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Erykah Badu, Janelle Monae, Tyler the Creator, Miguel & More to Headline Afropunk Fest in Brooklyn

Afropunk Fest returns this year for its annual, weekend-long celebration and shared the stellar lineup of guests. On Tuesday (March 27), Afropunk Fest unveiled the Brooklyn edition of the festival will be headlined by Erykah Badu, Janelle Monae and Tyler the Creator.

Afropunk Brooklyn festival will take place at Brooklyn's Commodore Barry Park in Fort Greene on August 25 and 26. In addition to Badu, Monae, and Tyler the Creator, Afropunk recruited the likes of MiguelThe Internet, H.E.R., Daniel Caesar, Jessie Reyez, Smino, and Jaden and Willow Smith to help round out the impressive bill. 

This year's theme is The People Resist, which "brings together AFROPUNK ideology and the people who support it, in resistance to those that strive to opress." Afropunk has not only seen success in the states, but has expanded to international markets including Paris, London, and Johannesburg. Afropunk has introduced a new ticketing system called Buy One, Give One (BOGO) in which each general admission ticket purchased will allow a New York City youth, who has been participating in art programs like Recess Art and Young New Yorkers, the opportunity to attend the festival.

Afropunk has also announced its Atlanta lineup, which takes place on October 13 and 14. So far, N.E.R.D, Noname, Little Simz, Kari Faux are set to hit the stage, with more names to be announced later this year.

For more information about Afropunk Fest and tickets, visit the official site.

Festivals 2018

Check out the full Afropunk Fest Brooklyn lineup below.

ERYKAH BADU
TYLER, THE CREATOR
MIGUEL
JANELLE MONAE
THE INTERNET
TWIN SHADOW
IBEYI
H.E.R
DANIEL CAESAR
LOLAWOLF
WICKED WISDOM
JADEN SMITH
WILLOW SMITH
TRASH TALK
THE FEVER 333
DENZEL CURRY
SMINO
FANTASTIC NEGRITO
LION BABE
JAMILA WOODS
JESSIE REYEZ
MAHALIA
NAKHANE
DUCKWRTH
NOVA TWINS
SHO MADJOZI
DJ LAG
RUDEBOYZ
YOUTHMAN
BLACKPANTERA

Festivals 2018


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