Afro Nation Portugal nominated for best overseas festival

AFRO NATION Portugal 2019, the debut of the world’s biggest urban beach festival, has been nominated for the best overseas festival category in this year’s UK Festival Awards.

The festival proved its cultural significance this summer with performances from Burna Boy, Davido, Wizkid and many more.

With a second edition taking place in Ghana this December as well as an upcoming mixtape release, Afro Nation’s success and cultural relevance is set to continue.

This August festival-goers flocked to Portimao’s sands for an unforgettable four days of world class music spanning afrobeats, hip hop, UK rap, reggae and dancehall.

Crowds, artists and staff all praised the undeniable community atmosphere and family spirit of this trailblazing event, proving history was made. This energy will be brought to Accra sands between December 27-30. The line up will feature the return of afrobeats’ biggest stars Burna Boy, Davido and Wizkid, plus 6lack and Alkaline and more.

The brand also has its very own Afro Nation Vol #1 mixtape, the first in a series of compilations curated by indie label Moves Recordings dropping in November which is set to feature contributions from Wande Coal, Eugy, Vanessa Mdee and more. The first two singles – Boj and Tiwa Savage’s Your Love and What A Bum, a track featuring Vanessa Mdee, Slim Kofi and Ice Prince, are out now.

Winners of the UK Festival Awards will be announced at a ceremony at The Troxy, London, on December 5.

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