Detroit Music Festival Is Charging Double Ticket Price For ‘Non-People Of Colour’

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.