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Afropunk Brooklyn 2017
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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

Written by
Time Out editors

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 2022—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.

This year’s overall theme poses a question to the community that is "What Is Blackness To You?"—a call to action for the people to re-define what being Black means to them.

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When is Afropunk?

Afropunk Festival takes place late in August but dates have not been announced yet.

Where is Afropunk?

Afropunk Fest takes place at Commodore Barry Park in Brooklyn.

Who is playing Afropunk?

Visit to get the full lineup.

How do I get tickets?

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