Afropunk Festival London 2016
AFROPUNK FEST London is a black music and culture festival in the UK. Part of the Afropunk brand, famous for their events in the USA as well as recent editions in Paris, this year is the first time the festival will hit the UK shores. Launched as an outlet for underrepresented black musicians in punk subcultures, the festival has since expanded to become a celebration of inclusivity, diversity and black music, arts, and culture in all its forms. Taking place in London’s iconic Alexandra Palace, the festival welcomes artists from across the globe, as well as brands and collectives that share the values of Afropunk, such as Soulection and NTS Radio. The festival in one day September 24, 2016. AFROPUNK FEST will be held in Paris, France next year. A festival and cultural movement that celebrates empowerment, diversity and individuality. The European counterpart to the Brooklyn edition, the festival celebrates urban and soul music as well as visual artistry and performance. With roots amongst the Black community and culture, AFROPUNK welcomes an array of new music and styles. The popularity of this event has resulted in an expansion that has embraced New York, Atlanta, Paris and London. Previous acts have included Angel Haze, Lianne La Havas, Willow Smith, Jaden Smith, Keziah Jones, Saul Williams, Michael Kiwanuka, Sky & Ross from Morcheeba, Leon Bridges and Lion Babe.
Some headliners this year include Grace Jones, Laura Mvula, MNEK, Lady Leshurr and many more. This festival is held at Alexandra Palace. Alexandra Palace is one of London’s most historic and iconic venues, playing host of thousands of sporting, music and entertainment spectacles since the 19th Century. How do you get to Alexandra Palace? Alexandra Palace Station is accessible to either Kings Cross or Old Street on Great Northern trains. Wood Green is the nearest tube station (around half an hour walk) and is on the Piccadilly line making it easily accessible from across London, including from Heathrow Airport.
So why is AFROPUNK giving “POWER TO THE PARTY?” Because we trust the friction, the transference of great capacity for the free spirit, belief in the high-heeled spark of the assembly, and the group-mind’s ability to choose a glorious path. AFROPUNK LONDON promises an eclectic line-up and an audience as diverse as the acts they come to see. Join us to add your voice to the sound behind the movement. And most importantly, come ready to party. This isn’t about getting elected, or being protected; it’s about staking a claim. AFROPUNK LONDON will extend the festival experience and creep into the streets, bars, and restaurants of LONDON for AFROPUNK AFTER DARK. Laugh at a comedy show, dance to a celebrity DJ set, enjoy pop-up performances, film screenings, art installations, drink specials. The palace might close, but the party keeps going.