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This is the plan for Africa Oyé’s main stage 2017

6 years ago

By The Guide Liverpool

This is the plan for Africa Oyé’s main stage 2017

Africa Oyé have revealed the running order for their Main Stage acts ahead of the 25th Anniversary Festival on June 17th and 18th in Sefton Park.

The host of international stars such as Mokoomba and Max Romeo are complemented by local acts, Nutribe & Butcha B as well as Anwar Ali & Dave Owen and there are also welcome returns from Liverpool community acts such as drumming troupe Beatlife.

To keep Sefton Park moving in between the main stage acts, BBC 1Xtra’s DJ Edu and South Africa’s own Esa Williams will take to the DJ booth, whilst broadcasting legend Andy Kershaw heads up a packed line-up of DJs showcasing their sounds across the wider festival site.

Alongside the main stage of live music, the Oyé Village will be providing the public with a variety of world foods, workshops, dance classes, traders and DJs and more. Lots of child-friendly entertainment will once again be on-site so festival-goers can bring the whole family along.

Africa Oyé’s 25th Anniversary festival will take place on 17th and 18th June in Sefton Park, from 12:30pm until 9:30pm both days. Entrance is FREE for all. For more information, please visit

Main Stage Line-Ups, Sefton Park

Saturday 17th June, 2017

KAOS (Community Performance)
Katumba (Community Performance)

Oyé Introduces: Nutribe & Butcha B

Bonga (Angola)
Daby Touré (Mauritania)
Dobet Gnahoré (Côte d’Ivoire)
Black Prophet (Ghana)
Mokoomba (Zimbabwe)

Sunday 18th June, 2017

Beatlife & Kinetika Bloco (Community Performance)

Oyé Introduces: Anwar Ali & Dave Owen

HAJAmadagascar & The Groovy People (Madagascar)
Diabel Cissokho (Senegal)
Dizzy Mandjeku & Odemba OK Allstars (DR Congo)
Jupiter & Okwess International (DR Congo)
Max Romeo (Jamaica)

Upcoming #Oye25 Associated Events (MORE TBC)

2017 will be Africa Oyé’s 25th Anniversary Year and will see a whole host of events programmed around the annual festival in June under the ‘Oyé 25’ banner:

8th June 2017
WORLD – Keith’s Vinyl Night (Africa Oyé Special)
Keith’s Wine Bar, Lark Lane, Liverpool – FREE ENTRY
More Info

10th & 11th June 2017
Positive Vibrations – Festival of Reggae
Baltic Triangle, Liverpool
More Info

19th June – 19th July 2017
Festival 31 – Celebrating Refugee Arts & Culture
Various Venues, Liverpool
More Info

22nd & 23rd September, 2017
SONGHOY BLUES @ Liverpool International Festival of Psychedelia
Baltic Triangle, Liverpool
More Info

Artist and Traders applications are now closed.

The Africa Oyé festival is the biggest free celebration of African and Caribbean music and culture in the UK, taking place every June in the picturesque surroundings of Sefton Park in Liverpool. Having grown from humble beginnings in 1992 as a series of gigs in the city centre, Oyé now attracts crowds of over 50,000 people from all over the world each year and is celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2017.

Africa Oyé is a registered charity and partially funded by the Arts Council of England North West and Liverpool City Council.

Sign up to Oyé’s newsletter ‘The Oyé Vibe‘ and mailing list here.

Africa Oye – Website / Facebook / Twitter / Instagram

For more information on Africa Oyé’s 25th Anniversary celebrations, visit



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