FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is AFROPUNK?
AFROPUNK is an influential community of young, gifted people of all backgrounds who speak through music, art, film, comedy, fashion and more. Originating with the 2003 documentary that highlighted a Black presence in the American punk scene, it is a platform for the alternative and experimental. Remaining at the core of its mission are the punk principles of DIY aesthetics, radical thought and social nonconformity. AFROPUNK is a voice for the unwritten, unwelcome and unheard-of, redefining the urban experience.
Are there rules to attend AFROPUNK?
AFROPUNK abides by the tenets: NO SEXISM, NO RACISM, NO ABLEISM, NO AGEISM, NO HOMOPHOBIA, NO FATPHOBIA, NO TRANSPHOBIA, NO HATEFULNESS. We strive to create a safe space for all behind, on, and in front of the stage. Read more here.
What are Solution Sessions?
From 12-2pm. A unique space within the weekend’s programming that provides opportunities offered like that of a social salon: to inspire, engage, inform, and rally around the importance of civic participation and diverse thinking. Curated talks encourage attendees to envision themselves making a difference and supporting social innovations, addressing myriad topics, issues, and concepts that are solution-based.
What is the SpinThrift Market?
A thoughtfully curated DIY marketplace showcasing the best and brightest talents from the maker community and sparking connections between community and craftspeople.
Where can I buy tickets?
Only tickets purchased through the official AFROPUNK SeeTickets page are guaranteed to be valid. You can find this at http://www.afropunk.com/festival/atlanta/tickets
Where is the entrance this year?
The entrance to the festival is on 20th Street, the Atlantic Station Pinnacle Lot
Is the festival rain or shine?
Yes, the festival is a rain or shine event.
What time do doors open?
The doors to the festival open at 12PM.
What time does the festival end?
The festival ends at 10PM
Is there re-entry into the festival?
There is no re-entry into the festival.
Do I get a wristband upon entering the venue?
Tickets purchased far enough in advance will have their wristband mailed to them. Further instructions for how to use your wristband will be included in the package. Please do not put on your wristband until the day of the event.
Tickets purchased closer to the event, or by international customers, can pick up their wristbands at the will call desk near the venue entrance.
Are Tickets Still Available?
Yes, tickets can be purchased at http://www.afropunk.com/festival/atlanta/tickets.
We suggest you buy in advance, as tickets may sell out.
Can I upgrade to VIP?
All ticket holders will be granted the same level of admission for the festival. Everyone is VIP in Atlanta.
Where are the ATMs located?
AFROPUNK is a cashless event this year. There are no ATM’s onsite.
Where are the restrooms?
Please reference the Patron Map for exact locations
Where is the best place to grab a bite?
We welcome the return of Bites&Beats to the festival. Enjoy lunch and dinner from delicious Black Owned food trucks.
Will there be vegetarian/vegan items?
We love vegan and vegetarian food and there will definitely be options for both.
Are there water stations?
Festival water can be purchased at the bars. There will be a free water station at the event.
Where can I charge my phone?
Chargers from Electric Standard are available for purchase at the Merch Booth
Where is the Merch Booth?
AFROPUNK merch and artist merchandise will be sold at the Merch Booth near Spinthrift Market.
What is Activism Row?
An interactive, educational, site-specific installation featuring grassroots and non-profit organizations that solve urgent community problems. These groups create opportunities for young people to be informed about civic participation and encourage you to make a difference in your community by supporting social innovations. It will be located in the SpinThrift Market.
Where is the Medical Tent?
Please see the Patron Map for exact location
Where is Lost and Found?
Lost and Found is located at the Guest Services booth.
All lost items can be claimed till 4pm on Monday at the festival location. After Monday, all lost items will can be claimed at The Atlantic Station concierge desk.
Can I take public transportation?
Yes, a number of buses and a train stops near the venue. Plan your trip on Marta and utilize the free shuttle to Atlantic Station!
How do I get to the parking lot?
Atlantic Station offers free two hour self-parking in the deck, street level metered parking, and dedicated rideshare drop-off spots. For more parking information visit Atlantic Station Parking
Where is the best place to call a Taxi/Uber/Lyft?
Dedicated pick up locations are located just behind Banana Republic. Set the GPS address to 271 District Ave., Atlanta, GA 30363 and you’re set.
The Info/ADA Booth is located near Spinthrift Market
Is the Festival accessible to people with disabilities?
Yes, this festival is ADA accessible. Accessible restrooms are in the same area as all patron restrooms. ADA viewing area is located in front of the stage. Visit the Guest Services booth for assistance
Where do I get my accessible pass?
Accessible Passes for ADA guests may be requested at the Box Office or at the Guest Services Booth inside the venue. This pass can be carried with you around the festival for access to ADA viewing areas and other accessible needs. You can contact our Guest Services Manager, Yemi Osibogun at firstname.lastname@example.org
Am I allowed to have service animals?
Service animals are allowed, however, dogs must be on a leash at all times and shots up to date. Please remember that DB levels are high near the stages and to be aware.
Where are accessible restrooms?
The accessible porta-lets are located in the same area as the rest of the restrooms
What you can bring in:
• One recyclable (non-glass) container for water (not two, or three or four or any quantity over one)
• Small bags
• Small purses and clear bags
• Framed backpacks used for carrying children are fine but backpacks are discouraged Large backpacks will not be allowed in
What you may NOT bring in:
• Weapons (guns, knives, or any weapons of any kind)
• Fireworks or explosives
• Illegal substances
• Glass containers or cans
• Framed or Large backpacks, book bags or non-transparent bags over hand size (any bag that is not clear plastic, vinyl, or PVC and over 12”x6”x12” in size will not be allowed)
• Food or drinks of any kind – other than reusable water bottles
• Coolers or picnic baskets
• Lensed cameras, long-lens cameras or professional photography equipment
• Any type of travel-friendly chairs or other lawn furniture
• Bicycles, scooters or other personal motorized vehicles (including, but not limited to: motor scooters, powered skateboards, and hoverboards) *Motorized wheelchairs and personal mobility scooters are welcome, of course.
• Radios, boomboxes, instruments or devices with amplified sound.
• Large multi-person umbrellas (personal umbrellas for rain protection are fine.)
• Laser pointers
• Pets of any kind (except for working service dogs)
• Items for vending. Unauthorized vendors will not be allowed. All authorized vendors have been carefully chosen for safety and quality.
*These items will NOT be permitted on the premises, and you will be prohibited from entering if anything listed is in your possession.
Will I be searched upon entry?
Yup, festival security will search all persons and bags prior to entry. Please review the prohibited items list if you aren’t sure whether or not you can bring something.
What is your re-entry policy?
All exits are final.
How can my company become a sponsor?
Contact email@example.com to find out sponsorship information.
Can I bring outside food & drinks?
No, only a recyclable container for water. We have amazing food in our Bites&Beats food area.
Is AFROPUNK an all-ages event?
Of course, no ageism. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
What kind of ID do I need to buy drinks and pick up tickets?
Only valid (non-expired) government issued ID will be accepted.
When will the performance schedules be released?
Keep an eye on our social media for schedule releases and updates!
A full COVID-19 vaccination or negative COVID-19 test result will be required to attend AFROPUNK.
AFROPUNK strongly encourages vaccination. The last day to receive the second shot of Moderna or Pfizer, or a single dose of Johnson and Johnson is Friday, September 10th.
For those who are not fully vaccinated, a negative COVID-19 test result must be obtained within 72 hours (3 days) of attending the event and proof must be uploaded to the portal https://afropunk.wrstbnd.io
Masks are required for attendees and staff at all times, except while actively eating or drinking.