Grace Jones Replaces M.I.A. as Afropunk London Headliner. Laura Mvula, Lady Leshurr, The Noisettes, and More Added to Lineup.
Afropunk’s first London installment had quickly devolved into a bit of a saga after the choice to book M.I.A. as headliner drew sharp criticism and threats of a boycott.
When the organization delivered a seemingly tepid statement backing the rapper and maintaining that she wouldn’t be going anywhere, it only added more fuel to the fire.
In a new statement, last week, Afropunk revealed a change of heart, and the promise of a new headliner. Earlier today, they kept their word, announcing that Grace Jones would be headlining, and that a new group of artists, which includes Laura Mvula, The Noisettes, Big Joanie, and more, had been added to lineup.
Fans and followers are definitely excited for the new lineup and many Americans are even pondering booking a ticket to London.
To grab a ticket, go HERE.
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