Africa Oyé are set to welcome back a host of familiar faces as well as some brand new talent to DJ at the festival this June.
Kenyan star DJ Edu (BBC 1Xtra) and UK-based Emily Dust return to the Oyé main stage for our 30th Anniversary. A host of the region’s finest Afro-centric DJs will showcase their sounds across the wider festival site, with the popular ‘Freetown’ stage back for its’ fourth year, alongside the longstanding ‘Trenchtown’ Stage.
Established in 2012, Trenchtown was the festival’s inaugural dedicated DJ stage. At the far end of the park, Trenchtown is soundtracked by some of the country’s top Afro-centric DJs as well as home-grown selectors playing music from across the African diaspora; dub, reggae, ska, Afrobeat, house and much more. Trenchtown also features the original Oyé Inn, our merchandise stall, donation station, and a comfortable seating area ideal for chilling out. For those feeling more active, there will also be plenty of space for dancing the weekend away!
This year at Trenchtown, along with some returning Oye favorites, we welcome a host of new faces, including Lucy Grey, Simma, King Surman Sound, and Audio Farm resident, Silent Selector. An eclectic day of African sounds is planned for Saturday, with a reggae-leaning lineup on Sunday.
Now in its third year at Oye, Freetown is back for 2019, soundtracking our second bar. Freetown will be hosting a wealth of DJs playing Afrobeat, reggae, dub, funk, soul, hiphop and jazz. With a seating area ideal for chilling out and a dancefloor for those feeling more like moving, be sure to pay a visit.
We’re also very happy to be welcoming new acts to Freetown for 2022, with Oye debuts for Papu Raf, Anti Social Jazz Club and SoulfulTiz, along with a host of familiar faces, including No Fakin’, Subcora, Chris McBride, Melodic Distraction and many more.
The 2022 Africa Oyé festival will take place on 18th and 19th June in Liverpool’s Sefton Park on the Review Field from 12:30pm til 9:30pm both days. Entrance is FREE and you do not need a ticket. You can keep up with all the latest announcements via the Africa Oyé Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages.
For more information on the Africa Oye festival and other events held across the country by Africa Oyé please visit africaoye.com.