What is AfroPunk? Originating with the 2003 documentary that highlighted a Black presence in the American punk scene, AfroPunk is a platform for the alternative and experimental. Remaining at the core of its mission are the punk principles of DIY aesthetics, radical thought and social non-conformity. AFROPUNK is a voice for the unwritten, unwelcome and unheard-of.
What is AfroPunk??? AfroPunk is here!Remember back in June when I first advised you to get a ticket? Well the day is here! AfroPunk is Saturday, August 23 and Sunday, August 24, from 12:00pm – 10:00pm at Commodore Barry Park in Fort Greene.
If you haven’t yet purchased a ticket, I advise you to do so. And here’s why: Ticketholders get priority entrance. So if you do not have a ticket, your wait on line may be insane. Also, if ticketholders fill the venue to capacity, your chances of entry as a non-ticketholder will be diminished. To purchase tickets, go here. Now, for the final lineup… (drumroll)…
$1 Bin, Africa Latina, AFTERTHEM MUSIC, Alice Smith, Baby Baby, Bad Brains, Beverly Bond, Blaqstarr + Smallwood, BLXPLTN, Body Count, Byrell The Great, Cakes Da Killa, Cipher, Clipping., Cold Specks, Cro-Mags, CX KiDTRONiK, denitia and sene., Dj Dhundee, Dj Rashad Tribute (Dj Deeon, RP Boo, Teklife Crew, J-Cush, Chicago’s The Era Dance Crew), Dj Sliink, Dj Underdog, Dub-Stuy Sound System, Fishbone, Gianni Lee, Gordon Voidwell, H09909, Jasmine Solano + MeLo-X, Juliana Huxtable, Junior Astronomers, King Britt, Lianne La Havas, Loaf Muzik, Lolawolf, Lonely Horse, Meshell Ndegeocello, MikeQ, Mista Selecta + Mane Squeeze, Oscar Nñ + Adam R., Pat Pervert, Princess Nokia, Roofeeo, SEWER RATS BK, Shabazz Palaces, Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings, Straight Line Stitch, Sunny Gang, SZA, Tamar-Kali, Tecla, The Bots, The Internet, The oOohh Baby Gimme Mores, The Tontons, The Wilding Incident, THEESatisfaction (DJ Set), Trash Talk, Tribe Called Red, Uniiqu3 and Guests (Big O, DJ Fire , Mike Gip, Fiinesse, Tim Dolla, Bleszt), Unlocking the Truth, Valerie June
What you may bring in: -Reusable water bottles (non glass containers) -Non framed backbacks (subject to inspection at gates) *Framed packs used for carrying children are fine. -Picnic blankets What you may NOT bring in: – Weapons of any kind – Fireworks or explosives – Illegal substances – Glass containers or cans – Framed or large backpacks – Food or drinks of any kind – other than reusable water bottles – Coolers or picnic baskets – Any type if travel friendly chairs or other lawn furniture – Bicycles, scooters* or other personal motorized vehicles (including, but not limited to, motor scooters and powered skateboards.) *Motorized wheelchairs and personal mobility scooters are welcome, of course. – Radios, boomboxes, instruments or devices with amplified sound. – Large multi person umbrellas (personal umbrellas for rain protection are fine.) – Laser pointers – Tents – Pets of any kind (except for working service dogs) – Professional photography equipment (small point and shoot cameras without removable lenses are fine.) – Items for vending. Unauthorized vendors will not be allowed. All authorized vendors have been carefully chosen for safety and quality * You’ll be able to park your bicycle or scooter at the festival entrance on provided bicycle racks. A bike valet will be on duty, but the festival is not responsible for your bike or scooter. P.S. Yes, we’ve heard the rumors D’Angelo has been stripped from the lineup. The good news is, the remaining list of performers is so noteworthy and robust and exceptional, you’ll hardly miss him!