The Announcement:


August 14, 2023, NEW YORK – Today, AFROPUNK BROOKLYN 2023 announces the addition of Teyana Taylor to the lineup as the Sunday Night headliner. Renowned for more than a decade as a singer, actress, dancer, and choreographer, Teyana’s upcoming headlining performance will be her first at AFROPUNK BROOKLYN.

Teyana Taylor replaces Jazmine Sullivan on the bill, topping an eclectic lineup that includes co-headliner Flying Lotus, plus Joey Bada$$, Vince Staples, Toby Nwigwe, Baby Tate, Sudan Archives, and more.AFROPUNK BROOKLYN returns on August 26th-27th, 2023, at a new venue, Greenpoint Terminal Market.

Tickets for AFROPUNK BROOKLYN 2023 are available now HERE.

Jazmine Sullivan shared a message on her socials: “I’ve been looking forward to sharing the stage with you all this month…Sadly, I won’t be able to perform this year. Grief has its own rhythm, and it’s essential to honor our emotions and moments of mourning. While I won’t be with you at AFROPUNK this time, I’m thrilled to pass the baton to the incredibly talented Teyana Taylor. She’s a force of nature and I know she’ll bring her magic to the stage…Your kind words have meant the world to me. And I deeply appreciate the unwavering support.”

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AFROPUNK BROOKLYN 2023 continues a nearly-20-year tradition in AFROPUNK’s home borough. This year, AFROPUNK moves to a brand new venue: Greenpoint Terminal Market. Located on the banks of the East River, with unbeatable views of the Manhattan skyline, Greenpoint Terminal Market provides a picturesque location for the performances and trademark AFROPUNK activations, including the Spinthrift Marketand AFROPUNK’s Bites ‘n Beats. AFROPUNK plans to transform the space, adding lawns, trees, and other shade structures to allow for a soothing and soulful day outside. . This year’s Brooklyn event will introduce a new theme–CIRCUS OF SOUL–transforming the riverside blacktop into a carnivalesque exhibition that spotlights all aspects of Black creativity, soundtracked by music that speaks to the heart of the Black experience. Expect many more activations, showcasing the artistry of local vendors and more, to be announced soon.

View the full two-day schedule for AFROPUNK BROOKLYN below:


The Big Top Stage:
Flying Lotus
Vince Staples
Tobe Nwigwe
Durand Benarr

The 3 Ring Stage:
Madison McFerrin
The Soapbox Presents
Cleo Reed
Winter Wolf

SUNDAY 8/27:

The Big Top Stage:
Teyana Taylor
Joey Bada$$
Baby Tate
Sudan Archives
Rahzel & Friends
Jack Freeman
Dawer X Damper

The 3 Ring Stage:
King Isis
Dreamer Isioma
The Rack

AFROPUNK is more than just an event, it’s a celebration of life, music, food, and culture in the Black community. AFROPUNK has established a legacy as a safe space for Black alternative culture, offering a haven for attendees to show up as their most authentic selves. The end result of which is always a stunning community of people who respect, admire, and care for one another; it’s an experience unlike any other. Brooklyn is AFROPUNK’s home–where it started in 2004–reliably turning out the most creative individuals in the borough to dress up and turn up.

With AFROPUNK BROOKLYN 2023 on the calendar and more announcements to come, AFROPUNK is one of the most vital and vibrant cultural institutions in New York City and beyond.
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