On Saturday 24th September, Afropunk take over London’s Alexandra Palace for a day of DIY music and art celebrating what they describe as “the other Black experience, the one we don’t see in our media.” The line-up is simply sensational with the iconic headliner Grace Jones and established acts such as Laura Mvula and The Noisettes sharing space with underground heroes and rising stars including riot girl trio Skinny Girl Diet, Ho99o9’s fearsome mix of death drone and hip hop, Youth Man’s punked up snarl, Vodun’s tribal psyche and Big Joanie’s lo-fi DIY grunge.
In addition to the musical delights there’ll be the Spinthrift Marketplace offering art, zines, clothing and special projects, an exhibition of art to view and interact with and the bites and beats food experience.
We’ve put together a playlist of some of our favourite acts performing at the festival to get you fully prepped.
Tickets, priced £60.50 are available from afropunkfest.com/london/tickets
Full line-up details and further information can be found at afropunkfest.com/london