Anderson .Paak performs on Coachella Stage during the 2019 Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival on April 12, 2019 in Indio, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Coachella)
Photo: Getty Images for Coachella
Photo: Getty Images for Coachella

Afropunk 2019 lineup spotlights Anderson .Paak, FKA Twigs

Afropunk will return to Atlanta this fall with headliners Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals and FKA Twigs, along with Danny Brown, Gallant, Smino, SIR, Earthgang, Leikeli47, Masego, Fever 333, Mahalia, Ravyn Lenae and more.

The annual Carnival of Consciousness will take place Oct. 12-13 at 787 Windsor with a new theme for 2019 – “We See You.”

The Afropunk festival, which began in Brooklyn in 2005, also takes place in Paris, London and Johannesburg, along with its original New York home. The event was initially slated to debut in Atlanta in 2015, but a rainout pushed its inaugural staging until 2016.

Along with its musical lineup, Afropunk also spotlights “social salons,” art, craft-makers and food. The Spinthrift Market will return this year as well – a 30-plus collection of vendors who specialize in do-it-yourself products, including natural beauty products, apparel and jewelry. 

The Afropunk Battle of the Bands, which has been on hiatus, will be back as well. Submissions open Sept. 5; four finalists will be chosen by public vote and then perform live at the festival. 

Advance tickets are $90 for the weekend and $50 for individual day via The festival will continue its earned ticket program – Afropunk Army – which gives the community the opportunity to join the Afropunk volunteer corps in exchange for admission to the festival. For more information, visit

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Melissa Ruggieri
Melissa Ruggieri
Atlanta Journal-Constitution staff writer Melissa Ruggieri covers music and entertainment news for the AJC. She remembers when MTV was awesome.