The UK’s biggest celebration of African and Caribbean music and culture will take place at Sefton Park in Liverpool this June with a stellar line-up of live music, DJs, workshops and more.

On 22nd and 23rd June 2024, Africa Oyé will take over one of the region’s most picturesque green spaces in what has become a Liverpool institution since its humble beginnings as a series of city centre gigs in 1992. Here’s what you can expect:

Headlining the live music offering this year are Julian Marley – Grammy Award-winning son of Bob – with his band The Uprising, and the creative feminine force of Les Amazones d’Afrique. Check out the full line-up here.

The Africa Oyé audience are encouraged to do much more than just watch and appreciate the live music at the festival with the extensive offering of free workshops all weekend. This features workshops in dance, yoga, capoeira, traditional drumming circles, sporting activities for children and families, bath-bomb-making and more.

Two of the UK’s biggest names in African, Caribbean and Afrocentric sounds will play between the live acts on Oyé’s Main Stage this year, whilst the two dedicated DJ stages – Trenchtown and Freetown – will feature an eclectic ensemble of DJs, selectors and collectives, all providing the perfect backdrop to the weekend in Sefton Park.

An eclectic mix of food stalls and traders plus charities, training, demonstrations, workshops, storytelling and more, in the cultural extravaganza known as ‘The Oyé Village’.

The Oyé Access Tent is a place for people with disabilities and their carers to relax and find out more about the festival.

Find out more about the festival programme here.

The Africa Oyé Festival takes place on 22nd and 23rd of June 2024 from 12:30pm to 9:30pm both days at Sefton Park in Liverpool. Entrance is free. For more information, please visit

Event Date: Saturday 22nd June 2024 - Sunday 23rd June 2024

Categories: 2024 | Family | Festival | Food & Drink | Free | Heritage | Music | World Culture | World Music

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