It is a good day!
Rapper Ice Cube is among the performers headlining this year’s Afropunk Festival, which will take over Commodore Barry Park in Fort Greene on Aug. 27 and 28, organizers announced on Tuesday.
The 12th incarnation of the fest, which celebrates black bands and artists, will also feature rapper Tyler the Creator, rock band TV on the Radio, soul outfit the Internet, rhythm and blues songstress Janelle Monae, funk legend George Clinton, soul singer CeeLo Green, hip-hop producer Flying Lotus, and a “super jam” between members of ’80s hard rockers Living Colour, Bad Brains, and Fishbone.
The fest was famously free for many years, but added a price tag last year. This year, general admission tickets will cost between $45 and $75, but as with last year, those who can’t pay will be able to earn a free pass by doing volunteer work.
Afropunk Festival at Commodore Barry Park (Flushing Avenue between Navy Street and N. Elliott Place in Fort Greene, www.afrop