Africa Oye festival 2013

Published on Tue Jun 25, 2013 by

Brilliant world music event beats the weather to host another party in Sefton Park, Liverpool. Africa Oyé is the largest live African music festival in the UK. Originally a smaller, multi-venue event, Oyé now attracts over fifty thousand people every June to Liverpool's Sefton Park. The festival showcases new and established African and Caribbean artists, besides celebrating different aspects of the same cultures. Oyé has also been known to programme music from South America, with Salsa, Soca and Reggae proving popular additions to the festival.

The festival has one live music stage, and hosted UK débuts for artists such as Tinariwen and Ba Cissoko. The festival has also attracted a wealth of international artists to Merseyside, including Bonga Man and Luciano. A wide range of DJs also performed throughout the weekend at the Oyé Inn. Last year the festival was cancelled due to a waterlogged field but went ahead this year, with only a few showers on Saturday evening.

Some highlights below;

Crowd at festival
Crowd at Liverpool's Africa Oye

 

Black Prophet, an African-Reggae artist from Ghana
Black Prophet live at Africa Oye 2013

 

Osibisa from Ghana
Osibisa from Ghana perform in Sefton Park

 

Atonga Zimba from Ghana
Atonga Zimba at UK world music festival

 

Jay from Cape Verde
Jay from Cape Verde

 

Mokoomba from Zimbabwe
Mokoomba photograph Africa Oye festival UK

 

Zong Zing All Stars from the Democratic Republic of Congo
Zong Zing All Stars live at Africa Oye


If you want to licence or use these images or others from the festival, drop me an email and I will get back to you quickly.

 

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