Africa Oyé, the UK’s largest free celebration of African music and culture, takes place annually in Liverpool. Beginning in 1992 as a series of small gigs in the city centre, the event has gone from strength to strength, moving to its present Sefton Park home in 2002 to cope with demand.
Thousands in Sefton Park will be celebrating the music and culture of Africa and the Diaspora with two free days of fantastic music, workshops, DJs, dance, food stalls and a range of traders in the Oyé Village. This year is bigger and better than ever, with acts representing Ghana, D.R Congo, Cuba and Colombia and more, this is the place to be on the 17th and 18th of June!
This year Oyé’s main stage will play host or a number of incredible acts including Seun Kuti & Egypt 80, Tanya Stephens, ZieZie, Alogte Oho & His Sounds of Joy, Kimi Djabaté, Fra!, Ni Maxine, Soukustek, Grupo Lokito and Veeby + many more.
“My music tells a deeply personal story, exploring themes of home, love, identity, self-esteem, and justice, and paints a picture o the modern Black, British woman. Expect conscious and political lyricism with a jazz and gospel influenced sound, which brings together my Afro-Caribbean heritage. I can’t wait to sway with you all in the sun in Sefton Park.” – Ni Maxine
“When we were kids, on weekends, we’d fall asleep and awaken the next morning to the same thunderous beat and those African guitar melodies blasted out by powerful machines popularly called “Picos” or “Pickups.” So were the African rhythms that influenced our culture since the beginning of Black History in Colombia.” – Tury Morey, Soukustek
“It’s gonna be lit. Free entry. Make sure you guys pull up, enjoy the vibe. It’s gonna be a good time!” – ZieZie
“We’re really pleased with the line-up for this year ‘s festival and how it reflects our ongoing mission to showcase the music of Africa and the wider Diaspora. Artists from Liverpool to Accra and London to Havana will take over Sefton Park this summer for a truly international celebration.” – Paul Duhaney
Head over to the Africa Oyé website HERE to find the full lineup, more information about the festival and FAQ’s
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