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Afropunk Fest Taps D’Angelo, Cold Specks, Trash Talk and More For 10th Anniversary

Andrew Parks

By Andrew Parks

on 06.25.14 in News

Organizers for the 10th annual Afropunk Fest have revealed its rather stacked lineup, which includes appearances by D’Angelo, Trash Talk, Cold Specks, Shabazz Palaces, Ice-T’s recently reunited Body Count band and many more across four stages and two days (August 23-24). Fans can also expect food trucks, a Spin Thrift Market featuring 100 vendors, DJ sets that cut across local scenes like Jersey Club, Baltimore Club and NYC Ballroom, and an Art Wall where several hand-selected visual artists will be asked to produce original works within Brooklyn’s Commodore Barry Park.

While the weekend-long event is free, admission is not guaranteed unless you pick up a “fast pass” via a donation here. Where will that money go, you ask? Well it’ll be used to help further the broad Afropunk community, which is described as “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.”

The festival also happens to be the one place where you’ll see this tagline: “NO: SEXISM, RACISM, ABELISM, HOMOPHOBIA, FATPHOBIA, TRANSPHOBIA or GENERAL HATEFULLNESS ALLOWED. YOU WILL BE ASKED TO LEAVE.” And to that, we say, “Amen.”