FORT GREENE — The lineup has been announced for this year's Afropunk Fest in Fort Greene — but for the first time ever, concertgoers will have to pony up to see the talent.
Lenny Kravitz, Grace Jones and Lauryn Hill will headline the 11th annual music festival, which will cost $40 for a day's admission, $70 for the weekend, and $130-$225 for VIP tickets that include food, cocktails, private bathrooms and gifts.
Organizers decided to charge for the event after more than 60,000 people attended last year's festival — where where D’Angelo, Body Count and Shabazz Palaces rocked the stages at Commodore Barry Park — and several were turned away for lack of space, according to the event's website.
Fans can also volunteer at the festival in exchange for a free ticket as part of the "Afropunk Army" program.
Afropunk is widely known as the nation's premier event for alternative black music and was founded in Brooklyn in 2005. The festival recently expanded to Atlanta and Paris, and is headed to Washington D.C. and Oakland, Ca. later this year.
Click here for this year's full lineup of performers. The festival takes place Aug. 22 and 23.