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