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Afro-Punk: Free Brooklyn music fest with Santigold, Cee Lo, Janelle Monae

Afro-Punk: Free Brooklyn music fest with Santigold, Cee Lo, Janelle Monae

The seventh annual Afro-Punk Festival, held on August 27 and 28 at Brooklyn’s Commodore Barry Park, has released its 2011 lineup.

Janelle Monae, Cee Lo Green, Santigold, Fishbone, Jay Electronica, Toro Y Moi, Toshi Reagon, Ninjasonik, Cerebral Ballzy, Gordon Voidwell, Reggie Watts, Res, Joi, Rocky Business, Straight Line Stitch are set to perform plus more acts to be revealed.

In addition, the Nike Battle For the Streets Skate and BMX Competition, the largest street skate and BMX competition in NYC will return with the nation's top amateur skaters and BMX riders in a competition to be judged by top professionals in both sports including Nigel Sylvester and P-Rod.

The festival is also set to feature the Afro-Punk Bites & Beats Food Truck Festival, hosting over 20 food trucks from throughout the city.

Admission is free to the general public.

For a taste of what to expect, check out footage below from last year's festival headliner, Mos Def.

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