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Afropunk adds Death Grips, Gary Clark Jr, Kelela, Candiria and more to NYC lineup, announces Atlanta festival

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The lineup for Brooklyn’s 2015 Afropunk Festival was already pretty great, and now it got even better. Death Grips, Gary Clark Jr., Kelela, Jessie Boykins III, SZA, Candiria and more were added to the festival, which already included Lenny Kravitz, Grace Jones, Lauryn Hill, Kelis, Danny Brown, Suicidal Tendencies, Kele, Thundercat and more.

This year also marks the first Afropunk Fancy Dress Ball, hosted by Grace Jones, Cakes Da Killa and MikeQ, proceeds from which will go toward the Afropunk Global Initiative. The party goes down August 21 at Commodore Barry Park, just ahead of the festival, which happens August 22-23 in the same park. Tickets for the ball are on sale now, and festival passes are still available.

Afropunk also continues to branch out. They did an Afropunk Paris festival this past May, and will do so again in June 2016, and they’re also putting on the inaugural Afropunk Atlanta on October 3 & 4 in the city’s Central Park. The lineup for that includes D’Angelo and the Vanguard, Flying Lotus, Santigold, Death Grips, Tyler the Creator, Public Enemy and more. Tickets go on sale Wednesday (7/8).

Speaking of Death Grips, they play NYC twice this week (supposedly, at least).

Full Afropunk Atlanta lineup and updated Brooklyn lineup, below…

AFROPUNK NYC ADDITIONS
Death Grips
Gary Clark, Jr.
SZA
Vintage Trouble
Jessie Boykins III
Candiria
Letlive.
Bill Coleman
Kelela
Kimberly Nichole
Palaceburn
Beverly Bond
Dust Rays
DJ Lindsey
Soul Summit
HXLT
Cx KiDTRONiK

PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED NYC ARTISTS
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

AFROPUNK 2015 ATLANTA LINEUP
D’Angelo and the Vanguard
Flying Lotus
Santigold
Tyler, The Creator
Death Grips
Public Enemy
Twin Shadow
Danny Brown
Benjamin Booker
Suicidal Tendencies
Trash Talk
Kaytranada
Big Freedia
Saul Williams
Thundercat
Kelela
Curtis Harding
Mykki Blanco
GoldLink
Ratking
Lion Babe
letlive.
Lizzo
Unlocking the Truth
Brenmar
LOLAWOLF
MikeQ
Cakes Da Killa
Adia Victoria
Uniiqu3
Baby Baby
Nadus
Vavlt Boyz
Samuari Shotgun
RAHBI

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