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D'Angelo, Lianne La Havas, Trash Talk to Headline Afropunk 2014

posted by Dan Murphy on June 25, 2014

Trash Talk at Afropunk 2013 via the festival

Brooklyn, New York -- Afropunk has released the initial lineup for its 2014 installment taking place August 23-24. The festival will be headlined by D'Angelo, Lianne La Havas, Body Count, and Trash Talk

They'll be joined by Shabazz Palaces, SZA, The Internet, and Fishbone. Last year's top acts included Living Colour, Chuck D & DJ Lord, ?uestlove, and Death. Scroll down for this year's full lineup.

The festival claims the word "afropunk" has become synonymous with "open-minded, non-conforming, and unconventional," and in a press release stated (in all caps), "NO: SEXISM, RACISM, ABELISM, HOMOPHOBIA, FATPHOBIA, TRANSPHOBIA or GENERAL HATEFULLNESS ALLOWED. - YOU WILL BE ASKED TO LEAVE."

Afropunk is free and open to the public. If you want guaranteed entry and line-cutting priveleges, the festival is offering a "Fast Pass" donation program with weekend passes selling for $40 and single-day for $25. 

Full Lineup: D'Angelo, Lianne La Havas, Body Count, Trash Talk, Meshell Ndegeocello, Straight Line Stitch, Shabazz Palaces, SZA, The Internet, Fishbone, Valerie June, Alice Smith, Gold Specks, Unlocking the Truth, Cakes Da Killa, Denitia and Sene., Gordon Voidwell, The Tontons, Clipping., BLXPLTN, Cipher, HO99O9, DJ Sliink, MikeQ, UNiiQUE, Jasmine Solano + MeLo-X, Mista Selecta + Mane Squeeze, A Tribe Called Red, THEESatisfaction (DJ set), Oscar Nñ + Adam R., and more to be announced

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