Latest update from Africa Oye Festival
Africa Oyé Festival 2019
Sefton Park, Liverpool
22nd & 23rd June
Africa Oyé (Official)
2 days ago
While the sun is shining here's a little #throwback to our Artistic Director, Paul Duhaney showing off our giant Oyé letters on top of of Oyé HQ #Liverpool back in 2015
Thank you Sophie Green Artist ...
3 days ago
A message from our Chair, Sonia Bassey and Artistic Director, Paul Duhaney:
We’re sure that this will come as no surprise at this stage in proceedings, but following guidance from the Government surrounding Covid-19, we are postponing this year’s Africa Oyé Festival until further notice.
Since its inception in 1992 and throughout our 28-year-history, we have never had to completely cancel a festival (even the rainy summer of 2012 could only force us as far as the Baltic Triangle) but obviously this is an unprecedented situation when it comes to public safety and the tough decision had to be made.
All our partners, funders and service suppliers have been notified of this decision; if you are a Trader and have not received information about your deposit, please email email@example.com with your details.
As the news and advice surrounding the virus is being updated on a daily basis, it’s too early to be looking at a new date right now, but as soon as we can confidently announce new plans, we will.
Our current plans are focusing on making sure our staff our safe and able to continue to work flexibly and our future plan will be to ensure when the time is right we can deliver a festival experience that continues to support the industry and the economic recovery of the entertainment sector.
We’re very sorry to anyone who had already planned for their visit to Liverpool and hope you can join us when a semblance of normality is restored.
All of your kind donations and all money generated from merchandise sales this year will still go towards keeping the Africa Oye Festival free when a new date is agreed and towards the continued operation of our charitable organisation.
Thank you for your continued love and support. We will welcome you – the best festival audience in the world – back to Liverpool soon.
Sonia, Paul, & The Africa Oyé Team ...
Shame but it's the only way. See you all next time. Stay safe people
I have attended every africa oye since its conseption and have had the real hertfelt privilige to mc and host this event for many years ..its a sad time for the world ..but as like a phonix from the ashes ..we all with gods grace and the oye family world wide will come together again and give thanks and celebrate life and music and art again ..be blessed the oye family..and the world ....Oyyyyyeeeee 🤜🏾🤛🏻 1♥️
Stay safe, y'all 🙏🏾🙏🏾
Really really sad to hear this inevitable news. It is the highlight of the summer for me. Stay safe everyone involved. Till we meet again xxxxx
It's sad but you've done the right thing for the benefit of our community . I am sure when the event takes place it will be better than ever.. Look on the bright side they've postponed the Olympics 2020..
sad news but completely understand xxx
So sad that you had to cancels this. It’s the highlight of my photography year. You will come back stronger I’m sure 💪
Health comes first. Sad but very responsible to postpone.
A late summer park festival sounds glorious. Keep safe and see you on the other side! Big Love.
sorry but not surprised. we will be supporting (and enjoying) the new date whenever that is xx
Good decision but looking forward to catching up with you all next year xxx
I expected this but it’s sad news. Thank you all for your hard work and commitment and I am looking forward to the festival whenever it can be held.
Its disappointing but understandable. So sad for everyone concerned who work so hard to put this festival on every year. The health and well being of everyone is more important. Looking forward to next year which I'm sure will be a special as it always is. Stay safe x
Very disappointing but understandable...
Richard Sharpe worst news ever! No surprise though.
5 days ago
Africa Oye are inviting applications for new trustees to join their Board!
We are particularly looking for new trustees with expertise in the following areas:
* Company Secretary
* Fundraising & Business Development
Find out more here: ow.ly/WHHR30qqft2
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This month’s Africa Oyé show on Melodic Distraction featuring Spykatcha and Paul back in the driving seat, talking local gigs and all things Oyé. Plus, a special mix from the festival from Firehouse
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