Festival Information

Saturday 20th – Sunday 21st June 2020
Sefton Park – Liverpool
12:30pm – 9:30pm both days
Admission: FREE

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People are usually very honest at Oyé, but please keep an eye on all of your belongings at all times.


We all know kids can go walk about and be out of sight in a blink of an eye, so please keep an eye on your children at all times. Any lost children must be reported to the stewards on the festival site as a matter of urgency. Please ask our stewards for a wristband for your child, and they’ll write your phone number on there, in case of any emergencies!


Please keep your dog on a leash, they might not seem scary to you, but they can be scary to children and some adults too. Please keep any aggressive dogs away from the main festival site.

Keep Oyé Tidy :

Let us all continue to enjoy this beautiful green space. Please bag up your rubbish and throw it in the wheelie bins and skips we have provided. Look out for the clear plastic bags for all your recyclabes.


Africa Oyé is striving to make the festival more accessible for our disabled fans. Once again we feature an Accessible Viewing Platform, British Sign Language on stage to accompany our festival acts, as well as a dedicated Access Tent. Our on-stage high-definition video wall assists those with visual impairments and we have also increased the stewarding around our disabled toilets.


There will be plenty of public toilets, including accessible toilets, around the Oyé festival site.

Support Africa Oyé :

We really appreciate all of the support for the festival and there are many ways in which you can help Africa Oyé. You can:

•Buy official merchandise from the festival stall or africaoye.com

•Buy a drink at one of the Oyé Inns

•Donate whatever you can in the Oyé charity buckets carried by our volunteers on-site

•Join us at our after parties! Click here for the full list.

•Donate via PayPal! Give any amount you like using the Paypal button on the homepage at africaoye.com

•Volunteer at Oyé! Click here for information

•Become a ‘Friend of Oyé’ – click here for more info

If we all do just one of these things, it’ll be a great step towards keeping Oyé free for years to come. We are a registered charity and as such, all proceeds are reinvested into the organisation. Oyé still needs help and support to continue as a FREE festival, open to all.


We would advise anyone drinking alcohol at the festival to be sensible, to know your limits, and to stay with friends. We operate a challenge 25 policy at the bars, and stewards will be on site to ensure there is no underage/unsupervised drinking.
Thank you all for your continued support and we look forward to seeing you in Sefton Park!

For all updated festival information please visit africaoye.com :

Please take care when travelling to and from the festival. There are many ways to get to the festival including walking, cycling or using Merseyrail and Merseytravel services.

If you are driving, Africa Oyé gets really busy so parking will be limited.
Why not choose a healthier and greener option by cycling or walking, or utilising public transport where possible?

By Bike: If you are cycling to Africa Oyé, please see the map/follow the directions at the link below.

You can always use City bike, the 24 hour on-street bike hire service, providing bicycles for hire for residents and visitors from an increasing number of automated stations across Liverpool city centre and the aurrounding area.Visit citybikeliverpool.co.uk

By Rail: Getting the train to Oyé couldn’t be easier with Merseyrail. Sefton Park is in walking distance from StMichaels station on the Hunts Crossline.

Alternatively, you can plan your journey using the MerseyrailApp, and also get live departure times and directions to each station. The Merseyrail App is available to download for free from the Apple AppStore and GooglePlay for Android. Visit merseyrail.org

By Bus: There are a number of buses that will take you to Sefton Park.

Saturday & Sunday

Routes 75, 80 and 80A run from Liverpool ONE Bus Station or from Great Charlotte Street to Ullet Road. Services run every 10 minutes on Saturday, every 20 minutes on Sunday. Also, from Liverpool ONE Bus Station, the 82 has a frequent service to Aigburth Road.

For full details of the bus or rail timetables:

Call Traveline on 0151 236 7676 or visit merseytravel.gov.uk

By Road: Set your SatNav to L17 3AR. At Sefton Park turn onto Croxteth Drive and you will arrive at the Oyé site and a drop off point. Parking around the park is extremely limited and the roads can be very busy, please, only drive to Oyé if it is essential. Please consider car sharing to Africa Oyé this year.With the average 100 mile car journey leading to over 20 kg of CO2 being produced, sharing has the potential to reduce the festival’s carbon footprint considerably. We can have a real impact on our carbon footprint if we reduce the amount of car journeys.

If you have a space in your car, or you are in need of a lift, checkout GoCarShare.com

Please note: Car parking in the immediate vicinity of the festival is limited, and predominantly for residents.

Where To Stay:

Liverpool has a wide range of accommodation from hotels to guest houses to apartments so why not stay for the weekend.

For tourist information visit: visitliverpool.com

If you need any information on access facilities on site please click here

For all travel information, please click here

Africa Oyé is a free festival. If you would like to help keep the festival free, visit the Oyé Village, buy a drink at the inn, see some of the merchandise we have and there will be donation buckets around site throughout the day. We appreciate all your help, no matter how big or small.


Would you like to be an Oye rep?

Each year, Africa Oyé has to work hard to keep the festival free which, with an ever-growing event, is becoming increasingly challenging.

This is why we need you! Find out more here

For any enquiries and other frequently asked questions, please find out more here or get in touch.

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