This weekend celebration known as the Africa Oyé Festival is a huge African-inspired event fuelled by music, culture and tasty cuisine.
- When? 17th - 18th June 2017
- Where? Sefton Park, Liverpool
- Price: free
If the thought of a free festival excites you more than a few post-work drinks, you should head for the Africa Oyé Festival, hailed as the UK's largest free celebration of African music and culture. With thousands attending this welcoming event, a fantastic festival atmosphere will again sweep Sefton Park in Liverpool this June.
Starting out as a number of small gigs back in 1992, Africa Oyé quickly established itself as a hugely popular annual festival and moved to Sefton Park in 2002 to cope with demand. It seeks to alter people's negative perceptions about Africa which are ingrained in war, famine and poverty. As such, festival organisers try to promote Africa's music, food and various cultures across the weekend to help focus on the continent's positives.
A talented line up will feature a number of African artists and DJs, as well as several acts from South America and The Caribbean who will bring various musical genres including reggae to the stage. Aside from the music, over 40 stalls will offer visitors the chance to purchase a wide range of African goods and enjoy a true taste of the continent's cuisine with an incredible variety of tasty dishes and drinks available. Alternatively, the Active Zone will feature some great workshops and dance classes.
You can bring your own food and drink too if you're looking to save your pennies; however admission to Africa Oyé is free so if you run out of booze, at least you'll have some money for the beer tent.
- Get there: St Michaels is the closest train station.
- Stay: Find accommodation in the city centre so you have easy access to other sightseeing opportunities.
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