Afropunk does it again! The annual music festival is drawing some of the biggest names in music as Ice Cube, Janelle Monae, Tyler the Creator, CeeLo Green, George Clinton and more are set to take the stage this summer.
The two-day music extravaganza will take place in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Aug. 27 and Aug. 28. Other acts on the bill include Flying Lotus, Angel Haze, Kelela, the Internet, Earl Sweatshirt and more. There will also be a superjam featuring members from Bad Brains, Fishbone and Living Colour.
According to a press release, this year’s theme is “Power to the Party.”
“[Afropunk stands to] trust the friction, the transference of great capacity to the free spirit, belief in the high-heeled spark of the assembly, and the group-mind’s ability to choose a glorious path,” it reads. “This isn’t about getting elected, or being protected; it’s about staking a claim.”
Although the lineup is solid — some fans noted that having CeeLo Green in the show may be against Afropunk’s mantra. Back in 2014, the Goodie Mob member was accused of rape and made some offensive remarks in support of rape culture on Twitter. Others have called out a number of their other artists who may go against the company’s anti-hate stance.
“Hmmm, how exactly is @afropunk going to maintain its “No Misogyny, No Homophobia” stance with Ice Cube and Tyler the Creator headlining?” wrote one fan, adding, “And a rapist by the name of Cee-Lo? You’ve outdone yourselves this year @afropunk.”
Many fans are still down with Afropunk though — and have called the lineup “fire.”
Tickets for the 2016 Afropunk Festival are available on afropunk.com.
Will you be going to the festivities or nah?