People Get Ready: Afropunk Returns

Abbie Hornburg

Afropunk Fest will be returning to Brooklyn’s Commodore Barry Park for a weekend of live music and vibrant art on August 22nd and 23rd. The event, which has been called “the most multicultural festival in the US,” aims to explore the nexus between punk and hip hop. This year’s lineup features Danny Brown, Lauryn Hill, Suicidal Tendencies, Thundercat, Katranada, Kele, Raury, Petite Noir, Goldlink, Raury, Curtis Hading and more. The festival was formerly free, however this year’s event will be ticketed. Tickets may be purchased or earned by participating in Afropunk Army, a program that offers admission in exchange for volunteer work.

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The festival will additionally be hosting the first annual Afropunk Fancy Dress Ball a day prior to the event. All proceeds from the ball raise funds for the Afropunk Global Initiative, which promotes diversity in media and the arts in addition to volunteer service. The lineup will include Cakes Da Killa, MikeQ, Grace Jones, and a special guest.

Afropunk will also be hosting a festival in Atlanta’s Central Park on October 3 and 4; lineup TBA.

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