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Afro Nation Festival postponed to 2021. Fireboy DML, Eddy Kenzo, Yemi Alade, Chronixx, Shenseea and more to headline.

Known as the biggest urban music beach festival in Europe; Afro Nation Festival confirmed that it has postponed this year’s festival until 2021.

The summer sensational event was adjourned following the Portuguese government’s ban on events until 30th September in response to the ongoing corona virus outbreak.

The festival was set to be held on 17th, 18th and 19th July 2020 in Portugal as always, but will now take place on 1st, 2nd and 3rd July 2021 as per the postponement Statement on the event’s official blog about the new dates and plans of compensation for those who had purchased early bird tickets to the event.

In the event organizers’ blog post, they made a few pointers clear; such as:

  • All tickets to the festival will remain valid for 2021’s edition, however, festival-goers who are unable to attend are able to resell their ticket via Festicket, which is Afro Nation’s official resale platform.
  • Resale tickets to Afro Nation 2021 will be available for fans wishing to secure their tickets to next year’s edition.

You can read the full statement from the festival’s website Here:

Brief background about the fest:

Set on the beautiful Praia da Rocha, just two miles south of Portimão in Portugal, among the abandoned ruins of a 17th century fort, Afro Nation Festival has been known to bring top quality Afrobeats, hip hop, dancehall, bashment and R&B to the thousands of music lovers who’ve made the journey to the Algarve; at Portimao’s main beach, Praia da Rocha; just south of Portimão in Portugal.

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Alongside the main festival programme is the chance to attend boat parties and private beach parties, with an array of DJs spread across the weekend providing the perfect summer soundtrack. And with tickets for the debut edition selling out in less than 24 hours in the year of launch, the festival surely established itself a position on many music fan’s bucket lists.

Out of a passion to unify Africans in the diaspora and the desire to spread the African culture worldwide and seeing other festivals, the founders of events company; Smade Entertainment (who organize the Afro Nation) were inspired to start an African festival that gives a bigger platform to African artists.

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It has since become a mega annual event that’s looked forward to by millions as it offers performances from many power houses in Africa, beach parties & boat parties; delicious African food and amazing African fashion; and generally spreading good vibes all around!

The festival is known as the organizers’ opportunity to give Europe the pan-African experience, where the world gets to see how truly beautiful the African culture is; since it brings all different types of people together to celebrate life. You could compare it to what we have here in Uganda each year in September – the Nyege Nyege Festival; for they have an almost similar concept.

image courtesy of Afro Nation media

Afro Nation; Europe’s biggest urban music beach festival will once again take over Portugal’s beautiful Praia da Rocha beach in July 2021.

Returning after a year off, Afro Nation will once again bring its huge lineup of Afrobeats, hip-hop, dancehall, bashment and R&B to the sunny Portuguese coast from Thursday, 1st July 2021 to Saturday, 3rd July, 2021.

image courtesy of Afro Nation media

The cancellation of this year’s edition has given the organizers time to expand the line-up and can now confirm the biggest Afrobeats line-up of all time for Afro Nation Portugal 2021 and just like the previous editions; a star-studded Line up is expected and attendees will be treated to performances from;

2Baba, Afro B, Bamby & Jahyanai, Beenie Man, Boj, Br3nya, Burna Boy, Busiswa, C4 Pedro, Chronixx,  Dadju, Davido, Diamond Platnumz, Eddy Kenzo, Fireboy DML, Flavour, French Montana, Innoss’B, KiDi, Kizz Daniel, Kojo Funds, Kranium, Krept & Konan, Kuami Eugene, La Meme Gang, Landrick, Machel Montano, Maître Gims, Mavado, Mayra Andrade, Nelson Freitas, Neru Americano, Niniola, Not3s, Olamide, One Acen, Pa Salieu, Patoranking, Patrice Roberts, R2Bees, Reekado Banks, Rema, Santi, Sauti Sol, Shenseea, Sho Madjozi, Skepta, StoneBwoy, Teni, The Compozers, Tion Wayne, Tory Lanez, Wande Coal, Wavy the Creator, Wizkid, Yemi Alade and Young T & Bugsey; as visible on the Afro Nation website.

Uganda’s Eddy Kenzo; one of the performers at the fest next year

The Multi-Continent Smade Entertainment organized Music Festival is the latest festival to be affected by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, with the NSSF Hash Run, Meet the Boss (Lioness Edition), the Uganda-French Friendship Week Celebrations, Blankets and Wine KLA among the other festivals/ events that have either been cancelled or postponed. Like the saying goes; there is always light at the end of the tunnel. Once this pandemic is overcome, we shall resume with the normal and be able to attend to all our events. For now, let us STAY SAFE. 😊