The Friday opening party showcases visual and sound artists, live music and a host of other events to get our attendees energised for the weekend ahead.

friday opening party © Richard Hodgkinson


This piece explores the beauty of South African music and it’s many sub genres. During this performance new media artist Antonio Roberts will provide live Visuals backed by an energetic DJ set from Charisse C.


J3tLaggd ft 'Solaariss'

"The London based 3-piece ‘J3tLaggd’ came together with a shared love for the soulful, for the groovy and the love of music. Made up of David "Double D" Davis, Jaleesa "Lady Groove" Gemerts and Timothy "Riffz" Williams-Silvera.

On the night they will be joined by special guest, 'Solaariss'. 'Solaariss' is a multi-instrumental producer/musician & artist from South London.

conrad kira © Art Jefferson

Silent Disco ft Conrad Kira and

A 2 Channel Silent Disco ft Conrad Kira and Channel 1 will ft a DJ Set from Conrad Kira. Channel 2 with a mashup of bashment, video game soundtracks and an interactive light installation from is a music hack label exploring experimental ways to make music and instruments from hacked toys, data, analog machines and DIY synthesizers. Their collaboration with Afrotech Fest features music and an interactive light installation.

Black Girl Gamers games tournament

Black Girl Gamers is a online platform dedicated to heightening Black Women's voices in gaming and aims to positively promote diversity and inclusion whilst affecting change within the gaming industry. Initially created as a safe space in 2015, void of the sexism and racism (misogynoir) widely experienced in gaming, the platform has grown from its original purpose to become the hub for all things gaming from the black woman perspective.


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