Afropunk Fest Adds TV on the Radio & more


The 8th annual Afropunk Festival, set to return to Brooklyn's Commodore Barry Park on August 25-26, announced the addition of TV on the Radio, Sinkane, Alice Smith, Radkey, Flatbush Zombies, Joe Jordan Experiment (JJX), and Purple Ferdinand to this year's lineup. DJs The Supasonics, Grits and Biscuits, DJ Pete Smoke Les, Roofeo and VENUS X GHE20GOTH1K have also been added.

In addition to the stellar musical line up – the fest will feature over a dozen of NYC's hottest food trucks for the Bites & Beats Food Truck Festival, bringing cuisine from around the world and the 5 boroughs. The line up includes: Rickshaw Dumpling, Mexicue, Eddie’s Pizza, Green Pirate Juice, Korilla BBQ, Kelvin Natural Sushi Co., Valducci’s Pizza, Bian Dang Taiwanese, Fishing Shrimp, Frites N Meats, Snap, Gorilla Cheese Truck, Morris Grilled Cheese, Jamaican Dutchy, Van Leeuwen Ice Cream, Wooly's Ice, Taim Falafel, Desi Food Truck, Cupcake Crew, and more.

The Afropunk Spinthrift Market will feature over 80 local artists and artisans offering fashion, crafts and art with a fresh alternative perspective. Come ready to support the DIY community at the hottest market of the summer showcasing the dynamic talent and energy of the Afro-Punk family. Vendors include Junkprints, Biddies & Blokes Secondhand Garb, Funkydada, Martine's Dream, Nakimuli, Made By Toti, The Meat Market, Wonder Lee, Noir A-Go Go, Kings Rule Together, BKLYN BOIHOOD, Dallas & Dynasty, Kelly Horrigan Handmade, Shawng Original, Candid Art, Robin's All Natural, Melody's Addiction and more.


  • Erykah Badu featuring the Cannibanoids
  • TV on the Radio
  • Gym Class Heroes
  • Alice Smith
  • Janelle Monae
  • Das Racist
  • Skindred
  • Toro Y Moi
  • Sinkane
  • Reggie Watts
  • Spank Rock
  • Ninjasonik
  • Toshi Reagon
  • Straight Line Stitch
  • The Memorials
  • Bad Rabbits
  • Gordon Voidwell
  • Cerebral Ballzy
  • Phony Ppl
  • Body Language
  • Flatbush Zombies
  • Radkey
  • Joe Jordan Experiment (JJX)
  • Purple Ferdinand


  • The Supasonics
  • Grits and Biscuits
  • DJ Pete Smoke Les
  • Roofeo


    [Published on: 8/13/12]

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