Africa Oyé is FREE and open to all. We are delighted to welcome all our deaf and disabled festival-goers.
There is no admission charge and no tickets required to enter the festival.
For any questions on Access provisions at the festival please contact our Project Co-Ordinator, Ally Goodman on:
p: Africa Oyé, 11 Seymour Terrace, Seymour Street, Liverpool, L3 5PE
Please note that our staff work part-time throughout the year but we will endeavour to get back to any queries within 5 working days.
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Africa Oye – Access Info (Word)
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People wishing to attend Africa Oyé with disabled access do not need to purchase a ticket or an add-on PA/Carer ticket as the event is free. Africa Oyé is an outdoor, open air, music festival positioned on greenfield sites. Africa Oyé strives to be fully inclusive and at the event there are a number of facilities at the site to accommodate disabled guests needs.
Please note: Our disabled access facilities are for the specific use of customers with permanent disabilities who may not be able to use other facilities. These facilities are regulated so that they are used by the people they are intended for.
If you have any questions about the access and facilities at the festival, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
There is no seating on the festival site. Please feel free to bring blankets, folding chairs or anything which will add to your Oyé experience. We advise getting there early to find a good spot.
There are accessible toilets located in both toilets blocks on site. We have stewarding around the toilet areas to ensure there is no abuse of the accessible toilets.
Flicker, laser, strobe lights and other lighting effects may be used during some of the performances. Please allow yourself plenty of time to leave the area if you need to.
To the side left of the stage, there will be an accessible viewing platform. This service is solely for our disabled users and will be manned.
The site is a greenfield site where there can be hilly grass sections meaning that sometimes access across the site is not that easy, especially in bad weather conditions. At times the ground may be uneven, especially in bad weather conditions or when it becomes muddy. The site is approximately 0.5 miles from one side to another. Maximum distance from a point A to B across site for festival goers is 263 meters.
Guide dogs are very welcome at the festival, and there will be water available for these dogs at the Access Tent.
There will be a First Aid point on site, please head here for your medical needs.
At Africa Oyé there is one main performance stage which hosts our live acts from 12:30pm to 9:30pm both days. We also have two DJ stages – Trenchtown and Freetown – which host DJ sets from 12:30pm to 9pm both days. The Oyé Active Zone hosts multi-arts workshops from 12pm to 6pm both days.
Our amazing interpreters will be providing BSL on stage at Africa Oyé. Due to the nature of our festival, the majority of the acts do not sing in English and therefore we will try our best to make sure where possible the service is available and explain important messages to our visitors.
For the fifth year running we will have an Access Tent for people with disabilities. This is a place for people with disabilities and their carers to relax and find out festival information. You will be able to find this tent next to First Aid marked with a sign saying ‘Access Tent’. People with disabilities can make use of this tent for:
The Oye Access Tent will be a place where you can take a moment to relax, sit in the shade of a tent and have some time out from the festival. It will have a hard floor so is suitable for wheelchair users; there will also be a dog bowl of water for thirsty guide dogs.
You will be able to get information about the festival in accessible formats. We will have large print schedules for those who need large print and a large print site map for easy navigation.
There will be accessible toilets for those with disabilities, stationed by the access tent. This is strictly for use by people with disabilities and we trust that all festival-goers respect the importance of that provision.
The Access Tent will be a priority cover area in case of rain, if you do need assistance please do head to the Access Tent and the team will try their best to help.
If at any point you need help or know anyone who needs assistance, please do visit the Access Tent and the team will try their best to help.
People wishing to attend Africa Oyé can do so via a multitude of ways.
Please take care when travelling to and from the festival.
If you are driving to the festival site, it does get really busy so parking will be limited. Please aim to arrive early if you are relying on a parking space on site. The Address of the park is, Review Field, Sefton Park, Croxteth Drive, Liverpool, L17 3AR.
The drop off point for taxi’s is off Croxteth Drive then it is a short distance to the site. Please provide the postcode L17 3AR.
There are plenty of pedestrian access points to the festival site. The main entrance to the site can be found off Croxteth Drive. There are pathways around the grassfield site.
There is no camping permitted at the festival.
There are a number of buses that will take you to Sefton Park.
Route 75 from Liverpool ONE Bus Station to Ullet Road runs every 10 minutes on Saturday and every 20 minutes on Sunday.
Routes 80/80A from Liverpool ONE Bus Station to Ullet Road combined services run every 10 minutes on Saturday and every 20 minutes on Sunday.
The closest station to the festival site is St Michaels Station on the Hunts Cross Line. It is then a relatively short distance to the park.
For further details of the bus or rail timetables, call Travel line on 0151 236 7676 or visit gov.uk
If you have any questions about the access and facilities at the festival, please email: email@example.com
There are plenty of pedestrian access points to the festival site. The main entrance to the site can be found off Croxteth Drive. There are pathways around the grassfield site. The festival is not ticketed so you can come and go as you please.
Our disabled access facilities are for the specific use of customers who may not be able to use other facilities available. These facilities are regulated so that they are used by the people they are intended for. Subject to availability, we will provide access on the day where possible for anyone who requires it. This includes but is not exclusive to guests who are:
On arrival and when departing, please stay to the side or maybe arrive and leave a little later to avoid the main egress of people entering or exiting.
If you have any questions about the festival or the facilities at the event, please feel free to email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Our office opening hours are 10am – 4pm Monday to Friday.