Grace Jones, Lauryn Hill and Lenny Kravitz Headline an Insane Afropunk Festival Line-Up

by Abby Schreiber
The organizers of Afropunk Fest just announced this year's line-up and, once again, it's a doozy: Grace Jones, Lauryn Hill and Lenny Kravitz headline a bill that also includes artists like Danny Brown, Kelis, Suicidal Tendencies, Lion Babe, Kaytranada, Brenmar, UNIIQ3 and more. The festival returns to Commodore Barry Park in Brooklyn the weekend of August 22-23 and also announced they'll be hosting an off-shoot in Atlanta's Central Park on October 3-4 with a line-up that's still TBA.

For the first-time this year, the organizers are hosting an Afropunk Ball the night before -- also at Commodore Barry Park -- where Jones will be performing ahead of her headlining set the following evening along with Cakes Da Killa and Mike Q. Proceeds from the party's ticket sales will go toward the AFROPUNK Global Initiative, "which dedicates itself to the promotion of diversity in media and the arts in addition to volunteer service." Also for the first time this year, guests will have to purchase tickets (Brooklyn Vegan is reporting you can buy tickets on presale now using the password "2015") but there will also be an "earned ticket program" that matches interested attendees with community service-style projects that you can complete in exchange for a ticket.

Check out the full line-up, below:

Lenny Kravitz
Grace Jones
Ms Lauryn Hill
Kelis
Danny Brown
Suicidal Tendencies
Kele
Thundercat
Cakes Da Killa
Lion Babe
Goldlink
Raury
Petite Noir
Young Paris
Adia Victoria
Curtis Harding
Kaytranada
Everyday people
Soulection
Mobile Mondays
Mike Q
Brenmar
UNIIQ3
Nadus
Papi Juice
WC Kids

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