Africa Oyé festival celebrates 20th anniversary

Posted on 20 June 2012
By Camilla McNatty
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Africa Oyé, the North West’s biggest live festival featuring African and Caribbean music, hits Sefton Park this weekend and promises to be bigger and better than ever.

Originating from a series of small gigs with Liverpool in 1992, this year heralds its 20th anniversary.

The free annual event which attracted over 50,000 people last year, celebrates African and Caribbean culture with much more than live music, over 40 stalls will be offering traditional food and drink from the continent as well as craft stalls and fashion.

Set in Sefton Park, the festival is proud to remain free and the line-up features Brinsley Forde and The Rasites.

Eat Your Greens presents The Dub Pistols at the Official Africa Oyé After Party at the Picket night-club.

Saturday 23rd June
13:15-14:30: the Endless Journey
15:00-16:15: Jaliba Kuyateh
16:20-16:30: Movema World Dance Performance
16:45-17:55: Samba Mapangala & Orchestre Virunga
18:25-19:40: Yaaba Funk
20:10-21:30: Dele Sosimi Afrobeat Orchestra

Sunday 24th June
12:45-13:55: Diabel Cissokho
14:25-15:35: the Endless Journey
15:45-15:55: Beatlife Drum Troupe
16:05-17:15: Samba Mapangala & Orchestre Virunga
17:45-18:55: Jaliba Kuyateh
19:30-21:30: RasItes & Brinsley Forde

Sefton Park, Liverpool
Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th June 2012
12:30pm – 9:30pm on both days
Admission: FREE