Guide to AFROPUNK BROOKLYN 2016 (Including What to Wear)

Phaon Spurlock

Posted on August 19 2016

Guide to AFROPUNK BROOKLYN 2016 (Including What to Wear)


Photo Source: Brooklyn Vegan

It’s that time again fine folks… AFROPUNK BROOKLYN! What is described by The New York Times as “the most multicultural festival in the US,” it promises an eclectic line-up and an audience as diverse as the acts they come to see.

What started out as a dope Brooklyn-based music festival has now evolved to an international (equally as dope) movement.

AFROPUNK is a staple on the BKLYN LEAGUE team’s social calendar.

afropunk brooklyn

Here is the rundown:

WHEN: August 27-28, 2016

WHERE: Commodore Barry Park, Brooklyn, NY.

Now, please pay attention to this section. You don’t want to get all the way to the gate and end having to throw away your belongings or leave. Who wants that?


  • Small purses and clear bags/backpacks
  • One recyclable container for water (not two, or three, or four, or any number above one)


  • Weapons (guns, knives, or any weapons)
  • Large backpacks, book bags or non-transparent bags over hand size (any bag that is not clear plastic, vinyl, or PVC and over 12”x6”x12” in size will not be allowed)
  • Food and drink (other than a single recyclable water container)
  • Alcohol
  • Illegal substances of any kind
  • Umbrellas (rain or beach)
  • Coolers or picnic baskets
  • Lawn chairs
  • Lasers
  • Pets (service dogs will be permitted)
  • Scooters or personalized motorized vehicles (that includes hoverboards)
  • Detachable lens cameras
  • Audio recording equipment
  • Video recording equipment
  • Remote controlled vehicles or aircraft, including drones
  • No unauthorized vendors will be permitted
  • No solicitations, handbills, sampling, giveaways, etc.

STYLE: Whatever you want! Live bold. We recommend items that are not constricting, as you will want to dance to the groovy music. Usually attendees go for an African inspired look, mostly West African, with a mix of street style. Think lots of Brooklyn apparel, graphic tees, bold prints and colors.

Afropunk style

Photo Source: GQ - Driely S.


Photo Source: The Urban Gent

afropunk style

Photo Source: The Urban Gent



BKLYN Flip Tee


BKLYN Flip Snapback


Neighborhood Tee

WHO WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING: The Internet, Ice Cube, Tyler The Creator, Flying Lotus, George Clinton, Shabazz Palaces, In The Whale, Radkey, & Downtown Boys

in the whale

Photo Source: In The Whale - Forkstersrock


  • Arrive early to get a prime spot
  • Download the app…trust us…it helps
  • Go with a group to save your spot in case you have to go to the restroom
  • Make new friends
  • Stay hydrated….so you can party more
  • Hug someone
  • It can get loud, so ear plugs are essential if you are sensitive to sound
  • Have fun!

Get tickets to AFROPUNK here:

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