Africa Oyé returns to Sefton Park for 28th year

OSHUN performing at Oyé 2019 (Picture: Mark McNulty)
THE UK'S largest celebration of African and Caribbean music will return to Sefton Park for its 28th year.

Taking place on 20 and 21 June, Africa Oyé will bring plenty of live music, DJs, dance, workshops, food stalls and traders to the park for a two-day takeover, completely free of charge from 12.30pm to 9.30pm each day.

The announcement follows on from incredible 27th year which saw the festival break its single-day attendance record and receive two accolades at the Liverpool City Region Culture & Creativity Awards.

The first wave of artists are scheduled to be revealed next month and organisers are promising to continue showcasing some of the very best local artists.

Artistic director Paul Duhaney said: "In 2019 we focused on the amazing music from across the wider African Diaspora, so this year we'll be looking at a more traditional Oyé line-up.

"Local artists will once again open the music offering each day via our Oyé Introduces programme, and we'll again be showcasing community acts, giving some Liverpool creatives the chance to share the stage with world music stars."

Also returning as part of the event will be the Oyé Active Zone, providing free workshops across the whole weekend, suitable for all ages.

DJ stages Trenchtown and Freetown are also expected to make a grand return.

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