Afropunk is undoubtedly one of the hottest music festivals around and this year they just got hotter with their official 2015 lineup. Check out the list below:
Cakes Da Killa
Ms. Lauryn Hill
Gary Clark, Jr.
Jessie Boykins III
With headliners like Lenny Kravitz, Grace Jones, Lauryn Hill and Kelis how can you go wrong? This year Afropunk is also doing a few things differently.
There will be an Afropunk Fancy Dress Ball on August 21. The ball is a fundraiser for the Afropunk Global Initiative, “an alliance dedicated to moving the needle of progress closer to a holistic, democratic and enlightened representation of people of color within all facets of society.” Celebrities such as Grace Jones and others will be in attendance.
Afropunk has also come up with a way for people to earn tickets. Potential festival attendees have the opportunity to join the “Afropunk Army,” and earn a free ticket to the festival by engaging in community service acts and bettering their communities. Projects range from homeless outreach to taking photos symbolizing #NoHate. [Side note: this initiative is genius and quite noble!]
On top of great music there will also be over 25 food vendors, art displays, and a market place to buy apparel, art, and beauty products.
Will you be attending Afropunk’s 2015 NYC Festival? The festival is from August 21-August 23 in Brooklyn, NY’s Commodore Barry Park aka City Park.
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