13 May 2015

Africa Oye adds iconic DJ and broadcaster Andy Kershaw to their main stage line-up

Africa Oye Andy Kershaw main stage line-up

Africa Oye adds iconic DJ and broadcaster Andy Kershaw to their main stage line-up

Following the reveal of their live bands and artists for this June's festival in Sefton Park, Africa Oye have added iconic discjockey and broadcaster, Andy Kershaw to their main stage line-up.

As revealed in the Liverpool Echo earlier today, the former BBC Radio 1 and Radio 3 personality, who holds more Gold Sony Radio Awards than any other broadcaster, will perform an hour long DJ set on the Sunday of the festival, showcasing the variety of World Music that fans of his will have enjoyed for the last 30 years.

For many in Britain, Kershaw's Radio 1 show will have been the gateway to their first taste of music from Africa. In 1985, he was invited by the station to present his own show with a free choice of music. As his own tastes evolved so did the content of the radio show. Meeting the musicologist and Radio 3 presenter Lucy Duran and the first appearance of Zimbabwe’s Bhundu Boys in the UK tipped Andy heavily into African music.

Esa Williams makes a welcome return to Oye this June

Kershaw will also be joined by two other stellar DJs on the main stage across the festival weekend. To keep Sefton Park buzzing in between the live artists, Oye is very pleased to welcome back DJ Edu (BBC Radio 1 Xtra) and Esa Williams after their hugely popular appearances at last year's festival.

The 'Trenchtown' area of the festival site will also see acclaimed DJs from Merseyside and further afield providing festival-goers with a wide variety of music as they peruse the 80+ stalls and traders and enjoy relaxing with food and drink at the Oye Inn.

Africa Oye 2015 Live Line-Up

Omar (UK)
Frankie Paul (Jamaica)
BKO Quintet (Mali)
Diabel Cissokho (Senegal)
Gordon Masiala and NKA Musica (DR Congo)
Lindigo (RĂ©union)
Derito (Angola)
Sarabi (Kenya)
Cumbia All Stars (Peru)
Modou Toure & Ramon Goose (Senegal/UK)

For full artist/DJ bios and images or for more information on this year's Oye Village and Trenchtown (including the 80+ stalls and traders on-site) please visit 

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