The squad behind the annual AfroPunk Fest just released the line-up for the festival’s ninth year. With some okay family favorites like Questlove, Danny Brown and Saul Williams on the list, there’s no question the weekend will sound great and have a little something for everyone. Descending upon Commodore Barry Park in Fort Greene, Brooklyn AfroPunk will feature not only a variety of musics, but will also co-host a bike show with Brooklyn Rhapsody and include a skate park, a 26-cart food truck round up, an art wall and a market to satisfy all your summer needs in one spot. While of course there are tons of acts to check out (and stay tuned for the final line-up with even more performers), be sure to catch Death for what will be a reunion of sorts after a couple decades of dormancy (and pass the popcorn with this recent documentary on them). Although the festival is free, if you want to avoid the line you can donate for a fast pass to get even more from the two-day event. In the words of the sponsors: “Come to AFROPUNK FEST 2013 this summer and sweat, skate, mosh, shout. Feel the music, free your mind, join the movement.” We’ll see you out there.
AFROPUNK FEST Headliners— August 24 & 25, 2013:
Chuck D & DJ Lord
The London Souls
The Dust Rays
Unlocking the Truth