Thundercat, Danny Brown & More Gear Up For AFROPUNK LONDON 2017

By Christina Malley
Tue 13 June, 2017

An amazing line-up is set for AFROPUNK’s second London Festival, and Christina McKenna can hardly wait.

An incredible array of artists are gearing up for the amazing AFROPUNK LONDON.

For well over a decade,  AFROPUNK  has  been  defining  culture  in  the  music  world;  a  triumph  of multiculturalism, diversity and championing all races, genders, colours, creeds and tastes.

Originating in Brooklyn, New York, it has spread around the globe, offering dates in Paris, Atlanta and Johannesburg. AFROPUNK LONDON promises an eclectic line-up and an audience as diverse as the acts they come to see.

It is by far the most stylist festival we have attended, and the imagery on display rivals everything from the Met Ball to Dalston.

The line-up features the most vibrant, breaking artists interspersed with more classic crowd pleasers from a hugely underrepresented scene.

Having already seen amazing sets from NAO, Lianne La Havas, Mahalia and Thundercat in the past, we are especially looking forward to seeing a host of up and coming acts and those we are yet to witness in the flesh.

These are coming from all sides of the spectrum. One of the biggest coups for the festival is Big Freedia, best known for her work in a form of hip hop called bounce music that came out of New Orleans. Freedia has been credited as one of the architects of the genre and helped to popularise it since it developed in the early 1990’s.

Also performing will be 23 year old Croydon rapper – and cousin to StormzyNadia Rose, whose debut album Highly Flammable was released to great acclaim in January, along with Saul Williams, Willow Smith, The Internet, Corrine Bailey Rae, Don Letts, Danny Brown and a whole raft of others.

If last year’s London debut is anything to go by, and judging by the line-up, AFROPUNK LONDON 2017 is going to be unmissable.

AFROPUNK LONDON takes place 22nd – 23rd July at Pintworks London.