Afro Punk Festival 2011

Saturday, August 27, 2011 through Sunday, August 28, 2011

The Afro-punk Festival is Cancelled for This Weekend 

New York, NYŠThe City of New York has rescinded all event permits for Saturday, August 27th and Sunday, August 28th because of the impending Hurricane Irene. The Afro-punk festival has been barred from holding any public assembly in Commodore Barry Park this weekend. Afro-punk staff have been meeting with officials and sponsors to try and avoid cancellation but have had to cancel this weekend¹s festival due to safety concerns.  The event organizers are regrouping to plan the next steps and will keep the public updated.

So sorry about this.


The Afro-Punk Festival returns to Brooklyn's Commodore Barry Park for its seventh edition on August 27th and 28th from 11am to 9pm each day.

This year's line-up includes over twenty live music performances including Cee Lo Green, Janelle Monáe, Fishbone, Santigold, Gym Class Heroes, Reggie Watts, Toro Y Moi, Das Racist, Joi, Res and many more. In addition the festival will host a skate and BMX competition, live art, a local artisans market, and the Afro Punk Bites and Beats food truck event with global cuisine from over 15 food trucks from the 5 boroughs.