Ice Cube, TV On The Radio, Tyler, The Creator To Headline Afropunk Festival
Tue, 19 Apr 2016 11:31:29
Ice Cube, TV on the Radio, and Tyler, The Creator will headline this year's Afropunk Festival. Ceelo Green, Flying Lotus, Janelle Monae, and The Internet are just a few of the other big names set to play. The Afropunk Festival is set to take place at Commodore Barry Park in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, New York on August 27th and 28th.
The festival website explains, "the word AFROPUNK itself has become synonymous with openminded, nonconforming and unconventional, placing the institution at the epicenter of urban culture inspired by alternative music." And the event has been described as "the most multicultural festival in the US," by The New York Times.
Also performing at the event will be, SUPERJAM (Featuring Members from Bad Brains, Fishbone, and Living Colour), George Clinton, Earl Sweatshirt, Skunk Anansie, Skye & Ross from Morcheeba, Young Fathers, Benjamin Booker, Saul Williams, Angel Haze, Kelela, Trash Talk, Shabazz Palaces, Thundercat, Sango, Esta, Gallant, Prayers, Radkey, Seinabo Sey, The Suffers, Sir The Baptist, Sate, Downtown Boys, Roman GianArthur, Joe Kay, The Whooligan, SPZRKT, and Eden Hagos.
The festival has been going on in Brooklyn since 2005, and last year expanded to Paris, France and Atlanta, Georgia. Past performers include Gary Clark, Jr., D'Angelo, Lauryn Hill, and Questlove. Afropunk Festival Paris is set to take place June 3rd through 5th at Le Trianon.
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