AfroPunk’s 2018 Festival Featuring Erykah Badu, Janelle Monae and more

AfroPunk’s 2018 Festival Featuring Erykah Badu, Janelle Monae And Miguel Is Aptly Themed ‘The People Resist’.

The power-packed lineup for the 2018 Afropunk Festival returns to Commodore Barry Park in Fort Greene Brooklyn AUG 25-26th, and it includes fan-favorites with a massive lineup featuring Erykah Badu, Tyler, the Creator, Janelle Monáe, Miguel, Jaden and Willow Smith, the Internet, and more set to perform.

Afropunk Atlanta: Carnival of Consciousness will take place at the 787 Windsor complex, with N.E.R.D., the Internet, Little Simz, Noname, and more tapped for the initial roster. Check out the lineups below.

The theme for this year’s Afropunk is, “The People Resist.”  The founders released this statement, sharing how they define resistance.

This year’s Afropunk festivals feature the theme “The People Resist,” explained in the following statement issued by the organizers:

This resistance is not new! We, the people who have lived under the thumb of white supremacy, gender inequality, homophobia, environmental rape and economic apartheid have always known that when the world is an outrage, the sensible thing to do is defy it.

Resistance is survival, not just a hashtag. But if it’s going to be a social media call to political arms, let’s make that fucker count!

This resistance is not only about the toxicity of sick men in power.

We, the people recognize the laws they codify are pornographic fever-dreams of late-stage capitalism and white patriarchy, its bottom-lines built on the broken backs of individual human rights, and on development for the few but cheap plastic lives for those segregated from society.

Our moral teachers taught us the ethics on which to build this fight, and our punk roots gave us the strategy.

This resistance is not nihilism.

When the People Resist, our collective “No” is actually “Yes” – to all, for all. We stake everybody’s claim, rejecting old colonial privileges.

When the People Resist, it is inclusive, not exclusive -our arms open to the oppressed, and a finger in the air to the oppressors. We respond to the absurdity of their limited vision.

When the People Resist, it is unity, not division – loud voices speaking together, even if they aren’t all saying the same thing. We reject the purity of agreement, for the righteousness of our displeasure.

The People Resist…because there’s nothing else left to do now.

That defiance will come in the form of a two-day event featuring, in addition to  Monae and Badu, Tyler, the Creator, the Internet, Jaden Smith, Ibeyi, Denzel Curry, Smino, Yuna, Jamila Woods, Lolawolf and H.E.R.

According to Rolling Stone, Afropunk has launched a new initiative in partnership with local organizations Recess Art and Young New Yorkers to give away free tickets. The Buy One, Give One, campaign promises to give a ticket to a New York City-area youth for every general admission ticket purchased.

There are other ways to score free tickets to the festival. Fans can participate in Afropunk Army, a social justice advocacy program. Afropunk Army program will be launched later this spring and will allow members to complete volunteer and community services hours in return for a ticket.

If you are interested in buying a ticket  Don’t sleep on $60 tickets while they last.  You can find tickets here

We can’t wait to see you there!

AFROPUNK BROOKLYN Commodore Barry Park August 25th & 26th

AFROPUNK ATLANTA: Carnival of Consciousness 787 Windsor complex October 13th & 14th

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