Updated: May 11, 2020
By Kia Morgan
Freaknik Festival will turn Atlanta into the most anticipated event of the summer on June 19-21, 2020. With a new name, Freak World, the event will be three days of fun, music and black folks celebrating and wanting to enjoy all of its glory.
Posted on their Instagram page @freaknikfestival, “After 7 Months of Searching for the location to hold #FreakNikFest2020 in Atlanta and fighting the biases of gentrified community representatives, we said to ourselves, why are we trying so hard to spend OUR money ? in communities that does not embrace US? Then it finally hit us! Why not bring the Summer’s largest & ONLY ?% BLACK Owned & Operated Hip Hop Festival to the “BLACKEST” city in America, the Newly created City of South Fulton. The City of South Fulton’s Population is 89% Black Owned and we can use OUR event to help empower OUR Community”
“With that said we met with the owner of Cascade Driving Range who is a BLACK retired War Veteran who employs kids in the community, give back to the neighborhood, and decided to make his property the newly entitled “Freak World 2020” on Friday June 19th – Sunday June 22nd!
Understand this year we will be raising the bar on all levels while cutting prices down to as low as $16 a day! We will have Over 40+ Artists (Bigger names than last year), Carnival & Water Activations, a Car & Art Show, Community Job Fair, Juneteenth Celebrations, Father’s Day Celebration (Dad’s or future Dad’s we now have a real holiday ?) & More!”
For more information on how to attend or become a vendor, check out their website http://freaknikfest.com/