Africa Oyé are very excited to announce that the festival will again be free and unfenced this year.
Oyé have always maintained that they would love to keep the festival as a free event, and now, against all odds they have managed to again make this a reality.
“We are delighted that we have been able to pull this off, and we offer huge thanks to all our supporters and our sponsors.”
– Paul Duhaney, Africa Oyé Festival Director
Africa Oyé would like to thank Liverpool City Council, the European Regional Development Fund, Arts Council England, and our sponsors for their support.
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Another big announcement is that Oyé can now confirm reggae legend Marcia Griffiths is on board to headline the festival this year.
Known as “The Queen of Reggae”, Griffiths’ illustrious career has spanned six decades both as a solo artist and in collaboration with other top reggae performers. As the duo Bob and Marcia, Griffiths and Bob Andy hit #5 in the UK charts with their 1970 hit “Young Gifted and Black”. From there she moved on to sing with the I-Threes supporting Bob Marley and the Wailers.
Her classic hit “Electric Boogie” spawned international dance craze The Electric Slide and reached #51 on the Billboard Hot 100. Not only was this her most successful single, it still reigns as the highest selling single by a female reggae singer.
The UK’s largest celebration of African music and culture
Sefton Park, Liverpool
Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th June 2011
12:30pm-9:30pm on both days