Africa Oye 2011 tickets are now on sale from outlets in Liverpool


Africa Oye 2011 tickets are now on general sale from outlets in Liverpool!

Be sure to pick up your tickets from the following locations now:

News From Nowhere
96 Bold Street, Liverpool, L1 4HY

Dr Hermans
84a Bold Street, Liverpool, L1 4HR

Raggas Caribbean Takeaway
58 Smithdown Road, Liverpool, L7 4JG

Raggas Caribbean Cafe & Takeaway
27 Lark Lane, Liverpool, L17 8US

The Aviary Cafe
Sefton Park, Liverpool, L17

Liverpool Tourst Information Centres:

Liverpool 08 Place
36-38 Whicechapel, Liverpool, L2 6DZ
Open: Mon to Sat – 10am till 5pm, Bank Hols 10am till 4pm, Closed Sundays

Albert Dock Visitor Centre
Anchor Courtyard, Albert Dock, Liverpool, L3 4BS
Open: April to September – 10am till 5.30pm, October to March – 10am till 5pm

Liverpool John Lennon Airport (Information Desk)
Speke Hall Road, Speke, Liverpool, L24 1YD
Open: 5.30am till 8.30pm all year round

For more information on any of the above Tourist Information Centres please call 0151 233 2008 or email

(Booking fees may apply, please check before booking)

Tickets are £5 per day/per person and don’t forget that Under 12s go FREE. On the day tickets will be £7 and capacity is LIMITED so make sure you pick up yours before the festival in June!

Tickets are of course still available online

Africa Oyé is the UK’s largest festival of African music and culture and this year it’s celebrating its 20th anniversary.  AFRICA OYÉ RETURNS BIGGER AND BETTER THAN EVER

Fatoumata Diawara – Mali /  Kakeyce Fotso – Cameroon /  Bonga – Angola / Mariem Hassan – Western Sahara / Damily – Madagascar /  Cheny – Mozambique / Abdou Diop – Senegal /

More to be announced very soon!

Sefton Park, Liverpool
Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th June 2011
12:30pm-9:30pm on both days

Selected as one of The Times’ top 50 UK Summer Festivals
Selected as one of Songlines’ Top 10 UK Summer Festivals 2 years running (2010/2011)
Funded by Arts Council of England and Liverpool City Council.


  1. WTF?! When did it become a ‘pay-for’ event? We’ve been going for years and never had to pay before. I guess this move will exclude many local people who simply can’t afford it.

  2. yes people will be willing to pay, worth EVERY PENNY, cheaper than a visit 2 the THEATRE. you pay £5 for a BIG MAC MEAL… I rest my case………….wooop wooop can’t wait best £10 I will EVER SPEND

  3. There will always be citizens who will pay for anything! Payment for this particular event will exclude a great number of people existing near or in poverty, especially from one of the most deprived areas of the city which has traditionally hosted this festival. Its a sad day when an admission charge is announced for such a cultural exchange which Africa Oya has become. It will be with a sense of sadness to see the barriers and railings keeping the local population out, those very people who have made Africa Oya the success it is today.

  4. I’m very surprised and shocked even at the charge for entry to Africa Oye this year – wasn’t expecting it at ALL and also think it will spoil this great event.

  5. I agree with you Vasari but what to do?
    50,000 people attend, you got to have stewards to keep us safe, sort out parking etc. Major cleaning up exercise, more bins, toilets and whatever other facilities these events need.
    All got to be paid for and the council got no money.
    These things are great when they’re on a smaller, more manageable scale but there are always people who believe things have to get bigger – bigger names, bigger crowds, more sales for the retailers = success!
    I prefer Brouhaha, its truly international but involves the locals, more low key and laid back – and hence still free.


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