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All the world’s your stage in Tankwa Town, and it’s filled with fellow performers. There is no audience, everyone’s part of the show! Stand up on a soapbox, start a conga snake, recite poetry, break into song, or perform random acts of ballroom dancing – step into the middle of nowhere and give it your best shot, break a leg, knock ‘em dead!



There are no headline acts at our event, and there’s no promotion of any artists billed to perform. For that matter, performers aren’t paid to work their magic on a crowd – they, like everyone else at the event, provide their art and skills as a gift to the community. There’s also no main stage and side stages – but there are plenty of spaces to perform. And plenty of ways to do it. Get organised and bring your own stage and equipment, do something spontaneous and impromptu somewhere that just feels right, or find a theme camp to perform at.

There is no power supply provided at AfrikaBurn. If you’re going to need power for your performance, you’ll need to sort that out yourself. A little power sharing goes a long way. Power for the people? Nope: radical self reliance for the people!


If you’ve registered a theme camp that you’ll be performing at, then you don’t need to register your performance separately. But if you’re performing and you don’t have a venue, then consider registering. We can help put you in touch with theme camps and other performers, for venues, or collaborating, or sharing resources.

Even if you miss the end of February registration deadline you can still register your performance (or not) and you can still bring it to AfrikaBurn. The good people of Tankwa Town will love it.