Your guide to Afropunk in NYC

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

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Afropunk Festival is an annual event that takes place in August at Brooklyn's Commodore Barry Park. Over the course of a weekend, Afropunk 2018—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 25, 2018 and Sunday, August 26, 2018.

Where is Afropunk?

Afropunk Fest takes place at Commodore Barry Park in Brooklyn.

Who is playing Afropunk?

Headliners for this year's festival include Janelle Monae, Erykah Badu, Twin Shadow, Miguel, Kaytranada, The Internet, Jamila Woods and many others. Click here for the full lineup.

How do I get tickets?

Buy tickets at the official festival website or via Time Out. Prices are $60 for single-day tickets (Saturday or Sunday) and $110 for 2-day, weekend tickets.

Afropunk in NYC

Best acts to see at Afropunk Brooklyn
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Best acts to see at Afropunk Brooklyn

Our guide to this year's Afropunk lineup.

Afropunk Brooklyn 2018 Full Lineup
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Afropunk Brooklyn 2018 Full Lineup

Why Afropunk is NYC's best fest
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Why Afropunk is NYC's best fest

Interview: Janelle Monáe
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Interview: Janelle Monáe

Photos of Afropunk Brooklyn

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

Afropunk Brooklyn 2017, Sunday
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Afropunk Brooklyn 2017, Sunday

Afropunk Brooklyn 2017, Saturday
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Afropunk Brooklyn 2017, Saturday

Fashion Looks at Afropunk Brooklyn, 2017
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Fashion Looks at Afropunk Brooklyn, 2017

Fashion Looks at Afropunk Brooklyn, 2016
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Fashion Looks at Afropunk Brooklyn, 2016

Afropunk Brooklyn 2015
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Afropunk Brooklyn 2015

Afropunk Brooklyn 2014
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Afropunk Brooklyn 2014

Afropunk Brooklyn 2012
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Afropunk Brooklyn 2012

Archive Afropunk Festival coverage

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 Sunday

The five best things we saw at Afropunk Brooklyn on Saturday
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The five best things we saw at Afropunk Brooklyn on Saturday

Rising R&B stars King bring their funk-laden music to Afropunk
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Rising R&B stars King bring their funk-laden music to Afropunk

Solange was just added as the headliner of Brooklyn’s Afropunk Festival
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Solange was just added as the headliner of Brooklyn’s Afropunk Festival

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Shirley N

Looking forward to the first time experience 2016