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Brooklyn's 2016 Afropunk Lineup Revealed

Afropunk Music & Arts Festival is coming back to Brooklyn for the 12th year in a row! This year's dates have been locked in, with the celebratory event to be held August 27-28th in Fort Greene’s Commodore Barry Park.

The lineup is usually rather noteworthy, but Afropunk stepped it up this year and is bringing you an unforgettable collective of artists. Headliners include Flying Lotus, TV On The Radio, Ice Cube, Tyler, The Creator, CeeLo Green, Janelle Monae, and The Internet amongst PLENTY more.

Each year, Afropunk revolves around a universal message to bring the community of music lovers together. This year, the slogan is "Power To The Party" -- a press release gives us more details.


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.

Power to the Party means trusting 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.

Check out the full lineup below.

Ice Cube
TV On The Radio
Tyler The Creator
CeeLo Green
Flying Lotus
Janelle Monae
The Internet

Featuring Members from
Bad Brains
Living Colour

George Clinton
Earl Sweatshirt
Skunk Anansie
Skye & Ross from Morcheeba
Young Fathers
Benjamin Booker
Saul Williams
Angel Haze
Trash Talk
Shabazz Palaces
Seinabo Sey
The Suffers
Sir The Baptist
Downtown Boys
Roman GianArthur
Joe Kay
The Whooligan
Eden Hagos

Written by GrooveVolt