About this festival
AFROPUNK FEST London is the British edition of the famous US festival which celebrates the influence of blackness in alternative and punk culture.
The DIY movement was founded in the US by London-born Matthew Morgan, who became disillusioned with the lack of representation the black community had in American subculture. The first event attracted around 250 people and was free to attend. Since then the festival has doubled in size every year, and now attracts up to 60,000 people.
Showcasing a lineup covering a variety of musical genres reflecting African-American culture, the festival has sought to become a beacon of inclusivity and diversity across music, arts, and culture. That includes what is known as Activism Row, where social justice organisations associated with the Black Lives Matter movement showcase literature and more.
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