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​Africa Oyé Festival at Sefton Park, Liverpool

​Africa Oyé Festival at Sefton Park, Liverpool

Check out the UK's largest free celebration of African music and culture taking place in Liverpool this June.

17 June 2017 –  18 June 2017 | Visit website

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.

The festival is a truly international event that harnesses the spirit of multiculturalism and tolerance. It has played host to artists from nations right across Africa and also programmes music from South America and the Caribbean with Salsa, Soca and Reggae always a popular addition to the festivities. This year's headliners are afro-fusion Zimbabwean group Mokoomba and Jamaican roots reggae legend Max Romeo.

But Africa Oyé is about more than music… Over 40 stalls selling the best food, drink, arts and crafts and fashion from Africa and beyond will again be present at the Oyé village along with long time supporter ‘News From Nowhere’, one of the UK’s premier stockists of African music, with all the performing artists and much more on sale, it’s a great opportunity to not only take in some of the best roots music around, but take some home with you too.

Africa Oyé takes place on 17 and 18 June in Sefton Park, Liverpool. For more information see the festival website.

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