AUGUST 25 & 26

BOGO Ticket

We are only as strong as the connections we make and the community we build. Buy ONE (1) General Admission weekend ticket to AFROPUNK Brooklyn 2018 and through AGI give ONE (1) pass to experience the festival to an NYC area youth within our network of nonprofit partners doing dynamic work to deliver sustainable impact in our communities. #WETHEPEOPLE

AFROPUNK Global Initiative (AGI)

The nonprofit, civic engagement arm of the AFROPUNK festival and online community created to inspire and empower individuals to stake a claim & redefine their world by being active participants in their communities.

Since the program launch in 2015 –

Battle Of The Bands

AFROPUNK’s Battle of the Bands is the first expression of mentorship, support and encouragement in our creative community. Yes, it is a competition in which new artists play for the chance to perform at AFROPUNK events and on its festival stages. But it’s more than that. It is an opportunity to show the people what you got, to be recognized by your audience and by your peers, since they’re the ones picking the winners. Some victors sign record-label deals and become famous for a while, others play a couple of big shows and fade away. Yet all feel the roar of an approving room recognizing, in this Battle of the Bands moment, that you need a bigger platform. What you do with that moment is up to you – but whatever you do, the AFROPUNK community is there for you.

Be the first to know for information on our 2018 Brooklyn Battle of the Bands


The fans are the bands, the bands are the fans. Fuck rock stars.

The SpinThrift Market

For us, by our community

The SPINTHRIFT Market showcases and celebrates the best of NYC’s maker community. For the DIY-minded, an array of one-of-a-kind and bespoke items inspired by African art and textiles. Jewelry, natural beauty products, apparel, housewares, books, prints, and more. A complete list of vendors coming soon.