MIA to headline first UK edition of Afropunk festival

The Brooklyn-based bash is making it's way to London in September

MIA will headline the first UK edition of Afropunk festival.

The US festival, which launched in Brooklyn in 2005, will find its first British home at London’s Alexandra Palace on September 24.

Other acts confirmed to be on the line-up so far include Benjamin Booker, SZA, Ho99o9, Cakes Da Killa, Gaika, Vodun, Youthman, Soulection and DJs from NTS Radio.

As Fact reports, a collaborative project called Word Sound Power will also feature at the one-day event. Akala, Dreadzone and Don Letts will all feature in it.

Elsewhere, there will be exhibitions, pop-ups, art, stalls and food. Tickets for Afropunk will go on sale on Friday, June 17 from the Afropunk website.

The festival emerged following the documentary of the same name by Matthew Morgan and James Spooner, which focused on black punks in America. This isn’t the first time an event has been held outside of the States, with Afropunk events having taken place in Paris too.