AFROPUNK Fest 2016

Photo by Natalie Keyssar
AFROPUNK Fest 2016

The AFROPUNK Festival launched following a 2003 documentary about African-American involvement in the punk scene. Since then it’s been running for over 11 years, bringing together r&b/punk/metal/hip hop enthusiast.

For those of you have never been to AFROPUNK, it’s not only a celebration of great music, it’s a lifestyle. That’s why they have paired up with some amazing people to bring you the best in food, art and fashion! Check out some of their featured vendors:

Enjoy over 25+ food trucks and pop-up restaurants including: Sweet Chili, Alchemy Creamery, Toum NYC, Jeepney, Nuchas, Korilla, Gorilla Cheese NYC and Comme Ci Comme Ca. This is definitely a day to forget about diets and juice cleanses!

View and interact with original work created by Amnesty (Amnesty International USA) and MoCADA (The Museum of Contemporary African Diaspora Arts).

Enjoy their SPINTHRIFT MARKET which showcases NYC craftsmen, including: Diaspora Africa, Ashanti Fields, Kelly Horrigan Handmade, Luangisa, Moxie McGriff, Ecowrist, Pure Shea and Nubian Stylez.

This years AFROPUNK FEST is sure to enlighten the senses, however, it’s going to cost you a bit! General admission starts at $45 -$75 which will grant you access to the venue, food trucks, art exhibit, Spinthrift Market and cash bars. VIP admissions are $120-$250 and grant you access to all the above including: 2 free drinks, cash bar, catered food, private restrooms, VIP admission to Red and Green .

AFROPUNK FEST 2016 line up:

Ice Cube
TV On The Radio
Tyler The Creator
Flying Lotus
Ceelo Green
Janelle Monae
The Internet
Living Color
George Clinton
Skunk Anansie
Earl Sweatshirt
Skye &ROss From Morcheeba
Young Fathers
Benjamin Booker
Saul Williams
Angel Haze
Trash Talk
Shabazz Palaces
Seinabo Sey
The Suffers
Downtown Boys
Roman Gianarthur
Joe Kay
The Whooligan
Eden Hagos
Xavier Omar


General Admission ($45 for single day/$75 for full weekend)

  • Includes:
    • Access to the festival with guaranteed admission and access to cash bars
      (21 + with valid ID)

VIP ($120 for single day/$250 for full weekend)

  • Includes
    • Guaranteed Admission
    • VIP viewing area for Green and Red Stage
    • 2 Complimentary alcoholic beverages
    • Cash bar with cocktails and beers
    • Catered food
    • Private restrooms
    • Exclusive AFROPUNK After Dark events (starting at 10 pm)

Date & Location

August 27 – 28, 2016 @ City Park (aka Commodore Barry Park)


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