Summer 2016's 30 Must-See Music Festivals

From Newport Jazz Festival to Electric Daisy Carnival and beyond

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Afropunk

When: August 27th-28th

Where: Brooklyn, New York

Why Go: Afropunk began as a showcase for African-American punk rockers, often excluded from the predominantly white subculture. But over the years the festival, held in Brooklyn's Commodore Barry Park, has expanded to take in a greater variety of black music, while still maintaining its original edge. Among this year's highlights is a "Powerjam" featuring members of Eighties icons Bad Brains, Fishbone and Living Colour.

Must-See Acts: Ice Cube, Janelle Monáe, Tyler the Creator, TV on the Radio, Flying Lotus, the Internet, Cee Lo Green, George Clinton, Angel Haze, Kelela, Saul Williams, Skunk Anansie, Shabazz Palaces, Thundercat, Downtown Boys

Official Site: afropunkfest.com/brooklyn/

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