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:


Please take care when travelling to and from the festival. There are many ways to get to the festival including walking, cycling or using Merseyrail and Merseytravel services. If you are driving to Africa Oyé please bear in mind that the festival site will be very busy, so parking will be limited.

Why not choose a healthier and greener option by cycling or walking, or utilising public transport where possible? Please note: Car parking in the immediate vicinity of the festival is limited, and predominantly for residents.

Part of the crowd in Sefton Park at the Africa Oyé festival. Two people are dancing in front of the rest of the crowd, with their arms around each other, dancing and smiling.

By Bike

If you are cycling to Africa Oyé, please see the map/follow the directions on the website below. You can always use Citybike, the 24 hour on-street bike hire service, providing bicycles for hire for residents and visitors from an increasing number of automated stations across Liverpool city centre and the surrounding area. Visit

By Rail

Getting the train to Oyé couldn’t be easier with Merseyrail. Sefton Park is in walking distance from St Michaels station on the Hunts Cross line. Take the Northern Line towards Hunts Cross and get off at St Michaels. Walk down Belgrave Road to Aigburth Road, then cross the road onto Lark Lane and walk the full length of Lark Lane and you’ll come to Sefton Park. The walk is about 1 mile.

For ticket prices visit Merseyrail

Alternatively, you can plan your journey using the Merseyrail App, and also get live departure times and directions to each station. The Merseyrail App is available to download for free from the Apple App Store and Google Play for Android.

By Bus

Logo for Arriva.

There are a large variety of buses that will take you to Sefton Park on Saturday and Sunday.

Service 75 from Liverpool ONE Bus Station or Great Charlotte Street to Halewood operates from every 15 minutes on Saturday, every 30 minutes on Sunday. Services 80 and 80A from Liverpool ONE Bus Station or Great Charlotte Street to Speke & Liverpool Airport combined services operate from every 20 minutes on Saturday, and the 80A runs from every 20 minutes on Sunday.

Other services that serve Sefton Park:

Service 26 / 27 – Sheil Road Circular

Service 60 – Aigburth Vale – Bootle

Service 76 – Liverpool ONE – Halewood

82 – Liverpool ONE – Speke

82A – Liverpool ONE – Murdishaw via LJLA

500 – Liverpool ONE – Liverpool Airport Express Service

A map showing the bus routes heading to Africa Oyé in 2023.

For more timetables and bus journey planning visit

By Road

Set your SatNav to L17 3AD. At Sefton Park turn onto Croxteth Drive and you will arrive at the Oyé site and a drop off point.

Life’s a journey – share it!

At this year’s Africa Oyé we are committed to making the festival as green as possible and ask you all to consider your environment and the effect your travel has on it. Therefore we have teamed up with the friendly peeps at GoCarShare to help encourage as many of you as possible to share car journeys by offering lifts. Just click on our page and add your journey, whether you are driving or looking for a lift, and they will match you with someone going the same way. Go on, not only will you be saving the planet a little at a time, but you’ll be saving pennies too!

Visit GoCarShare for more info.