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Afropunk brings black excellence to London

FESTIVAL FUN: Afropunk London

LAST WEEKEND, Afropunk made it’s welcome return to London, this time as a weekender with the likes of Willow Smith, Nao, Danny Brown, Little Simz, The Internet, JME, Kojey Radical, Lianne La Havas and more performing across the two days.


The festival solidified itself as a significant event in London's cultural calendar, as #blackgirlmagic and #blackboyjoy was present throughout the two day extravaganza.

Saturday kicked off with a bang, with high energy sets from grime pioneer JME, fierce MC Little Simz, plus breakout talent Kojey Radical repping for the UK. Danny Brown bought a riot to Afropunk’s Red Stage, whilst The Internet impressed with a full squad in tow on the Green Stage.


Sunday celebrated Black Girl Magic, with an almost all female line up. Nao put in a powerful performance, with other standouts from young gun Connie Constance, whose heartfelt show had the audience hypnotised, whilst the edgy Nova Twins hit the Dr. Martens stage for an inmate yet energising performance.


Willow Smith was a clear highlight as the young talent hit the Afropunk stage, as well as the soothing sounds of Lianne La Havas, who sung anthems of mixed identity and self-love.


Alongside the music, Afropunk also provided a space for black retailers, artists and more to showcase their work. From Dreph's impressive artwork situated across the Printworks to the vibrant Afropunk spendthrift market where creatives sold clothes, trinkets and more.

Afropunk is way more than just a celebration of black music but of the culture as a whole. From supporting black businesses to black talent – the event unashamedly brought it all to the forefront with a fun and positive vibe.

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