Afropunk, New York City’s most stylish music festival is about freedom

The Afropunk Brooklyn music festival is at Commodore Barry Park in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, Saturday – Sunday, August 25-26, 2018.

The Afropunk After Dark party is at the Brooklyn Masonic Temple on Saturday, August 25, 2018 at 11 pm.


It all started with Black punkers. Can you imagine that? A few Black kids slamming in a sea of raging white skinhead punks? That’s crazy, but somehow it worked.

Afropunk has grown since 2005 into a series of music festivals and a social movement overflowing with music, art, fashion, culture and various expressions of freedom around the world in Brooklyn, Atlanta, London, Paris and Johannesburg, South Africa.

Afropunk is about the freedom to be who you are, and be loved for it.

Afropunk Brooklyn 2018

Afropunk has an impressive lineup every year, but the real stars of the show are in the audience. The kids show just how bright color can be on a black canvas.

Whether you are Black, White or anything in between, doesn’t really matter. It’s all about style and universal respect. There is way more natural style at Afropunk than at any fashion week.

Afropunk for President!
(because then we would have a country for all people)

Afropunk Performers

Afropunk. Courtesy of Hari Ziyad / Afropunk.

Afropunk. Courtesy of Hari Ziyad / Afropunk.

Erykah Badu
Tyler, The Creator
The Internet
Janelle Monae
Twin Shadow
Jaden Smith
Willow Smith
Daniel Caesar
Jacob Banks
Fantastic Negrito
Wicked Wisdom
Denzel Curry
The Fever 333
Lion Babe
Jamila Woods
Jessie Reyez
Okzharp & Manthe Ribane
Sho Madjozi
Trash Talk
Fuck U Pay Us
Louder Than Quiet
Nova Twins
Royal Sun
Blac Rabbit

Afropunk Brooklyn 2018 DJs

Theo Parrish
Just Blaze
Honey Dijon
Josey Rebelle
DJ Lag
Anais B
Andre Power
DJ Lindsey
DJ Underdog
Matt Sebastian
Powers Pleasant
Born N Bread
Matt Sebastian
Cx Kidtronik

Saturday Afropunk After Dark Parties

After Dark. Courtesy of Afropunk.

After Dark. Courtesy of Afropunk.

Masonic Temple

317 Clermont Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11205d
(at Lafayette Ave)
Fort Greene, Brooklyn

Special Guest, Andre Power and MisterVacation

11 pm – 3 am

Baby’s All Right

146 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY 11211
(at Bedford)
Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Gal-Dem w/Adair, Sistaspin Collective, Gabsoul, Lil C, Tygapaw & Zuri Marley
10 pm – 3 am

Putnam’s with Wonderground

Putnam’s Pub & Cooker
419 Myrtle Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11205
Clinton Hill, Brooklyn

DJ Internal Affairs, DJ Kev Mas, MC Comrade Cav & Terry B

10 pm – 2 am

HBO Random Acts of Flyness Screening

BAM Harvey Theater
651 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217
(at Rockwell Place)
Fort Greene, Brooklyn

Screening with artist Terence Nance

10:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Free with RSVP

Sisters of Comedy

Knitting Factory
361 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211
(at Havemeyer St)
Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Featuring Chanel Ali, Sam Jay, Sasheer Zamata, Vladimir Caamano, Wyatt Cenac and Janelle James

11:55 pm (doors at 11:30 pm)
All ages
$25 – $30

Sunday Afropunk After Parties

C’mon Everybody

325 Franklin Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238
(at Clifton Place)
Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn

Punk show with Rebelmatic, Maafa, The 1865 & Major Taylor

9 pm – 12:30 am

Baby’s All Right

146 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY 11211
(at Bedford)
Williamsburg, Brooklyn

BBZ w BBZ, Pxssy Palace, Bearcat & Realistic Lacefront

10 pm – 3 am

Putnam’s with Blackout

Putnam’s Pub & Cooker
419 Myrtle Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11205
Clinton Hill, Brooklyn

Lineup to be announced

10 pm – 2 am

Afropunk Tickets

Well, the festival is sold out like it is every year. At press time, a few tickets were still available in the secondary market.

Get party tickets here

Visit Afropunk

Commodore Barry Park

Flushing Avenue
(between Navy St & N. Elliot Place)
Fort Greene, Brooklyn


  • (F) to York Street
  • (2) (3) to Hoyt Street
  • (R) to Jay St – MetroTech
  • (A) (C) (F) to Jay St – MetroTech
  • (B) (Q) to DeKalb Ave
Festival goers. Courtesy of Afropunk.

Festival goers. Courtesy of Afropunk.

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