Africa Oyè 2015 lines up Mali’s BKO Quintet, UK soul legend Omar and Réunion Island pioneers Lindigo.
Globally acclaimed acts BKO Quintet, Omar and Lindigo will form part of a stellar line up for the UK’s largest free African music event. Now in its 23rd year the festival will be held on 20th – 21st June and will see Sefton Park transformed once again into the famous Oye Village.
As always, the village will feature salivating food from across the globe, energetic DJ sets as well as popular dance classes and workshops.
Confirmed to appear in the first wave announcements are BKO Quintet. The established five piece grew up surrounded by the music and culture of their ancestors – influences and traditions which they continue to combine to create a new kind of contemporary Malian music showcased in their latest album, Bamako Today.
Getintothis favourites, Ibibio Sound Machine, who’s self-titled album was in our top 100 of 2014, also join the eclectic offerings on offer.
Last year, Africa Oyè attracted crowds of around 80,000 and went on to receive the 2014 GIT Inspiration Award. With its reputation growing year on year only the sun needs to show up to make it one of the best weekends of 2015.