Shoko Festival


The Shoko Festival aims to establish itself as the leading, cutting edge urban culture festival in the Southern Africa region.




The objective is to create an artistic platform that contributes to the free expression and artistic development of youth in Zimbabwe.

Shoko Festival is Zimbabwe’s biggest festival of urban culture. The event combines arts, new media and civic activism. The festival creates a space that celebrates free expression and politically conscious art.

Shoko won Promoter of the Year in 2012 and 2013 at the Zim Hip Hop Awards. It has created opportunities for Zimbabwean artists that have led to international tours across Africa, the USA and Europe.

Shoko 2020 was the first-ever virtual edition of the festival due to the Covid-19 pandemic.