Afropunk announce second wave of acts for London edition

Laura Mvula

The event will move from its former home at Printworks to multiple venues in Brixton on 1-8 September

The south London hub will be taken over for Afropunk’s third instalment in the UK capital. Artists billed for the week-long event have been curated for a programme that’ll celebrate blackness, creativity and unity in music. A second wave of acts has now been newly announced, which confirms poet and scholar Akala, garage originator DJ Spoony, singer-songwriter Laura Mvula and Bakar for the line-up.

Previously confirmed artists are the BBZ collective, American supergroup August Greene, Jazzie B, Born N Bread and more.

Alongside a schedule of DJ sets and performances, the extensive programme will host a series of multidisciplinary events and exhibitions, spanning from art to fashion, film and education. The events will take place in various local art venues including The Ritzy, Pop Brixton, Black Cultural Archives, 198 Gallery, Electric Brixton, O2 Academy Brixton and the Department Store.

Head to Afropunk’s website for more information, and read Crack Magazine’s feature Afropunk: The Face of Resistance.