Afropunk is a festival founded by Matthew Morgan, that celebrates afro and punk culture. The festival is coming to the UK for the first time, taking place in London’s Alexandra Palace on Saturday 24th September 2016.
Having started out as a free, small-scale music festival, in the USA, the event has grown in popularity with past performances and showcases from big names.
The festival united 95,000 people across their festivals last year with events in Brooklyn, Atlanta and Paris. Described by The New York Times as “the most multicultural festival in the US,” The London event promises an eclectic lineup and an audience as diverse as the acts they come to see.
Taking it’s name from from the 2003 documentary that highlighted a black presence in the American punk scene, Afropunk praises alternative thinking, fashion and lifestyles. The theme this year is ‘Power to the Party’ stating on their website; “Afropunk is about education, political awareness and self-empowerment. Respect, breaking down stereotypes, and celebrating individuality are key to the Afropunk ethos, and it’s a ‘safe space / no hate’ zone for creativity. London’s first edition will welcome souls from all cultures and backgrounds for a day of positive energy and next-level entertainment.”