Nekra performing at Decolonise Fest. Black and white photo of a punk singer with long hair and tattoos on arms singing into the mike onstage. Drummer is visible in the background

Who we are

By and for punx of colour

Decolonise fest is an annual London-based, volunteer-run, non-profit DIY punk festival collectively organised by and for punx of colour. Our collective is made up of activists, militant community organisers, musicians, and artists that came together to hold our first festival in 2017.
9 punks of colour, all members of the Decolonise Fest collective standing against a graffitied wall, smiling
Decolonise Fest centres the experiences of punx of colour, who we define this as people who are descended (through one or both parents) from the original inhabitants of Africa, Caribbean, Asia, Middle East, Latin America, Australasia, North America, and the islands of the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Ocean, and of Romany Gypsy or Traveller heritage.

Decolonise Fest is a space that allows us to advocate for emerging artists of colour, foster a community of like-minded people, connect punx of colour to global struggles against the legacy of colonialism, and indulge in our love of punk together.

We celebrate the many punx of colour creating right now, acknowledge the legacy of our elders and the doors they opened for us, and make room for more DIY punx of colour to take centre stage and make some noise. You can read our manifesto here

If you’re a punk of colour who wants to join our organising group please message us and we’ll send you more information. White people cannot join the organising group. Please respect this.

If you want to know more information about Decolonise Fest, get in touch with us at decolonisefest@gmail.com.