Afropunk Unveils A Fire NYC Lineup

How many concerts allow you to see Grace Jones, Lenny Kravitz, and Lauryn Hill?

June 02, 2015

Update, 7/7/2015, 11:25 PM: Afropunk announced the full festival lineup today. Check it out below.

Lenny Kravitz
Grace Jones
Kelis
Danny Brown
Suicidal Tendencies
Kele
Thundercat
Cakes Da Killa
Lion Babe
Gold Link
MikeQ
Raury
Petite Noir
Young Paris
Adia Victoria
Curtis Harding
Kaytranada
Everyday people
Soulection
Mobile Mondays
Brenmar
Uniiqu3
Nadus
Papi Juice
WC Kids
Ms. Lauryn Hill
Death Grips
Gary Clark, Jr.
SZA
Vintage Trouble
Jessie Boykins III
Candiria
Letlive.
Bill Coleman
Kelela
Kimberly Nichole
Palaceburn
Beverly Bond
Dust Rays
DJ Lindsey
Soul Summit
HXLT
Cx KiDTRONiK

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Afropunk announced part of its NYC lineup today, and it’s a doozy, bringing together stars from the last four decades—Grace Jones, Lenny Kravitz, Lauryn Hill, Kelis—as well as an impressive roster of youngsters: Kaytranada, Brenmar, Raury, Lion Babe, Curtis Harding, Danny Brown, and more. The festival will take place on August 22 and 23 in Commodore Barry park in Brooklyn.

A few things are different this year, including the inclusion of the first ever Afropunk Fancy Dress Ball, which will take place on August 21. The event will serve as 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." Jones, Cakes Da Killa, and MikeQ will be some of the special guests at the Ball.

The other major difference between this year’s Afropunk and past iterations of the festival is the ticketing system. Due to the popularity of the event in recent years, attendees are now required to buy tickets or obtain them through an “earned ticket program,” which involves participating in "low barrier volunteer activities and projects for youth to complete in exchange for a ticket."

Check out the rest of the lineup below.

2015 Afropunk Full Lineup
Lenny Kravitz
Grace Jones
Ms Lauryn Hill
Kelis
Danny Brown
Suicidal Tendencies
Kele
Thundercat
Cakes Da Killa
Lion Babe
Gold Link
MikeQ
Raury
Petite Noir
Young Paris
Adia Victoria
Curtis Harding
Kaytranada
Everyday people
Soulection
Mobile Mondays
Brenmar
Uniiqu3
Nadus
Papi Juice
WC Kids

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Afropunk Unveils A Fire NYC Lineup