A day full of music, culture and FUN, East London hosts it’s first ‘Afrobeats’ festival on the 20th of August 2016.
ABFEST is a celebration of the rise of afro-beat/pop genre sounds influencing a new generation of UK artists. Two stages, live performances and a wide range entertainment/activities, the perfect cultural infused family fun-day.
Expect to blessed with performances from some of the best UK Afro artists’ including; Afro B, Moelogo, Mista Silva, The Composers and Reggie and Bollie (plus MORE, see picture below). Supplying the music from behind the decks you’ll find Dj Funkz, Dj Chills, P Montana, Dj Raezy & Dj Smooth and Dj Mind D Gap.
A side from music there are a wide range of activities from Art showcases, Afro Dance workshops and live Graffiti Art, to Bumper Cars, fun fare rides and prize give-aways. Something for everyone!
Peace Focus Entertainment (PFE) Events Director Naomi Giwa said the festival was set up to give new ‘Afro influenced’ artists a platform to share their music.
“We thought something was missing in the industry in terms of giving up and coming afrobeats artists from the UK a place to perform their music.
“ABFEST essentially gives these artists a stage to showcase their talent.”
As well African influence music, PFE aim to make African culture accessible to ALL people, no matter their background.
“The beat that brings us together is our slogan so we wanted there to be something for everyone. We have artists displaying their work as well as art/dance workshops, entertainment and activities for both parents and kids”
You can buy tickets for ABFEST on 20th August 2016 here: I’m Coming!
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