Sefton Park will once again be taken over by the music and culture of Africa and the diaspora, for two free days of fantastic live music, DJs and dance, as well as workshops, food stalls and a range of traders in the Oyé Village.
International stars will fill the line-up in a music programme that promises to be as diverse as ever, but the challenge to keep the festival free remains a difficult one as Oyé‘s Artistic Director, Paul Duhaney explains:
” We’ve spent the last six months doing everything we can to make sure that the event remains free for all in 2019. Rising infrastructure costs, plus the fact that our wonderful audience just keeps on growing, means that the task isn’t getting any easier. But we’ll make sure that the quality of the entertainment on the Oyé stage and the unique atmosphere of our festival will always remain.“
The Oyé Active Zone, DJ stages Trenchtown and Freetown are confirmed to return, as well as the Oyé Introduces programme which sees local acts from the North West open the festival on each day.The first of the main stage artists are set to be revealed next month, following a record number of applications to play the event that Bido Lito! has called ‘the jewel in Liverpool’s festival crown’.
The 2019 Africa Oyé festival will take place on 22nd and 23rd June, 2019 in Liverpool’s Sefton Park from 12:30pm til 9:30pm both days and entrance is FREE. For more information on the festival and other events held across the country by Africa Oyé please visit africaoye.com.