This post originally appeared on VICE UK
It's been quite the journey. Afropunk fest started as an annual event in Brooklyn in 2005, under the broad remit of providing a place for black alt culture to thrive. Since then, it's expanded to being held in Paris, Atlanta and now London, giving members of the black diaspora the chance to come together and let loose without being called a "coconut" or whatever.
Photographer Angela Dennis headed to Alexandra Palace in north London yesterday, to check things out. Not even a lineup controversy, in which MIA was pulled after comments she'd made about Black Lives Matter, could derail the day. Granted, having Grace Jones step in as a replacement headliner didn't hurt. Eleven years on, here's what Afropunk looks like once it crosses the pond.