What is AFROPUNK?
AFROPUNK is an influential community of young, gifted people of all backgrounds who speak through music, art, film, comedy, fashion and more. Originating with the 2003 documentary that highlighted a Black presence in the American punk scene, it is a platform for the alternative and experimental. Remaining at the core of its mission are the punk principles of DIY aesthetics, radical thought and social non-conformity. AFROPUNK is a voice for the unwritten, unwelcome and unheard-of.
Is the festival rain or shine?
The festival is a rain or shine event.
When and where is it held?
When: August 23 and 24
Where: Commodore Barry Park
When is the performance schedule released?
The performance schedule will be released in the coming months.
Do I get a wristband upon entering the venue?
General admission ticket holders will not receive a wristband upon entering the festival.
How much does the festival cost?
FREE. But, donations are encouraged.
Is the Festival accessible to people with disabilities?
Are there ATMs available?
What will be available in the food areas?
Here for the third year in a row, the AFROPUNK BITES & BEATS food truck round-up, on Navy St. between Park Ave. and Flushing Ave. With 20 of New York City’s best food trucks, take a bite out of anything from a warm crêpes to a steaming dumpling from Rickshaw Dumplings. Not your taste? How about an ice cream sandwich from Melt bakery? Some empanadas from Nuchas? Or maybe a slice of pizza? Try something hot. Try something cold, spicy, sweet. Try it all.
What about vegetarian/kosher items?
We love vegetarians and vegetarian food, so there will absolutely be vegetarian options!
Will you have merch for sale?
Festival t-shirts for men and women, limited edition posters, hats, and many other items will be sold at the main merch stand which will be clearly marked and easily found at the event. Artist merch will also be available there.
Who do I contact about volunteering?
If you are interested in working at the event, please sign-up here.
How can my company become a Sponsor?
What you may bring in:
-Reusable water bottles (non glass containers)
-Non framed backbacks (subject to inspection at gates) *Framed packs used for carrying children are fine.
-Your appetite and sense of adventure
What you may NOT bring in:
- Weapons of any kind
- Fireworks or explosives
- Illegal substances
- Glass containers or cans
- Framed or large backpacks
- Food or drinks of any kind – other than reusable water bottles
- Coolers or picnic baskets
- Any type if travel friendly chairs or other lawn furniture
- Bicycles, scooters* or other personal motorized vehicles (including, but not limited to, motor scooters and powered skateboards.) *Motorized wheelchairs and personal mobility scooters are welcome, of course.
- Radios, boomboxes, instruments or devices with amplified sound.
- Large multi person umbrellas (personal umbrellas for rain protection are fine.)
- Laser pointers
- Pets of any kind (except for working service dogs)
- Professional photography equipment (small point and shoot cameras without removable lenses are fine.)
- Items for vending. Unauthorized vendors will not be allowed. All authorized vendors have been carefully chosen for safety and quality
* You’ll be able to park your bicycle or scooter at the festival entrance on provided bicycle racks. A bike valet will be on duty, but the festival is not responsible for your bike or scooter.
Celebrate 10 years of defining culture with us at AFROPUNK 2014!
RSVP for the Weekend, Saturday or Sunday line-ups or RSVP with a DONATION to receive your Fast Pass! Your Weekend, Saturday or Sunday FAST PASS donation will not only guarantee your admission and fast track you through the check-in process at the festival, but it will also go towards furthering AFROPUNK’s efforts to promote our community and culture. *DONATIONS ARE NOT TAX DEDUCTIBLE*
<< DOWNLOAD SCHEDULE COMING SOON >>
12:00 – 2:00 BYRELL THE GREAT
2:00 – 4:00 BLAQSTARR + SMALLWOOD
4:00 – 6:00 OSCAR Nñ + ADAM R
6:00 – 8:00 THEESATISFACTION
12:15 – 1:45 DJ UNDERDOG
1:45 – 2:15 TECLA
2:15 – 2:45 CX KiDTRONiK
2:45 – 3:15 DENITIA & SENE
3:15 – 3:45 CX KiDTRONiK
3:45 – 4:15 KANDACE SPRINGS
4:15 – 4:45 CX KiDTRONiK
4:45 – 5:15 VALERIE JUNE
5:15 – 5:45 BEVERLY BOND
5:45 – 6:15 ALICE SMITH
6:15 – 7:00 BEVERLY BOND
7:00 – 7:45 LIANNE LA HAVAS
7:45 – 8:30 A TRIBE CALLED RED
8:30 – 9:30 SHARON JONES & THE DAP-KINGS
1:45 – 2:15 Ho99o9
2:45 – 3:15 BABY BABY
3:45 – 4:15 SUNNY GANG
4:45 – 5:15 CIPHER
5:45 – 6:15 THE BOTS
7:00 – 7:45 BAD BRAINS Dr.Know Darryl Jenifer Earl Hudson with guest vocalists
12:15 – 1:15 DJ PAT PERVERT
1:15 – 1:45 ACTIVATOR
1:45 – 2:15 DJ PAT PERVERT
2:15 – 2:45 LOAF MUZIK
2:45 – 3:15 AFTERTHEM MUSIC
3:15 – 3:45 CLIPPING
3:45 – 4:15 AFTERTHEM MUSIC
4:15 – 4:45 BLXPLTN
4:45 – 5:15 KING BRITT
5:15 – 5:45 SHABAZZ PALACES
5:45 – 6:15 KING BRITT
6:15 – 7:00 TRASH TALK
7:00 – 7:45 ROOFEEO
7:45 – 8:30 BODY COUNT
12:00 – 2:00 DUB-STUY SOUND SYSTEM
2:00 – 4:00 MISTA SELECTA + MANE SQUEEZE
4:00 – 6:00 JASMINE SOLANO + MELO-X
6:00 – 8:00 UNIIQU3 + Guests
12:15 – 12:45 DJ DHUNDEE
12:45 – 1:15 SIDEWALK CHALK
1:15 – 1:45 DJ DHUNDEE
1:45 – 2:15 LONELY HORSE
2:15 – 2:45 DJ GIANNI LEE
2:45 – 3:15 THE TONTONS
3:15 – 3:45 DJ GIANNI LEE
3:45 – 4:15 TAMAR-KALI
4:15 – 4:45 DJ AFRICA LATINA
4:45 – 5:15 STRAIGHT LINE STITCH
5:15 – 5:45 DJ AFRICA LATINA
5:45 – 6:15 FISHBONE
6:15 – 7:00 DJ MOMA [EVERYDAY PEOPLE]
7:00 – 7:45 MESHELL NDEGEOCELLO
7:45 – 8:30 DJ MOMA [EVERYDAY PEOPLE]
8:30 – 9:30 SPECIAL GUEST
1:45 – 2:15 SEWER RATS BK
2:45 – 3:15 JUNIOR ASTRONOMERS
3:45 – 4:15 THE OOOHH BABY GIMME MORES
4:45 – 5:15 THE WILDING INCIDENT
5:45 – 6:15 UNLOCKING THE TRUTH
7:00 – 7:45 CRO-MAGS
12:15 – 1:15 $1 BIN
1:15 – 1:45 PRINCESS NOKIA
1:45 – 2:15 DJ JULIANA HUXTABLE
2:15 – 2:45 GORDON VOIDWELL
2:45 – 3:15 DJ JULIANA HUXTABLE
3:15 – 3:45 LOLA WOLF
3:45 – 4:15 DJ MIKE Q
4:15 – 4:45 CAKES DA KILLA
4:45 – 5:15 DJ MIKE Q
5:15 – 5:45 SZA
5:45 – 6:15 DJ SLIINK
6:15 – 7:00 THE INTERNET
7:15 – 8:45 DJ RASHAD TRIBUTE
Fort Greene Brooklyn’s GREENLIGHT BOOKSTORE comes to AFROPUNK Festival 2014 with an eclectic array of books for purchase. From food, to culture, to comics, there will be something on hand for everyone to round out their summer reading. Greenlight will also host eleven authors over the course of the festival – from some of the most prolific writers of our time to the most exciting up and coming voices. Stop by to browse, get signed copies, and chat up these unique and bold authors.
FULL SIGNING SCHEDULE:
2:00pm Nelson George
3:00pm Michael July (featuring Aevin Dugas!)
4:00pm Laina Dawes
5:00pm MK Asante
1:00pm Bryant Terry
2:00pm Mitchell S. Jackson
3:00pm Danny Simmons
4:00pm Tiphanie Yanique
5:00pm *Poetry hour* featuring Mahogany L. Browne, Saeed Jones, & Danez Smith
D’Angelo, Lianne La Havas, Body Count, Trash Talk, Meshell Ndegeocello, The AFROPUNK Festival is returning to Brooklyn’s Commodore Barry Park for the 10th year of a weekend of live music, vibrant art and good vibes on August 23rd and 24th.
Described by the New York Times as “the most multicultural festival in the US,” the word AFROPUNK itself has become synonymous with open-minded, non-conforming and unconventional, placing the institution at the epicenter of urban culture inspired by alternative music.
Adamant in promoting diversity, the festival stage is always studded with music’s most distinct acts. Rivaling those of the past, last years line-up featured New Orleans bounce artist Big Freedia, NYC’s downtown darling Mykki Blanco and festival veteran Saul Williams. Other notables were, blues-infused up-and-comers Vintage Trouble from Los Angeles and The Heavy from the UK, and hardcore punk band Trash Talk from Sacramento. Even Brooklyn’s own metal prodigies Unlocking the Truth and 2013 Battle of the Bands winners Meatloaf Muzik hit the stage. This isn’t to mention hip-hop heavyweights Danny Brown, Jean Grae and Chuck D—just a few more who held it down.
Come to AFROPUNK 2014 this summer and sweat, mosh, and shout. Feel the music, free your mind, join the movement.
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