Plan B …
The Africa Oye Block Party @ The Picket from 5pm til 11pm
Saturday 23rd June @ The Picket, Jordan Street, Liverpool
The original Saturday festival line up will be performing and there will be a selection of stalls from the Oye Village
DJs from the Oye Inn will be performing @ The Blade Factory from 5pm til 11pm
Over 18s only inside both venues
Please see facebook.com/africaoye for all details including directions.
Africa Oyé are delighted to be working with “goCarShare” this year to help people share car journeys to and from the festival.
With the average 100 mile car journey leading to over 20 kg of CO2 being produced, goCarShare has the potential to reduce the festival’s carbon footprint considerably.
It’s a great way to save money and as it is built around Facebook you can see if other friends are going too!
We are delighted to announce the first acts to be playing Africa Oyé 2012 this coming June in what is the festival’s 20th anniversary year!
Acts confirmed so far for 2012:
Yellowman and the Sagittarius Band (Jamaica)
Samba Mapangala & Orchestra Virunga (Democratic Republic of Congo)
Dele Sosimi Afrobeat Orchestra (Nigeria/UK)
The Endless Journey (Niger)
Yaaba Funk (Ghana/UK)
Over the past 20 years Africa Oyé has brought some of the biggest names in music from Africa, the Caribbean and South America to Liverpool, including Tinariwen, Peter Tosh, Femi Kuti, and of course, last year’s headliner, ‘Queen of Reggae’ Marcia Griffiths.
Finally, we are sure you will all be glad to hear that Africa Oyé will remain a free and unfenced event. The festival has always maintained that they are committed to keeping Africa Oyé open to all. Thanks to all their supporters, sponsors, and the generous donations received at last year’s festival, they have managed to do so once again.
Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th June 2012 will be the festival’s 20th anniversary!
Come and celebrate with us!!
[12:30pm to 9:30pm, both days]
Visit http://africaoye.com/ for more details.