Afropunk 2014 Lineup: D’Angelo, Body Count, Shabazz Palaces, More
Free Brooklyn fest also boasts Trash Talk, Clipping., Meshell Ndegeocello, Fishbone, SZA...
The Afropunk Festival will come to Brooklyn once again this year, running August 23 – 24 at Commodore Barry Park in Fort Greene. And as always, the lineup is inspired: D’Angelo, Body Count, Shabazz Palaces, Trash Talk, Lianna La Havas, SZA, and the Internet are on top. Also featured: Clipping., Meshell Ndegeocello, Valerie June, and Fishbone, with DJ sets by DJ Slink, THEEsatisfaction, and A Tribe Called Red. More acts have yet to be announced; peep the line-up here.
Not only is the festival free to all (with the option of a donation for a Fast Pass), the organizers are spreading some real PLUR, starting with a press release decreeing: “NO: SEXISM, RACISM, ABLEISM, HOMOPHOBIA, FATPHOBIA, TRANSPHOBIA or GENERAL HATEFULLNESS ALLOWED. YOU WILL BE ASKED TO LEAVE.”
Ice-T shared his thoughts on his own band’s misogynistic dabblings via a SPIN Q&A regarding the return of Body Count, who recently released a song called “Bitch in the Pit,”. That’s a tribute, of course, to the lady-punks who hold it down in mosh zone.