Janelle Monáe, Saul Williams, More Rock Afro-Punk Fest

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We really dig Janelle Monáe, if you can't tell. She was one of the artists to grace our "Best of What's Next" cover last year and seems too good to be human sometimes.

So when the lineup for the 5th annual Afro-Punk Festival was announced and we saw that not only was Ms. Monáe performing, but Saul Williams too (amongst many others), naturally we got excited. Not to mention the festival is free!

The film, music, art and skateboarding festival will take place July 4-July 13 in the heart of Brooklyn, N.Y. Last year, 30,000 people gathered for the festival, but organizers expect an even bigger turnout this year. This year's lineup includes with 40 bands, 15 films, a visual art exhibit, 30 pro BMX riders and 15 pro skaters showing up at the skate park.

Lineup:

July 4
Pure Hell
Whole Wheat Bread
American Fangs
Game Rebellion
The Objex
Joya Bravo
and more...

July 5
Living Colour
Earl Grey Hound
Tamar Kali
The London Souls
Apollo Heights
Sabatta
and more...

July 6
Saul Williams
Janelle Monae
The Dallas Austin Experience
Elevator Fight
Chewing Pic's
Peekaboo Theory
Blackie
and more...

Related links:
News: P. Diddy signs Janelle Monáe to Bad Boy Records
AfroPunk.com
JMonae.com

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