POWER TO THE PARTY!
Saturday 24th SEPT
TICKETS : http://afropunkfest.com/london/tickets/festival-tickets/
AFROPUNK brings its party to London for its inaugural edition. Taking place in the historic Alexandra Palace, with GRACE JONES headlining, Mercury prize nominee Laura Mvula and Young Fathers, all playing.
Exclusives come in the form of WORD SOUND POWER (Akala, B.A.D., Dreadzone, Donn Letts) and a debut UK show for SZA as well as the likes of Kwabs, Youth Man, Soulection and more performing on the day — AFROPUNK has the end of festival season covered.
So much more than just the music, plans can now be revealed for the marketplace alongside all the extras. SPIN THRIFT MARKET PLACE : From magazines such as gal-dem, to local and international artists, designers, unique clothing brands, jewellery and special projects — the debut London AFROPUNK marketplace has you covered.
There will be space to browse, buy, debate, and explore away from the music. With a ‘by us, for us’ attitude, and over 35 stalls to check out, theSpin Thrift Market Place is a huge part of the AFROPUNK experience (full list of stalls below).
Grace Jones — Laura Mvula — Young Fathers — WORD SOUND POWER feat Akala, B.A.D/Dreadzone & Don Letts — SZA — Kwabs — Benjamin Booker — The Noisettes — Loyle Carner — Cakes Da Killa — Goldlink — NTS Radio: CKtrl, Crack Stevens, Omelet, Covco, Lord Tusk, AG the DJ, Rroundhere, Skinny — Soulection:IAMNOBODI, Joe Kay,The Whooligan, Hannah Faith, Sivey, Eden Hagos — MNEK — Lady Leshurr — GAIKA — Ho99o9 — Skinny Girl Diet — Jorja Smith — Purple Ferdinand — Big Joanie — Youth Man — Nova Twins — Vodun — The Connectors — Mikel Ameen
MARKET PLACE FULL LINE UP: Afroretro — Rework Creative — gal-dem — Teah-Wilson Department Store — Goodstart Jones — Bull Doff — African Armure x Young Nation — Kelis Africa — PureGoodness — Coco Daville Jewellery Designer — Aṣọ — Ife’s Closet — Afrodesiac Worldwide — Design by Do — Roooi — Daolondon LTD — Continent Clothing — Sunu Kër — Gitas Portal — Kay Davis — In London we… — Pieces By KeKe — Sapelle — AleroJasmine — FunkyNChunky — Akassi — Bo District — Ownbrown UK — Jekkah — Tote London — University of the Arts London — Diversity Arts Project (Diversity Matters) — Love YaaYaa — Niapsou Design — Love and be loved — Shea Decadence London — Le Ekhaya — EloExa
Partying for AFROPUNK begins on Friday 23rd with an all night affair in collaboration with London party starters BODY PARTY, south of the river at Brixton Jamm. An intentionally queer space for black bodies and the people who love them, misfits welcome homophobia, transphobia, sexism and closed minded bodies are not.
Bringing a flavour of Brooklyn will be rapper Jay Boogie, alongside NTS heads Larry B, zine makers Born n Bread, Zezi Ifore and CKtrl as well as Em Bang. Expect intricate visuals on the night from TheoWhiteWine and portraits from photographer Ronan Mckenzie. More info: https://www.fatsoma.com/body-party/iuw3i7cy/afropunk-afterdark-presents-bodyparty
CHECK IT : AFROPUNK is partnering with UK BLACK PRIDE on Thursday 22nd September to air the UK Première of ‘Check It’ at Brixton’s Ritzy Picture House, completing the evening will be a panel discussion with Tega Okiti, Phyll Opoku-Gyimah, Chardine Taylor-Stone, and Cakes da Killa. Check it follows the journey of street, young gay and transgender youths in Washington D.C, and their stories. More info: https://www.picturehouses.com/cinema/Ritzy_Picturehouse/film/afropunk-check-it/tickets/16797
SEE ME HERE! : Cloaking the city in forward thinking events, AFROPUNK is also collaborating with the Black Cultural Archive (BCA — Brixton) to bring an exhibition of photographer Liz Johnson-Artur’s work to the walls of the Black heritage centre. See Me Here! aims to explore the role and significance of photographers and image. Launching on Friday 23rd September (19–21:00) and running through until the 29th, don’t miss the chance to see this collaborative project.More info: http://bcaheritage.org.uk/see-me-here-a-unique-night-photographic-installation/
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