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Africa Oyé festival celebrates 25 years in June

SUMMER FUN: Festival-goers last year

FOR THE past 25 years the people of Liverpool have celebrated pan-African and Caribbean culture at the annual summer festival, Africa Oyé.

World-renowned African live music, dance, food and culture will be featuredthroughout the event, which will be held in Sefton Park this year.

Africa Oyé’s Artistic Director Paul Duhaney told the Liverpool Echo:

“We decided it would be fitting to feature a retrospective lineup of acts for Oyé 25.

“The festival and organisation has come so far since the days of the city centre and Concert Square and this is a chance to celebrate our birthday with friends from Liverpool and around the world.”

As well as musical acts, this year there will be three different areas – Oyé Village, Oyé Active Zone and Kids Zone – for both children and adults to relax and play, along with Oyé Inn, the festival’s very-own beer tent.

A range of partners and supporters including the British Council, Art in Liverpool, Bigga Fish, the British Red Cross and Afrobeats Liverpool are also standing by to ensure the 25th festival is a success.

Past performers include Jamaican-born lovers rock icon Frankie Paul, UK soul staple Omar, rapper and brother to Ms Dynamite Akala and BBC 1Xtra’s DJ Edu.

The two-day event kicks off on June 17 and entry to the festival is free.

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