Come to AFROPUNK Brooklyn 2018 to feel the music, free your mind, and enjoy an incredible lineup of ground breaking icons and emerging talents.

Live Bands:

  • Full Lineup
  • August 25
  • August 26

Beats By:

  • Full Lineup
  • August 25
  • August 26


Get your tickets to what The New York Times hails as “the most multicultural festival in the US.” With a mix of music, art, and politics, don’t just join the party—join the movement.

Request or return tickets for the sold out festival on the Official Afropunk Fest Ticket Exchange.

Who Are We

Afro: as in, born of African spirit and heritage; see also black (not always), see also rhythm and color, see also other, see also underdog.

Punk: as in, rebel, opposing the simple route, imbued with a DIY ethic, looking forward with simplicity, rawness and open curiosity; see also other, see also underdog.

AFROPUNK is defining culture by the collective creative actions of the individual and the group. It is a safe place, a blank space to freak out in, to construct a new reality, to live your life as you see fit, while making sense of the world around you.

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’s 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, you know, you know it, in this Battle of the Bands moment, that you need a bigger platform. What are you going to do – but whatever you do, the AFROPUNK community is there for you.


Fans are the bands, bands are the fans, fuck rockstars

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