Lollapalooza, and the Wireless Festival over in London this past week. One festival that is coming back outside is The AfroPunk Festival in Atlanta, GA. AfroPunk is an arts festival with live music, art, fashion, and culture. Afropunk has multiple festivals in Brooklyn, Atlanta, Paris, The retailerand Johannesburg. AfroPunk is a space where black culture is loved and exercised freely without judgment. At this year’s festival, the mantra is “WE GOT US.” This is a mantra that echoes how the black community and culture can be self-reliant and preserve and uplift our own culture.
For the 3rd year in a row, Target is a sponsor of the Afropunk festival in Atlanta. Target is a company amid the George Floyd protest that has talked the talk and walked the walk when it comes to supporting the black community and uplifting black voices. the retailer will have its own stage at the festival called “The Uncontained Stage.” This stage will feature Rico Nasty, Terms, and newly added artists, VanJess, Young Baby Tate, and Doshi. The “UNCONTAINED” experience will have 5 live acts and a BTS storytelling on how UNCONTAINED was developed. This festival is a place that champions and uplifts our black culture. People who attend this event will have many different ways to experience the festival, from Bites & Beats, The Spinthrift Market, The Hair and Beauty Village, Arts & Times, and Ideaville.
AfroPunk is an arts festival that includes live music, art, fashion, and more. Over the years, AfroPunk has always had a mix of live performers and bubbling up-and-coming artists. It’s a stage and a platform for all types of black artists to be showcased. This year’s lineup will include Wale, Smino, Rico Nasty, VanJess, Terms, Fousheé, and many more.
The festival is also fully aware that Covid-19 is still out there and making an effort to have a safe and healthy experience. All festival-goers have to either be vaccinated or show proof of a negative covid test within 72 Hours. This looks like what the future of festivals and concerts could look like for a while. For tickets and more information on the festival, go to AfroPunk.com for more.