Africa Oyé, the UK’s largest free celebration of African music and culture takes place annually in Liverpool.

On June 16th and 17th prepare yourself for a weekend of jerk chicken, live music and lots of colour. Sounds amazing, doesn’t it? Come rain or shine thousands and thousands of people will come together for a weekend of pure joy. Africa Oyé has received national acclaim and is highly regarded as one of the best free music festivals in the UK. 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. Inspired by the negative connotations associated with Africa, this event aims to highlight the culture, heritage, music and of course, the food.

Here’s just 12 reasons to go nowhere near Africa Oye:

It’s Completely Free To Enter

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It’s Set In Sefton Park – One of Liverpool’s Most Beautiful Spaces

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The Amazing Music From Across The Globe

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The Line-up Is Full Of Local Artists And Global Stars

There’s Going To Be So Much Food…

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There’ll Be So Much Culture And Unity

There’s A Special Village For The Kids

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The Whole City Comes Together

We Get To All Drink Out of Coconuts And Have Cocktails

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There’s An ‘Active Zone’ Where You Can Learn How To Do African Dancing

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The After Party Will Be Going Until The Sun Comes Back Up…

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Everything Will Be So Colourful

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Happy 26th anniversary Africa Oye, thank you for all you’ve done for the city. We look forward to the next 26 years. Check the website here to find out the full details of the event. The event will be on from 12.30-9pm both days.