Six official Africa Oyé parties revealed ahead of festival weekend


SIX official Africa Oyé parties have been revealed ahead of this weekend's extravaganza.

Returning for its 27th anniversary on 22 and 23 June to Sefton Park, the festival is gearing up to create another bring the very best music and culture from Africa along with DJ sets and multi-arts workshops.

To get the Oyé celebrations started, two official pre-parties will be taking place on Friday, June 21, they are:

Africa Oyé Official Pre Party at The Merchant FREE ENTRY
Slater Street
6pm til 2am with Bood n Bone (Meet Me There Weekender), D Fresh (Lyrical Compact), Richie Vegas & Jonnie O'Hare (Oye Players / Beaten Tracks DJs).

Space Jamz :: Africa Oyé Warm up Party FREE ENTRY
Smithdown Social Club
From 6pm
Leave the lasers at home for this one and bring out the shakers instead, or something like that anyway. With: P 45, JOE P, HOLMESY, BUGSY WAN & TknklDfkltz.

But when the opening day is over, where can festival goers continue the party?

Africa Oyé After Party: Zed Bias, Mina & Bryte at 24 Kitchen Street - BUY TIX HERE
Saturday, June 22
10pm til 4am
Returning for the 4th year in a row, 24 Kitchen St host an afterparty for Africa Oyé. Featuring a legend of northern garage in Zed Bias, PLUS fierce party starter Mina with her Ghanaian MC Bryte,  carrying on the party til the early hours.

Space Jamz :: Africa Oyé at Kazimier Garden FREE ENTRY
Saturday, June 22
8pm til 2am
After enjoying the Africa Oyé sunshine in the park, there will be an OFFICIAL AFTERPARTY...they'll be records and aftersun, the crowd will bring the vibes and dancing feet! With: Ben The Roman, Jay Blakke, Holmesy, Bugsy Wan and TknklDfkltz

Disco Africa - Official Africa Oyé Afterparty at The Handyman Pub FREE ENTRY
Saturday, June 22
7pm til 11pm

Saturday night will see a FREE Africa Oyé Official afterparty celebrating African synthesizer music from the 60’s/70’s/80’s. With Dharma Collective, P45, Disco Africa DJs.

bido100! presents...INSIDE PAGES at Constellations - BUY TIX HERE
Saturday, June 22
1pm til late
bido100! Presents Inside Pages celebrating 100 editions of Bido Lito! Magazine. Featuring sets from Xam Volo and MC Nelson (both alumni of Africa Oyé Introduces) alongside Clinic, Stealing Sheep (DJ), The Mysterines, Eyesore & The Jinx plus many other artists.

A percentage of proceeds from these parties will also go towards supporting next year's festival, helping to keep it free and open to all, so look out for the official collection buckets.

As well as the international offering of live music on the main stage, festival-goers will also be able to eat and drink their way around the world with a range of food stalls and traders' wares on offer in the Oyé Village.

As well as the international offering of live music on the main stage, festival-goers will be able to eat and drink their way around the world with a range of food stalls and traders.

Africa Oyé festival will take place from 12.30pm until 9.30pm on Saturday, June 22 and Sunday, June 23 and entrance is free.

For more information visit africaoye.com.

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