Afropunk Brooklyn 2022: The Roots, Burna Boy, Isaiah Rashad, Earl Sweatshirt, More

Afropunk Brooklyn 2022: The Roots, Burna Boy, Isaiah Rashad, Earl Sweatshirt, More

Tierra Whack, Bartees Strange, Freddie Gibbs, and others are also slated to perform

June 15, 2022

The Roots and Burna Boy

The Roots (Photo by Erika Goldring/Getty Images) and Burna Boy (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images/MRC)

Afropunk has announced the lineup for its Brooklyn festival, set to take place September 10-11 at Commodore Barry Park. The Roots and Burna Boy will headline across the two days of the event. Isaiah Rashad, Lucky Daye, Freddie Gibbs, Earl Sweatshirt, Tierra Whack, Bartees Strange, Adekunle Gold, Mick Jenkins, Pink Siifu, and other artists are also slated to perform. Check out the full lineup below.

It’s been three years since Afropunk last took place in Brooklyn, following a virtual edition of the festival during the pandemic and a location change to Atlanta in 2021. A statement from festival organizers promises “a set that draws from their decade-spanning catalog” to celebrate the Roots’ 30th anniversary as a band. It will also be a historic night for Burna Boy, too, as it’s his first-ever headlining festival performance at a U.S. music festival.

Revisit Pitchfork’s festival report “Afropunk 2018: The Best, Worst, and Wokest” and read about the Roots on Pitchfork’s list “The 200 Most Important Artists of Pitchfork’s First 25 Years.”

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Updated: June 15, 2022 — 11:29 am