Afropunk come to the UK for the first time for their inaugural Power to the Party, taking place in London's Alexandra Palace on Saturday 24th September 2016.
Afropunk originated from the 2003 documentary that highlighted a Black presence in the American punk scene, and has gone on to be a platform for the alternative and experimental. At it's core are the punk principles of DIY aesthetics, radical thought and social non-conformity. Afropunk first held their music festival in Brooklyn, New York City in 2005. Last year, they united 95,000 people across their festivals, and events in Brooklyn, Atlanta and Paris. Afropunk today is an influential community of young, gifted people of all backgrounds who speak through music, art, film, comedy, fashion and more.
Headliner Grace Jones, plus Laura Mvula, Word Sound Power feat Akala, B.A.D/Dreadzone & Don Letts, SZA, Kwabs, Benjamin Booker, The Noisettes, Loyle Carner, Goldlink, NTS Radio, Soulection, Joe Kay, The Whooligan, Hannah Faith, Eden Hagos, MNEK, Lady Leshurr, GAIKA, Ho99o9, Skinny Girl Diet, Jorja Smith, Purple Ferdinand, Big Joanie, Youth Man, Nova Twins, Vodun, The Connectors, Mikel Ameen, and more TBA.
The twelve hour event will also host a vibrant space filled with artists, creatives, designers, exhibitions and food vendors. Attendees are encouraged to jump in and become a part of the Afropunk community through on-site pop-ups, art and stalls - it’s about creating an extended family of Afropunk with a united voice to be heard and celebrated. On-site arts, stalls, food, DJ sets and extras to be announced in the coming months.
Tickets are priced at £55.
This event does not have camping but there are a number of hotels, hostels and guest houses in the area.
More information will be here when available.
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