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Your guide to Afropunk in NYC

Dig into our complete guide to Afropunk Festival, the annual outdoor music and culture party in Brooklyn

Afropunk Brooklyn 2017
Photograph: Nicole Fara Silver

The Afropunk festival takes place every August in Brooklyn's Commodore Barry Park. Afropunk is the most inclusive festival of the year, both on stage and in front of it. Seemingly every genre of music is represented in the massive lineup, and the vibe that is cultivated is one of love with zero tolerance for racism, sexism, homophobia or hatred of any type. Over the course of a weekend, Afropunk 2019—NYC's outdoor summer music festival celebrating multicultural arts—hosts a wide array of well-known musical artists (including some of the biggest hip-hop artists), as well as food trucks, live art, a craft market and more. Additionally, Afropunk strives to raise multicultural awareness in New York City with its Activism Row initiative.

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When is Afropunk?

Afropunk Festival takes place Saturday, August 24, 2019 and Sunday, August 25, 2019.

Where is Afropunk?

Afropunk Fest takes place at Commodore Barry Park in Brooklyn.

Who is playing Afropunk?

Headliners for this year's festival include Jill Scott, FKA Twigs, Leon Bridges, Kamasi Washington, Gary Clark Jr., Santigold, Goldlink, Lianne La Havas, Soulection, Death Grips, UNIIQU3 and DJ MOMA. Visit afropunk.com to get the full (and enormous) lineup.

How do I get tickets?

Buy tickets at the official festival website or via Time Out. Prices are $70 for single-day tickets (Saturday or Sunday) and $130 for 2-day, weekend tickets.

Afropunk in NYC

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Afropunk Brooklyn 2019 Full Lineup

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Photos of Afropunk Brooklyn

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30 best fashion, art and music photos from Afropunk Brooklyn 2017

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Afropunk Brooklyn 2017, Sunday

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Fashion Looks at Afropunk Brooklyn, 2016

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Archive Afropunk Festival coverage

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The five best things we saw at Afropunk Brooklyn on Sunday

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The five best things we saw at Afropunk Brooklyn on Saturday

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