UPop Music News: Lineup for Afropunk Festival 2016 Announced

The line up for the 2016 Afropunk Festival has been announced! The Festival dates this year are August 27th-28th at Commodore Barry Park in Brooklyn. Here’s the official announcement from Afropunk below:

Thank you for your support of AFROPUNK. We can hardly wait for AFROPUNK Brooklyn 2016.

During this important election year, with self-empowerment winds blowing through the air, the theme AFROPUNK has chosen for the 12th installment of the festival is “POWER TO THE PARTY.”

POWER, it’s a feeling, it’s an energy, it’s the undisputed connection between cause and effect — the best of us give it away, the worst usurp it, but living modern life to the fullest, means either mastering your relationship to it or walking in its shadow. We are not blind.

PARTY, is an oxymoron, it’s a gathering of many for a shared purpose and it’s also an outcast individual, it’s a lively social occasion as well as a gang — and the story of any party is never over, because like naked cities and the metaphysical “I”, there’s always another take.

So why is AFROPUNK giving “POWER TO THE PARTY?” Because we trust the friction, the transference of great capacity to the free spirit, belief in the high-heeled spark of the assembly, and the group-mind’s ability to choose a glorious path. This isn’t about getting elected, or being protected; it’s about staking a claim.

AFROPUNK Brooklyn returns Aug 27-28 at Commodore Barry Park.

Feel free to share the line-up and festival dates on your social channels.

This year’s line-up includes performances by:
Ice Cube
TV on The Radio
Tyler the Creator
CeeLo Green
Flying Lotus
Janelle Monae
The Internet

Superjam featuring members of Bad Brains, Fishbone and Living Colour

George Clinton
Earl Sweatshirt
Skunk Anansie
Skye & Ross from Morcheeba
Young Fathers

Benjamin Booker
Saul Williams
Angel Haze
Kelela
Trash Talk
Shabazz Palaces
Thundercat
Sango
Esta
Gallant
Prayers
Radkey
Seinabo Sey
The Suffers
Sir The Baptist
Sate
Downtown Boys
Roman GianArthur
Joe Kay
The Whooligan
SPZRKT
Eden Hagos

TICKETS AVAILABLE FOR 12TH ANNUAL FESTIVAL http://afropunkfest.com/brooklyn/tickets/festival-tickets/

WATCH & SHARE THE FESTIVAL TRAILER:
https://www.facebook.com/AFROPUNK/videos/10153539480736623/

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