Horace Andy headlined a superb bill for day one of Africa Oyé, Getintothis’ Peter Goodbody was out in the sun for this one.
It must have been the hottest day of the year so far.
This was surely a record crowd.
Clearly the sunshine brought the heads out to the park with their gazebos, BBQs and bottles of Prosecco. But there was a cracking bill on the stage as well.
Liverpool’s own Satin Beige kicked it off followed by Gasper Nali’s home made one stringed bass guitar.
Hip hop from Washington’s Oshun went down a storm, as did returning Haiti act Wesli also get the vibe feeling good.
But it was the combined energy of BCUC (Bantu Continua Uhuru Consciousness) and the chill of reggae legend Horace Andy that really sealed the deal.
These are moments to cherish, to enjoy and get lost in the groove.
Rinse and repeat Sunday.
Enjoy the gallery for now, there will be a full review of the weekend up on Monday.
Images by Getintothis’ Warren Millar and Peter Goodbody