Afropunk Fest Is Heading to Atlanta in 2015

The lineup features D’Angelo and the Vanguard, Flying Lotus, Kelela, Tyler, The Creator, and so many more.

Update 7/7/2015: The lineup for the inaugural Afropunk Atlanta was unveiled today, and it does not disappoint. Come for D'Angelo and the Vanguard and Tyler, The Creator; stay for Mykki Blanco, Uniiqu3, Kelela, and everyone in between. Check out the whole listing below.

AFROPUNK ATLANTA LINEUP:
D'Angelo and the Vanguard
Flying Lotus
Santigold
Tyler, The Creator
Death Grips
Public Enemy
Twin Shadow
Danny Brown
Benjamin Booker
Suicidal Tendencies
Trash Talk
Kaytranada
Big Freedia
Saul Williams
Thundercat
Kelela
Curtis Harding
Mykki Blanco
GoldLink
Ratking
Lion Babe
letlive.
Lizzo
Unlocking the Truth
Brenmar
LOLAWOLF
MikeQ
Cakes Da Killa
Adia Victoria
Uniiqu3
Baby Baby
Nadus
Vavlt Boyz
Samuari Shotgun
RAHBI

Since 2005, Brooklyn, New York, has been the home of the Afropunk festival, which marked its 10th anniversary this past summer with performances by artists including D'Angelo, Bad Brains and Lianne La Havas, along with a tribute to the late DJ Rashad. Now Afropunk's organizers are starting a second event in Atlanta from October of next year. To celebrate the occasion, an Atlanta kick-off party will be held this Sunday October 5th at an undisclosed location, featuring performances by SZA, Sofakingevil, Hollyweerd, and Baby Baby; works by Atlanta's visual artists will also be represented at the bash. The official lineup for Atlanta leg of the Afropunk 2015 event hasn't been announced yet, but given that Atlanta is packed with hip-hop royalty, it's guaranteed to be awesome. In the meantime, you can relive some of the moments from the 2014 edition of Afropunk in Brooklyn by checking out photos taken by The FADER's Sam Clarke.

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Afropunk Fest Is Heading to Atlanta in 2015