Afropunk is coming to London in September

The globetrotting celebration of multiculturalism is coming to the UK for the first time ever with M.I.A, Gaika and more

Brooklyn’s Afropunk is more than just another entertainment platform. For 13 years they have been celebrating and highlighting aspects of black culture that the mainstream media often ignores. Their parties have become a key part of their message and now they are bringing the vibe to London with Power To The Party at Alexandra Palace.

Their first ever UK event will feature live performances from M.I.A, SZA, Ho99o9, Purple Ferdinand, World Sound Power featuring Akala, Dreadzone and Don Letts, Benjamin Booker, Cakes Da Killa, Vodun, Youth Man, Soulection, Gaika and NTS Radio DJs.

Apart from the musical offerings there will be a strong focus on the ideas of safe spaces and anti-prejudice, “Afropunk is about education, political awareness and self-empowerment. Respect, breaking down stereotypes, and celebrating individuality are key to the AFROPUNK ethos, and it’s a ‘safe space / no hate’ zone for creativity.” They say in their press release, “London’s first edition will welcome souls from all cultures and backgrounds for a day of positive energy and next-level entertainment.”

The first ever Afropunk London takes place on 24 September are available from their website from 17 June.