Head To Africa Oyé This Weekend


Have you got plans this weekend? One of our favourite events of the year has finally arrived in Liverpool, with the UK’s largest free celebration of African music and culture, Africa Oyé.

Taking places in Sefton Park over both this Saturday and Sunday, it’s certainly worth a trip down and the perfect way to celebrate if you’re at the end of your exams!

With the celebrations kicking off at 12.30pm and lasting until 9.30pm on both days and as always, it’s completely free all weekend.

The festival is most known for the wealth of international music artists who feature on the main stage and this year you can expect to see Omar, Frankie Paul and BKO Quintet.

There will be over 40 stalls selling a range of African inspired food, drink, music, arts & crafts and fashion so you can completely immerse yourself into the culture.

There will be a beer tent on site with day-long DJ sessions but if you want to carry the fun on long into the night, Sefton Park is perfectly situated for Lark Lane. With it’s great selection of bars, restaurants and cafes, you can keep on celebrating all night long.

It’s also find to take you own food and drink into the park, which is perfect if you’re on a tight budget this time of the year.

If your student home is based in Liverpool city centre, you can easily catch the 75, 80, 82 or 86 bus, and then it’s just a short walk to the park site. It’s also a ten minute walk from Smithdown Road so the perfect festival if you’re living around here.

We’re just keeping our fingers crossed that the sun makes an appearance this weekend!