Afropunk will be returning to Brooklyn’s Commodore Barry Park Sept. 10 and 11, with a lineup featuring Burna Boy, The Roots, Isaiah Rashad, Freddie Gibbs, Lucky Daye, Earl Sweatshirt and more.
This year sees Afropunk’s first time returning to Brooklyn since 2019. The Roots will serve as the headliners for the first night of the event, with Burna Boy closing out the festival on Sept. 11.
Since being founded in 2004, Afropunk has celebrated Black joy and highlighted Black artists from across the world.
Headliner Burna Boy managed to sell out Madison Square Garden in April, making him the first Nigerian artist to headline the venue. He will be embarking on his “Love, Damini Tour” supporting his upcoming album of the same name this summer, which will feature stops in Detroit, Chicago, Boston, Atlanta and more.
When touring in 2019, The Roots rossed $108, 360 for their Dec. 26, 2019 at Boston’s House of Blues, according to reports submitted to Pollstar’s Boxoffice. Their Nov. 16, 2019 show at Newark, N.J.’s Prudential Hall grossed $119,959. The band returned to touring in 2021 with a show at Boston’s House of Blues on Aug. 29, 2021, grossing $81,984.
Tickets for this year’s Afropunk Brooklyn will go on sale starting June 17 at 10 a.m. ET. Citi cardmembers will be able to access exclusive presale tickets from now until June 16 at 10 a.m. ET, with presale prices set at $135 plus fees. General onsale tickets will sell for $160 plus fees.