Keep Oyé Free!

Our festival is a registered charity and relies on the kindness and generosity of our audience who donate each year to help keep the event FREE and open to all.

If you can spare any amount, please click below to donate via debit/credit card or Paypal:



People are usually very honest at Oyé, but please keep an eye on all of your belongings at all times.


We all know kids can go walk about and be out of sight in a blink of an eye, so please keep an eye on your children at all times. Any lost children must be reported to the stewards on the festival site as a matter of urgency. Please ask our stewards for a wristband for your child, and they’ll write your phone number on there, in case of any emergencies!


Please keep your dog on a leash, they might not seem scary to you, but they can be scary to children and some adults too. Please keep any aggressive dogs away from the main festival site.

Keep Oyé Tidy

Let us all continue to enjoy this beautiful green space. Please bag up your rubbish and throw it in the wheelie bins and skips we have provided. Look out for the clear plastic bags for all your recyclabes.


Africa Oyé is striving to make the festival more accessible for our disabled fans. Once again we feature an Accessible Viewing Platform, British Sign Language on stage to accompany our festival acts, as well as a dedicated Access Tent. Our on-stage high-definition video wall assists those with visual impairments and we have also increased the stewarding around our disabled toilets. For more information please visit our Access section here.


There will be plenty of public toilets, including accessible toilets, around the Oyé festival site. You can find out more about the facilities here.

Support Africa Oyé

We really appreciate all of the support for the festival and there are many ways in which you can help Africa Oyé. You can:

•Buy official merchandise from the festival stall or online shop

•Buy a drink at one of the Oyé Inns

•Donate whatever you can in the Oyé charity buckets carried by our volunteers on-site

•Join us at our after parties! Click here for the full list.

•Donate via PayPal! Give any amount you like using the Paypal button on the homepage at

•Volunteer at Oyé! Click here for information

•Become a ‘Friend of Oyé’ – click here for more info

If we all do just one of these things, it’ll be a great step towards keeping Oyé free for years to come. We are a registered charity and as such, all proceeds are reinvested into the organisation. Oyé still needs help and support to continue as a FREE festival, open to all.


We would advise anyone drinking alcohol at the festival to be sensible, to know your limits, and to stay with friends. We operate a challenge 25 policy at the bars, and stewards will be on site to ensure there is no underage/unsupervised drinking.

Thank you all for your continued support and we look forward to seeing you in Sefton Park!