The Afropunk Festival remains one of the city's best summer parties, and this year's iteration is poised to be no exception. The lineup for Afropunk 2016 was announced this week, lead by big-font headliners including Ice Cube, TV On The Radio, and Parliament/Funkadelic frontman George Clinton. Other big names include R&B singer Janelle Monae, Odd Future rappers Tyler The Creator and Earl Sweatshirt, along with producer/composer Flying Lotus.

The festival will take place August 27-28th at Brooklyn's Commodore Barry Park, and will also sport a "Superjam" show that we can only assume was inspired by Bonnaroo's own tradition of putting a random set of uber-talented musicians on stage and letting them shred hot licks together for an hour or so. Afropunk's Superjam looks like it'll be a very punk rock affair, however: it's slated to bring together members of Bad Brains, Fishbone, and Living Colour.

Further down the bill there are some impressive afternoon players, including future-soul wunderkinds The Internet, Scottish psych-funk trio Young Fathers, members of 90s trip-rock outfit Morcheeba, NYC poet/actor/rapper/activist Saul Williams, indie R&B vocalists Angel Haze and Kelela, bass virtuoso Thundercat, and Seattle rap duo Shabazz Palaces.

But what about getting in? Last year Afropunk switched from a free-entry system to a program that allowed fest-goers to do volunteer work in exchange for a ticket. That "Afropunk Army" program is back in 2016, and there's also an option to just buy a ticket outright. Always a vibrant scene full of fashion, local art, and political activism, Afropunk is again bringing over 100 artists (and 25 food vendors) to Commodore Berry, and will showcase original artwork and murals made in collaboration with Art for Amnesty and Museum of Contemporary African Diaspora Arts (MoCADA).

Check out the complete Afropunk 2016 lineup here, and revisit Gothamist's photos and report from last year's party.