Just in case you haven’t heard or still leaving under a rock or something. Just a heads up its December and the festive season has officially kicked off. Finally, we can officially say that the much-anticipated world and renowned urban music festival Afropunk festival is just a few weeks away.

To create hype and excitement, Afropunk in association with cider category breaker, EDGE, is thrilled to announce the Joburg Battle of the Bands finalists. The top 16 bands will compete in a series of Battle of the Bands events taking place from 18 November-03 December, with the final round taking place on December 14 in Johannesburg. The winning band will share a stage with world-renowned musical greats such as Solange, Anderson.Paak, Laura Mvula and many more at the Afropunk Festival on 30-31 December 2017.

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The Battle of The Bands competition is powered by EDGE and aims to discover local musical talent with potential to change the current status quo. In addition to sharing the stage with world class headlining acts, the winning band will walk away with a cash prize of R15 000 at the end of the events series.

Battle Of The Bands date:

08-December: Carfax Newtown
09-December: Carfax Newtown
16-December: Thembisa

Be part of the movement and check out all the bands up for the battle by following

Competition details:


We have partnered with EDGE to give away double tickets to the Battle of the Bands semi-finals and a hamper to enjoy over the festive season.  To win, tell us when the official date for Afropunk is and mention on headline act that will be performing on the day.


Tweet your answers to @theguide_mag.


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Terms and conditions:

Winners will be notified a day before the event.

Hampers to be collected at the Guide’s Offices

Must winners be based in Johannesburg and be remotely close to the venues

Transport and accommodation on winners account

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