Afro-Punk Festival 2011 in Brooklyn Cancelled Due to Hurricane Irene

Though not unexpected, we are sad to report that this year’s much anticipated Afro-Punk Festival is being cancelled.  The site’s organizer’s posted the following message on the festival’s website recently:

“Afro-punk Family, though we have tried everything in our power to maintain the dates of the Afro-punk festival this weekend despite the expected hurricane, after numerous meetings with the city, parks department, our sponsors and countless others, we are unable to move forward with the festival this weekend. The expected inclimate weather poses a great safety risk for all participating/attending, and subsequently we have been instructed to cancel the outdoor festival.
Our ENTIRE team has been working tirelessly around the clock, meeting with authorities, partners and sponsors to avoid cancelation. Thank you and we will get back to you with our plans to reschedule.
Afro-punk Festival Team”

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