After many years of hosting the legendary Legrand Balls all over Johannesburg, including the recent Boiler Room extravaganza in Soweto, the LeGrand brand is back with its inaugural queer arts festival on Saturday, 4 March 2023 at Tshimologong Precinct in Braamfontein. In collaboration with The Fam, Brainbow Conscious Creatives, Future Kwaai Records and Llewellyn Mnguni, LeGrand Queer Art is a multi-sensory experience bringing together a music concert, market, kids edutainment, exhibition, fashion, dance, and movement as well as an engaging VR and AR story experience.
This year’s theme of African Queer Sovereignty will shine through the streets of Johannesburg in celebration of “queer pride and African cosmology”. “Legrand Arts Festival offers a platform for both audience and performer, to indulge in queer, black excellence, and the celebration thereof,” said the event organisers. “We want to pioneer an annual cultural festival, for us, by us and open to the public.
Creating a property that is both entertaining, educational, and caters to the whole family is one of the goals of the festival,” they added.
LeGrand Queer Art Experience will feature live music queer artists such as Umlilo, Gyre, Mx Blouse, Mr Allofit, Hlasko, and Lotion.