It's no secret, the Afropunk festival isn't a close-knit community gathering anymore. Somewhere along the way, the organizers got the itch to expand their brand on a global scale - outside the nascent festival grounds in Brooklyn.

Around this time every year, Afropunk announces its intentions to the world. In the year 2019, those include yet another wayfaring expedition into Europe (Paris and London), another in South Africa, for the 3rd year-running in Johannesburg, and the North American variant taking place in Atlanta on October 12 and 13.  The preliminary list of performers in Atlanta reads as follows.


AFROPUNK Atlanta

Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals
FKA Twigs
Fever 333
Gallant
Smino
SIR
Earthgang
Masego
Leikeli47
Mahalia
Ravyn Lenae
Fantastic Negrito
Cautious Clay
Lucky Daye
Louder Than Quiet
Sho Madjozi
Duckwrth
Upchuck

Within the same presser, the AFROPUNK organizers also revealed their intentions for the other 4 global iterations, two of which remain undecided with regards to their performing acts - as you'll see below. Bolded text reflects artists chosen in headlining spots.

AFROPUNK Paris

Janelle Monae, Masego, Ibeyi, IAMDDB, Little Simz, Lizzo, Tiwa Savage, Scarlxrd, Maleek Berry, Burna Boy, Rico Nasty, Tank and the Bangas, and Samurai Shotgun.

AFROPUNK London

The lineup will be announced soon.

AFROPUNK Brooklyn

Jill Scott, FKA Twigs, Kamasi Washington, Gary Clark Jr. Santigold, Lianne La Havas, Danny Brown. Toro Y Moi, Death Grips, J.I.D, Leikeli47, Rico Nasty, Tierra Whack, and IAMDDB. 

AFROPUNK Johannesburg

The lineup will be announced in May,