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Go See: AFROPUNK London

America’s largest African-American, culture-defining festival is making its way back to London for a second year. Camille gives us the low down on this year’s event.

 

For one weekend in July, AFROPUNK is returning to London, celebrating a community of creatives spanning across music, art, fashion, film and much more. The legendary, international festival originated from the 2003 eponymous documentary, which highlighted the otherwise invisible black presence within the American punk scene. AFROPUNK has since evolved into a cultural safe-space and platform for those of non-conformist thought and creative innovation.

 

Teaser video courtesy of AFROPUNK.

 

Held at PRINTWORKS for 2017, the announced line-up includes; sounds by creative collective gal-dem, many of the UK’s own home-grown acts including Boy Better Know’s JME, and next generation fashion, film and music icon Willow Smith. Also, keep an eye out for London collective FAM’s set over the weekend. FAM co-founder Loren Platt is currently mentoring KNKTU, a collective made up of students across London and originating at UAL. KNKTU successfully launched their debut #GameOver event at Corsica Studios earlier this year.

 

Looking for a way to earn a ticket? Join the AFROPUNK Army! In the lead up to the event, wannabe festival-goers can ‘pay’ for their ticket through voluntary work. So, there’s no reason to miss out.

 

Minimum entry age at specific vendors is 14 years old. Earn a ticket and join the AP ARMY on their website.

Read more about KNKTU and their #GameOver event at Shades of Noir.