Africa Oyé announce 25th Anniversary Festival 2017
|Photo: Oye 2016 by Mark McNulty|
Africa Oyé’s 25th Anniversary Festival
The UK’s largest FREE celebration of African & Caribbean music and culture
Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th June 2017
Sefton Park, Liverpool
2017 will see Africa Oyé celebrate its 25th anniversary. A whole host of events are set to take place throughout Liverpool over the next 12 months and now the dates for the centerpiece of it all – this year’s Africa Oyé Festival – have been announced.
On 17th & 18th June, a handpicked line-up of acts from Oye’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”.
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.
Photo: Akala at Oye 2016 by Siobhan Slater
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.
Upcoming #Oye25 Associated Events
27th & 28th January, 2017
Fiesta Bombarda Cathedral Carnival
7th March, 2017
Invisible Wind Factory, Liverpool