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ARB Nation attended Afropunk fest to document the events’ going’ on.
An institution recognised for defining culture in the music world for over 14 years, AFROPUNK is a triumph of multiculturalism and diversity for people of all races, genders, colours, creeds and tastes. New York, Atlanta, Johannesburg and Paris are all now home to global AFROPUNK events, with the inaugural london outing adding a UK twist
TEAM AFROPUNK are gearing up for it’s second UK edition set to take place at London’s freshest venue PRINTWORKS, between the 22nd – 23rd JULY 2017. With the countdown on, AFROPUNK announce the planned day splits across the weekender, and another heavy set of acts playing across the weekend, with THE INTERNET, KIAH VICTORIA, LIAM BAILEY, DON LETTS & THE BOTS set to join forces with LIANNE LA HAVAS, NAO, THUNDERCAT, DANNY BROWN, JME, WILLOW SMITH, JAZZ RE:FRESHED, GAL-DEM DJs, BORN N BREAD and more leading global talent.
On top of this, details for the revered AP marketplace ‘SPINTHRIFT MARKET’ are here, plus a BATTLE OF THE artists project in conjunction with Soundcloud and The Roundhouse; granting homegrown artists the chance to perform at AFROPUNK and be part of a development programme. Apply for Battle of the artists here. Feel-good vibes, diversity and inclusivity are all at the heart of the AFROPUNK ethos; it’s a triumph of multiculturalism and unity for people of all races, genders, colours, creeds and tastes. To be part of the magic, weekend tickets are available from £90. Grab one here.
THE INTERNET – JME –THUNDERCAT – DANNY BROWN – THE HEAVY – LITTLE SIMZ –
SAUL WILLIAMS – CORINNE BAILEY RAE – KOJEY RADICAL – NADIA ROSE –
THE BOTS – LIAM BAILEY – THE OBGMS
BEATS & RIDDIMS BY: JAZZIE B -DON LETTS – BLACKTRONICA – JAZZ REFRESHED – FAM
SUNDAY JULY 23
LIANNE LA HAVAS – NAO – WILLOW SMITH – PETITE NOIR – SATE – CONNIE CONSTANCE – KIAH – MAHALIA – BLACK ORCHID & more TBA
BEATS & RIDDIMS BY: CLARA AMFO – HANNAH FAITH – JAMZ SUPERNOVA – GAL-DEM – BORN N BREAD