The African Music Festival returns to celebrate its 25th year. Held on Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th June, and features artists from nations right across Africa, and also from South America and The Caribbean will play in Sefton Park for a two day family-friendly celebration of cultural diversity from 12.30pm until 9pm on both days.
Sefton Park is transformed into an Oyé village, where you can try traditional food, buy fairtrade goods, enjoy a hair braiding, watch video and fashion shows, try henna art, puppet making, healing and remedial massage, and most importantly, listen to some of the best up-and-coming African artists around.
Confirmed so far are Max Romeo, Diabel Cissokho, HAJAmadagascar and The Groovy People, Mokoomba, Jupiter & Okwess International, and Odemba. More will be announced soon.
Unfortunately Julian Marley has had to cancel following a car accident.
The organisers say the main stage will be hosting artists who have performed over the last 25 years.
The family friendly, non camping show features workshops, Oye Active Zone, DJ tent, world cuisine and Oye Traders Market on top of the sterling main stage line up.
One of the best free festivals on the circuit.
With over 60 stalls selling the best food, drink, arts and crafts, and fashion from Africa and beyond at the Oye Village, Africa Oye is about far more than just music. Long time supporter News From Nowhere, one of the UKs premier stockists of African music, will have merchandise from all the performing artists and much more on sale. Its a great opportunity to not only take in some of the best roots music around, but take some home with you too.
Children's Entertainment includes workshops, percussion troupes, bouncy castles, mobile climbing wall, face painting, plus a Rodeo for the adults.
Once again, this year Oye will feature a state of the art 500 capacity beer tent selling ice cold draught lager, selected spirits and soft drinks all at affordable prices and served in a safe environment. Please remember that Africa Oye is a family friendly festival, please drink responsibly.
In keeping with the tradition of Africa Oyé all attendees will still be able to bring their own food and drink although BBQ's are banned from the Festival site for Health and Safety reasons.
The Oye Village will offer food from all over the world, music, arts & crafts, clothes, drums, massages, tea & coffee, smoothies, a beer tent, and more.
For more information, see the Africa Oyé Festival website.
More information will be here when available.
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