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AFROPUNK Alumni, BLK JKS Bring BLCK RCK Festival To Life This October

August 25, 2022

South Africa’s internationally renowned alternative rock band, BLK JKS in association with Devil’s Peak Beer, are proud to announce the first ever BLK RCK FESTIVAL – scheduled to take place on October 1st at The Nest in Troyeville, Johannesburg. Showcasing a wildly eclectic lineup that includes Msaki, Sio, The Shameless Band, MX Blouse, Morena Leraba and Ruff Majik, this uniquely South African festival plans to establish itself as a beacon of diversity and inclusion across several music genres. The BLK JKS will also curate a special performance featuring a number of surprise guests and friends that will join them onstage to close the festival.

As the first of its kind, the BLK RCK FESTIVAL aims to celebrate the impact and influence of blackness in the alternative music scene and culture, which is often overlooked by mainstream media in the country. Beyond the music, the festival will provide a loud new voice in the alternative scene, bringing together authentic fans that have been deprived of the DIY music experience.

The BLK RCK FESTIVAL forms part of the BLK RCK SAFARI that is the unique coming together of the BLK JKS and Devil’s Peak. The BLK RCK SAFARI includes a series of smaller showcases in Soweto (20 September), Pretoria (22 September) and Johannesburg (23 September) in the lead up to the Festival, as well as a limited release beer and apparel to celebrate the collaboration. More will be announced on the lead up events soon. BLK JKS drummer, Tshepang Ramoba comments “As a band we’ve toured extensively abroad and during that time we realized the void that exists in celebrating artists like ourselves, who are not afraid to go against the grain. Our vision has always been to create a connection with our audience through unique musical experiences, so to have a brand like Devil’s Peak support us, means we’re able to provide an unforgettable show for anyone who’s been missing live performances in SA.”

The limited release beer collaboration, the BLK RCK LAGER, will be available at all the events that form part of the BLK RCK SAFARI, as well as in a limited number of stores. This will be announced shortly.  

Tickets for the BLK RCK Festival are available on Quicket from R 200 (Early Bird offer until 30 September / thereafter R 300)

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Please note the event is not is not open to persons under the age of 18.