Africa Oyé’s 25th Anniversary Festival

The dates have been announced for the UK’s largest FREE celebration of African and Caribbean music and culture as Africa Oyé celebrates its silver anniversary.

On 17th & 18th June, a handpicked line-up of acts from Oyé’s 25-year history will descend on Liverpool’s Sefton Park for a weekend of incredible music and cultural celebrations.

Oyé‘s Artistic Director, Paul Duhaney is confident that the festival can live up to expectations for such a milestone this June. “We decided that it would be fitting to feature a reterospective line-up of acts for Oyé 25. The festival and organisation has come so far since the days of the city centre and Concert Square and this is a chance to celebrate our birthday with friends from Liverpool and around the world”. 

Africa Oye Festival 2017

Famous for its showcase festival each June, Oyé also works closely with developing artists as well as festival alumni all year round to bring the most dynamic music to Liverpool’s stages.

In its anniversary year, Africa Oye’s programme of activity will also include film screenings, gigs, parties and exhibitions. Already announced for 2017 is a collaboration with Fiesta Bombarda at their Cathedral Carnival on 27th & 28th January which will feature Ibibio Sound Machine, and a partnership with Harvest Sun Promotions which will see desert blues superstars Tinariwen return to Liverpool in March.

For more information on Oyé and its events ahead of its 25th Anniversary Festival in 2017, please visit Sign up to Oyé’s newsletter ‘The Oyé Vibe’ and mailing list here.