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Afro-punk Fest Killer Line-up Includes Cee Lo Green, Janelle Monae, Fishbone, Santigold & Many More!

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Dayum! Cee Lo Green, Janelle Monae, Fishbone, Santigold, Toro Y Moi, Res, Joi, Toshi Reagon, Ninjasonik, Cerebral Ballzy, Straight Line Stitch, Gordon Voidwell, Reggie Watts, Joe Jordans Experiment, Rocky Business, and more to be announced. The line-up of this year's Afro-punk Festival is killer!
*Just added: Gym Class Heroes, Das Racist, Kenna, Tamar-kali, Bad Rabbits, Joe Jordans Experiment, and DJ's Stack-Aly, Jillionaire, Dances with White Girls, D://BOi, dj.shErOck, toni*K!

August 27-28 in Brooklyn, New York (Commodore Barry Park). You know you don't want to miss this one, kiddos. And it's FREE too! But wait, there's more in store:

- the Nike Battle For the Streets Skate and BMX Competition, featuring some of the nation's top amateur skaters and BMX riders such as Nigel Sylvester and P-Rod.

- the Afro-Punk Bites&Beats Food Truck Festival (over 20 dope food trucks from the NYC area).

- a custom bike show (dozens of bikes customized by Black riders), which will serve as the backdrop for the Harley Davidson/Denim and Chrome 2012 Calendar photo shoot (photographer Darius Vick will capture bad-ass tattooed beauties)

- The Skate Artwall (an artist will paint over 300 skateboards as part of one large mural)
Phew! Sorry for making you fall off your chairs, but it's for a good cause. See ya there!
- Lou C-D

*The official hotel for the 2011 Afro-punk Festival is nU Hotel in Brooklyn. For a special rate, call (718) 852-8585 or click here to book online (enter Attendee Code: AfroPunk ).*


festival quick links

Live Performances & Art >>

Battle For the Streets Skate & BMX Competition>>

Bites&Beats Food Truck >>

custom bike show >>

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Comment by Lola Ambrosia on May 25, 2011 at 10:47pm
Gosh...I would sell a kidney to go. But I'm from Missouri....that would be extremely difficult.
Comment by OHSMar on May 24, 2011 at 3:11pm
I cant Wait Im from philly so getting there will be easy.
Comment by AFROPUNK on May 23, 2011 at 11:03pm

Hello, vendors should contact asap

See you there!

Comment by My Funky Twisted Soul on May 23, 2011 at 10:12pm

So EXCITED to Hear That  CELO GREEN is comin to BK this summer! OMG! Will there be vendors at this event? If so im interested!

Comment by AFROPUNK on May 23, 2011 at 9:21pm

Hi Antonia, please e-mail

For more info, check out


Comment by Antonia Jenae' on May 23, 2011 at 9:04pm
How can I be a Volunteer?
Comment by Aries 2.0 on May 23, 2011 at 7:46pm
Damn, this is pretty impressive line up! Can't believe you guys went and found Joi.
Comment by Gin Mo on May 23, 2011 at 6:24pm
Yes!!! Cerebral Ballzy!!!??!?! I'm so hyped. I'm coming all the way from Canada to show some love!!! I Can't wait.
Comment by Lisa Russell on May 23, 2011 at 5:01pm
Comment by Pam Newman on May 23, 2011 at 3:35pm

AWESOME LINEUP! I'm gonna have to make the trek to brooklyn again :-D

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