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Chazz Adnitt

22 awesome photos of the very first Afropunk festival in London


Afropunk, the wonderfully eclectic festival that celebrates black art and culture, made its UK debut this weekend at Ally Pally. Launched 11 years ago in Brooklyn, the event is as renowned for its seriously stylish attendees as its sterling line-up, and the inaugural London event didn't disappoint on any front.

Headlined by her royal Graceness – who hoolahooped non-stop for over five minutes and was just as brilliant as expected – the line-up was heavy with homegrown acts, an electric atmosphere and a crowd decked out in their Sunday best. Highlights of the day included suitably sassy shows from MNEK and The Noisettes and a political-but-not-in-a-preachy-way performance from Akala who was joined on stage by living legend Don Letts. All in all it was a day of love, diversity and incredible ensembles. 

Here are some of our favourite shots by photographer Chazz Adnitt from the fun-filled, hate-free day: 

Impossibly awesome Londoners:





































Grace Jones






   Loyle Carner



 Laura Mvula



 Fists in the air for Gaika









Lady Leshurr



Young Fathers 



Shingai Shoniwa from The Noisettes



Skinny Girl Diet 




Finally, the gospel according to Afropunk:  




London, you've done yourself proud.   

Looking for more brilliant things to do in London? Check out these events in October.

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