Queertopia Returns To Johannesburg This December
November 29, 2022
Joburg’s collective of culture curators, Other Village People, have announced the return of immersive queer-centered festival, Queertopia this December. Made up of event producer and DJ Andiswa Dlamini (AN.D) as well as cultural worker and curator Kefiloe Siwisa, Other Village debuted the Queertopia festival in 2021, and now they are back to raise the Queertopia flag again this December 10th and 11th at Victoria Yards. Queertopia is a festival that embodies OVP’s desire to foster spaces that prioritise queer communities and collaboration. This is one of the few platforms in Joburg where the LGBTQIAP+ community is prioritised and their voices amplified in such ways that most eventing spaces cannot do. The event experience at Queertopia has broken down barriers that hindered many queer folks to express themselves authentically.
“Queertopia is an immersive queer- centered festival that normalises and celebrates our differences. This fictitious new world order has its own forms of expression and communities that reimagine the world we live in.” Says OVP.
Aside from the raising of the Queertopia flag designed by Wacom Boy, a concept store, screening room, conversation circles, and zen room, the progressive lineup will include DJ’s and live performances from Desire Marea, Ms Party back to back with Lelowhatsgood, Darkie Fiction, Muneyi and Kekelingo, DJ LeSoul, Ukhoikhoi, Lilac Jeans, Mx Blouse, Mamthug, Thando Nje, Coco Brown, Pona Colada back to back with Nkly, Koko, An.d, Bilal Da DJ, Nouveaux, Dzaddy T, Maria McCloy and Womlambo.
Tickets are available on Quicket: https://qkt.io/ZLMvFm
Day 1 – December 10th 2022
Attendees will check in at the Queertopia welcome centre where they will be (re)orientated and transported into the world of the festival. The Queertopia party experience will be a celebration of music, dancing, self-expression, and communal connection through a line-up of exciting local live acts alongside heavy DJ’s to bring in the party.There will be screenings of queer films and guided conversation circles that encourage attendees to share space and experiences alongside a concept store with unique Queertopia merchandise and flash tattoos on offer.
Day 2 – December 11th 2022
On the second day, the Queertopia concert experience will include an experimental line-up of local live acts and DJ’s. This day will encourage deep listening, connection and joy over food and music. The screenings and guided conversation circles will continue, and attendees will also be able to take a moment in the zen room to breathe and just be.
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