Afropunk Festival

This New Study Offers Encouraging News for Indoor Concerts

A German study found low risk for COVID-19 infection at indoor concerts with proper safety precautions. In the last few… Read More

November 4, 2020

Ari Lennox, Masego, and More Headline This Year’s Afropunk Festival

This year's Afropunk festival will be streaming October 23-25. With the COVID-19 pandemic raging on, festival season has been wiped… Read More

October 8, 2020

Jill Scott, Kamasi Washington, FKA Twigs & More to Headline Afropunk Brooklyn 2019

  View this post on Instagram   A post shared by AFROPUNK (@afropunk) on Mar 27, 2019 at 7:13am PDT… Read More

March 27, 2019

Grace Jones Has Replaced M.I.A. As The Afropunk London Headliner

In case you've missed the note, the build-up to Afropunk's London installation has been nothing short of a shit-show. First… Read More

July 19, 2016

Everyday People: The Style Of Afropunk 2015 [Photos]

Photos by Eddie Pearson for Okayplayer Once upon a time Afropunk--the term, the film and the festival that went with… Read More

August 25, 2015

Afropunk 2015: Kelis Is Pregnant, Lauryn Hill Was Lovely (But Late) & Grace Jones Gave Us Life [Day 1 Photos + Recap]

Shot by Vickey Ford for Okayplayer/Sneakshot Kelis debuted a baby bump, Lauryn Hill was 45 minutes late and had her mic cut… Read More

August 23, 2015

Afropunk Festival Announces Lineup Including Lenny Kravitz, Lauryn Hill, Danny Brown, Grance Jones + More

The official lineup for the 2015 Afropunk Festival has finally been announced, and music fans of just about every stripe… Read More

June 2, 2015

Danny Brown, Hannibal Buress To Play New Chicago AFROPUNK Fest

Mere days ahead of their large-scale Paris festival, AFROPUNK has added another event to its summer roster. On Saturday, June… Read More

May 20, 2015

D’Angelo & The Roots Deliver Deep Funk At Afropunk Festival [Full Live Audio + Video]

[UPDATE: While we were patiently waiting for D'Angelo and The Roots' spooked-out masterpiece of a performance from Afro-Punk to make… Read More

December 23, 2014

Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, Bad Brains & More Join The Lineup For Afropunk Festival 2014

Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, Bad Brains, King Britt and more join the already stacked lineup of artists slated to… Read More

August 7, 2014

D’Angelo To Headline Afropunk Fest 2014 w/ Fishbone, Meshell Ndegeocello + More

Afropunk Fest 2014 is jumping off this year with a star-studded roster of afro-futurists and future-funkateers to the stage for a… Read More

June 25, 2014

Afropunk 2013 Lineup + Festival Recap

Afropunk 2013 organizers prep festival-goers for this year's events with a new and improved lineup as well as a video… Read More

August 8, 2013