The controversial pricing plan has led to one artist pulling out of the event, saying she was “enraged” by the policy.
A music and arts festival in Detroit is charging fans different prices depending on their skin colour.
The organisers of the AfroFuture Fest, set for 3-4 August, are charging lower rates for tickets bought by “people of colour” than for “non-people of colour”.
Early bird tickets for “POC” were $10 and $20 for “Non-POC”.
There were also some “POC” tickets which were free but they have now sold out.
Later date pricing offers “POC” tickets for $20 and “Non-POC” tickets for $40.
It was not immediately clear what the method was for confirming race and identity of ticket purchasers.