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:


Africa Oyé 2023
Sefton Park, Liverpool
Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th June 2023

12:30pm – 9:30pm both days / Admission: FREE

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Africa Oyé 2023 is set to take place over the weekend of 17th and 18th June.

Each year, an enormous amount of effort goes into ensuring that the festival takes place and remains free of charge and open to all. Due to the ever-growing popularity of the event, this is becoming increasingly challenging.

That is where you come in!

The support of volunteers is a crucial part of the festival – the opportunity to meet our audience only comes around once a year. You will be working with us focusing on ensuring the survival and growth of the festival by creating positive relations with our attendees and raising funds to sustain future festivals.

Photo: Siobhan Slater

We ask for a minimum of 2 hours of your time during the Festival weekend – to help us:

– Raise donations to ensure the event stays free and open to all.
– Distribute important information to Festival attendees.
– Support the Audience Development and data capture programme, that is crucial to Africa Oye’s future; this involves conducting a short questionnaire with audience members.

No prior training or experience is required and a briefing session will be provided before you commence your Volunteer shift.

The two days are a fantastic celebration of the music and culture of Africa, and volunteering will give you an opportunity to be part of the festivities, to meet a variety of people and help keep the event free for future generations.

How do I apply?

Here is the application form. Please complete in full and press ‘Submit’ at the bottom:

If you have any queries, do not hesitate to email us at