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A free weekend of African music in Liverpool
Afica Oye is an annual African music festival in Sefton Park, just outside of Liverpool city centre, and best of all, it's free.
I went both days in 2011 and had a fantastic time Unfortunately the festival was cancelled in 2012 due to poor weather conditions.
The music was incredible, with reggae tents, and many many live acts on a huge stage. They had loads of stalls like you would find at a large paid festival. Stalls selling records, CD's, clothing, Jamaican jerk chicken, African artwork and jewellery and other bits and bobs, all at affordable prices.
The atmosphere was incredible, with the festival going on from 12 until 9pm on both days, there were loads of hippies and fun people dancing, eating and having a great time! The beer tent was very fairly priced considering it was a free festival. Cans of Red Stripe beer were just £2.50.
This years Festival runs from 12.30pm - 9.30pm on Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd of June 2013.It is a great treat for world music lovers and a free family day out.