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Gym Class Heroes, Das Racist Join Afro Punk Festival Lineup

Gym Class Heroes and Das Racist have joined other eclectic acts such as Janelle Monae and Cee-Lo Green for the 7th Annual Afro Punk Festival, set to take place in Brooklyn’s Commodore Barry Park on August 27 and 28.

Along with Gym Class Heroes and Das Racist,  the festival will also feature recently added acts such as Kenna, Tamar-kali, Bad Raddbits, Joe Jordans Experiment, featuring DJ’s Stack-Aly, Jillionaire, Dances with White Girls and D://BOi, dj.shErOck, toni*K!

Hailed by the New York Times as being ground zero for “rock and rebellion” in the context of African-American music, this year’s Afropunk will be free thanks to sponsors Beats By Dre, Nike, Boost Mobile, Harley Davidson and Sesac.

Festival goers will also have plenty of food to snack on, as 20 of NYC’s best food trucks and vendors will be on hand as part of the Afro-Punk Bites and Beats Food Truck Festival. The trucks will provide both internation cuisine and dishes from the city’s five boroughs.  Chef Marcellus Coleman, Executive Chef of Alias Restaurant in NYC, will also provide his eclectic contemporary American cuisine to the festival artists, athletes and VIP’s.

Visit the official site to learn more, and click HERE for directions.

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