Africa Oyé has announced the Liverpool talent that will be showcased as part of the ‘Oyé Introduces’ programme at this year’s Sefton Park festival.
Launched in 2015, ‘Oyé Introduces’ sees North West artists open both days of the festival, giving some of the area’s brightest young stars the chance to share the stage with the ever-eclectic international Oyé line-up.
Sefton Park will once again be taken over by the music and culture of Africa and the Diaspora for two free days of fantastic live music from 12.30 – 9.30pm, plus DJs, dance, workshops, food stalls and a range of traders in the Oyé Village.
Kicking off things on the Sunday of the festival will be the rapidly emerging solo artist,Tabitha Jade. Making waves across the North West and beyond, Jade has already scooped a multitude of awards in her young career, including a National Song Writing Award (Sony & Universal), the Unsigned Music Award for Best Female and Best Live Act at the Lifestyle Awards.
Named as ‘One To Watch’ by both LIMF Academy and the Urban Music Awards, Jade has dropped her latest single this April, titled ‘Caught Up’ – a slice of fresh afro-swing that will definitely be keeping her growing supporters on the dance floor.
Opening the main stage music programme on the Saturday of the festival is Essex born, Liverpool based, cellist and singer songwriter, Satin Beige.
Satin’s cello-infused R&B, combined with velvet vocals and sultry lyrics, promise to bring an intoxicating mix of sensuality and sass to Sefton Park on 22nd June. The LIPA graduate has previously wowed audiences at the likes of Threshold Festival and Liverpool Loves and now the Africa Oyé audience will get the chance to experience her unique vibe and sound.
Africa Oyé’s Artistic Director, Paul Duhaney, said of the announcement, “This will be the fifth Oyé Introduces programme since its launch and I couldn’t be happier with the selections for 2019. We’re getting more and more applications to play the festival from local artists so the competition was really high this year, but we could tell that both Tabitha and Satin will bring something special to each day of the festival and are both artists we’ll be seeing much more of in the future”.
The 2019 Africa Oyé festival will take place in Liverpool’s Sefton Park on the Review Field. Entrance is FREE and you do not need a ticket.
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