4 Reasons why you should attend this year’s Fak’ugesi Beats Bloc Party
Johannesburg based multimedia beat platform, Weheartbeat, and Fak’ugesi African Digital Innovation Festival partner up once again to bring us the Fak’ugesi Beats Bloc Party. After hosting a successful event last, the two organizations saw it fit to bring it back in 2018 and that allows them to venture deeper into the cultural, technological & art intersections in Africa in the 21st century.
We list four reasons why you should go to this year’s Fak’ugesi Beats Bloc Party.
Dope local acts
For this year’s Fak’ugesi Beats Bloc Party, there is a strong local act presence with some of the best electronic music producers and DJs on the line up. An interesting approach in curating the lineup was used, especially with the paired acts such as ANG and Mx Blouse, Rams and Symatics, Daev Martian and Deniece Marz…, Langa Mavuso and Illa N, and lastly, Hlasko and Micr. Pluto.
They selected some of the best and most respected DJs in South Africa such as Kaya FM’s Just Themba, Floyu, Mr Moeh24, Scott The Girl, Brown Pepper Ann, Bon Bon Vie, Rosie Parade and Tha Cutt. With a local as strong as this, you can’t afford to take an L by not buying tickets.
Dope international acts
Shuuuu! The organizers went all out when it comes to the international acts. They have Long Beach, California native, Zikomo, who has garnered a lot of respect in the underground beats scene overseas. They also have Swiss beat aficionado, S.Fidelity, and Canadian production duo, Potatohead People. Lesotho’s very own, Morena Leraba, is also on the lineup as a rather interesting and exciting addition. And to round it all off, they enlisted legendary Detroit Hip Hop producer, Black Milk. Now with a strong list of international acts, this gig should definitely not be missed.
Judging from last year’s event, the vibe is going to be amazing. Expect to see beautiful, open minded and rather fashionable creatives, techies and music heads from all walks of life. As much as the Bloc Party will be centered around music, it promises to be a more rounded experience showcasing the intersection of technology and art.
Value for money
The ticket price for this event is 300 bucks and that is honestly a steal considering the lineup. You are geared up to get a really dope experience for not a lot of money. So this gig is a perfect and proper entrance into Spring.
Tickets to the Fak’ugesi Beats Bloc Party are still available for purchase here.