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.”