AFROPUNK ANNOUNCES 10th ANNUAL FESTIVAL AUGUST 23rd & 24th
D'ANGELO, LIANNE LA HAVAS, BODY COUNT, TRASH TALK, MESHEL NDEGEOCELLO, STRAIGHT LINE STITCHES, SHABAZZ PALACES, SZA, THE INTERNET, FISHBONE, VALERIE JUNE, ALICE SMITH, COLD SPECKS, UNLOCKING THE TRUTH, CAKES DA KILLA, THE TON TONS, CLIPPING, BLXPLTN, CIPHER, HO9909 - DJ SETS BY DJ SLINK, MIKE Q PLUS MANY MORE.
The fest commences at Commodore Barry Park on Saturday August 23rd and Sunday August 24th in Brooklyn, NY. On its 10th year anniversary, AFROPUNK FEST is in effect stronger and with more style than ever. AFROPUNK Fest features 4 stages of music including the more traditional heavy/punk Black Stage and Speaker's corner where the politically minded can speak theirs, a slew of Food Trucks making a variety of cuisine, the Spin Thrift Market with it's 100 vendors selling various goods and crafts, and the ever present Art Wall where selected visual artists produce original works of art within the park grounds.
2014 lineup includes D'Angelo, Lianne La Havas, Body Count, Trash Talk, Meshel Ndegeocello, Straight Line Stitch, Shabazz Palaces, SZA, The Internet, Fishbone, Valerie June, Alice Smith, Cold Specks, Unlocking The Truth, Cakes Da Killa, Denitia and Sene, Gordon Voidwell, The Tontons, Clipping, BLXPLTN, Cipher, HO9909 as well as DJ Sets by DJ Slink, MikeQ, Uniique, Jasmine Solano + Melo-X, Mista Selecta + Mane Squeeze A Tribe Called Red, Theesatisfaction, Oscan Nñand Adam R. This year's festival will feature dance music from local scenes such as Jersey Club, Baltimore Club, NYC Ballroom, as well as underground DJ sounds from Washington D.C. and Seattle. More artists will be announced.
Attendees can skip the line while supporting the AFROPUNK community by making a small donation that will go towards furthering AFROPUNK's efforts and culture. As a thank you, your advanced donation will guarantee your entry and fast track you through the check in process at the festival, - http://www.eventbrite.com/e/afropunk-fest-2014-tickets-11654820883
AFROPUNK is not a genre; it's an idea. The festival is a celebration of the all of the diverse communities populating the modern DIY landscape. Along with the music, attendees will be in the presence of pop-up shops, skaters, food trucks, performance artists and future runway models all accelerating/shifting culture and style right before your very eyes, in one unique setting. A look around AFROPUNK FEST will give credence as to why the New York Times described it as "the most multicultural festival in the US".