Julian Marley set for 25th celebration of Africa Oyé at Sefton Park

GRAMMY nominated reggae star Julian Marley heads up the latest wave of artists for the 25th anniversary of Africa Oyé

Son of reggae legend Bob Marley, Julian will play hits such as Lemme Go and Violence in the Streets along with a selection of his father's iconic songs at Liverpool's Sefton Park in June.

Julian is a devout Rastafarian whose music is inspired by life and spirituality.

A humanitarian at heart he naturally leans toward building on charitable missions and contributing to the Ghetto Youths Foundation which allows him to give back to various communities.

As the UK's largest free celebration of African and Caribbean music and culture will be headlined by reggae royalty, Julian will close the festival weekend in style.

Two more festival alumni will also join year's milestone event including Diabel Cissokho and HAJAmadagascar.

Oyé's artistic director Paul Duhaney said: "We had the pleasure of bringing Julian Marley to Liverpool as part of his UK tour recently and I knew when I saw him perform that he would be a dream act for Africa Oyé.

"Diabel and HAJA are two amazing live performers that have become real friends of Oyé over the years and I'm delighted to welcome them back for our 25th Anniversary as well."

Alongside the main stage of live music the Oyé Village will be providing the public with a variety of world foods, workshops, dance classes, traders and DJs and more.

Africa Oyé will take place on 17 and 18 June in Sefton Park, from 12:30pm till 9:30pm and entry is FREE.

For more information on Oyé and its associated events visit africaoye.com.


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