The crowd was the star, as much as any of the musicians and deejays playing at the inaugural Afropunk Joburg bash to ring in the new year.
People dressed in their finest and most risqué afro-glamour to celebrate the individualism and freedom that Afropunk represents. Many in the crowd wondered aloud why Joburgers couldn’t always look so stunning and have more regular safe spaces for self-expression.
Fashion designer Thato Studah Moloi pictured at the Afropunk Joburg Festival in Constitutional Hill. Picture: Rosetta Msimango.
Afropunk attendees came out with amazing fashion, Lewis is one of the faces spotted at the festival. Picture: Rosetta Msimango.
Mrs Pretoria - Tshwane Phume Khumalo was spotted at the Afropunk Festival. Picture: Rosetta Msimango.
Palesa Kgasane spotted at the Afropunk festival. Picture: Rosetta Msimango.
Samora Esajas and Ngudjal Kwame travelled all the way from Netherlands to be part of the Afropunk Joburg Festival. Picture: Rosetta Msimango.
Khanya Mahlobo and Bonolo Mathekga at the Afropunk Festival. Picture: Rosetta Msimango.
Afropunk goers visited the Martell Village to enjoy bespoke cocktails, Martell-infused foods and got themselves ultraviolet light tattoos. Picture: Rosetta Msimango/City Press
A bartender gives Afropunk goers a Unique Martell Cognac Experience at the Martell Village. Picture: Rosetta Msimango/City Press