This weekend, AfroPunk Fest was gearing up to make their big debut in Atlanta this weekend (Oct. 3-4). Unfortunately, Mother Nature had a different agenda. Due to heavy rains in connection to the nearing Hurricane Joaquin, the fest decided to cancel the festivities to avoid any safety issues.
— AFROPUNK (@afropunk) October 1, 2015
An official statement on their website from the festival founder Matthew Morgan read, “Safety is always the #1 concern for any of our festivals, nothing is more important. Over the course of the past 10 years of AFROPUNK’s existence, there has never been a serious injury on site and we plan to keep it this way with this tough decision to cancel the fest. We’re looking forward to AFROPUNK ATLANTA 2016.”
All those who purchased tickets will receive refunds.
Aside from this minor setback, the AfroPunk has already had a banner year with the implementation of AfroPunk Fest Paris and the Fancy Dress Ball with Grace Jones as well as major partnerships with Red Bull Sound Select and Let’s Care More for ticket giveaways. We’re sure AfroPunk Atlanta 2016 will be something to remember.