On August 27th and 28th, Brooklyn will host the 12th annual Afropunk Festival as they welcome a new wave of dynamic musical performances and events. The festival is slated to take place at the Commodore Barry Park, where music lovers can converge to enjoy artists from all genres.
Still reeling off recently being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Ice Cube will headline the festival while breakthrough artists like Janelle Monae, Tyler The Creator and George Clinton are among the long list of performances that ticket holders can choose from. While music performances have long been the main focus of the festival, in recent years it has also earned a reputation for natural hairstyles, fashion flare and celebrity sightings.
Each year, the festival chooses a theme which represents the tone of the events and the energy that they wish to create. This years theme is "Power To The Party", which ties in nicely with the celebration of Black culture that the festival generally promotes. Last year Grace Jones headlined the festival with a colorful performance that left audiences in awe.
Although main stream artists and Indie artists are slated to perform this year, the festival is still holding tight to it;s punk rock foundation with artists like Bad Brains, Fishbone and Living Color all signed on to perform in a huge superjam. Festival goers can choose from various types of tickets and passes to select events, for more information visit the Afropunk website.