3.7.2023

Afro Nation Miami 2023 Adds Fireboy DML, Mavado, Sech & More to Lineup

The World’s Biggest Afrobeats Festival’s First U.S. Event Arrives at loanDepot park in Miami, FL on May 27 & 28, 2023

Headlined by Burna Boy and WizKid, With Special Appearances by Rema and Asake, Afro Nation Miami 2023 Follows Up Massively Successful Afro Nation Festivals in Portugal, Puerto Rico, and Ghana

Critical Praise:

Afro Nation events began in Portugal in 2019 and are continuing to grow and expand across the globe as a way to showcase and celebrate Afro-fusion, reggae, dancehall, hip-hop, soca and more Black-led music.” –¬†Billboard

“With previous events in Ghana and Puerto Rico, Afro Nation has the accolade of being the world‚Äôs biggest festival centered on Afrobeats music.” –¬†Billboard

“The festival promises to deliver an impressive array of today‚Äôs hottest artists from Africa and the diaspora.”¬†–¬†Yahoo!

“For the festival goers, this year‚Äôs event fulfilled the 2-year long draught of social distancing and zero socializing. Social media was a buzz with Instagram reels featuring artist performances, festival fashion, and social engagements by the beach on the beautiful Praia da Rocha beach, just south of Portim√£o….Now with a second edition taking place in Ghana, this coming December, Afro Nation is yet to see more success.” –¬†MEFeater

The Announcement:

The premier showcase for one of the world’s most exciting music genres,¬†Afro Nation¬†is renowned for its global array of expertly-curated events. Making a splash with their first-ever festival in the continental United States, the eclectic festival announces the latest artist additions for¬†Afro Nation Miami 2023, which hits¬†loanDepot park¬†in Miami on¬†May 27 & 28, 2023.

Adding to the festival’s array of high-wattage Nigerian talent, ANM recruits¬†Fireboy DML¬†to join the lineup, which already includes headliners¬†Burna Boy¬†and¬†WizKid, plus ascendant stars¬†Rema¬†and¬†Asake. The latest lineup additions bolster the festival’s representation of dancehall and reggaeton‚Äďbringing Jamaican heavy-hitter¬†Mavado¬†and Panamanian star¬†Sech¬†into the fold‚Äďand bolsters the Piano People stage with even more amapiano artists. Golden Ticket, VIP, and General Admission tickets are available for sale at¬†https://usa.afronation.com/, with single day tickets available soon.

Afro Nation Miami boasts a deep lineup that highlights the best in Afrobeats, dancehall, hip-hop, amapiano, and other Black-led musical genres. The inaugural Miami festival promises performances by rising African stars¬†CKay,¬†BNXN, and¬†Black Sherif, French rapper¬†Franglish, and many others. Shining a special spotlight on the ascendant genre of amapiano, born in South Africa, Afro Nation Miami brings the Piano People stage, featuring many more of the genre’s most exciting names including headliners¬†Major League DJZ¬†and¬†Uncle Waffles.

The upcoming ANM23 follows up a groundbreaking 2022 from Afro Nation, which has established itself as a major tastemaker and advocate for African music since its founding in 2019. Afro Nation brought a high-powered group of international music stars and over 40,000 fans to the beaches of Portim√°o in July for the second-ever Afro Nation Portugal, with headliners that included WizKid, Burna Boy, and Megan Thee Stallion. Earlier in the year, the innovative festival made its North American debut with Afro Nation Puerto Rico. The festival closed out 2022 with Afro Nation Ghana 2022 in Accra, Afro Nation’s first event in Ghana since 2019.

Afro Nation festivals are dedicated to providing a global platform for music from Africa and its diaspora. In addition, Afro Nation teams with BBC Radio 1xtra and the Official Charts Company to host a weekly UK Afrobeats Chart Show, and in 2022, Afro Nation partnered with Billboard to present the first-ever U.S. Afrobeats Chart.

With more milestones to cross and many unforgettable sets in the near future, Afro Nation is primed to shine an even brighter spotlight on some of the most exciting artists in music today.

Visit https://usa.afronation.com/ to buy tickets and view full information about the festival.

Watch the Afro Nation 2022 Recap Video HERE

Access the Afro Nation Miami 2023 press application HERE

Afro Nation Miami 2023 is presented by Event Horizon, SMADE, and Live Nation.

Please contact¬†Michelle,¬†Kevin,¬†Destiny, or¬†T’Keyah¬†for more info.

The Background:

Launched in 2019 to critical acclaim, Afro Nation is the biggest and best Afrobeats celebration in the world and a fast growing global cultural influence. The events unite the diaspora and deliver something culturally important to a hugely underserved audience. In 2022, 40,000 music lovers attended Afro Nation Portugal to see the biggest names in Afrobeats, Amapiano, Hip-Hop, R&B, Dancehall and Bashment, at one of the most beautiful beach locations on the planet. After finishing 2022 with Afro Nation Ghana (Dec. 29-30), Afro Nation expands even further in 2023, with Miami 2023, its first-ever festival on the continental U.S.

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