Africa Oye, The UK's Largest Free Celebration of African Music and Culture

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15 Apr, 14

Africa Oye wins 'Inspiration Award' at GIT...

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18 Mar, 14

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15 Mar, 14

Watch the Yellowman and Dillinger Video

ROOTIKAL with YELLOWMAN and DILLINGER @ Flyover , 2nd April
13 Mar, 14


The UK’s largest, free African music festival Africa Oyé returns

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Festival Info

TIME & PLACE Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd June 2014
Review Field - Sefton Park - Liverpool
12:30pm - 9:30pm both days
Admission: FREE
Small tents, marquees and gazebos are all welcome at Africa Oyé


About Us

Africa Oyé, the UK's largest free celebration of African music and culture takes place annually in Liverpool. Beginning in 1992 as a series of small gigs in the city centre, the event has gone from strength to strength, moving to its present Sefton Park home in 2002 to cope with demand.


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Yellowman and Dillinger UK tour

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Oyé Touring and Trading in association with 'London Reggae Festival 2000' presents... Yellowman & Dillinger (JAMAICA)


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23 Jun

ZIMBABWE Mokoomba, fresh from their UK tour last year which included an appearance on ‘Later with Jools Holland’...

Dele Sosimi

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26 Aug

NIGERIA Oyé is pleased to be able to bring Dele back to Liverpool after originally being scheduled to...


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26 Aug

GHANA Formed in London in 1969 by three Ghanaian and three Caribbean musicians,the founder members of this legendary...

Yaaba Funk

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26 Aug

UK / GHANA The band was born in Brixton in 2006. The core members of Yaaba Funk met...


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26 Aug

CAPE VERDE One of Oyé’s missions in recent years has been to bring a band from Cape Verde...

Atongo Zimba

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26 Aug

GHANA Atongo Zimba’s relationship with music began as a young boy on the farms in Ghana, where music...

Son Yambu

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26 Aug

CUBA Son Yambu play authentic Cuban Son, the essential Afro-Cuban sound that originated on the streets of eastern...

Black Prophet

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26 Aug

GHANA Black Prophet is an African-Reggae artist from Ghana and is among one of the first musicians who...

Zong Zing All Stars

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26 Aug

DR CONGO Hailing from the Democratic Republic of Congo, the Zong Zing All Stars describe their music as...

Samba Mapangala & Orchestre Virunga

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26 Aug
Samba Mapangala & Orchestre Virunga (DR Congo)
Samba Mapangala was born in Matadi in what is now the Democratic Republic...

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