AFROPUNK BROOKLYN 2023 Announces Lineups

July 25, 2023 0

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AFROPUNK announces the daily lineup for AFROPUNK BROOKLYN 2023, happening on August 26th and August 27th.
  • On Saturday, August 26th, attendees will experience an eclectic mix with headliner Flying Lotus and performances from Vince Staples, Tobe Nwigwe, Madison McFerrin, Cleo Reed, and more!
  • Sunday, August 27th will kick off with performances from Joey Bada$$Sudan ArchivesBaby TateDreamer Isioma, and more, concluding with the incomparable Jazmine Sullivan.

AFROPUNK BROOKLYN 2023 continues a nearly-20-year tradition in AFROPUNK’s home borough. This year, AFROPUNK moves to a brand new venue: Greenpoint Terminal Market. Located on the banks of the East River, with unbeatable views of the Manhattan skyline, Greenpoint Terminal Market provides a picturesque location for the performances and trademark AFROPUNK activations, including the Spinthrift Market and AFROPUNK’s Bites ‘n Beats. AFROPUNK plans to transform the space, adding lawns, trees, and other shade structures to allow for a soothing and soulful day outside. . This year’s Brooklyn event will introduce a new theme–CIRCUS OF SOUL–transforming the riverside blacktop into a carnivalesque exhibition that spotlights all aspects of Black creativity, soundtracked by music that speaks to the heart of the Black experience. Expect many more activations, showcasing the artistry of local vendors and more, to be announced soon.

View the full two-day schedule below:


The Big Top Stage:
Flying Lotus
Vince Staples
Tobe Nwigwe
Durand Benarr

The 3 Ring Stage:
Madison McFerrin
The Soapbox Presents
Cleo Reed
Winter Wolf

SUNDAY 8/27:

The Big Top Stage:
Jazmine Sullivan
Joey Bada$$
Baby Tate
Sudan Archives
Rahzel & Friends
Jack Freeman
Dawer X Damper

The 3 Ring Stage:
Dreamer Isioma
The Rack

AFROPUNK is more than just an event, it’s a celebration of life, music, food, and culture in the Black community. AFROPUNK has established a legacy as a safe space for Black alternative culture, offering a haven for attendees to show up as their most authentic selves. The end result of which is always a stunning community of people who respect, admire, and care for one another; it’s an experience unlike any other. Brooklyn is AFROPUNK’s home–where it started in 2004–reliably turning out the most creative individuals in the borough to dress up and turn up.

With AFROPUNK BROOKLYN 2023 on the calendar and more announcements to come, AFROPUNK is one of the most vital and vibrant cultural institutions in New York City and beyond.
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