The battle of best band continues… in September AFROPUNK announced the call to entries where thousands of upcoming artists submitted their music in hopes of becoming the 2019 winner of Battle Of The Bands. AFROPUNK has now selected the top four finalists that will battle it out one last time on the 30th of November for this enormous title.
The competition is about giving unsigned acts an opportunity to showcase their musical skills and also plugging them with the chance to perform at the main AFROPUNK Festival stage in December. Now in its third year in South Africa, many great talent has unearthed such as 2018 winners Red
Robyn and Ikati Esengxoweni along with Automatic Live and Stiff Pap who won the competition
Expected to compete at the final Battle Of The Bands competition are Raspy, Muneyi,
Shameless and Yanga Yaya. The finalists were selected through a public voting system
hosted on AFROPUNK.com where fans got to vote for their favourite band, putting them a step
closer to the finals. Each of the finalists will go head to head and is expected to impress fans
and a panel of judges which include AFROPUNK co-founder, Matthew Morgan and many other
The winning band will be sharing the stage with local legends and international superstars at the
AFROPUNK Festival taking place at Constitution Hill on 30 & 31 December 2019. In addition to
performing at the festival, the winning act will win a distribution deal with Africa’s foremost artist
development hub, AFRICORI, who are official partners for Battle Of The Bands contest.
AFROPUNK and Africori will also host a two day seminar on November 28 & 29, to help all
finalists with tools they need to take their careers to the next level.
AFROPUNK Joburg takes place at Constitution Hill on 30 and 31 December, under the theme
WE SEE YOU, a message that brings together AFROPUNK ideology and the people who
support it, under the banner of acknowledgement, and in resistance to those who strive to
Venue: UP POPS AFROPUNK
Address: 25 MELLE STREET BRAAMFONTEIN 2001
Date: 30 NOV 2019
Time: 19:00 – 23:00
Ticket Price: R 30.00
Ticket link: https://afropunk.howler.co.za/events/afropunk-battle-of-the-bands-joburg-2e2b
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